Archive for December, 2016

Cloudy and Wet Final Day to 2016

Cloudy and Wet Final Day to 2016

| December 31, 2016 @ 1:35 pm

The clouds and rain moved into Alabama during the overnight hours, and the rain was mixing with some sleet early today. A break in the action late morning and early this afternoon, but more rain is developing and moving towards the area. For the rest of today, we stay cloudy and we are going to […]

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Complex Forecast for First of 2017

Complex Forecast for First of 2017

| December 31, 2016 @ 7:10 am

Strap on your seat belts! The forecast for the start of 2017 looks complicated and is likely to feature something for everyone ranging from sunshine to thunderstorms to wintery precipitation. Clouds increased across the Southeast US overnight as good Pacific moisture began to be pumped into the area as the upper flow began to take […]

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Three Weather Issues Ahead

Three Weather Issues Ahead

| December 31, 2016 @ 4:15 am

Here is a quick look at the three issues facing Alabama over the next week… WEEKEND RAIN: A good rain event will unfold this weekend with rising moisture levels, isentropic lift, and an approaching wave aloft. As you can see, the heaviest rain should fall over South Alabama, where the NWS Mobile has issued a […]

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2016 Ends With Rain And 2017 Starts Off With Thunder, And I Don’t Mean Fireworks

2016 Ends With Rain And 2017 Starts Off With Thunder, And I Don’t Mean Fireworks

| December 30, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

Finishing Out The Final Friday Of 2016 On A Sunny Note Sunny skies and cool temperatures are continuing to be the main weather feature across Central Alabama at this late afternoon hour. The only cloud cover showing up in the state is currently over the extreme southern parts of Mobile and Baldwin counties. Hope you […]

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Sunny Skies And Cool At Midday For The Last Friday Of 2016

Sunny Skies And Cool At Midday For The Last Friday Of 2016

| December 30, 2016 @ 11:54 am

The Last Sunny Day Of 2016 Sunny skies and cool temperatures are the main weather feature across Central Alabama at the midday hour. The only cloud cover showing up in the state is currently over Mobile and Washington counties. Hope you enjoy this last Friday of 2016 because it will be the last sunny day […]

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Remembering the Best of 2016 and Looking Forward to the New Year With Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

Remembering the Best of 2016 and Looking Forward to the New Year With Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

| December 30, 2016 @ 11:25 am

As we ring in the New Year, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter show us that festivities abound and highlight the best of 2016!  Here are some of our favorite stories. Take a hike this New Year’s Day at one of these six Alabama State Parks A quick how-to guide to ring in the New Year […]

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Chilly Today Becoming Wet Late Saturday

Chilly Today Becoming Wet Late Saturday

| December 30, 2016 @ 7:14 am

Clear skies prevail across the northern two-thirds of Alabama this morning with the day expected to be mostly sunny but chilly. Morning temperatures are starting out mainly in the 30s across North and Central Alabama. Even with the sunshine today highs will struggle to reach the 50-degree mark. But warmer and wetter weather is on […]

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A Cold Night Expected, With Rain Returning For New Year’s Weekend

A Cold Night Expected, With Rain Returning For New Year’s Weekend

| December 29, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

Clear Skies And Colder Temperatures For This Evening At the 4 o’clock hour for Central Alabama, skies are sunny across the entire area with the exception of some pesky clouds still hanging tough in the extreme southern parts of the area over Troy and Eufaula. All rain has pushed well out of the state to […]

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Skies Are Clearing Across Central Alabama At Midday

Skies Are Clearing Across Central Alabama At Midday

| December 29, 2016 @ 11:05 am

Front Has Moved Out And Skies Are Clearing At the 11 o’clock hour for Central Alabama, skies are mostly clear and temperatures are cool. The rain associated with the cold front that moved through our area during the early morning hours has nearly made it completely out of the state, with only the extreme southeastern […]

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Colder Before Turning Wet

Colder Before Turning Wet

| December 29, 2016 @ 7:12 am

Rain has moved out of Central Alabama and should be out of Southeast Alabama by noontime. Temperatures will be tricky today since the highs for the day have already occurred and the lows for the day will likely occur just before midnight tonight. Look for temperatures to stay in the 50s until dark with only […]

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After A Long Night, The Weather Stayed Pretty Quiet

After A Long Night, The Weather Stayed Pretty Quiet

| December 29, 2016 @ 5:49 am

The front has now currently passed south of the I-20 and I-20/59 corridors, and any threat for severe weather north of those interstates have diminished. There is still a very limited severe risk for areas south of a line from Demopoilis to Clanton to Wedowee, with the possibility of damaging straight-line winds up to 60 […]

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An Update To Our Weather Situation at 2:20 AM CST

An Update To Our Weather Situation at 2:20 AM CST

| December 29, 2016 @ 2:24 am

The line of showers and storms along the cold front haven’t really seemed to strengthen any over the past couple of hours. According to the latest Mesoscale Discussion from the Storm Prediction Center is that a watch being issued is unlikely due to the marginal risk for a threat of severe weather. However, the threat […]

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An Update To Our Weather Situation at 12:30 AM CST

An Update To Our Weather Situation at 12:30 AM CST

| December 29, 2016 @ 12:29 am

The first line of showers and a few embedded thunderstorms has become broken and may have lost a little strength as it has moved across Central Alabama. Our eyes will now focus back out to our west, as another squall line has developed from north-central Mississippi, back to the west-southwest through the southeastern tip of […]

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Heads Up East-Central Jackson County, Strong Storm Headed That Way

Heads Up East-Central Jackson County, Strong Storm Headed That Way

| December 28, 2016 @ 11:09 pm

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued by NWS Huntsville for East-Central Jackson County until 11:30 PM CST. At 11:05 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Hollywood, or 7 miles east of Scottsboro, moving east at 30 mph. Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled  For  Parts Of Jackson County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Jackson County

| December 28, 2016 @ 10:42 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe     limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property.     Therefore the warning has been cancelled. However gusty winds are     still possible with this thunderstorm.     To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement     agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service     Huntsville Alabama.     LAT…LON 3459 8611 […]

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Heads Up Central Jackson County

Heads Up Central Jackson County

| December 28, 2016 @ 10:34 pm

A Significant weather Advisory has been issued by NWS Huntsville for Central Jackson County until 11:00 PM CST. At 1031 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Woodville, or 11 miles west of Scottsboro, moving east at 45 mph. Pea size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible […]

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An Update To Our Weather Situation at 10:15 PM CST

An Update To Our Weather Situation at 10:15 PM CST

| December 28, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

Currently across the Central Alabama area, the line of showers and storms that are pushing through the north and northwestern parts of the state have now made it into Marion, Winston, Lamar, and Fayette counties. These storms at the moment are not producing much lightning at all at the moment, and are staying well-behaved. The […]

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Heads Up Southwestern Jackson And Northern Marshall Counties

Heads Up Southwestern Jackson And Northern Marshall Counties

| December 28, 2016 @ 10:02 pm

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued by the NWS Huntsville forSouthwestern Jackson and Northern Marshall counties until 10:30 PM CST. At 9:58 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over southeastern Huntsville, moving east at 50 mph. Penny size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this […]

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Heads Up In North Alabama, Strong Storms Occuring

Heads Up In North Alabama, Strong Storms Occuring

| December 28, 2016 @ 9:34 pm

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued by the NWS Huntsville for Southwestern Madison, Southeastern Limestone, and Northern Morgan counties until 10:00 PM CST. At 930 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Decatur, moving east at 35 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations […]

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A Few Storms In North Alabama Are Starting To Strengthen

A Few Storms In North Alabama Are Starting To Strengthen

| December 28, 2016 @ 9:07 pm

At 9:00 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Moulton, moving east at 50 mph. Penny size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. Therefore the NWS Huntsville has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Southeastern Limestone, Northwestern Morgan, and Central Lawrence counties until 9:30 […]

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An Update To Our Weather Situation at 8:00 PM CST

An Update To Our Weather Situation at 8:00 PM CST

| December 28, 2016 @ 8:03 pm

Currently across the Central Alabama area, only one small shower is being detected on radar down in western Barbour County just west of the cities of Clio and Louisville. Everyone else in the area is dry at the moment. The latest look at the situation, a line of showers and thunderstorms are stretching from northeastern […]

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Severe Weather Update at 7:15 p.m.

Severe Weather Update at 7:15 p.m.

| December 28, 2016 @ 7:15 pm

Showers and thunderstorms are occurring from southern Tennessee into North Central Mississippi. There are no warnings right now. Earlier, elevated storms that produced large hail prompted severe thunderstorm warnings in western Tennessee and along the Alabama/Tennessee border. Hail as large as 1.75 inches was reported in western Tennessee. The warm front has slowed its northward […]

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Tennessee Hailers

Tennessee Hailers

| December 28, 2016 @ 4:24 pm

Thunderstorms over western Tennessee are putting out some pretty big hail. 1.75 inch hail was reported just east of Jackson TN at 3:24 p.m. Here is a radar image of vertically integrated liquid, or VIL, which is a good indicator of large hail. Cold temperatures aloft are resulting in the strong updrafts and hail. This […]

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An Update on Tonight’s Severe Weather Threat

An Update on Tonight’s Severe Weather Threat

| December 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

We continue to monitor a severe weather threat for the northern and central parts of Alabama for the overnight hours tonight. An approaching upper level trough will power a cold front that will move through the state tonight and trigger showers and thunderstorms. The strength of the trough along with some decent thermodynamic parameters are […]

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Partly to Mostly Cloudy At Midday, Some Tricky Weather Ahead Tonight

Partly to Mostly Cloudy At Midday, Some Tricky Weather Ahead Tonight

| December 28, 2016 @ 11:15 am

Interesting Weather For Central Alabama For The Next 24 Hours At the 11 o’clock hour for Central Alabama, skies are partly to mostly cloudy across the southern half of the area, with partly to mostly clear skies for the northern half. The cold front that moved through on Tuesday stalled out during the overnight hours […]

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