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Severe Storms Possible Across Alabama Tomorrow

Severe Storms Possible Across Alabama Tomorrow

| March 24, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

STORMY SATURDAY: Roughly the western half of Alabama is in the standard “slight risk” of severe weather for tomorrow, with a “marginal risk” for the eastern counties

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Satellite Sheldon on the Weekend’s Active Weather

Satellite Sheldon on the Weekend’s Active Weather

| March 24, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

Satellite Sheldon’s take on this weekend’s active weather across Alabama and the Southland.

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A Quick Look At Our Weather At Midday; Strong Storms Tormorrow

A Quick Look At Our Weather At Midday; Strong Storms Tormorrow

| March 24, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

Skies across the area at the midday hour are mostly clear for a good part of the area, with a little more cloud cover along the Alabama/Mississippi state line and down into southwest Alabama.

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Partner News Stories

Jefferson County Gets $25M For Infrastructure, Economic Development

Jefferson County Gets $25M For Infrastructure, Economic Development

| March 24, 2017 @ 6:25 am

An important Alabama Supreme Court decision will benefit Jefferson County.

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On This Day In Alabama History: U.S., Creek Nation Signed Treaty Of Cusseta

On This Day In Alabama History: U.S., Creek Nation Signed Treaty Of Cusseta

| March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 am

March 24, 1832: The U.S. government and the Creek Nation signed the Treaty of Cusseta in Washington, D.C.

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Young Women’s Empowerment Conference Challenges Traditional Images Of Success

Young Women’s Empowerment Conference Challenges Traditional Images Of Success

| March 24, 2017 @ 5:59 am

From career selection solutions to improving personal image, the 2017 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference (YWEC) was held with one main mission in mind.

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Weather Headlines

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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Learning About Vorticity, Constant Pressure Levels and Wind Barbs, Among Other Weathery Things

Learning About Vorticity, Constant Pressure Levels and Wind Barbs, Among Other Weathery Things

| March 22, 2017 @ 5:45 am

The sixth grade science teachers at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia kicked off their second annual weather balloon launch yesterday with a special training session for 395 Launch Weather Officers.

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

What Does the Public Want From A Weather Forecast?

What Does the Public Want From A Weather Forecast?

| March 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am

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

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The March 21, 1932 Outbreak:  Sylacauga

The March 21, 1932 Outbreak: Sylacauga

| March 21, 2017 @ 2:05 pm | 7 Replies

A third wave of tornadoes affected Alabama during the evening hours on March 21, 1932. One of the hardest hit communities was Sylacauga.

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The March 21, 1932 Outbreak: My God, It’s A Cyclone!

The March 21, 1932 Outbreak: My God, It’s A Cyclone!

| March 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm | 13 Replies

Chilton County was arguably the hardest hit of the counties affected by the March 21, 1932 tornado outbreak with two destructive long track tornadoes that killed over 49 and 31 people respectively.

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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 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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National Weather Podcast Month Rolls On

National Weather Podcast Month Rolls On

| March 14, 2017 @ 5:46 am

March is National Weather Podcast Month, highlighting the great new weather shows out there!

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Other Recent Posts

Capstone Agency And Alabama Power Holding University Of Alabama Grant Competition

Capstone Agency And Alabama Power Holding University Of Alabama Grant Competition

| March 24, 2017 @ 4:59 am

Capstone Agency and Alabama Power are nearing the final stretch of the first phase of the Igniting Innovation grant competition that began on Feb. 20.

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Saturday

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Saturday

| March 23, 2017 @ 2:31 pm

We stay dry tomorrow with a partly sunny sky and a high back in the 70s. To the west we will be keeping an eye an upper trough moving out of the Rockies that will bring a severe weather threat to places like Dallas, Tulsa, Little Rock, and Shreveport.

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Take Your Spring Break At The Birmingham Zoo, A Flower Show Or A Concert This Weekend In Can’t Miss Alabama

Take Your Spring Break At The Birmingham Zoo, A Flower Show Or A Concert This Weekend In Can’t Miss Alabama

| March 23, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Here are our top picks for the first spring weekend of 2017.

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Retired Units At Alabama Power’s Plant Gorgas Carefully Coming Down

Retired Units At Alabama Power’s Plant Gorgas Carefully Coming Down

| March 23, 2017 @ 2:29 pm

By Gilbert Nicholson From Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. For more than 50 years, and through 11 presidencies, Units 6 and 7 at Plant Gorgas in Walker County helped provide reliable electricity to Alabama Power customers. Almost two years ago, on April 30, 2015, however, toughening federal environmental regulations forced the retirement of the two […]

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How’s The Weather Across Central Alabama At Midday?

How’s The Weather Across Central Alabama At Midday?

| March 23, 2017 @ 1:16 pm

It’s a beautiful day across much of Central Alabama at the midday hour, and temperatures are quite nice as well.

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Dry Through Tomorrow; Stormy Saturday

Dry Through Tomorrow; Stormy Saturday

| March 23, 2017 @ 5:24 am

Temperatures are mostly in the 47-52 degree range early this morning across Alabama with a fair sky. We project pleasant spring weather today and tomorrow with a mix of sun and clouds both days; the high today will be between 68 and 71, followed by mid 70s tomorrow.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Wernher Von Braun Was Born In Germany

On This Day In Alabama History: Wernher Von Braun Was Born In Germany

| March 23, 2017 @ 5:23 am

Rocket engineer Wernher von Braun was born in Wirsitz, Germany. Credited with inventing the world’s first ballistic missile, the V-2, for Nazi Germany, von Braun secretly moved to the U.S. in 1945 and Huntsville in 1950.

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Take Action: Put The Brakes On Road Rage With These Tips From Dr. Josh

Take Action: Put The Brakes On Road Rage With These Tips From Dr. Josh

| March 23, 2017 @ 5:22 am

Every journey begins with a single, often small, step. But the challenge for many is getting started.

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Forever Wild Program Generates Solid Economic Return To Alabama

Forever Wild Program Generates Solid Economic Return To Alabama

| March 23, 2017 @ 5:21 am

The Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust is a powerful economic engine that provides numerous fiscal benefits to communities throughout the state, a recently released analysis shows.

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Severe Storms Possible Saturday

Severe Storms Possible Saturday

| March 22, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

COOLER DAY: Yesterday at this time, temperatures were soaring into the mid to upper 80s across Alabama, but today the northern half of the state is considerably cooler, with readings mostly in the 60s. The light rain we had on radar this morning has moved into Georgia, and things are quiet at mid-afternoon.

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Midday Check Of The Weather Across North/Central Alabama

Midday Check Of The Weather Across North/Central Alabama

| March 22, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

Most of the North/Central Alabama area is dry at this point with a mix of sun and clouds over the northern half, with mainly clear skies to the south.

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Cooling Trend Through Mid-Week; Stormy Saturday

Cooling Trend Through Mid-Week; Stormy Saturday

| March 22, 2017 @ 6:31 am

We will mention the risk of a few widely scattered showers over North Alabama this morning, otherwise today will be noticeably cooler with a mix of sun and clouds; most communities will see a high between 67 and 70 degrees, almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday when temperatures soared into the upper 80s.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Union Launched Largest Cavalry Raid Of Civil War

On This Day In Alabama History: Union Launched Largest Cavalry Raid Of Civil War

| March 22, 2017 @ 5:01 am

By Graydon Rust Alabama 200 March 22, 1865 Union Gen. James H. Wilson launched the largest cavalry raid of the Civil War into central Alabama with about 13,500 troops. Targeting industrial facilities such as coal mines and ironworks, Wilson’s troops faced little resistance except for 5,000 cavalry troops under the command of Gen. Nathaniel Bedford […]

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Alabama Legacy Moment: The Vine And Olive Colony

Alabama Legacy Moment: The Vine And Olive Colony

| March 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama.

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A Quick Mid-Evening Update To Our Weather Situation

A Quick Mid-Evening Update To Our Weather Situation

| March 21, 2017 @ 8:39 pm

The rain activity has now pushed out of the state and well into Georgia, and the severe weather threat for North/Central Alabama has come to an end.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Canceled for all Alabama Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Canceled for all Alabama Counties

| March 21, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

The severe thunderstorm watch has now been canceled for all counties in North Alabama.

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Storms Over Etowah and Cherokee Counties Into Georgia Now

Storms Over Etowah and Cherokee Counties Into Georgia Now

| March 21, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

The storms over Northeast Alabama are now into Georgia. A cold front will bring much cooler weather for tomorrow.

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Strong Storms Approaching Etowah County

Strong Storms Approaching Etowah County

| March 21, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

At 644 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Tabor Road to Sardis City to Snead.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties

| March 21, 2017 @ 6:34 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property.

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Strong Storms Approaching Cherokee County

Strong Storms Approaching Cherokee County

| March 21, 2017 @ 6:17 pm

A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Cherokee County until 7:15PM for strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 9 miles southeast of Ider to Rainsville to 9 miles northwest of Geraldine.

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Strong Storms Approaching Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Jackson & Dekalb Counties

Strong Storms Approaching Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Jackson & Dekalb Counties

| March 21, 2017 @ 6:07 pm

Two separate Significant Weather Advisories have been issued for counties in the northeast part of the state.

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Severe T-Storm Warning Issued for Parts of Jackson County Until 6:00PM

Severe T-Storm Warning Issued for Parts of Jackson County Until 6:00PM

| March 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

At 526 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 12 miles northeast of Skyline, or 15 miles south of Winchester, moving southeast at 50 mph.

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Severe T-Storm Warning Issued for Parts of Jackson, Madison, and Limestone Counties Until 6:00PM

Severe T-Storm Warning Issued for Parts of Jackson, Madison, and Limestone Counties Until 6:00PM

| March 21, 2017 @ 5:20 pm

At 516 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Harvest, or 8 miles east of Athens, moving southeast at 50 mph.

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Severe T-storm Warning Issued for Parts of Jackson & Madison Counties Until 5:30PM Expired

Severe T-storm Warning Issued for Parts of Jackson & Madison Counties Until 5:30PM Expired

| March 21, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

At 456 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Tims Ford Lake to 8 miles east of Ardmore, moving southeast at 45 mph.

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