Archive for February, 2014

Showers Moving Out to the East

Showers Moving Out to the East

| February 28, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

After a pretty nice Friday afternoon across Central Alabama, which saw highs top out near 60F, showers have been moving across the state tonight. Rainfall amounts have been light, generally less than one tenth of an inch. The showers are diminishing and moving to the east late tonight. Mild temperatures are in store across the […]

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It Never Rains in Southern California, But…

It Never Rains in Southern California, But…

| February 28, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

Seems it never rains in southern California Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before It never rains in California But girl don’t they warn ya It pours, man it pours So sang Albert Hammond in his top five 1972 hit “It Never Rains in Southern California”. Today’s weather has disproved the thesis from […]

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Weekend Warm-Up Ahead

Weekend Warm-Up Ahead

| February 28, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. SOME RAIN TONIGHT: All is quiet across Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds, and temperatures mostly in […]

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Red Flag Warning for Much of Alabama Today

Red Flag Warning for Much of Alabama Today

| February 28, 2014 @ 10:20 am

Many of the counties in Central and South Alabama are under a Red Flag Warning today. Red Flag Warning criteria is different for each weather office, but all counties in the NWS Birmingham CWA, most of the Alabama counties covered by NWS Mobile, as well all Alabama counties covered by NWS Tallahassee have met the […]

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Weekend Warm-Up Ahead

Weekend Warm-Up Ahead

| February 28, 2014 @ 6:05 am

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. COLD START: Vic Bell, our Skywatcher at Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden), reports 16 degrees at daybreak; up […]

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Warmer Days Are Ahead For Alabama

Warmer Days Are Ahead For Alabama

| February 27, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today; I am on the road headed to Oxford for tonight’s Storm Alert 2014 at Oxford High School** BLUE SKY: Hard to find a decent cloud in the Alabama sky today. Temperatures are generally in the mid to upper 40s at mid-afternoon, and dewpoints are very low, meaning the air […]

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Your Weekly Drought Monitor Update

Your Weekly Drought Monitor Update

| February 27, 2014 @ 9:30 am

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor continues to show very dry conditions across the Western U.S., with California suffering from the worst conditions. Many areas west of the Mississippi River are either abnormally dry or are suffering from some sort of drought condition. East of the Mississippi River, much better conditions, with only a few abnormally […]

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Warming Trend Begins This Afternoon

Warming Trend Begins This Afternoon

| February 27, 2014 @ 6:00 am

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. FEBRUARY MAKING US SHIVER: Here is a look at some temperatures across the great state of Alabama just before […]

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Very Cold Night Ahead

Very Cold Night Ahead

| February 26, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. THIS AFTERNOON: The sky is slowly clearing across North-Central Alabama this afternoon as cold air continues to settle into […]

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Another Heads Up: Additional Server Maintenance Required Tonight

Another Heads Up: Additional Server Maintenance Required Tonight

| February 26, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

Tonight, we will be doing additional important maintenance on the server between midnight and 3AM CST. This means AlabamaWX will be down for about an hour during this time-frame. There is no threatening weather event tonight, it will just be a bitterly cold night across Central Alabama as temperatures will be back in the 20s […]

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Miss. St. Severe Storms Symposium Coming Up April 4th-5th

Miss. St. Severe Storms Symposium Coming Up April 4th-5th

| February 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am

The East Mississippi Chapter of the NWA/AMS is hosting the 12th Annual Southeast SevereStorms Symposium on April 4th-5th, 2014. The symposium will be held at The Palmeiro Center on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. Each year they feature a good mixture of topics and presentations at our symposium that both operational […]

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Raw, Cold, Damp Day

Raw, Cold, Damp Day

| February 26, 2014 @ 6:03 am

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. AT DAYBREAK: Widespread rain is falling early this morning generally along and south of U.S. 278 (Hamilton to Cullman […]

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Cold and Wet

Cold and Wet

| February 26, 2014 @ 5:20 am

Temperatures continue to drop across north-central Alabama this morning. Most locations along the Interstate 20 corridor have now dropped into the 30s and those temps are going to continue to fall the next few hours. Haleyville has dropped below freezing and many areas along the U.S. 278 corridor are flirting with the freezing mark currently. […]

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A Cold Rain Continues

A Cold Rain Continues

| February 26, 2014 @ 3:37 am

A cold and soaking rain continues to fall across much of Alabama this morning. Still seeing reports of most areas receiving all rain. There could be a few sleet pellets mixing in with the rain across the northern counties. One report of such a mix came from one of our Skywatchers. At 2:24 AM, Vic […]

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Early Morning Update

Early Morning Update

| February 26, 2014 @ 1:26 am

Showers and few thunderstorms continue to move into Alabama tonight. Most locations will see a soaking rain the next few hours before this system moves out of the area. Radar has really started to fill-in this morning and it will continue to do so. Moderate rain is falling across portions of Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Shelby, […]

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No Change in the Forecast

No Change in the Forecast

| February 25, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

Colder air continues to flow into Alabama and Mississippi late tonight. Meanwhile, low pressure moving along the Gulf Coast is combining with an upper level disturbance to produce rain showers with some thunder over northern Mississippi into North Alabama. The precipitation is starting out as sleet thanks to evaporational cooling due to the dry air […]

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Thundersleet!

Thundersleet!

| February 25, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

Thundersleet in Collierville near Memphis. I think we have seen it all this winter. Operation Wintry Precip Watch is on for tonight across North and North Central Alabama. Ryan Stinnett and I will be monitoring radars, surface observations, model data and reports throughout the night. The good news is that we don’t expect any significant […]

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Some Snow Early Tomorrow Morning?

Some Snow Early Tomorrow Morning?

| February 25, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. RADAR AT MID-AFTERNOON: A band of showers is on radar this afternoon from near West Blocton to Alabaster to […]

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