Alabama's Weather

Foggy Then Sunny and Warm

Foggy Then Sunny and Warm

| February 19, 2017 @ 9:02 am

A dense fog advisory is in effect for all of Alabama until at least 8 am, so use caution if you are going to be out early. The fog and low clouds should give way by the middle of the morning to sunshine for much of the day with highs climbing into the lower and […]

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Dense Fog Through Early Sunday Morning Across Much of Central Alabama

Dense Fog Through Early Sunday Morning Across Much of Central Alabama

| February 19, 2017 @ 2:02 am

Clearing skies and plentiful low level moisture left over Central Alabama is resulting in patchy dense fog that will reduce visibilities to less than 1/4 mile in spots through mid-morning. A dense fog advisory is in effect for the areas shaded in gray on the graphic. The value on the map show visibilities at 2 […]

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A Look At Central Alabama’s Weather At 8:20PM, & Get Ready For An Awesome Sunday

A Look At Central Alabama’s Weather At 8:20PM, & Get Ready For An Awesome Sunday

| February 18, 2017 @ 8:24 pm

After a day that started off cloudy with scattered light showers across the area, things are starting to look better for the remainder of the evening and the overnight hours. There may be some scattered sprinkles or light showers moving through the eastern parts of the area for the next hour or so, but fog […]

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Headlines

This Week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama

This Week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama

| February 19, 2017 @ 2:15 am

Governor Robert Bentley has declared February 19-24th, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. The National Weather Service, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and other supporting organizations are asking for all our help in providing the public with information about severe weather safety. Advance planning and increased awareness will help residents of Alabama survive […]

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Atmospheric River Wreaks Havoc in the West

Atmospheric River Wreaks Havoc in the West

| February 18, 2017 @ 11:13 am

Southwestern California is picking up, cleaning up and drying out after its worst winter storm since March 20, 2011. A strong storm system crashing onshore was accompanied by an atmospheric river that produced amazing rainfall, as well as snowfall in the mountains. Wait you say, there’s a new weather term I haven’t heard very much. […]

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The Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation: 2/17/2017

The Latest On Alabama’s Drought Situation: 2/17/2017

| February 17, 2017 @ 10:19 am

Some great news… As of the latest U.S. Drought Monitor that was released on Thursday, not a single part of Alabama is defined in extreme or exceptional drought conditions. Much of the northern half of Central Alabama still remains in severe drought conditions, but that area has reduced from over 27% of the state to […]

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Partner News Stories

Alabama Power Archives Hosts Clay Conference Exhibition

Alabama Power Archives Hosts Clay Conference Exhibition

| February 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff The Alabama Power Archives and Museum is hosting an exhibition of works by national and local ceramics artists in conjunction with the 32nd Alabama Clay Conference (ALCC) taking place Feb. 16-19 in Birmingham. The exhibit is curated by the ALCC and features national ceramics artists Ken Baskin, Cheryl Tall and Tony […]

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Pioneering Female Attorney Celebrated In Film

Pioneering Female Attorney Celebrated In Film

| February 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff Alabama Public Television is presenting a new documentary this month that remembers the achievements of attorney Nina Miglionico, a crusader for civil rights and women’s rights in Alabama for decades. The film, “Stand Up, Speak Out,” produced by Birmingham attorney Jenna Bedsole, will broadcast Sunday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. and […]

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On This Day In Alabama History: Jimmie Lee Jackson Was Shot

On This Day In Alabama History: Jimmie Lee Jackson Was Shot

| February 18, 2017 @ 9:59 am

By Graydon RustAlabama 200 February 18, 1965 Alabama State Trooper J. Bonard Fowler shot black activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in the stomach during protests in Marion, and Jackson died eight days later. Jackson was eulogized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on March 3, and Jackson’s death sparked the halted Selma to Montgomery March […]

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

The Enigma Outbreak: On This Date in 1884

The Enigma Outbreak: On This Date in 1884

| February 19, 2017 @ 9:01 am

The U.S. Army Signal Corps was in charge of collecting weather observations and producing storm warnings in 1884. The weather map from the morning of Tuesday, February 19th that year showed low pressure over northern Illinois. Temperatures over the lower Mississippi Valley were in the 60s that morning. From North Alabama into North Carolina, temperatures […]

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The Tornado that Birthed a National Weather Service Office

The Tornado that Birthed a National Weather Service Office

| February 16, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

Just before dawn on Thursday morning, February 16, 1995, thunderstorms were sweeping across North and Central Alabama. The National Weather Service Forecast Office south of Birmingham had responsibility for counties across the central section of the state. The National Weather Service Office in Huntsville had responsibility for several counties in the Tennessee Valley. About 4:25 […]

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Today In Weather History 2/13/1899: Birmingham’s Coldest Ever

Today In Weather History 2/13/1899: Birmingham’s Coldest Ever

| February 12, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

On February 13, 1899, one of the coldest airmasses ever observed in the U.S. made it all the way to the Gulf Coast. It was 7F in New Orleans and Pensacola. Mobile dropped to a numbing -1F. The reading of -2F at Tallahassee still is the state’s coldest reading ever. Many all time state record […]

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WeatherBrains Podcast

WeatherBrains 578: Hair Sticks to My Lip Gloss

WeatherBrains 578: Hair Sticks to My Lip Gloss

| February 15, 2017 @ 7:53 am

WeatherBrains Episode 578 is now online (February 13, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Joining us as the Guest WeatherBrain for this show is W. H. Maya, Assistant Editor at Smithsonian.com. She discussed her grandfather’s role in the NIMBUS weather satellite program. The NIMBUS satellite was […]

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The Day the Nimbus Weather Satellite Exploded:  Tonight on WeatherBrains

The Day the Nimbus Weather Satellite Exploded: Tonight on WeatherBrains

| February 12, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

Smithsonian Magazine Assistant Web Editor Maya Wei-Haas only knew her grandfather as being retired. but when her grandmother died a few years ago, he came out of his shell. And had a fascinating story to tell. Maya learned that he was the manager of the NIMBUS weather satellite program in the 1960s. And in the […]

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WeatherBrains 577:  Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

WeatherBrains 577: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

| February 7, 2017 @ 5:59 am

WeatherBrains Episode 577 is now online (February 6, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is author Wayne Neely. Mr. Neely attended the Caribbean Meteorological Institute in Barbados, where he majored and specialized in weather forecasting. He is an international speaker, […]

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Spacey Stuff

2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

| February 16, 2017 @ 9:21 am

The International Space Station will be making a pass through the sky over Alabama this evening and it will give you a great chance to see it! It will be visible to the naked eye and will look like a fast moving plane, only hundreds of miles higher and moving thousands of miles an hour […]

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Tony Rice Joins the AlabamaWX Team!

Tony Rice Joins the AlabamaWX Team!

| February 15, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

You may have noticed the first entry in our new Spacey Stuff Category earlier this week by new AlabamaWX Contributor Tony Rice. If you haven’t, make sure to check it out. Tony grew up in Southern California in the path of space shuttle orbiters landing at Edwards Air Force Base and has been looking up […]

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Who’s Your Astronomer?

Who’s Your Astronomer?

| February 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and WeatherBrains Contributor Tony Rice will be sharing his weekly astronomy column with us here on Alabama. It will start regularly appearing next Tuesday, February 21st. Welcome Tony to the team! His Twitter account is @RTPHokie! Don’t get me wrong, I’m of course all for getting people outside and enjoying […]

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Other Recent Posts

Rain Exiting, Clouds Linger

Rain Exiting, Clouds Linger

| February 18, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

Most of the rain is done across Alabama, but we are still going to see a few light showers through the rest of the afternoon, mainly east of the Interstate 65 corridor. There are some breaks in the clouds, and that is allowing for some peeks of sunshine, however, most of us continue to deal […]

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Wet Beginning for Your Weekend

Wet Beginning for Your Weekend

| February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Cloudy along with a bit of a wet start to your morning as an upper level low over Missouri traverses the Southeast US today. You can expect to see clouds for much of the day while the threat of rain will be diminishing during the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures will warm a little in […]

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At 8PM Across Central Alabama, Rain Is Invading The Area & Will Continue Through Saturday Morning

At 8PM Across Central Alabama, Rain Is Invading The Area & Will Continue Through Saturday Morning

| February 17, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

After a very pleasant afternoon across Central Alabama, showers have moved into the area at the 7:30 PM mark. Currently there are some moderate to heavy showers falling over parts of southwestern Alabama and has already moved into the southwestern parts of Central Alabama. Those showers have moved into parts of Dallas, Perry, Hale, Greene, […]

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Rain Moves Into Alabama Late Tonight

Rain Moves Into Alabama Late Tonight

| February 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

PLEASANT AFTERNOON: Temperatures are well up in the 60s across Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. Those high clouds are out ahead of a weather system over Texas moving toward Alabama; the clouds will thicken and lower tonight. Rain will move into the southwest counties of the state this evening, and the rain […]

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Live The Legacy: Visit Booker T. Washington’s Mansion At Tuskegee

Live The Legacy: Visit Booker T. Washington’s Mansion At Tuskegee

| February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

By Donna Cope Renowned attorney Bryan Stevenson sees Tuskegee University as hallowed ground. The significance of the university – built by Booker T. Washington, a former slave – is not lost on Stevenson. He has devoted his life to fighting egregious inequality within the criminal justice system, and has spoken at the university many times. […]

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Clouds Are On The Increase At Midday, With Rain Likely Later Tonight & Tomorrow

Clouds Are On The Increase At Midday, With Rain Likely Later Tonight & Tomorrow

| February 17, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

Clouds have already moved into the southwestern parts of the area, but most of Central Alabama are enjoying mostly clear skies at the midday hour. Looking back to our west and southwest, showers and thunderstorms are currently falling of parts of southwestern Mississippi, eastern Louisiana, and back into southeastern Texas. The rest of the southeast […]

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Dorm Decor Furnishes College Rooms All Over The Country From Alabama

Dorm Decor Furnishes College Rooms All Over The Country From Alabama

| February 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

By Karim Shamsi-Basha The Birmingham-based company, Dorm Decor, ships all kinds of furniture for dorm rooms, including beddings, shelves, chairs, desks, lamps, rugs, cubbies and art. Co-founders Alison Gorrie and Kate Phillips started the company when their children headed to college and wanted an upgrade. “Alison was moving her daughter for her freshman year of […]

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Some Rain At Times Tomorrow

Some Rain At Times Tomorrow

| February 17, 2017 @ 9:40 am

SMALL QUAKE LAST NIGHT: The USGS reports a M2.6 earthquake last night at 11:26p CT west of Oak Grove and east of Windham Springs, where Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, and Walker Counties come together. I would imagine most slept right through it. STILL DRY TODAY: Temperatures are down in the 30s across most of North/Central Alabama early […]

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California Dam Emergency Highlights Alabama Dam Safety

California Dam Emergency Highlights Alabama Dam Safety

| February 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am

By Kacey Drescher WSFA As thousands of northern California residents try to return home, could what happened at Oroville Dam happen here in Alabama? Alabama Power operates 14 dams and officials say a robust inspection program keeps the focus on safety. For Mike Jordan, it’s just the right thing to do.“It’s critical,” said Jordan, Southern […]

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