Tag: Christmas

Christmas Warmth – Update

Christmas Warmth – Update

| December 21, 2015 @ 7:10 pm

Here are the top ten warmest Christmas Days since 1900 at Birmingham… DECEMBER 25 RECORDED HIGHS AT BIRMINGHAM 74 1987 73 1982, 1942 72 1964 71 1926, 1922 70 1901 69 1971 68 1974, 1904 As you can see, we have exceeded 70 degrees on Christmas Day six times… 1987, 1982, 1942, 1964, 1926, and […]

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Alabama Weather At Christmas

Alabama Weather At Christmas

| December 8, 2015 @ 7:32 am

There are some that believe it has always been cold, and should be cold at Christmas in Alabama, and something is wrong this year since we are projecting temperatures, generally speaking, above average through the rest of the month. Let me say up front, there is no such thing as “normal” weather. The chaotic state […]

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Midday Notes….

Midday Notes….

| December 25, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

We are still looking at the potential for a dangerous, high impact severe weather event across Alabama late this afternoon and tonight. SPC notes they are considering upgrading a part of the moderate risk to a “high risk” at mid-afternoon. After a review of surface, upper air, and model data… here are some important notes… […]

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Dangerous Severe Weather Threat Later Today/Tonight

Dangerous Severe Weather Threat Later Today/Tonight

| December 25, 2012 @ 5:40 am

Merry Christmas! I wish we had better news, but parameters are still coming together for the potential for a significant severe weather outbreak across Alabama and the Deep South later today and tonight. This is a long post, but like recent days, I encourage you to read all of this, and be sure and share […]

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Christmas Eve Update

Christmas Eve Update

| December 24, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

I hope you and your family are enjoying a peaceful Christmas Eve. Parameters are still coming together for a high impact severe weather threat for Alabama tomorrow… You can watch Brian’s morning Weather Xtreme video for a meteorological discussion of tomorrow’s threat. Below are the SPC severe weather outlook maps for tomorrow and tomorrow night… […]

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Major Severe Weather Threat Begins Tomorrow Afternoon

Major Severe Weather Threat Begins Tomorrow Afternoon

| December 24, 2012 @ 6:02 am

Unfortunately not many changes in our forecast for Christmas. A dynamic storm system will bring a chance of severe thunderstorms to all of Alabama, with potential for large hail, damaging wind, and tornadoes. Please take a few minutes to see the maps here and read through the post; it will answer all of your questions […]

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Update on Christmas Weather

Update on Christmas Weather

| December 23, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

Some new model data is rolling in tonight, and quite frankly I don’t see any reason to change our thinking for the weather in Alabama for Christmas. Still, unfortunately, a significant severe weather threat. If there is any shift in thinking, the event might be a tad later in getting here. But, not by much. […]

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Significant Severe Weather Risk Christmas Afternoon/Night

Significant Severe Weather Risk Christmas Afternoon/Night

| December 23, 2012 @ 7:09 am

Brian will be along in a bit with his discussion and a new Weather Xtreme video. Unfortunately parameters are still in place for the potential for a major severe weather threat for the Deep South Tuesday into Tuesday night. If you are reading this, I am not worried about you and your family being aware […]

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Christmas Weather Woes

Christmas Weather Woes

| December 22, 2012 @ 8:07 am

With so many people traveling and being out of pocket at Christmas, we encourage you to “stay in the loop” with weather information as we get closer since we have a potential high impact weather event for much of the Deep South. A deep surface low will move from near Jackson, MS to Knoxville, TN, […]

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

| December 24, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

Many of us in the professional weather community here have struggled since the generational tornado outbreak of April 27 this year, which killed 252 Alabamians and injured countless others. I never dreamed of having this kind of loss of life on my watch. But, on the other side, there are miracles. You might recall the […]

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Almost Midnight On Christmas Eve

Almost Midnight On Christmas Eve

| December 24, 2010 @ 11:27 pm | 130 Replies

All good boys and girls should be nestled all snug in their beds, you know… but weather weenies can’t sleep with the potential for our first “white Christmas” on record here. Check out the 03Z RPM accumulated snow output for the next 24 hours… Shows a nice blanket of 1″ north of a line from […]

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Snow FAQ

Snow FAQ

| December 24, 2010 @ 9:53 pm | 52 Replies

*We are now projecting 1/2 to 1 inch of snow for much of North-Central Alabama, with isolated amounts to two inches. *Morning rain should change to snow during the midday hours. The main window for snow will be from 12:00 noon Christmas Day through 12:00 noon Sunday. *Surface temperatures should remain in the mid 30s […]

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NWS Goes With Advisory

NWS Goes With Advisory

| December 24, 2010 @ 9:44 pm | 23 Replies

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 936 PM CST FRI DEC 24 2010 …A GOOD CHANCE OF SNOW ON CHRISTMAS DAY… .A SURFACE LOW WILL RIDE ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THERE WILL BE ENOUGH MOISTURE AND LIFT FOR LIGHT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION ACROSS EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA. HIGHER […]

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Twas The Night Before Christmas…

Twas The Night Before Christmas…

| December 24, 2010 @ 8:40 pm | 38 Replies

And all through the weather office, only a few creatures are stirring, staring at 00Z model data… See the 00Z RPM output valid at 11:00 p.m. tomorrow… Wow… that suggests snow flakes as far south as Mobile and Baldwin Counties… almost to the Gulf Coast. Will this be a Christmas to remember? The 00Z data […]

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Watching The Radar

Watching The Radar

| December 24, 2010 @ 6:09 pm | 65 Replies

Snow is now falling over the northwest corner of Tennessee, and the rain-snow line is dropping slowly to the south. Rain will begin over Northwest Alabama later tonight as our Christmas winter weather event seems to be unfolding as expected. Below is the latest accumulated snow output from the 21Z RPM through the weekend… Still […]

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Some Snow On Christmas Day…

Some Snow On Christmas Day…

| December 24, 2010 @ 2:25 pm | 60 Replies

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video… we are on a holiday schedule, with only one video per day through New Year’s weekend** STORM SYSTEM GETTING CLOSER: Rain is widespread across Texas this afternoon, with snow to the north over parts of the Midwest. Clouds will move into Alabama tonight, and we will deal with some rain […]

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Santa’s On His Way!

Santa’s On His Way!

| December 24, 2010 @ 10:07 am | 2 Replies

Track Santa’s progress all day using the sophisticated radars and tracking systems at NORAD. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire team at AlabamaWX.com!

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

| December 24, 2010 @ 6:58 am | 55 Replies

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player on the right sidebar of the blog. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here. YES IT IS…. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle-belling And everyone telling you […]

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