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Widespread Rain For Alabama Tomorrow

Widespread Rain For Alabama Tomorrow

| February 20, 2017 @ 2:57 pm

FINE FEBRUARY AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 70s across Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. Those clouds will thicken and lower tonight, however, and we will deal with wet weather tomorrow. RAIN RETURNS: Rain will become widespread across Alabama by mid to late morning tomorrow, and the rain continues tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow […]

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A Few High Clouds Out There At Midday, But A Great & Warm Day Across Central Alabama

A Few High Clouds Out There At Midday, But A Great & Warm Day Across Central Alabama

| February 20, 2017 @ 1:26 pm

At the midday hour across Central Alabama, we have some high, thin clouds floating overhead that are filtering the sun a little bit, but they are not affecting the temperatures at all. Back to our west, showers and thunderstorms are occurring over the eastern parts of Texas, into the western parts of Louisiana. No severe […]

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Spring-Like Today; Rain Returns Tomorrow

Spring-Like Today; Rain Returns Tomorrow

| February 20, 2017 @ 6:06 am

WARM FEBRUARY DAY: The average high today for Birmingham is 60 degrees… we should climb about 15 degrees above that today with a high in the mid to upper 70s along with a good supply of sunshine. If you enjoyed the weather yesterday, you will love it today. We will keep an eye on active […]

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Severe Weather

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Monday’s Topic – Severe Thunderstorms

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Monday’s Topic – Severe Thunderstorms

| February 20, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

Thunderstorms are a familiar occurrence in Alabama. In Birmingham, we average 57 thunderstorm days a year. Mobile averages 79 thunderstorm days. Many find storms to be interesting and even thrilling, but they are dangerous creatures that deserve our respect. By definition, thunderstorms contain lightning, the underrated killer. Thunderstorms also produce damaging winds, hail, flooding and […]

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This Week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama

This Week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama

| February 19, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

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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Do You Have a Severe Weather Safety Plan?

Do You Have a Severe Weather Safety Plan?

| February 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama and all week long we will be talking about severe weather that affects our state and how you can prepare for it. Severe weather is a very real possibility any time of the year across Central Alabama. When severe weather threatens, stack the odds in your favor […]

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Partner News Stories

Alabama Power Archives Hosts Clay Conference Exhibition

Alabama Power Archives Hosts Clay Conference Exhibition

| February 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

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 Headlines

Sunday Afternoon National Highlights:  More Wind and Rain for Northern California

Sunday Afternoon National Highlights: More Wind and Rain for Northern California

| February 19, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

I loved when JB Elliott, our late mentor and friend, used to use NOAA Weatheradio on fair weather days to highlight interesting weather going on in other parts of the country. Here are a few notes from around the Fruited Plain: …A major storm is set to impact Northern California with another “atmospheric river” event. […]

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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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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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Other Recent Posts

A Quick Peek At Central Alabama’s Weather At 10PM, Plus The Next 7 Days

A Quick Peek At Central Alabama’s Weather At 10PM, Plus The Next 7 Days

| February 19, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

It was another beautiful mid-February day across Central Alabama, with above-average temperatures making it a great day to get out around town today. It was a great day down at the Hoover Library for the Wild Weather: Adventures Of Storm Chasers presentation, featuring our own Brian Peters, along with the awesome storm chasers John Brown […]

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See Brian Peters’ and John Brown’s Storm Chasing Talk Now on Facebook Live

See Brian Peters’ and John Brown’s Storm Chasing Talk Now on Facebook Live

| February 19, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

John Brown and Brian Peters are leading a storm chasing talk live at the Hoover Public Library this afternoon. Here is Scott Martin’s stream of the event on our Facebook Live account. Share This: CommentsPowered by Facebook Comments

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Understand the Difference Between Watches and Warnings

Understand the Difference Between Watches and Warnings

| February 19, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

It is critical that you have a reliable way of receiving severe weather watches and warnings immediately. Lead times for tornado warnings have increased dramatically since the implementation of Doppler Radar and false alarm rates continue to drop. Prior to 2007, severe weather warnings were only issued for entire counties. In 2007, the National Weather […]

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Nice Today, Great Tomorrow. PWW (Perfect Weather Watch) in Effect for Central Alabama.

Nice Today, Great Tomorrow. PWW (Perfect Weather Watch) in Effect for Central Alabama.

| February 19, 2017 @ 1:40 pm

It’s hard to argue with today’s weather. A good supply of sunshine after some early morning fog in valleys and low clouds in East Alabama. But temperatures have rebounded nicely from early morning lows mostly in the 40s to the 60s over Northeast Alabama and 70s elsewhere across Central Alabama. Just a few clouds scattered […]

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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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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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