Alabama's Weather

Flash Flood Watches Issued For Parts of Central and North Alabama for Friday

Flash Flood Watches Issued For Parts of Central and North Alabama for Friday

| July 27, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

Flash flood watches have been issued for North and Central Alabama for Friday and Friday night.

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Lower Heat Levels In The Days Ahead; Storms Tomorrow

Lower Heat Levels In The Days Ahead; Storms Tomorrow

| July 27, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

RADAR CHECK: On this hot humid summer day we have scattered showers and storms mostly over the eastern half of Alabama; they are producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning as they move southeast.

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Midday Nowcast: Another Hot and Humid Day, Watching the Radar

Midday Nowcast: Another Hot and Humid Day, Watching the Radar

| July 27, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

Hot and humid weather again today, means another heat advisory and the threat of dangerous summertime storms.

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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| July 28, 2017 @ 12:46 am

A large area of cloudiness and disorganized shower activity is associated with a broad low pressure system located about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern
Caribbean Sea

Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern Caribbean Sea

| July 18, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that Don no longer has a center of circulation. At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the remnants of Don were located near latitude 11.9 North, longitude 62.5 West. The remnants are moving quickly toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

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Will We See Don This Week?

Will We See Don This Week?

| July 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

The GFS has been consistently predicting the development of a tropical depression in the main development region of the Atlantic, potentially affecting the East Coast of the U.S.

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Partner News Stories

Alabama Power’s Shorelines Unveils New Look

Alabama Power’s Shorelines Unveils New Look

| July 27, 2017 @ 5:00 am

The latest issue of Shorelines introduces a new look to better engage customers and evolve the magazine’s content in the ever-changing media landscape.

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Honda’s Alabama-built Pickup Truck Is Beating Ford At Its Own Game

Honda’s Alabama-built Pickup Truck Is Beating Ford At Its Own Game

| July 26, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Forget game theory, futurist, and cash-flow models: When it comes to product strategy in today’s auto industry, things need not be so complicated.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Musician Erskine Hawkins Was Born In Birmingham

On This Day In Alabama History: Musician Erskine Hawkins Was Born In Birmingham

| July 26, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 26, 1914 – Trumpeter, bandleader and composer Erskine Hawkins was born in Birmingham.

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Weather History /Meteorology 101

Meteorology 101:  Practicing Heat Safety

Meteorology 101: Practicing Heat Safety

| July 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am

Practice heat safety wherever you are, says Professor Peters.

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On This Date in 2004:  Officials Declared Louisiana Was More Prepared for the Big One

On This Date in 2004: Officials Declared Louisiana Was More Prepared for the Big One

| July 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

A year before Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana officials ran a simulation involving a Cat 3 hurricane named Pam with results that were eerily predictive of the disaster that would occur in real life.

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Is It Lightning, Lighting, or Lightening

Is It Lightning, Lighting, or Lightening

| July 18, 2017 @ 6:45 am

If I could nominate a word in the field of meteorology for king of the most misspelled category, my nomination would be lightning. I along with most meteorologists just absolutely cringe when we see the word used and misspelled.

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Spacey Stuff

Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

| July 25, 2017 @ 2:00 am

We are 4 weeks out and If you’ve not made plans yet on where to experience the total eclipse, NASA and the Space Science Institute may have some ideas for you. NASA’s eclipse website has everything you need, including interactive maps, links to live streams, and lists of events in your area. There are maps […]

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Solar Eclipses Past and Future

Solar Eclipses Past and Future

| July 10, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

6 weeks from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States. You’ve probably see headlines claiming this is a first in 99 years, which is true, if you are talking about coast to coat eclipses. These headlines refer to the eclipse on June 8 of 1918 which passed trough Washington State, […]

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Happy Asteroid Day!

Happy Asteroid Day!

| June 30, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

Today is Asteroid Day, in honor of the anniversary of the largest asteroid impact in Earth’s recent history – an event that took place in 1908 over Russia, known as the Tunguska explosion.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 601: Does Lightning Create Popcorn in a Corn Field?

WeatherBrains 601: Does Lightning Create Popcorn in a Corn Field?

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:44 am

The latest podcast all about the weather features an intriguing discussion on warming messaging with Dr. Dennis Mileti, former director of the Natural Hazards Center.

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WeatherBrains 600:  Hiding Behind a Hoodie

WeatherBrains 600: Hiding Behind a Hoodie

| July 20, 2017 @ 6:28 am

WeatherBrains Episode 600 is now online (July 17, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the recently selected Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center. His Masters and Ph.D. in meteorology are from the University of Oklahoma. His undergraduate is from the […]

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WeatherBrains 599: Lubricated Nexus

WeatherBrains 599: Lubricated Nexus

| July 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Our Guest WeatherBrain, Greg Stumpf, is a Research Meteorologist at the University Of Oklahoma/CIMMS.

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Other Recent Posts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Lee County Until 5:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Lee County Until 5:00PM

| July 27, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

At 4:40 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Griffen Mill, or 9 miles west of Smiths, moving south at 15 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Elmore And Tallapoosa Counties Until 3:45PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Elmore And Tallapoosa Counties Until 3:45PM

| July 27, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

At 3:25 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Tallapoosa City, or near Tallassee, moving southeast at 25 mph.

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Sun, Heat, Storms

Sun, Heat, Storms

| July 26, 2017 @ 3:50 pm

BIG FLOODING PROBLEMS EARLIER: Serious flash flooding developed earlier this afternoon across parts of Vestavia Hills and Hoover, especially around Patton Creek, which flows under U.S. 31 just north of I-65.

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A Few Strong Afternoon Storms

A Few Strong Afternoon Storms

| July 26, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

The threat of flash flooding and dangerous lightning with storms across Alabama this afternoon.

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Areal Flood Advisory for Northeastern Jefferson County Until 4:30 p.m.

Areal Flood Advisory for Northeastern Jefferson County Until 4:30 p.m.

| July 26, 2017 @ 1:41 pm

Heavy rain over northeastern Jefferson County could cause minor flooding over the next couple of hours.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson And Shelby Counties Until 4:15PM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson And Shelby Counties Until 4:15PM

| July 26, 2017 @ 1:14 pm

At 1:13 PM CDT, trained weather spotters reported flash flooding in the warned area.

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Heat Advisory Issued For Much of the Area

Heat Advisory Issued For Much of the Area

| July 26, 2017 @ 12:36 pm

A heat advisory is in effect for much of North and Central Alabama this afternoon into this evening.

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Storms on the Increase Around Birmingham

Storms on the Increase Around Birmingham

| July 26, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

Storms are intensifying around the Birmingham Metro area at this hour. Heavy rain and dangerous lightning will be the main threats.

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Midday Nowcast: Hot, Humid, Scattered Storms

Midday Nowcast: Hot, Humid, Scattered Storms

| July 26, 2017 @ 11:54 am

Mainly sunny, hot and humid with a few storms developing across the Alabama landscape.

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Hot, Humid Today; Strong Storms Late This Week

Hot, Humid Today; Strong Storms Late This Week

| July 26, 2017 @ 5:57 am

HOT, MUGGY SUMMER WEATHER: The upper ridge will strengthen across Alabama today, meaning highs up in the low to mid 90s with just a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and early tonight. Pretty much the same story tomorrow; the high will be in the 92-95 degree range with a few pop up storms by afternoon, but there is a chance organized storms could reach far North Alabama late in the day and tomorrow night ahead of a surface front.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Cleburne County Until 8:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Cleburne County Until 8:00PM

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

At 7:47 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Muscadine to near Edwardsville, moving southwest at 10 mph.

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Strong Storm Currently Affecting Talladega County

Strong Storm Currently Affecting Talladega County

| July 25, 2017 @ 5:19 pm

At 5:14 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Winterboro, or 8 miles east of Childersburg, moving west at 15 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Showers Are Isolated This Afternoon

Showers Are Isolated This Afternoon

| July 25, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

CALM AFTERNOON: After a very active morning with strong storms and flash flooding issues over parts of East Alabama, the radar is pretty quiet this afternoon with only isolated showers across Central Alabama.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation As We Approach Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation As We Approach Midday

| July 25, 2017 @ 11:40 am

Nearly every single bit of shower and thunderstorm activity in Central Alabama is associated with a MCV (mesoscale convective vortex) that is slowly moving to the south-southeast.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Russell County Until 11:45AM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Russell County Until 11:45AM

| July 25, 2017 @ 9:41 am

At 9:39 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain continued to move across the warned area.

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Heavy Rains Continue To Fall Over Southeastern Portions of Central Alabama

Heavy Rains Continue To Fall Over Southeastern Portions of Central Alabama

| July 25, 2017 @ 9:23 am

Very heavy rainfall continues to soak portions of the southeastern part of Central Alabama.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Chambers And Tallapoosa Counties Until 10:30AM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Chambers And Tallapoosa Counties Until 10:30AM

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:34 am

At 7:32 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain continued across the warned area.

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The Different Types of Flooding That Can Occur In Central Alabama

The Different Types of Flooding That Can Occur In Central Alabama

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:33 am

Central Alabama is susceptible to flooding year-round due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the nearly unlimited supply of moisture it provides. In our case, this can occur from slow-moving summertime thunderstorms, a decaying tropical system, or large storm systems.

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Muggy Air; Scattered Showers/Storms

Muggy Air; Scattered Showers/Storms

| July 25, 2017 @ 6:30 am

RADAR CHECK: We have showers on radar early this morning over parts of East Alabama… heavier ones are over Tallapoosa and Chambers counties at daybreak. Expect a mix of sun and clouds again today with more showers and storms firing up during the peak of the daytime heating process this afternoon and this evening.

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Alabama Commerce Secretary: State Working Projects With More Than 11,000 Jobs

Alabama Commerce Secretary: State Working Projects With More Than 11,000 Jobs

| July 25, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Economic development is off to a good start this year, and the state’s leading economic developer said Alabama is in a position to add more than 11,000 jobs with projects in the pipeline.

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