Alabama's Weather

One Last Hurrah for the Showers, Storms

One Last Hurrah for the Showers, Storms

| June 24, 2017 @ 6:33 pm

One last batch of showers has triggered an Areal Flood Warning for parts of the area. Remember, Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

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Fairfield Tornado an EF-1

Fairfield Tornado an EF-1

| June 24, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

The tornado that occurred in Fairfield on June 22, 2017, was initially considered to be an EF-2, however, with additional survey work performed today, the NWS has decided a high-end EF-1 rating is more appropriate. See the details of their reasoning here.

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Rain Chances Gradually Decreasing

Rain Chances Gradually Decreasing

| June 24, 2017 @ 1:26 pm

Rain continues to be a threat for today, but finally, sunny and dry weather will return to Alabama tomorrow.

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Partner News Stories

SEEK Exposes Engineering Basics In A Hands-on Camp For Birmingham Students

SEEK Exposes Engineering Basics In A Hands-on Camp For Birmingham Students

| June 24, 2017 @ 5:02 am

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is sponsoring engineering camps underway in more than a dozen cities across the country this summer.

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On This Day In Alabama History: First Phil Campbell Convention Held In Phil Campbell

On This Day In Alabama History: First Phil Campbell Convention Held In Phil Campbell

| June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

June 24, 1995: Brooklyn-based writer Phil Campbell organized a Phil Campbell Convention in Phil Campbell attended by 22 Phil Campbells and one Phyllis Campbell.

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See The Damage In Alabama From Tropical Storm Cindy Tornadoes And Storms

See The Damage In Alabama From Tropical Storm Cindy Tornadoes And Storms

| June 23, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall hundreds of miles away, but the outer bands of the system spawned damaging winds and at least one twister. About 64,000 customers were affected by the severe weather throughout Thursday.

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Tropical Weather

Tropical Depression Cindy West of Memphis

Tropical Depression Cindy West of Memphis

| June 23, 2017 @ 4:00 am

Tropical Depression Cindy will life northeastward through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys today bringing a threat of tornadoes and damaging winds from North Alabama all the way to Ohio and West Virginia.

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Rainfall Totals from Cindy So Far

Rainfall Totals from Cindy So Far

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:47 pm

Here are some rainfall amounts from Tropical Storm Cindy through 1 p.m. CDT. Ocean Springs MS is the big winner so far with 12.30 inches.

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Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

Cindy was weakened to tropical depression status this afternoon. The center is moving through northern Louisiana.

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Spacey Stuff

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

| May 16, 2017 @ 5:40 am

The names given to asteroids and comets is as varied as the interests of the astronomers who discover them.

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Eclipse Glasses Safety

Eclipse Glasses Safety

| May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 am

A total solar eclipse is about as bright as a full moon, and just as safe to look at. But the partial eclipses lasts 2-3 hours and requires the right kind of protection to prevent eye injury.

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Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

| May 2, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Be on the lookout for the Eta Aquariid meteor shower this week, peaking Saturday night May 6 into the 7th.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 596:  Pick A Tab, Any Tab

WeatherBrains 596: Pick A Tab, Any Tab

| June 21, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

This week’s WeatherBrains episode is a two hour and 45 minute marathon with two GOES-16 experts! Learn all about the new satellite and its features.

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WeatherBrains 595:  Unified Message Mania

WeatherBrains 595: Unified Message Mania

| June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 am

In this episode of the original weather podcast, the WeatherBrains gang talks with Lan Rothfusz from the National Severe Storms Laboratory about a variety of topics including some of the latest on warn on forecast.

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WeatherBrains 594:  Oh Crap!

WeatherBrains 594: Oh Crap!

| June 6, 2017 @ 6:17 am

In this episode of the highly acclaimed podcast that’s all about the weather, we talk with about the lives of married people when both of them are meteorologists. Give a listen to some of the trials and benefits to this kind of situation.

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IN Birmingham

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

| June 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

A highly acclaimed documentary is being shown tonight in Birmingham as part of our Sidewalk Film Festival’s Screen Talk Series.

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San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

| June 19, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

Birmingham’s amazing food scene was recently recognized in a featured article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Check out travel editor Larry Bleiberg’s take on our city.

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New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

| June 18, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

The New York Times featured Birmingham a couple of weeks ago in its Thirty Six Hours series, another feather in the area’s growing reputation as a major tourist destination.

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Other Recent Posts

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, And Tallapoosa Counties Until 8:00PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, And Tallapoosa Counties Until 8:00PM

| June 24, 2017 @ 6:02 pm

At 6:01 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated showers and a few thunderstorms producing heavy rain which will cause minor flooding.

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One More Wet One!!

One More Wet One!!

| June 24, 2017 @ 7:00 am

More rain fell overnight across parts of the area and additional rain is possible today before a front moves through later today.

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Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

| June 23, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

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Good News… Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled

Good News… Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled

| June 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

All counties in Central Alabama have been removed from the Tornado Watch as the threat of organized severe weather has come to an end behind the line of storms.

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What To Expect Through The Rest Of Friday Evening

What To Expect Through The Rest Of Friday Evening

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:48 pm

The good news is that the threat of severe weather from Post-Tropical Cyclone Cindy is tarting to come to an end across Central Alabama. There is still a Marginal Risk for severe storms across the southeastern parts of Central Alabama, especially for locations east of Selma to Sylacauga to Heflin. For everyone else to the west, the severe threat is over.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, And Walker Counties Until 8:30PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, And Walker Counties Until 8:30PM

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

At 5:31 PM CDT, Emergency Management and local Law Enforement reported showers and a few thunderstorms with heavy rain.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, And Tuscaloosa Counties Until 8:15PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, And Tuscaloosa Counties Until 8:15PM

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

At 5:20 PM CDT, Emergency Management and local Law Enforement reported showers and a few thunderstorms with heavy rain.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cherokee And Cleburne Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cherokee And Cleburne Counties

| June 23, 2017 @ 4:35 pm

The storms which prompted the warning have moved out of the area.

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