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Heat Levels Slowly Back Off Over The Weekend

Heat Levels Slowly Back Off Over The Weekend

| July 21, 2017 @ 6:25 am

The heat will headline the forecast again today across our state; for North/Central Alabama, highs will be mostly in the mid 90s, with upper 90s to the north over the Tennessee Valley, where a “heat advisory” has been issued by the NWS Huntsville. The best chance of scattered showers and storms this afternoon and early tonight will be along and south of I-20.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Creek Nation Representatives Arrived In New York

On This Day In Alabama History: Creek Nation Representatives Arrived In New York

| July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 21, 1790 – Col. Alexander McGillivray and 30 representatives of the Creek Nation arrived in New York to negotiate the Treaty of New York with the United States.

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Strong Storms Over Parts Of Alabama

Strong Storms Over Parts Of Alabama

| July 20, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

RADAR CHECK: A disturbance riding down the eastern periphery of the upper high, that represents the bubble of hot air over the middle of the nation, is producing a number of showers and storms over Central and East Alabama this afternoon. They are producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and a good bit of lightning as they move south.

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Hot & Steamy, With Showers Out There At Midday

Hot & Steamy, With Showers Out There At Midday

| July 20, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

Showers and storms have already fired up in the northeastern parts of Central Alabama at the midday hour. The main concentration of these in our area at this point are located over parts of Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee counties. These are progressing slowly to the south.

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Heat Levels Come Down By The Weekend

Heat Levels Come Down By The Weekend

| July 20, 2017 @ 6:30 am

An upper high, anchored over the nation’s mid-section which represents the center of the hot air, has expanded into Alabama, and that will keep afternoon highs up in the mid 90s today. Combine that with high dew points and that will make for another very uncomfortable day. A few showers and storms will form this afternoon, but they will be widely scattered, like yesterday.

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Zyp-ing Around Downtown With Rev Birmingham To Talk Development Projects

Zyp-ing Around Downtown With Rev Birmingham To Talk Development Projects

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Part 1 of 2

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Alabama Power Junior Clinic Kicks Off Barbasol Championship In Opelika

Alabama Power Junior Clinic Kicks Off Barbasol Championship In Opelika

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:01 am

“How do you hit a golf ball straight?” “Can a sports car go faster than a golf ball?” “How far do you hit a golf ball?”

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Major Industrialist Born In New Hampshire

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Major Industrialist Born In New Hampshire

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 20, 1799 – Alabama’s first major industrialist, Daniel Pratt, was born in New Hampshire. Pratt founded the Daniel Pratt Gin Company in 1833 and in 1838, constructed a permanent factory and founded the town of Prattville on 1,822 acres in Autauga County.

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Hot Summer Weather

Hot Summer Weather

| July 19, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers and storms are very isolated across Alabama this afternoon; they aren’t moving much, and will fade after sunset.

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Hot And Humid At Midday In Central Alabama, Code Orange Air Quality Alert

Hot And Humid At Midday In Central Alabama, Code Orange Air Quality Alert

| July 19, 2017 @ 10:58 am

So you can tell that ridging has taken over our weather pattern in Central Alabama. Skies are mainly clear at the 11 o’clock hour, and radar is quiet and should stay that way for nearly everyone in Central Alabama throughout the remainder of the day.

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Heat Levels Creeping Up

Heat Levels Creeping Up

| July 19, 2017 @ 6:38 am

HOT SUMMER WEATHER: An upper ridge over the nation’s mid-section is expanding, and that will bring the hottest weather so far this summer to Alabama in coming days. We project a high in the low 90s today, followed by mid 90s tomorrow and Friday. Up until now our hottest day of the year was on June 15 when the high was 93.

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Code Orange Air Quality Alert For Wednesday

Code Orange Air Quality Alert For Wednesday

| July 19, 2017 @ 6:30 am

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has issued a CODE ORANGE Air Quality Alert for Jefferson and Shelby counties, including the Birmingham Metropolitan Area, for Wednesday.

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State, Community And Corporate Leaders Expect Great Things From HVAC Training Center In Jasper

State, Community And Corporate Leaders Expect Great Things From HVAC Training Center In Jasper

| July 19, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Bevill State Community College in Jasper and Alabama Power have joined forces to develop the HVAC Training Center on the college campus.

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Hot Summer Days Ahead

Hot Summer Days Ahead

| July 18, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

QUIET AFTERNOON: As expected, showers and storms have really thinned out across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon. Isolated storms are drifting to the southwest, and will dissipate once the sun goes down. Temperatures are mostly in the 88-92 degree range with a partly sunny sky.

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It’s Getting Hot Out There At The Midday Hour

It’s Getting Hot Out There At The Midday Hour

| July 18, 2017 @ 11:09 am

What’s Happening With Our Weather As We Approach The Midday Hour We have mainly clear skies and warm temperatures at the 11 o’clock hour across the northern half of Central Alabama, with partly cloudy skies to the south. There are a few showers that have popped up over the southeastern counties in the area, but […]

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Rising Heat Levels In Coming Days

Rising Heat Levels In Coming Days

| July 18, 2017 @ 6:38 am

UPPER RIDGE TO STRENGTHEN: Let’s say up front that we will have some risk of an afternoon storm every day through the weekend, but they will gradually become fewer in number each day for the rest of the week as an upper ridge begins to build across the Deep South.

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Worldwide Demand Growing For Alabama-made Aerospace Products

Worldwide Demand Growing For Alabama-made Aerospace Products

| July 18, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Aerospace companies across Alabama are seeing strong demand for their products around the world, with the value of the state’s aerospace exports topping $1.4 billion last year, an increase of more than 65 percent from the previous year.

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Cuban Cigar Wars: A Legendary Exile Braces For U.S. Re-Opening

Cuban Cigar Wars: A Legendary Exile Braces For U.S. Re-Opening

| July 18, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Manuel Quesada puffs on one of his creations – a funky-looking thing called a Q D’etat – as he tells a story about the Cubans getting under his skin. It was at a dinner last year in Germany, when Cigar Journal honored him with a lifetime achievement award. Everyone rose for a standing ovation, except the people at the Cubatabaco table, the representatives of the state-run monopoly.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Lincoln School In Perry County Was Incorporated

On This Day In Alabama History: Lincoln School In Perry County Was Incorporated

| July 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 18, 1867 – The Lincoln School in Perry County was incorporated as one of the state’s first institutions for the education of African-Americans after the Civil War.

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Strong Storms This Afternoon

Strong Storms This Afternoon

| July 17, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

MORE SUMMER SOAKERS: As I write this, a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the eastern part of the Birmingham metro for a thunderstorm cluster producing torrential rain, lots of lightning, and gusty winds. It is drifting to the southwest.

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Mostly Sunny And Warm At Midday, A Few Showers Out There

Mostly Sunny And Warm At Midday, A Few Showers Out There

| July 17, 2017 @ 11:57 am

Currently across Central Alabama, we are already starting to see cumulus clouds popping up, making our sky mostly sunny at this point. We do note that there is currently one lone wolf shower over the northeastern part of Clay County. All of the rest of the shower activity is currently located in the extreme southwestern parts of Central Alabama, and down into South Alabama.

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Trending Hotter, Drier Later This Week

Trending Hotter, Drier Later This Week

| July 17, 2017 @ 6:48 am

With a moist, unstable airmass in place, we will see another day with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mostly between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m. Best coverage will be along and south of I-20, and any one spot there will have about a one in three chance of getting wet. Showers will be pretty hard to find up north over the Tennessee Valley.

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Scenes From Birmingham’s Slossfest 2017

Scenes From Birmingham’s Slossfest 2017

| July 17, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces have a history of bringing the heat in order to create something special.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Dixiecrats Held Convention At Birmingham’s Municipal Auditorium

On This Day In Alabama History: Dixiecrats Held Convention At Birmingham’s Municipal Auditorium

| July 17, 2017 @ 5:02 am

July 17, 1948 – The Dixiecrats, formally known as the States’ Rights Democratic Party, held their first and only convention at Municipal Auditorium in Birmingham. The Dixiecrats emerged in 1948 in opposition to President Harry Truman’s widespread civil rights program, which included racial integration, repealing poll taxes and making lynching a federal crime.

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Anthony Tavis Is An Alabama Maker Producing Southern, Soulful Art

Anthony Tavis Is An Alabama Maker Producing Southern, Soulful Art

| July 17, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Anthony Tavis Folk Art, Helena – His first booth wasn’t fancy – but folks still came by to buy.“I’d just graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010, and they were having the Druid City Arts Festival on campus,” Anthony Tavis remembers. “I’d never participated in anything like that, but the entry fee was only $10, so I thought I’d give it a shot.”

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