Archive for January 8th, 2017

Where Did the Cold Come From?

Where Did the Cold Come From?

| January 8, 2017 @ 11:27 am

Ever wonder where the air in your location actually came from? Well, using the NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) HYSPLIT model, you can do just that. The HYSPLIT model is a complete system for computing simple air parcel trajectories as well as complex transport, dispersion, chemical transformation, and deposition simulations. HYSPLIT continues to be […]

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Roads Still Icy in Spots;  Many Churches Canceling or Delaying Services

Roads Still Icy in Spots; Many Churches Canceling or Delaying Services

| January 8, 2017 @ 7:55 am

Saturday was still a mess across the Birmingham metro area as well as almost all of I-20 east of the city. The sun tried very hard to fix things, working in conjunction with plenty of dry air was sublimation. But shade and temperatures that never reached freezing conspired against the process. Problems continued through the […]

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Frigid Start to Your Sunday

Frigid Start to Your Sunday

| January 8, 2017 @ 7:04 am

It is starting out very cold this morning with some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen since early 2015! As I’m writing this the temperatures across North and Central Alabama ranged from 10 at Fort Payne to 18 at Calera (Shelby County Airport). And our Skywatcher at Black Creek has reported a low of 7 […]

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Winter Weather Advisory, Watch and Warning Criteria Explained

Winter Weather Advisory, Watch and Warning Criteria Explained

| January 8, 2017 @ 5:00 am

A lot of confusion results from the criteria that triggers the various types of winter weather advisories, watches and warnings. We have to remember that… A WATCH for winter weather means that there is the potential for hazardous wintry conditions to occur within the next 24 to 72 hours A WARNING means hazardous winter conditions […]

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