Alabama's Weather

Muggy Summer Days; Scattered Storms

Muggy Summer Days; Scattered Storms

| August 16, 2017 @ 6:21 am

SUN, HEAT, STORMS: Classic “dog day” weather will continue across Alabama through Friday; we will forecast a mix of sun and clouds each day with the usual daily round of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”. Most of the storms will come from 1:00 until 8:00 p.m… and the chance of any one spot getting wet will stay in the 30-40 percent category.

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Scattered Strong Storms

Scattered Strong Storms

| August 15, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have the classic case of scattered, random strong thunderstorms across Alabama on this dog day afternoon. They are moving east, and producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning. The showers and storms will fade away once the sun goes down later this evening.

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Strong Storms Out There As School Lets Out

Strong Storms Out There As School Lets Out

| August 15, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

Numerous showers and thunderstorms have developed and are currently moving through the west and central parts of Central Alabama.

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Tropical Weather

Gert Accelerating Northeastward Over The Northwestern Atlantic

Gert Accelerating Northeastward Over The Northwestern Atlantic

| August 16, 2017 @ 9:36 am

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Gert was located near latitude 37.4 North, longitude 65.7 West. Gert is accelerating toward the northeast near 25 mph (41 km/h). An even faster motion toward the northeast or east-northeast is expected through early Friday.

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| August 16, 2017 @ 12:27 am

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Gert, located a few hundred miles west-northwest of Bermuda.

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Depression Forecast To Become A Tropical Storm Later Today Or
Tonight

Depression Forecast To Become A Tropical Storm Later Today Or Tonight

| August 13, 2017 @ 9:41 am

At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Eight was located near latitude 27.4 North, longitude 71.5 West. The depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through today. A turn toward the north is forecast to occur tonight, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Monday.

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Partner News Stories

On This Day In Alabama History: Warrant Issued For Birmingham Native Angela Davis

On This Day In Alabama History: Warrant Issued For Birmingham Native Angela Davis

| August 16, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 16, 1970: California authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of civil rights activist Angela Davis for her role in an attempted prisoner escape that led to the deaths of four people, including a judge.

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Technology And Children: A Parent’s Survival Guide

Technology And Children: A Parent’s Survival Guide

| August 15, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Technology has changed the way children develop and interact with others, and while it seems to change every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind.

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How One Birmingham Man’s Quick Thinking Helped Him Survive A Heart Attack

How One Birmingham Man’s Quick Thinking Helped Him Survive A Heart Attack

| August 15, 2017 @ 5:01 am

For Harvey Ivey, March 28 started like any other day.  But in a flash, his world changed forever.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

A Fateful Week in Weather History From This Week in 1969

A Fateful Week in Weather History From This Week in 1969

| August 14, 2017 @ 8:34 am

One of the most infamous hurricanes in Gulf Coast history wreaked havoc during this week in weather history in 1969.

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Birmingham’s Longest 100F Streak

Birmingham’s Longest 100F Streak

| August 13, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

On this date in 2007, Birmingham was in the midst of its longest streak of 100 degree days ever.

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“We Have Met Our Andrew”

“We Have Met Our Andrew”

| August 13, 2017 @ 11:25 am

Hurricane Charley made a devastating hit on Southwest Florida on August 13, 2004.

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Spacey Stuff

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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Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

| July 25, 2017 @ 2:00 am

We are 4 weeks out and If you’ve not made plans yet on where to experience the total eclipse, NASA and the Space Science Institute may have some ideas for you. NASA’s eclipse website has everything you need, including interactive maps, links to live streams, and lists of events in your area. There are maps […]

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Solar Eclipses Past and Future

Solar Eclipses Past and Future

| July 10, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

6 weeks from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States. You’ve probably see headlines claiming this is a first in 99 years, which is true, if you are talking about coast to coat eclipses. These headlines refer to the eclipse on June 8 of 1918 which passed trough Washington State, […]

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 603:  I Wrapped Up and the Phones Went Wild

WeatherBrains 603: I Wrapped Up and the Phones Went Wild

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:40 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with James Aydelott, chief meteorologist at Fox 23 in Tulsa, about the rare August tornado. And Bill Murray interviews Dr. Judith Curry.

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WeatherBrains 602:  Supposed to be my Natural Scent

WeatherBrains 602: Supposed to be my Natural Scent

| August 1, 2017 @ 7:12 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, we discuss the Oklahoma City television market with Damon Lane, Chief Meteorologist at KOCO-TV Channel 5.

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WeatherBrains 601: Does Lightning Create Popcorn in a Corn Field?

WeatherBrains 601: Does Lightning Create Popcorn in a Corn Field?

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:44 am

The latest podcast all about the weather features an intriguing discussion on warming messaging with Dr. Dennis Mileti, former director of the Natural Hazards Center.

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Other Recent Posts

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| August 15, 2017 @ 12:56 pm

Radar is currently showing scattered showers and thunderstorms across mainly the western parts of Central Alabama, with some thunderstorm activity in the eastern part over parts of Calhoun, Cleburne, and Cherokee counties.

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Scattered, Mostly Afternoon Storms

Scattered, Mostly Afternoon Storms

| August 15, 2017 @ 7:00 am

TYPICAL SUMMER PATTERN SETTING UP: Today looks like a pretty routine August day in Alabama; hot and humid with morning sunshine followed by scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Of course, a rogue shower or two is certainly possible this morning…

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On This Day In Alabama History: Julia Tutwiler Was Born In Tuscaloosa

On This Day In Alabama History: Julia Tutwiler Was Born In Tuscaloosa

| August 15, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 15, 1841: Education and prison reformer Julia Tutwiler was born in Tuscaloosa. Known as the “Angel of the Stockade,” Tutwiler worked tirelessly to improve Alabama’s prison system.

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Mix Of Sun And Storms Through Mid-Week

Mix Of Sun And Storms Through Mid-Week

| August 14, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: The most active showers and storms are generally east of I-59 this afternoon; nothing severe, but the heavier storms are producing gusty winds, heavy rain, and lots of lighting. The storms will fade tonight. Temperatures are only in the 70s where it has been raining, but away from the showers we are seeing upper 80s and a few low 90s.

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Heavy Rain Moving In At The Midday Hour

Heavy Rain Moving In At The Midday Hour

| August 14, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

Much of the activity at this point is located over the northern half of Central Alabama mainly north of the I-20 and I-20/59 corridors.

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Numerous Showers/Storms Today

Numerous Showers/Storms Today

| August 14, 2017 @ 6:45 am

MOIST AIR RETURNS: The northern half of Alabama actually had a one day break from rain yesterday, but deeper moisture moved northward overnight, and we expect a number of showers and storms around over the next 18 hours. In fact, showers are in progress early this morning over parts of Northwest Alabama.

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Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: University Of West Alabama

Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: University Of West Alabama

| August 14, 2017 @ 5:01 am

If you didn’t know better, you might think there was no difference between the 7-4 season West Alabama had in 2015 and the 7-4 campaign of 2016.

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Gov. Ivey Announces $4m To Expand USA Medical Center’s Trauma Unit

Gov. Ivey Announces $4m To Expand USA Medical Center’s Trauma Unit

| August 14, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Following a tour of the University of South Alabama Medical Center on Aug. 9, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that $4 million from an economic development bond issue will be directed to the cost of renovating and expanding the hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center.

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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

| August 13, 2017 @ 1:40 pm

A fairly typical, lazy August Sunday is in progress across Central Alabama with a mix of sun and clouds and warm temperatures.

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Isolated Showers Today with More Monday

Isolated Showers Today with More Monday

| August 13, 2017 @ 7:03 am

Moisture levels drop a tad today, so showers and thunderstorms become more isolated today with highs around 90. Moisture levels rise once again Monday, so showers and storms become more numerous once again.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Aviator Asa Rountree Jr. Was Born In Birmingham

On This Day In Alabama History: Aviator Asa Rountree Jr. Was Born In Birmingham

| August 13, 2017 @ 5:01 am

August 13, 1896 – Aviator Asa Rountree Jr. was born in Birmingham.

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Chef Chris Hastings Wants Alabama To Look At Development Through Prism Of Food

Chef Chris Hastings Wants Alabama To Look At Development Through Prism Of Food

| August 13, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Birmingham celebrity chef Chris Hastings wants to use food as an economic development tool, but probably not in the way you would think.

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Patchy Fog Overnight Across Central and North Alabama

Patchy Fog Overnight Across Central and North Alabama

| August 12, 2017 @ 10:29 pm

Patchy fog across Central and North Alabama overnight will reduce visibilities, especially in areas where rain fell this afternoon.

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Tropical Depression Number Eight Forms

Tropical Depression Number Eight Forms

| August 12, 2017 @ 9:52 pm

It is expected to strengthen and become Tropical Storm Gert later tonight or Sunday. It should recurve east of the United States.

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Afternoon Radar Update

Afternoon Radar Update

| August 12, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

Active radar this afternoon with scattered to numerous showers and storms ongoing across Alabama.

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Showers and Storms for Saturday Afternoon

Showers and Storms for Saturday Afternoon

| August 12, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

For the rest of the afternoon, we will continue to deal with a mix of sun and clouds where it is not raining.

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Moisture Levels Remain High

Moisture Levels Remain High

| August 12, 2017 @ 6:52 am

Changes to the overall weather pattern are limited for the next week, so the forecast remains fairly wet with showers and thunderstorms possible everyday. Temperatures remain below the 30-year averages primarily due to cloud cover.

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