Alabama's Weather

Sun-Filled, Cooler Saturday

Sun-Filled, Cooler Saturday

| February 25, 2017 @ 1:34 pm

The cold front moved through overnight, the sky has cleared, and a new air mass is ushering into the state. It is a brisk day with gusty northwest winds and much cooler as temperatures are mainly in the upper 50s across Central Alabama, while 40s are hanging on in North Alabama, and 60s and 70s […]

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Much Cooler After Record Warmth

Much Cooler After Record Warmth

| February 25, 2017 @ 7:09 am

After a Friday that saw record worth including a number of new records, the weekend will be much colder with highs mainly in the upper 50s. New record highs for February 24th were set for Birmingham (81), Montgomery (83), Muscle Shoals (81), and Huntsville (81). It is also interesting to note that the coolest place […]

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Storms Limited to Northeast Alabama Now; Elsewhere, Showers Slowly Weaken Overnight; Much Cooler Today

Storms Limited to Northeast Alabama Now; Elsewhere, Showers Slowly Weaken Overnight; Much Cooler Today

| February 25, 2017 @ 12:48 am

Thunderstorms are moving into Etowah County as we approach 1 a.m. early on this Saturday morning. They will coninue into DeKalb and Cherokee Counties as they slowly weaken. Showers over West Central Alabama ahead of a cold front are weakening also. They are over parts of Marion Lamar, Fayette, Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties. They will […]

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Partner News Stories

Save Money On Emergency Supplies This Weekend With Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Save Money On Emergency Supplies This Weekend With Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

| February 25, 2017 @ 4:00 am

By Linda Brannon Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is coming up this weekend. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and ending at midnight Sunday, Feb. 26, Alabama shoppers will get a break from the state’s 4 percent sales tax on common items needed for a natural disaster or even a general emergency. Certain […]

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Enjoy Championship Boxing, Black History Month Events And Other Festivities In Can’t Miss Alabama

Enjoy Championship Boxing, Black History Month Events And Other Festivities In Can’t Miss Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 5:50 am

By Shirley Jackson Don’t miss Alabama’s World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder as he defends his title against Gerald Washington Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The title fight will broadcast nationally on Fox at 7 p.m. Click for tickets. Follow Wilder on Facebook. The play adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” […]

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Black History Month Alabama Icons: Richard Arrington Jr.

Black History Month Alabama Icons: Richard Arrington Jr.

| February 23, 2017 @ 10:29 pm

By Joseph Allen Throughout February, Alabama NewsCenter is profiling state icons in honor of Black History Month. Richard Arrington Jr. became Birmingham’s first black mayor when he took office in 1979, a position he ended up holding for 20 years. “When Birmingham elected me as mayor, it shook up the world,” he said.More than 70 […]

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

The Historic February 25, 2015 North Central Alabama Snowstorm

The Historic February 25, 2015 North Central Alabama Snowstorm

| February 25, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

February 20`5 was a cold month across Alabama with average temperatures for the month running some 8-10 degrees below normal. With all that cold, snow lovers would be licking their chops all month for that one really big snow. In Birmingham, the week before Valentine’s Day was relatively balmy with highs in the 60s on […]

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Satellite Sheldon Says He Can See Snow When Radar Can’t

Satellite Sheldon Says He Can See Snow When Radar Can’t

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:53 am

Our Resident Satellite Expert and General Man About Town Sheldon Kusselson has a trick for seeing snow in the mountains when the WSR-88D radar network can’t… Sheldon may be gracing our site with more posts in coming days. Follow him at @wxman27. CommentsPowered by Facebook Comments

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Today In Weather History (2/23/1975): The Scottish Inn Tornado

Today In Weather History (2/23/1975): The Scottish Inn Tornado

| February 23, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

The tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on February 23, 1975 just before 3 p.m. CST was not only the strongest tornado that struck the State of Alabama that year, it was the deadliest. Weather maps that Sunday morning showed a low pressure system over North Central Mississippi. The low was not very strong. At 6 a.m. […]

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Spacey Stuff

Venus Is Actually Getting Closer To The Earth

Venus Is Actually Getting Closer To The Earth

| February 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am

A WeatherBrains listener had a great question: “Venus is so bright tonight it looks closer. I know we’re nearing the end of the Venus viewing time in the evening sky, is it getting closer?” Venus is getting closer and will continue to do so until the end of March. Each night this week Venus will […]

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2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

| February 16, 2017 @ 9:21 am

The International Space Station will be making a pass through the sky over Alabama this evening and it will give you a great chance to see it! It will be visible to the naked eye and will look like a fast moving plane, only hundreds of miles higher and moving thousands of miles an hour […]

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Tony Rice Joins the AlabamaWX Team!

Tony Rice Joins the AlabamaWX Team!

| February 15, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

You may have noticed the first entry in our new Spacey Stuff Category earlier this week by new AlabamaWX Contributor Tony Rice. If you haven’t, make sure to check it out. Tony grew up in Southern California in the path of space shuttle orbiters landing at Edwards Air Force Base and has been looking up […]

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WeatherBrains Podcast

March is National Weather Podcast Month

March is National Weather Podcast Month

| February 25, 2017 @ 3:59 am

Fourteen years ago, we wanted to do a weather talk show, but it was just too difficult to set up an arrangement with a local station, buy the time, sell the ads and drive to produce a broadcast each week. Then podcasting happened. Podcasts are just online talk shows. We designed the WeatherBrains podcast for […]

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WeatherBrains 579: See How the Sausage is Made

WeatherBrains 579: See How the Sausage is Made

| February 21, 2017 @ 10:18 am

WeatherBrains Episode 579 is now online (February 20, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Tonight we take on the topic of the upcoming 2017 National Weather Association (NWA) annual meeting which will be held in Garden Grove, CA, from September 16-21, 2017. You can find all […]

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WeatherBrains 578: Hair Sticks to My Lip Gloss

WeatherBrains 578: Hair Sticks to My Lip Gloss

| February 15, 2017 @ 7:53 am

WeatherBrains Episode 578 is now online (February 13, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Joining us as the Guest WeatherBrain for this show is W. H. Maya, Assistant Editor at Smithsonian.com. She discussed her grandfather’s role in the NIMBUS weather satellite program. The NIMBUS satellite was […]

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Other Recent Posts

Strong Storms Over North Central Alabama

Strong Storms Over North Central Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:41 pm

Strong storms are moving across northeastern Walker and Cullman Counties at this hour. They will bring heavy rain, lightning, 40 mph wind gusts and some small hail. The storms will affect Blount County over the next 90 minutes. They should stay mainly north of Jefferson County. Storms over eastern Mississippi have weakened considerably. The strongest […]

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Strong Storms Over Fayette County; Will Affect Walker and Winston; Mississippi Storms Moving East Too

Strong Storms Over Fayette County; Will Affect Walker and Winston; Mississippi Storms Moving East Too

| February 24, 2017 @ 10:21 pm

UPDATE 1055PM Those strong storms over southeastern Winston and northwestern Walker County are capable of producing wind gusts of 40 mph and one half inch hail as they move northeast at 45 mph. They will move into Cullman County within the next hour. The storms over eastern Mississippi are falling apart now. ORIGINAL POST Those […]

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Showers About to Build into Storms, Move into Lamar, Fayette Counties

Showers About to Build into Storms, Move into Lamar, Fayette Counties

| February 24, 2017 @ 9:19 pm

Showers over West Central Alabama and East Central Mississippi are trying to become storms. They extend from Marion through Lamar and into Lowndes County, Mississippi. The cells northeast of Columbus are moving into Lamar County between Vernon and Millport. Those are close to producing lightning. This activity will move across Lamar County and into Fayette […]

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Strong Storms over Northwest Alabama

Strong Storms over Northwest Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 8:50 pm

Strong storms are over Northwest Alabama this evening. One intense thunderstorm is over eastern Lauderdale County in Northwest Alabama, northwest of Athens. It will clip northwestern Limestone County before passing into Tennessee. Another storm is over Lawrence County northwest of Moulton. Not much else going in the state at this hour. There are showers over […]

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A 7:20 pm Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

A 7:20 pm Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

| February 24, 2017 @ 7:22 pm

After a very warm day that saw every one of the 8 major reporting stations in Alabama except Mobile set a record high for the date, a change to colder is coming. 81s were wild across the northern half of the state, with 81F being reported at Muscle Shoals, Huntsville, Anniston, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Montgomery […]

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A Record Day Across Central Alabama

A Record Day Across Central Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

A ridge of high pressure over Alabama on Friday, southerly winds and a strong late winter sun conspired to bring record high temperatures to Alabama. Every major reporting station in the state except for Mobile established new record highs for the date. Here are the records and old records: Muscle Shoals 81/78 Huntsville 81/77 Anniston […]

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Sub-Freezing Temperatures By Sunday Morning

Sub-Freezing Temperatures By Sunday Morning

| February 24, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

RECORD WARMTH: Temperatures are very close to 80 degrees over most of Alabama this afternoon… we have a new record high at Birmingham; the high so far today is 81, easily beating the old record of 78 set in 1930. The sky is partly to mostly sunny, and there is no rain on radar. TO […]

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Record Book Rewritten!  Storms Tonight, a Few Could Be Strong

Record Book Rewritten! Storms Tonight, a Few Could Be Strong

| February 24, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

The record book has been rewritten at all our first order reporting station this afternoon. New record highs have been established at the following: Muscle Shoals 81F (old record 78F) Huntsville 80F (old record 77F) Anniston 79F (old record 78F) Birmingham 79F (old record 78F) Tuscaloosa 81F (old record 78F) Montgomery 81F (old record 80F) […]

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Our Record’s In Jeopardy, Baby, Ooh…

Our Record’s In Jeopardy, Baby, Ooh…

| February 24, 2017 @ 12:04 pm

This post is sung to the pop hit song, Jeopardy, by the Greg Kihn Band from 1983. See if you can hit the post James… Our high temperatures are definitely in jeopardy today across Central Alabama. And we are track. Here are noon readings: 78F at Muscle Shoals, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery. 77F at Birmingham and Anniston […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Friday’s Topic – Receiving Weather Alerts

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Friday’s Topic – Receiving Weather Alerts

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:54 am

Living in Central Alabama, you are well aware of how quickly the weather can change. You have seen all of our posts about each severe weather event, now it’s time to see how you can receive the information from a trusted source. It is critical that you have a reliable way of receiving severe weather […]

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Midday Nowcast: New Records Ahead

Midday Nowcast: New Records Ahead

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:52 am

Tons of sun across Alabama today, and this final Friday of February looks and feels more like the final Friday of April. We are going to continue to stay dry today, but we will see rain and storms overnight, and then much cooler weather this weekend. Temperatures at midday are already into the mid 70s. […]

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Record Warmth Today; A Freeze Early Sunday

Record Warmth Today; A Freeze Early Sunday

| February 24, 2017 @ 5:52 am

WARM LATE WINTER DAY: A cold front will blow into Alabama after midnight tonight, but prior to its arrival today will be very warm for late February with record warmth likely. Most communities will see a high between 77 and 80 degrees this afternoon over the northern half of the state, and Birmingham’s record high […]

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