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Much Cooler After Record Warmth

Much Cooler After Record Warmth

| February 25, 2017 @ 7:09 am

After a Friday that saw record worth including a number of new records, the weekend will be much colder with highs mainly in the upper 50s. New record highs for February 24th were set for Birmingham (81), Montgomery (83), Muscle Shoals (81), and Huntsville (81). It is also interesting to note that the coolest place […]

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Storms Limited to Northeast Alabama Now; Elsewhere, Showers Slowly Weaken Overnight; Much Cooler Today

Storms Limited to Northeast Alabama Now; Elsewhere, Showers Slowly Weaken Overnight; Much Cooler Today

| February 25, 2017 @ 12:48 am

Thunderstorms are moving into Etowah County as we approach 1 a.m. early on this Saturday morning. They will coninue into DeKalb and Cherokee Counties as they slowly weaken. Showers over West Central Alabama ahead of a cold front are weakening also. They are over parts of Marion Lamar, Fayette, Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties. They will […]

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A Record Day Across Central Alabama

A Record Day Across Central Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

A ridge of high pressure over Alabama on Friday, southerly winds and a strong late winter sun conspired to bring record high temperatures to Alabama. Every major reporting station in the state except for Mobile established new record highs for the date. Here are the records and old records: Muscle Shoals 81/78 Huntsville 81/77 Anniston […]

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Save Money On Emergency Supplies This Weekend With Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Save Money On Emergency Supplies This Weekend With Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

| February 24, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

By Linda Brannon Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is coming up this weekend. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and ending at midnight Sunday, Feb. 26, Alabama shoppers will get a break from the state’s 4 percent sales tax on common items needed for a natural disaster or even a general emergency. Certain […]

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March is National Weather Podcast Month

March is National Weather Podcast Month

| February 24, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

Fourteen years ago, we wanted to do a weather talk show, but it was just too difficult to set up an arrangement with a local station, buy the time, sell the ads and drive to produce a broadcast each week. Then podcasting happened. Podcasts are just online talk shows. We designed the WeatherBrains podcast for […]

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Sub-Freezing Temperatures By Sunday Morning

Sub-Freezing Temperatures By Sunday Morning

| February 24, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

RECORD WARMTH: Temperatures are very close to 80 degrees over most of Alabama this afternoon… we have a new record high at Birmingham; the high so far today is 81, easily beating the old record of 78 set in 1930. The sky is partly to mostly sunny, and there is no rain on radar. TO […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Friday’s Topic – Receiving Weather Alerts

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Friday’s Topic – Receiving Weather Alerts

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:54 am

Living in Central Alabama, you are well aware of how quickly the weather can change. You have seen all of our posts about each severe weather event, now it’s time to see how you can receive the information from a trusted source. It is critical that you have a reliable way of receiving severe weather […]

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Satellite Sheldon Says He Can See Snow When Radar Can’t

Satellite Sheldon Says He Can See Snow When Radar Can’t

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:53 am

Our Resident Satellite Expert and General Man About Town Sheldon Kusselson has a trick for seeing snow in the mountains when the WSR-88D radar network can’t… Sheldon may be gracing our site with more posts in coming days. Follow him at @wxman27.

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Midday Nowcast: New Records Ahead

Midday Nowcast: New Records Ahead

| February 24, 2017 @ 11:52 am

Tons of sun across Alabama today, and this final Friday of February looks and feels more like the final Friday of April. We are going to continue to stay dry today, but we will see rain and storms overnight, and then much cooler weather this weekend. Temperatures at midday are already into the mid 70s. […]

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Record Warmth Today; A Freeze Early Sunday

Record Warmth Today; A Freeze Early Sunday

| February 24, 2017 @ 5:52 am

WARM LATE WINTER DAY: A cold front will blow into Alabama after midnight tonight, but prior to its arrival today will be very warm for late February with record warmth likely. Most communities will see a high between 77 and 80 degrees this afternoon over the northern half of the state, and Birmingham’s record high […]

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Enjoy Championship Boxing, Black History Month Events And Other Festivities In Can’t Miss Alabama

Enjoy Championship Boxing, Black History Month Events And Other Festivities In Can’t Miss Alabama

| February 24, 2017 @ 5:50 am

By Shirley Jackson Don’t miss Alabama’s World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder as he defends his title against Gerald Washington Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The title fight will broadcast nationally on Fox at 7 p.m. Click for tickets. Follow Wilder on Facebook. The play adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” […]

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Today In Weather History (2/23/1975): The Scottish Inn Tornado

Today In Weather History (2/23/1975): The Scottish Inn Tornado

| February 23, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

The tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on February 23, 1975 just before 3 p.m. CST was not only the strongest tornado that struck the State of Alabama that year, it was the deadliest. Weather maps that Sunday morning showed a low pressure system over North Central Mississippi. The low was not very strong. At 6 a.m. […]

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