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Fantastic Fall Weather

Fantastic Fall Weather

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:51 am

We expect another cloudless sky today with temperatures reaching the mid 70s this afternoon. And, no real change tomorrow and Friday… mostly sunny pleasant days and clear cool nights. Highs in the upper 70s both days, early morning lows in the upper 40s for most communities.

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Pleasant Days, Chilly Nights

Pleasant Days, Chilly Nights

| October 17, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: Temperatures are around 70 degrees this afternoon across North/Central Alabama under a cloudless sky. The average high for October 17 (for Birmingham) is 75. And, we note it was as cold as 39 degrees in Alabama this morning…that was the low at Cullman and Black Creek.

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Way Later Than Midday Look at Central Alabama’s Weather

Way Later Than Midday Look at Central Alabama’s Weather

| October 17, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

Clear and cool as we approach the 3:00 PM hour in Central Alabama. Temperatures are running in the upper 60s to the lower 70s throughout the area, with Birmingham currently at 70 degrees.

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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| October 18, 2017 @ 6:21 am

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Ophelia Now Post-Tropical But Still Expected To Bring StrongWinds To Ireland And The United Kingdom On Monday

Ophelia Now Post-Tropical But Still Expected To Bring StrongWinds To Ireland And The United Kingdom On Monday

| October 15, 2017 @ 9:51 pm

This Is The Last Advisory From the National Hurricane Center.

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Ophelia to Lash Ireland, Northern UK with High Winds and Heavy Rain

Ophelia to Lash Ireland, Northern UK with High Winds and Heavy Rain

| October 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Ireland is bracing for the heavy rains and high winds from a transitioning Hurricane Ophelia, which will track across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland on Monday.

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Partner News Stories

On This Day In Alabama History: The Battle Of Mabila Took Place

On This Day In Alabama History: The Battle Of Mabila Took Place

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 18, 1540: Hernando de Soto’s Spaniards and Chief Tascaluza’s Mabila Indians met in the Battle of Mabila, the largest battle ever fought between Indians and whites on North American soil.

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See Alabama’s Beauty Through The Pages Of A Coloring Book

See Alabama’s Beauty Through The Pages Of A Coloring Book

| October 17, 2017 @ 5:02 am

After attending the Alabama Book Festival and not being able to find a coloring book about the state, Auburn resident Laura Murray was urged to action by her husband.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: William Rufus King

Alabama Legacy Moment: William Rufus King

| October 17, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama…

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Weather Headlines

Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

| October 9, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

This will be the third consecutive year that students in the sixth grade at Pizitz Middle School have launched an ambitious weather balloon mission. Weather Officer Training was held last week, and a student journalist, John Edwards, wrote this story about it.

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Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

| October 7, 2017 @ 12:16 am

With Hurricane Nate strengthening, expected impacts along the northern Gulf Coast, including the Alabama and Northwest Florida coasts are now expected to be more serious. Residents and visitors should prepare accordingly and heed the advice of local officials.

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An Evening Look at Nate’s Intensity, Track

An Evening Look at Nate’s Intensity, Track

| October 6, 2017 @ 9:34 pm

Nate is a strong tropical storm tonight and will likely become a hurricane tomorrow morning. It could be a strong category one hurricane at landfall tomorrow night somewhere between southeastern Louisiana and Mobiel Bay. Residents and visitors should prepare for one category stronger (category two).

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

| October 6, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Communicating uncertainty and risk in a hurricane forecast is very difficult. The cone of uncertainty is very misunderstood. Here is a way to visualize the different impacts of three very real scenarios that could happen based on the current forecast and current average track errors.

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Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Here are the top ten hurricanes to strike the United States, ranked by central pressure at landfall. Irma will almost certainly make this list.

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WeatherBrains Podcast

WeatherBrains 613:  Meteorologists Gone Wild

WeatherBrains 613: Meteorologists Gone Wild

| October 17, 2017 @ 7:41 am

For episode 613 we look back at Hurricane Harvey with the help of the MICs from Houston and Corpus Christi along with the perspective of the Harris County Flood Control District.

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WeatherBrains 612:  Fun with a Chainsaw

WeatherBrains 612: Fun with a Chainsaw

| October 10, 2017 @ 11:24 am

This episode of WeatherBrains corals several meteorologists who traveled to Key West NWS office to help with the workload during the passage of Hurricane Irma.

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WeatherBrains 611:  Lots of Hurricane Talk

WeatherBrains 611: Lots of Hurricane Talk

| October 3, 2017 @ 6:57 am

There is lots of talk about hurricanes from this year during the 611th episode of WeatherBrains, the original netcast all about the weather.

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Tony Rice's Spacey Stuff

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

| August 29, 2017 @ 5:37 am

One of the areas impacted by Harvey is NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Located on relatively low ground on the west side of Galveston Bay, the center remains closed today, Monday, August 28 with only mission essential personnel on site.

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The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Dont toss those eclipse glasses yet, there’s more to see.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:15 am

The eclipse is 2 weeks away, but a meteor shower this weekend will have us looking skyward. This will happen the evening of Friday, Aug 11 into the morning of Aug 12. The best time to view is about 6:00 am Saturday morning. Look to the darkest part of you sky for best results.

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Other Recent Posts

Fine Fall Weather Through Friday

Fine Fall Weather Through Friday

| October 17, 2017 @ 5:54 am

Generally speaking this is our coolest morning since early May. The day ahead will feature sunshine in full supply with a high in the mid 70s. The humidity will stay low. Not much change through Friday as the delightful early autumn weather continues. Sunny pleasant days, clear cool nights. Highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s and 50s.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Mae Jemison Was Born In Decatur

On This Day In Alabama History: Mae Jemison Was Born In Decatur

| October 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 17, 1956: Former astronaut Mae Jemison was born in Decatur. In 1992, Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel to space when she served as a science mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor.

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Cool Night Ahead

Cool Night Ahead

| October 16, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

Tonight will be chilly; we drop into the mid 40s by daybreak tomorrow. The last time Birmingham had a temperature below 50 degrees was back on May 8 when the low was 49.

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A Mighty Fine Day Out There In Central Alabama At Midday

A Mighty Fine Day Out There In Central Alabama At Midday

| October 16, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

At this point, much of Central Alabama is free from any cloud cover. The only location seeing clouds at this point are in the south and southeastern parts of the area, but those will soon be gone as well.

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Refreshing Weather Change For Alabama Today

Refreshing Weather Change For Alabama Today

| October 16, 2017 @ 6:25 am

The sky becomes mostly sunny today with a cool north wind of 12-22 mph; the high over North/Central Alabama will be in the 65-70 degree range. Tonight will be clear and cool with temperatures in the 40s by daybreak tomorrow.

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Wild Bill’s Sauce Is An Alabama Maker Wingin’ It On The Wild Side

Wild Bill’s Sauce Is An Alabama Maker Wingin’ It On The Wild Side

| October 16, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Wild Bill’s Sauce, Gulf Shores: All Bill Howard set out to do was to duplicate a wing sauce he had loved at an Atlanta restaurant.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Historic Chattahoochee Commission Bought Hart House

On This Day In Alabama History: Historic Chattahoochee Commission Bought Hart House

| October 16, 2017 @ 5:01 am

October 16, 1985 : The Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC) bought the Hart House in Eufaula to use as its headquarters.

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Meet The Man Instrumental In Bringing The Talladega Superspeedway To Alabama

Meet The Man Instrumental In Bringing The Talladega Superspeedway To Alabama

| October 16, 2017 @ 5:00 am

95-year-old Bill Ward is amazingly sharp. The former Anniston insurance executive maintains a pleasant demeanor and keeps a warm, friendly smile on his face. He meets no strangers.

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Last Warm Day for Awhile; Showers Increase Ahead of Front Through This Evening

Last Warm Day for Awhile; Showers Increase Ahead of Front Through This Evening

| October 15, 2017 @ 2:03 pm

An approaching cold front will trigger showers this afternoon and evening before some really fall-like air arrives for the week ahead.

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Warm but Turning Much Cooler Monday

Warm but Turning Much Cooler Monday

| October 15, 2017 @ 6:58 am

One final warm day for the next couple of weeks and rain chances will ramp up this afternoon into the overnight hours as a cold front makes a brisk trek across Alabama. Look for much cooler air for Monday afternoon and the morning lows in the 40s by Tuesday morning.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Black-owned Bank Opened

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Black-owned Bank Opened

| October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 15, 1900 : The Rev

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More Clouds Than Sun At Midday Across Central Alabama

More Clouds Than Sun At Midday Across Central Alabama

| October 14, 2017 @ 11:37 am

With high pressure located off to our east over northern South Carolina, we have an eastern flow across Central Alabama, and that is pulling cloud cover in across the area from the east.

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Warm Today, Sunday, Cooler Monday

Warm Today, Sunday, Cooler Monday

| October 14, 2017 @ 6:51 am

The weekend will be warm as moisture levels climb. A fairly fast moving cold front will bring rain chances to Alabama from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, but the big news will be the big change in the temperatures by Monday with highs then only in the lower 70s.

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Make The Most Of Your Weekend With This Week’s Can’t Miss Alabama

Make The Most Of Your Weekend With This Week’s Can’t Miss Alabama

| October 14, 2017 @ 5:15 am

Make the most of your weekend at the National Shrimp Festival, Alabama 500, and Champions of Magic Show in this week’s Can’t Miss Alabama.

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Chris Rogers Won Title Under Nick Saban, Now Ceo Of Company That Mentors Young Men

Chris Rogers Won Title Under Nick Saban, Now Ceo Of Company That Mentors Young Men

| October 14, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Chris Rogers played for Nick Saban on Alabama’s 2009 national championship team. He was the only cornerback on the squad not drafted by a National Football League team.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Martin Luther King Won Nobel Peace Prize

On This Day In Alabama History: Martin Luther King Won Nobel Peace Prize

| October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 14, 1964: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in the modern civil rights movement.

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Much Cooler Air Arrives Monday

Much Cooler Air Arrives Monday

| October 13, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

SUMMER-LIKE AFTERNOON: Temperatures have climbed around 30 degrees from the lows we enjoyed this morning; most places are in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon. So far, Birmingham’s high is 88 degrees, within three degrees of the record high for October 13 of 91, set in 1963. The air is dry, and the sky […]

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