Alabama's Weather

The Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

The Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

| May 23, 2017 @ 11:43 am

Currently at the 11 o’clock hour across Central Alabama, most of the area is dry at this point, with most of the rain activity in the south and southeastern portions of the area. We do have a few more showers that have developed back in the western parts of the area over portions of Marion, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Lamar, and Fayette counties.

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Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow; Cool For May

Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow; Cool For May

| May 23, 2017 @ 6:27 am

Rain across the state today won’t be as widespread or as heavy as last night, but we will continue to mention the chance of a few passing showers through the day and tonight with a cloudy sky. A few strong thunderstorms are possible over Southeast Alabama.

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Flood Warning for Village Creek in Ensley

Flood Warning for Village Creek in Ensley

| May 22, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

Minor flooding is expected along Village Creek in Ensley tonight, especially near Avenue W due to moderate to heavy rainfall over western Birmingham.

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Headlines

PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

| May 19, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia successfully launched their second weather balloon in two years, leaving the troposphere and returning with incredible video and data.

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A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

| May 15, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Central Alabama’s tornado count so far this year is 27, very close to the long term averages.

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Watch The Pizitz Weather Balloon Launch On Our Live Feed

Watch The Pizitz Weather Balloon Launch On Our Live Feed

| May 10, 2017 @ 10:48 am

Pizitz Middle School will be launching a weather balloon at approximately 12:30PM, and we would like for you to watch as well.

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Partner News Stories

Sound Wall In Downtown Opelika Is A Hidden Music Nirvana

Sound Wall In Downtown Opelika Is A Hidden Music Nirvana

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Standing in front of The Sound Wall in downtown Opelika, it’s hard to imagine that just over a year ago this place was in shambles. Google maps still show 605 Avenue B in its primal state, complete with peeling paint and boarded up doors and windows. That’s what greeted Rob and Jen Slocumb when they first stumbled upon the house. But you will also see the good lines and oozing charm that enabled the husband and wife team to see beyond the gruff exterior, allowing them to envision all that the property could and would become.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Crommelin Brothers Honored At USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

On This Day In Alabama History: Crommelin Brothers Honored At USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

May 23, 1970: The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile dedicated a memorial statue honoring the Crommelin brothers. The brothers — John, Henry, Richard, Charles and Quentin — are the only group of five siblings to graduate from the United States Naval Academy.

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Alabama-Germany Partnership Shows New Strength After Decades Of Growth

Alabama-Germany Partnership Shows New Strength After Decades Of Growth

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:02 am

German companies have invested $8.4 billion and created nearly 15,500 jobs in Alabama over the past two decades, and the prosperous relationship is poised to grow even stronger.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Meteorology 101:  Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

Meteorology 101: Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

| May 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Professor Peters tests your knowledge about hurricane names in this week’s edition of Meteorology 101.

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The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:15 am

A small, short-lived tornado touched down in western Cullman County Saturday evening producing damage, but thankfully no injuries. It presents an extremely interesting case study in physical science, and social science. The bottom line is we all have much work to do.

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April 24, 1908: The Dixie Tornado Outbreak

April 24, 1908: The Dixie Tornado Outbreak

| April 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

The Dixie Tornado Outbreak of 1908 turned out to be a deadly event across the south and eastern parts of the United States.

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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 592:  Aubrey Drinking on the Job

WeatherBrains 592: Aubrey Drinking on the Job

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:28 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with the folks behind the ustornadoes.com web site which includes a discussion of storm chasing as it has become today.

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WeatherBrains 591:  Stick Your Nose on the Screen

WeatherBrains 591: Stick Your Nose on the Screen

| May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Mike Wolfinbarger from Warning Decision Technologies talks all about RadarScope, one of the best apps for displaying radar data.

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WeatherBrains 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

WeatherBrains 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

| May 9, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The discussion for this episode of WeatherBrains centers around the study conducted by a graduating senior at OU trying to answer the question of how broadcast meteorologists can be more effective at communicating severe weather to the public.

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Other Recent Posts

Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled For The Extreme SE Parts Of Central Alabama

Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled For The Extreme SE Parts Of Central Alabama

| May 23, 2017 @ 9:40 am

At 11:01AM CDT, the National Weather Service has removed Barbour and Russell Counties from Tornado Watch 257. There are no counties in the Central Alabama area in the Tornado Watch, as the threat for severe weather has now pushed across the state line into Georgia.

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Nice Steady Rain, But There Could Be Minor Flooding in Spots

Nice Steady Rain, But There Could Be Minor Flooding in Spots

| May 22, 2017 @ 9:54 pm

A nice, steady rain is falling across parts of Central Alabama tonight, but there could be some minor flooding in spots where 1.5 to inches of rain may fall tonight.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Through Wednesday

Occasional Showers/Storms Through Wednesday

| May 22, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms are increasing across much of Alabama this afternoon in a moist, unstable airmass. We will forecast scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms across the state tonight; a few strong storms are possible over the southern half of the state where SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe weather.

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Mainly Cloudy Skies Across Central Alabama With A Few Storms

Mainly Cloudy Skies Across Central Alabama With A Few Storms

| May 22, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

We have several showers and a few storms out there at this later-than-midday check of Central Alabama’s weather.

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Wet, Unsettled Pattern Through Wednesday

Wet, Unsettled Pattern Through Wednesday

| May 22, 2017 @ 6:28 am

RADAR CHECK: We have just a few widely scattered showers across Alabama early this morning, but a very moist airmass remains in place across the Deep South, and we will forecast several rounds of showers and storms for the state through Wednesday.

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Birmingham Mayor William Bell Unveils $428 Million Budget For 2018

Birmingham Mayor William Bell Unveils $428 Million Budget For 2018

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Birmingham Mayor William Bell on Tuesday presented to the city council a $428 million fiscal 2018 budget that increased as a result of recruiting and retaining businesses, the mayor said.

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Haint Blue Is An Alabama Maker Fighting Terrorism With Beer

Haint Blue Is An Alabama Maker Fighting Terrorism With Beer

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

The Makers: Keith Sherrill (founder) and Matt Wheeler (head brewer)

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Issued For Parts Of Until 1:08AM

Issued For Parts Of Until 1:08AM

| May 22, 2017 @ 1:08 am

Issued For Parts Of Until 1:08AM

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Late Afternoon Check On Our Weather

Late Afternoon Check On Our Weather

| May 21, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

We have a mostly cloudy skies at 3PM across Central Alabama, and radar is clear of any rainfall at this time. Storms are not that far away, as there is currently rain along the Gulf Coast from Mobile back to the west, and up into southwestern Mississippi and across much of Louisiana.

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Sunday’s Weather Xtreme Video: Off and On Rain Through Midweek

Sunday’s Weather Xtreme Video: Off and On Rain Through Midweek

| May 21, 2017 @ 6:51 am

The weather pattern will continue to be wet for much of the Southeast US through the middle of the upcoming week with some fairly chilly air expected Wednesday and Thursday.

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