Alabama's Weather

Sun & Clouds Out There At Midday Across Central Alabama, Along With A Few Showers

Sun & Clouds Out There At Midday Across Central Alabama, Along With A Few Showers

| March 28, 2017 @ 11:47 am

We have a mix of sun and clouds across Central Alabama at this point, but a very active day is in store out in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Calmer Weather Through Tomorrow

Calmer Weather Through Tomorrow

| March 28, 2017 @ 5:49 am

After an afternoon and evening of strong to severe storms, calmer weather is in store for Central Alabama for today.

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A Quick Look At Central Alabama’s Weather Situation At 1:00AM

A Quick Look At Central Alabama’s Weather Situation At 1:00AM

| March 28, 2017 @ 1:07 am

After a day that featured a very unstable airmass over the area this afternoon and into this evening, an upper low will move to the east during the overnight hours and will push a trough axis into North Alabama.

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

23 Years Ago Today:  The Goshen United Methodist Church Tornado

23 Years Ago Today: The Goshen United Methodist Church Tornado

| March 28, 2017 @ 5:48 am

What began as a peaceful Palm Sunday quickly changed to a black day day in Alabama weather history when a powerful tornado ripped through northeast Alabama.

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March 27, 1977:  The Worst Aviation Accident in History

March 27, 1977: The Worst Aviation Accident in History

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

An unbelievable series of events led to the deadliest commercial aviation accident in history on the island of Tenerife on this date in 1977.

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What Does the Public Want From A Weather Forecast?

What Does the Public Want From A Weather Forecast?

| March 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

In this special guest post, Dr. Chuck Doswell wonders why people keep complaining when weather forecasts aren’t perfect.

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Partner News Stories

On this day in Alabama history: ‘Howlin’ Mad’ Smith Entered Marine Corps

On this day in Alabama history: ‘Howlin’ Mad’ Smith Entered Marine Corps

| March 28, 2017 @ 5:45 am

The ‘father of modern amphibious warfare’ served during both world wars.

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UAB Patient Joy O’Neal Raises Awareness About Congestive Heart Failure

UAB Patient Joy O’Neal Raises Awareness About Congestive Heart Failure

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:16 am

Women experience heart disease differently than men. UAB is changing that.

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Green Pea Press Is Old-school Printing With Youthful Passion

Green Pea Press Is Old-school Printing With Youthful Passion

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:32 am

Like many art majors, Rachel Lackey left college with the talents — but not the tools.

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Weather Headlines

Last Night’s Central Alabama Storm Reports

Last Night’s Central Alabama Storm Reports

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

Yesterday’s storms were generally hail producers, but one produced a good bit of wind damage on Birmingham’s East Side.

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Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/24/2017

Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/24/2017

| March 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Drought conditions improve slightly over the past week, with the latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor showing that the only part of the area in extreme drought conditions are located in the southern parts of Jefferson County and just very small parts of Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Shelby counties. The rest of Central Alabama are […]

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Preparing to Launch

Preparing to Launch

| March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Pizitz Middle School Sixth grader Faye Miceli penned this guest post about their exciting adventures in weather leading up to their weather balloon launch.

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Spacey Stuff

Why Night Is Not Equal On The Equinox

Why Night Is Not Equal On The Equinox

| March 19, 2017 @ 6:00 am

A great explanation on the meaning of “equinox” and how it affects the sunlight and the dark hours across Central Alabama.

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Venus and Mars, Both Earthlike and Not So Earthlike

Venus and Mars, Both Earthlike and Not So Earthlike

| March 9, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

Throughout March, you can see Mars and Venus in the evening sky. Each is Earthlike in some respects but not so Earthlike in others, such as the weather.

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Moon Performs a Disappearing Act Tonight

Moon Performs a Disappearing Act Tonight

| March 4, 2017 @ 11:13 pm

The Moon will perform a bit of a disappearing act tonight with Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull.  The moon will pass in front of the star, an event also known as a lunar occultation. This will be visible across the Southland as well the rest of the continental United States south […]

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WeatherBrains: The Weekly Netcast About Weather

WeatherBrains 584:  The Only Stud Muffins On the Show

WeatherBrains 584: The Only Stud Muffins On the Show

| March 28, 2017 @ 7:11 am

Jim Cantore joins the WeatherBrains gang to discuss his career and thoughts on the field of meteorology.

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WeatherBrains 583:  Difference Between Uncertainty and Confusion

WeatherBrains 583: Difference Between Uncertainty and Confusion

| March 21, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

WeatherBrains tackles the issues related to communicating uncertainty when forecasting winter weather even in the Northeast US. It’s always a spirited discussion when Dr. Chuck Doswell joins us.

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WeatherBrains 582:  Some Show with Naked People

WeatherBrains 582: Some Show with Naked People

| March 14, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

Great WeatherBrains this week with tropical expert Dr. Phil Klotzbach and Dakota Smith from the Weather Junkies podcast.

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Other Recent Posts

Tons of Lightning in North Alabama Storms

Tons of Lightning in North Alabama Storms

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:53 pm

Strong thunderstorms are pushing southward over North Central Alabama late tonight. They have lots of lightning in them.

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Strong Storms Affecting Parts Of Marion and Lamar Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Parts Of Marion and Lamar Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:49 pm

At 1143 PM CDT, strong thunderstorms were along a line extending from New Salem to near Lake Buttahatchee. Movement was southeast at 25 mph. Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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A Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Tuscaloosa County

A Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Tuscaloosa County

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:18 pm

At 1116 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over southern Tuscaloosa, moving east at 45 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Strong Storms Moving Into Parts Of Marion And Winston Counties

Strong Storms Moving Into Parts Of Marion And Winston Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

At 1042 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Fairview to 6 miles southeast of Moulton.

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A Quick Check Of Our Weather Situation At 10:20PM

A Quick Check Of Our Weather Situation At 10:20PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 10:17 pm

For much of the Central Alabama area, this have calmed down greatly, but up to the northern part of the state, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms are continuing their march to the southeast.

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Strong Storms Moving Into Jackson County

Strong Storms Moving Into Jackson County

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

At 946 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Huntland, or 17 miles southwest of Winchester, moving east at 50 mph. Penny size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Expired For Parts Of Lawrence And Limestone Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Expired For Parts Of Lawrence And Limestone Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:22 pm

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

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Colbert And Franklin Counties Until 10:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Colbert And Franklin Counties Until 10:00PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:21 pm

At 9:37 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 9 miles southeast of Cherokee, or 10 miles southwest of Tuscumbia, moving southeast at 15 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0090 Has Expired For All Alabama Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0090 Has Expired For All Alabama Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Both the NWS offices in Huntsville and Birmingham are allowing the Severe Thunderstorm Watch to expire at 9:00PM as first issued.

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Strong Storms About To Affect Talladega, Tallapoosa, Coosa & Clay Counties

Strong Storms About To Affect Talladega, Tallapoosa, Coosa & Clay Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

At 851 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Logan Martin Lake to Bradford. Movement was northeast at 40 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Calhoun And Etowah Counties

Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Calhoun And Etowah Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:47 pm

At 842 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Glencoe, or 9 miles south of Hokes Bluff, moving northeast at 50 mph. Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cherokee County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cherokee County

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:46 pm

The severe thunderstorm which prompted the warning has weakened.

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Here is a Look at the Alabama Weather Situation Just Before 9 p.m.

Here is a Look at the Alabama Weather Situation Just Before 9 p.m.

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:46 pm

We will be watching storms across North Alabama, as well as other over eastern Mississippi in coming hours.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:31 pm

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

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Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Shelby, St. Clair, & Talladega Counties

Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Shelby, St. Clair, & Talladega Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

At 822 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Westover, or 8 miles north of Wilsonville, moving northeast at 50 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Just A Few Storm Reports From Around The Area

Just A Few Storm Reports From Around The Area

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:01 pm

Several reports of hail covering the ground from all around the area, along with funnel clouds spotted and some wind damage.

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Storm That Moved Through Birmingham Caused Damage on East Side of Town

Storm That Moved Through Birmingham Caused Damage on East Side of Town

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

Be in a safe place across the southern half of Jefferson County including Metro Birmingham as they storms move through.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Parts Of Jefferson County Has Expired

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Parts Of Jefferson County Has Expired

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:23 pm

The storms have moved into St. Clair County. They are no longer severe, but have gusty winds and lightning.

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Strong Storms Moving Across Central Alabama

Strong Storms Moving Across Central Alabama

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:15 pm

Strong storms are moving northeast across Central Alabama at this hour. They are not severe now, but could intensify.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Expired For Parts Of Cherokee And Etowah Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Expired For Parts Of Cherokee And Etowah Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

Storms are between Centre and Piedmont in Cherokee County now but they are not severe. Other storms are over Gadsden and approaching Collinsville.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Marshall County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Marshall County

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:06 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Dekalb County Until 7:30PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Dekalb County Until 7:30PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

At 7:17 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Fort Payne, moving northeast at 40 mph Trees and power lines were reported downed with this storm earlier in Collinsville.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Etowah County Until 7:15PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Etowah County Until 7:15PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

At 6:42 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Aurora to near Steele to near Reece City, moving east at 35 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Lawrence County Until 7:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Lawrence County Until 7:00PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

At 6:48 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Inmanfield, or 13 miles southeast of Moulton, moving east at 40 mph.

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