Current Weather Alerts

10:45 AM:  Areal Flood Advisories Posted Across Central Alabama

10:45 AM: Areal Flood Advisories Posted Across Central Alabama

| June 22, 2017 @ 10:46 am

Heavy rain continues to lift north over West Central Alabama this morning and will affect areas like Jasper, Tuscaloosa, Centreville, Livingston and Eutaw through noon.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Autauga And Lowndes Counties Until 1:30PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Autauga And Lowndes Counties Until 1:30PM

| June 22, 2017 @ 10:29 am

At 10:26 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain was developing to the south of the area and will be spreading northward across the warned area during the next one to two hours.

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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

| June 6, 2017 @ 8:00 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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Alabama's Weather

Impressive Rainfall Totals Within The Last 24 Hours From Around The State

Impressive Rainfall Totals Within The Last 24 Hours From Around The State

| June 22, 2017 @ 10:43 am

As I was entering my 24-hour rainfall total in for my location in Warrior, I noticed that my 1.65 inches really pale in comparison to some of the totals from around the rest of the state. Here are just the top-10 that are showing on the CoCoRaHS site as of 10:30AM…

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Cindy Bringing Heavy Rain, Severe Weather to Alabama, But Leaves a Nice Present Next Week

Cindy Bringing Heavy Rain, Severe Weather to Alabama, But Leaves a Nice Present Next Week

| June 22, 2017 @ 8:47 am

Cindy will bring heavy rain and severe weather to Alabama through Saturday, but she will leave a departing present next week: dewpoints in the 50s!

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Dual Threat Of Flooding/Isolated Tornadoes Today

Dual Threat Of Flooding/Isolated Tornadoes Today

| June 22, 2017 @ 5:54 am

CINDY IS INLAND: Tropical Storm Cindy moved ashore early this morning near the Sabine Pass… the Texas/Louisiana border… well to the west of Alabama. But, as discussed often here, the impact of the tropical storm extends well to the east, and Cindy is responsible for a fetch of moisture from the deep tropics moving right into our state this morning.

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Tropical Weather

Waterspout Crossing Pensacola Bay A Short Time Ago

Waterspout Crossing Pensacola Bay A Short Time Ago

| June 22, 2017 @ 11:19 am

A waterspout crossing Pensacola Bay caught the attention of the observer at the Pensacola Airport.

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10 a.m. UPDATE: Cindy Weakens But Heavy Rains, Severe Threat Continue

10 a.m. UPDATE: Cindy Weakens But Heavy Rains, Severe Threat Continue

| June 22, 2017 @ 9:59 am

A weakening Cindy is moving into Northwest Louisiana at this hour. The severe weather threat will really ramp up to the east of the center this afternoon. Heavy rain is a major threat as well.

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Cindy Expected To Weaken While Moving Farther Inland

Cindy Expected To Weaken While Moving Farther Inland

| June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Cindy moved inland near Cameron LA around 2 a.m this morning. It will continue to produce heavy rain and flash flooding across a wide area of the South into the weekend, along with severe weather.

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Partner News Stories

On This Day In Alabama History: Joe Louis Knocked Out German Boxer Max Schmeling

On This Day In Alabama History: Joe Louis Knocked Out German Boxer Max Schmeling

| June 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

June 22, 1938: LaFayette native Joe Louis knocked out German boxer Max Schmeling in one of the most famous boxing matches of all time, vividly refuting Adolf Hitler’s belief in white supremacy.

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Living His Dream: Benintende Dedicated To Helping Paralyzed Walk Again

Living His Dream: Benintende Dedicated To Helping Paralyzed Walk Again

| June 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Joe Benintende is standing tall.

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Chilton County Celebrates 70 Years Of Peach Festival

Chilton County Celebrates 70 Years Of Peach Festival

| June 21, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Is there any such thing as a platinum peach? Probably not. But since platinum symbolizes a 70th anniversary, it would certainly be appropriate to bring to Clanton this week as Chilton County celebrates 70 years of the Peach Festival.

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

On This Date in 1972:  Hurricane Agnes Made Landfall in the Florida Panhandle

On This Date in 1972: Hurricane Agnes Made Landfall in the Florida Panhandle

| June 19, 2017 @ 6:50 am

On this date in 1972, Hurricane Agnes moved ashore in the Florida panhandle as a weak Category 1 storm.

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Welcome to June!

Welcome to June!

| June 1, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Welcome to the month in which both meteorological and astronomical summer both begin. In case you do not know what the difference between meteorological and astronomical seasons, I’ll try to explain it as best as possible.

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Meteorology 101:  The Lowdown on Sunburn

Meteorology 101: The Lowdown on Sunburn

| May 31, 2017 @ 5:20 am

Meteorological summer starts this week and one of the unwanted consequences of fun in the sun can be a nasty sunburn. Professor Peters tells you how to protect yourself.

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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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INBirmingham

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

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Lowndes County Until 10:30AM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Lowndes County Until 10:30AM

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:33 am

At 4:31 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area.

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Cindy Will Make Landfall Near Cameron, Louisiana Around 2 a.m.

Cindy Will Make Landfall Near Cameron, Louisiana Around 2 a.m.

| June 21, 2017 @ 9:56 pm

Cindy has top winds of 50 mph and little change in strength is expected before landfall late tonight. The storm continues to bring heavy rains to the northern Gulf Coast.

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Feeder Band Lifting North With Heavy Rain, Some Strong Storms

Feeder Band Lifting North With Heavy Rain, Some Strong Storms

| June 21, 2017 @ 9:42 pm

A strong feeder band associated with Tropical Storm Cindy is lifting northward across Alabama tonight. It should arrive in Birmingham around 1 a.m. or so.

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Today’s High of 75F Is Coolest June 21st on Record at Birmingham

Today’s High of 75F Is Coolest June 21st on Record at Birmingham

| June 21, 2017 @ 8:23 pm

The high of 75F at Birmingham today was the coolest maximum recorded on any June 21st.

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Tornado on the Ground in Covington County

Tornado on the Ground in Covington County

| June 21, 2017 @ 7:13 pm

A tornado has been reported in Covington County west of Opp. It is moving north at 30 mph.

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Flooding Threat Continues; Isolated Tornadoes

Flooding Threat Continues; Isolated Tornadoes

| June 21, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video due to ongoing severe weather in far South Alabama** DANGEROUS STORMS OVER SOUTH ALABAMA: As I write this at 2:50p CT a dangerous storm with a possible was approaching Foley in southern Baldwin County… Photo below is from @coachjay37 A tornado watch is in effect for much of the Central […]

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7 PM Update on Cindy:  Heavy Rainfall Continues To Affect The Northern Gulf Coast

7 PM Update on Cindy: Heavy Rainfall Continues To Affect The Northern Gulf Coast

| June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Tropical Storm Cindy should move inland later tonight near the Texas/Louisiana border. An Air Force plane will be enroute shortly to investigate the storm.

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Cindy May Be Strengthening

Cindy May Be Strengthening

| June 21, 2017 @ 6:42 pm

An oil platform near the center of Tropical Storm Cindy measured a hurricane force wind gust at 5:55 p.m. with a pressure of 991 mb.

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Heavy Rainfall From Cindy Affecting The Northern Gulf Coast

Heavy Rainfall From Cindy Affecting The Northern Gulf Coast

| June 21, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

The center of Tropical Storm Cindy is now visible on the Lake Charles and Houston radars. It appears to have stalled temporarily to me, although the motion over the past few hours is still to the northwest. We don’t have any aircraft fixes on the center since Mission 04 has gone back to base.

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