Alabama's Weather

Fall Arrives; Still Feels Like Summer

Fall Arrives; Still Feels Like Summer

| September 22, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

HELLO FALL: The equinox was at 3:02p CT… today is the day we have approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. Of course, this is Alabama, and often we don’t really enjoy the first good front of fall until October, and we will stay warm for the next 5 to 7 days.

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Mostly Clear, Hot, & Humid at Midday

Mostly Clear, Hot, & Humid at Midday

| September 22, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

We only have a few cumulus clouds dotting the skies across Central Alabama at this point of the day, but I do expect a few more clouds to develop during the main heating part of the afternoon.

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Fall Arrives Today; Still Feels Like Summer

Fall Arrives Today; Still Feels Like Summer

| September 22, 2017 @ 6:34 am

THE DAY OF THE EQUINOX: The autumnal equinox is today at 3:02p CT… that is when the sun will be directly over the equator, and we have approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. And, while fall “officially” arrives, it will still feel like summer with temperatures reaching the upper 80s again today. And, like recent days, a few showers and storms are possible this afternoon and early tonight, but they should be widely separated.

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Tropical Weather

Lee Becomes A Tropical Storm Once Again

Lee Becomes A Tropical Storm Once Again

| September 22, 2017 @ 9:51 pm

At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lee was located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 49.0 West. Lee is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn toward the northeast with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected on Saturday, followed by a turn toward the east and a resumption of the current speed on Sunday.

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Dangerous Hurricane Maria Forecast To Move Northward Over The
Western Atlantic Waters

Dangerous Hurricane Maria Forecast To Move Northward Over The Western Atlantic Waters

| September 22, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

High Swells Are Expected To Increase Along Portions Of The Southeast United States Coast

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| September 22, 2017 @ 6:52 pm

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Maria, located a little over one hundred miles north of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and on recently regenerated Tropical Depression Lee, located over the central Atlantic Ocean.

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Partner News Stories

Artist Garland Farwell Felt The Staying Power Of York, Alabama

Artist Garland Farwell Felt The Staying Power Of York, Alabama

| September 22, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Most artists spend their lives trying to get to New York or Los Angeles. For Garland Farwell, it was the opposite. For the Los Angeles native, and sometime New Yorker, light bulbs of inspiration and curiosity went off when he started thinking about the South.

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Tomberlin’s Take: Why Not Birmingham For Amazon’s Second Headquarters?

Tomberlin’s Take: Why Not Birmingham For Amazon’s Second Headquarters?

| September 22, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Tomberlin’s Take: Why Not Birmingham For Amazon’s Second Headquarters?

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Neato! Make An Emergency Orange Peel Candle

Neato! Make An Emergency Orange Peel Candle

| September 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

There are times when you need light and don’t have access to candles or a flashlight.

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Weather Headlines

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

| September 18, 2017 @ 10:13 am

Want to become a “storm spotter,” these classes will teach you what you need to know to become a true storm spotter. First class is Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.

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Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

| September 12, 2017 @ 8:57 am

While Irma has greatly faded from her strongest numbers, her wrath will be felt for a while as clean-up starts in the southeast.

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Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

| September 10, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

The NWS in Miami is warning that the center of Irma is near Marco Island. Storm surge flooding is expected to begin shortly.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Here are the top ten hurricanes to strike the United States, ranked by central pressure at landfall. Irma will almost certainly make this list.

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Remembering Katrina:  Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

Remembering Katrina: Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

| August 27, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

On this date in 2005, preparations were underway along the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina, but inexplicably there was still no mandatory evacuation for New Orleans.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 609:  It’s Complicated!

WeatherBrains 609: It’s Complicated!

| September 19, 2017 @ 9:07 am

In this episode four of the WeatherBrains gang are at the 42nd annual meeting of the National Weather Association in Garden Grove, CA, so we’re going to be bringing a vast array of guests to this rather special – and long – episode.

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WeatherBrains 608:  Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

WeatherBrains 608: Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

| September 13, 2017 @ 6:35 am

In one of the busiest episodes ever for WeatherBrains, we talk with two people that were involved with Harvey and the Houston flooding, the topic of hurricane messaging with Dr. Laura Myers and Kim Klockow, and several of the people responsible for the upcoming NWA annual conference.

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WeatherBrains 607:  Kevin is Half Dressed!

WeatherBrains 607: Kevin is Half Dressed!

| September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with Mike Gerber from the NWS who delves into the details to the WEA messages (wireless emergency alerts). We also talk with the guys who launched a weather balloon into the eye wall of Harvey.

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Space Weather by Tony Rice

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

| August 29, 2017 @ 5:37 am

One of the areas impacted by Harvey is NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Located on relatively low ground on the west side of Galveston Bay, the center remains closed today, Monday, August 28 with only mission essential personnel on site.

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The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Dont toss those eclipse glasses yet, there’s more to see.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:15 am

The eclipse is 2 weeks away, but a meteor shower this weekend will have us looking skyward. This will happen the evening of Friday, Aug 11 into the morning of Aug 12. The best time to view is about 6:00 am Saturday morning. Look to the darkest part of you sky for best results.

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Other Recent Posts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Lee And Russell Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Lee And Russell Counties

| September 22, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

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

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The 21st Night Of September

The 21st Night Of September

| September 21, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: No change, as the upper ridge over the eastern U.S. holds. Partly sunny, very warm days, fair nights, and isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. The chance of any one spot getting wet each day is only about one in five. Highs remain mostly in the upper 80s.

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Mostly Sunny, Hot, & Humid For Most At Midday, While Some Are Getting Rain

Mostly Sunny, Hot, & Humid For Most At Midday, While Some Are Getting Rain

| September 21, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

We have mostly sunny skies and pretty warm temperatures across Central Alabama at the noon hour, and dewpoint values are making the atmosphere feel rather muggy as well.

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Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

| September 21, 2017 @ 6:29 am

UPPER RIDGE HOLDS: Looks like we will be locked into a warm, humid weather pattern through early next week, and we are going to roll with a persistence forecast for the next five to seven days. An upper ridge over the eastern half of the nation means summer-like weather hangs on; partly sunny days, fair nights, and just a few isolated showers or storms during the afternoon and evening hours.

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What’s Up In This Week’s “Can’t Miss Alabama”

What’s Up In This Week’s “Can’t Miss Alabama”

| September 21, 2017 @ 5:15 am

Can’t Miss Alabama Kicks Off The Beginning Of Fall With Disney On Ice, Woodlawn Street Market And Homestead Hollow Harvest Festival.

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Alabama, Auburn, UAB Face First Conference Foes Of The Season

Alabama, Auburn, UAB Face First Conference Foes Of The Season

| September 21, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Play time is over for college football teams across the state as early-season opponents have given way to conference foes.

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Mercedes To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In $1B Alabama Project

Mercedes To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In $1B Alabama Project

| September 21, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Mercedes-Benz announced plans today to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation, where it will set up electric vehicle production and build a battery plant.

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Alabama Power Crews Move Farther South In Florida For Assistance

Alabama Power Crews Move Farther South In Florida For Assistance

| September 21, 2017 @ 5:01 am

About 900 Alabama Power employees and contractors left Bradenton, Florida, Wednesday morning and headed south to the hard-hit areas of Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples, between 90 and 130 miles from where they had worked since Monday.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Fannie Flagg Was Born In Birmingham

On This Day In Alabama History: Fannie Flagg Was Born In Birmingham

| September 21, 2017 @ 5:00 am

September 21, 1944: Actress, comedian and author Fannie Flagg was born in Birmingham.

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Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

| September 20, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers today are very isolated across North/Central Alabama…. most places are very warm and dry with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. The few showers we have will dissipate soon after sunset.

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