The National Weather Service in Birmingham has sent a notice that the Doppler radar located near Montgomery will be out through the first of next week. As they note in the statement displayed below, the outage is minimal due to the overlapping coverage of the various radars across Alabama. Of course, the ABC 3340 radar will also be available for your use.
It’s still looking favorable for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening with a slight risk of isolated severe storms with wet microbursts the main threat. Even with the increased threat for thunderstorms, it’s still unlikely that everyone will get wet. Slightly drier air, air with dew points dropping into the middle and upper 60s, will take the edge off the heat just a bit giving us a break from dew points in the lower and middle 70s.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
900 AM CDT FRI JUL 27 2012
…MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE RADAR /KMXX/ DOWN FOR THE WEEKEND…
DUE TO AN UNFORESEEN MECHANICAL ISSUE…MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE RADAR
/KMXX/…WILL BE DOWN THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY, JULY 30TH. THOUGH
THIS WILL SLIGHTLY DIMINISH RADAR COVERAGE IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
THERE IS STILL THE BIRMINGHAM /KBMX/ …PEACHTREE CITY /KFFC/…
FORT RUCKER /KEOX/ AND HYTOP /KHTX/ RADARS IN THE AREA. WE
APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
Category: Alabama's Weather