Current Weather Alerts

Good News!  Tornado Watch Is Canceled for Tonight

Good News! Tornado Watch Is Canceled for Tonight

| June 22, 2017 @ 9:11 pm

While a brief tornado ot two can’t be ruled out, the tornado threat is lessening and the tornado watch is canceled.

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Flash Flood Watch For Much Of Central Has Been Extended Until 7PM Friday

Flash Flood Watch For Much Of Central Has Been Extended Until 7PM Friday

| June 22, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

Moderate to heavy rains will relax across the area tonight, but will quickly redevelop Friday. Tropical system Cindy has already dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts up to 6 inches. An additional 2 inches of rain or so is possible Friday into Saturday.

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Tornado Watch Issued For Much of Central Alabama Until 10PM CDT

Tornado Watch Issued For Much of Central Alabama Until 10PM CDT

| June 22, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

A Tornado Watch has been issued for nearly all of Central Alabama until 10PM CDT tonight.

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Alabama's Weather

Fairfield Damage Consistent with EF-2 Tornado

Fairfield Damage Consistent with EF-2 Tornado

| June 22, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

The NWS has issued a preliminary rating on the Fairfield tornado based on the damage at Weibel Dr. and Dr. MLK Blvd.

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A Quick Radar Check at 4:30PM

A Quick Radar Check at 4:30PM

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

Most of the showers associated with the outer feeder bands have now progressed over into the eastern half of the state at this time. The strongest cells at the moment are located in Tallapoosa, Chambers, and Randolph counties, with another strong cell that is showing signs of a little rotation in Lowndes County in currently over the White Hall community.

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The Latest on the Alabama Weather Situation Through 3:40 p.m.

The Latest on the Alabama Weather Situation Through 3:40 p.m.

| June 22, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

Dangerous storm passing just west of Dadeville. Be in safe shelter in Jackson’s Gap.

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Partner News Stories

Alabama Connections On Display At 2017 Paris Air Show

Alabama Connections On Display At 2017 Paris Air Show

| June 22, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

The 2017 Paris Air Show is ground zero for the aerospace industry, a spectacle whose amazing aircraft demonstration flights are eclipsed by the billions of dollars in new deals announced and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that lead to future projects.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Joe Louis Knocked Out German Boxer Max Schmeling

On This Day In Alabama History: Joe Louis Knocked Out German Boxer Max Schmeling

| June 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

June 22, 1938: LaFayette native Joe Louis knocked out German boxer Max Schmeling in one of the most famous boxing matches of all time, vividly refuting Adolf Hitler’s belief in white supremacy.

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Living His Dream: Benintende Dedicated To Helping Paralyzed Walk Again

Living His Dream: Benintende Dedicated To Helping Paralyzed Walk Again

| June 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Joe Benintende is standing tall.

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Tropical Weather

Rainfall Totals from Cindy So Far

Rainfall Totals from Cindy So Far

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:47 pm

Here are some rainfall amounts from Tropical Storm Cindy through 1 p.m. CDT. Ocean Springs MS is the big winner so far with 12.30 inches.

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Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

Cindy was weakened to tropical depression status this afternoon. The center is moving through northern Louisiana.

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Waterspout Crossing Pensacola Bay A Short Time Ago

Waterspout Crossing Pensacola Bay A Short Time Ago

| June 22, 2017 @ 11:19 am

A waterspout crossing Pensacola Bay caught the attention of the observer at the Pensacola Airport.

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Spacey Stuff

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

| May 16, 2017 @ 5:40 am

The names given to asteroids and comets is as varied as the interests of the astronomers who discover them.

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Eclipse Glasses Safety

Eclipse Glasses Safety

| May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 am

A total solar eclipse is about as bright as a full moon, and just as safe to look at. But the partial eclipses lasts 2-3 hours and requires the right kind of protection to prevent eye injury.

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Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

| May 2, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Be on the lookout for the Eta Aquariid meteor shower this week, peaking Saturday night May 6 into the 7th.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 596:  Pick A Tab, Any Tab

WeatherBrains 596: Pick A Tab, Any Tab

| June 21, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

This week’s WeatherBrains episode is a two hour and 45 minute marathon with two GOES-16 experts! Learn all about the new satellite and its features.

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WeatherBrains 595:  Unified Message Mania

WeatherBrains 595: Unified Message Mania

| June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 am

In this episode of the original weather podcast, the WeatherBrains gang talks with Lan Rothfusz from the National Severe Storms Laboratory about a variety of topics including some of the latest on warn on forecast.

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WeatherBrains 594:  Oh Crap!

WeatherBrains 594: Oh Crap!

| June 6, 2017 @ 6:17 am

In this episode of the highly acclaimed podcast that’s all about the weather, we talk with about the lives of married people when both of them are meteorologists. Give a listen to some of the trials and benefits to this kind of situation.

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IN Birmingham

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

| June 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

A highly acclaimed documentary is being shown tonight in Birmingham as part of our Sidewalk Film Festival’s Screen Talk Series.

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San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

| June 19, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

Birmingham’s amazing food scene was recently recognized in a featured article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Check out travel editor Larry Bleiberg’s take on our city.

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New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

| June 18, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

The New York Times featured Birmingham a couple of weeks ago in its Thirty Six Hours series, another feather in the area’s growing reputation as a major tourist destination.

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Other Recent Posts

Tornado Threat Continues Overnight

Tornado Threat Continues Overnight

| June 22, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

There is still a threat of tornadoes across much of the area tonight. Make sure you have a reliable way to receive warnings overnight, even when you are sleeping.

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Areal Flood Warning for Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo and Perry Counties till 7:15 PM CDT

Areal Flood Warning for Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo and Perry Counties till 7:15 PM CDT

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

More counties in West Alabama are now under an areal flood warning. The rainfall is over, but flooding is occurring.

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Flood Warnings For Parts of Walker, Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, Bibb, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, & Talladega Until 7:00PM

Flood Warnings For Parts of Walker, Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, Bibb, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, & Talladega Until 7:00PM

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

At 357 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated rainfall of 2 to 4 inches the past 24 hours. Locally higher amounts have been reported. Any additional rain will cause ponding of water on roadways, small creek flooding and urban flooding. Runoff will last for several more hours.

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Areal Flood Warning for Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery Counties till 6:45 PM CDT

Areal Flood Warning for Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery Counties till 6:45 PM CDT

| June 22, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

Very heavy tropical downpours will cause potential flooding in these counties.

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Tornado Warning Cancelled For Tallapoosa County

Tornado Warning Cancelled For Tallapoosa County

| June 22, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado. Therefore the warning has been cancelled.

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Tornado Warning For Parts Of Tallapoosa And Clay Until 3:45PM

Tornado Warning For Parts Of Tallapoosa And Clay Until 3:45PM

| June 22, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

At 256 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Hillabee Creek, or near Alexander City, moving northeast at 35 mph.

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Multiple Rotations Over In Eastern Alabama

Multiple Rotations Over In Eastern Alabama

| June 22, 2017 @ 2:57 pm

More rotations are starting to show up on radar over in the eastern parts of the area, especially near Alexander City, Eclectic. Peopple in and around these areas be ready if these are approaching your location.

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