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Frost Advisory Tonight

| 8:02 pm November 7, 2014

11-7-2014 7-59-16 PM

…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST
SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST
SATURDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…SATURDAY MORNING WILL RANGE FROM 33 TO 37 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS…THE FROST WILL AFFECT SENSITIVE VEGETATION. TAKE
PRECAUTIONS TONIGHT TO PROTECT OUTDOOR PLANTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.

Frost Advisory For Some East AL Counties

| 4:11 pm May 4, 2013

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
332 PM CDT SAT MAY 4 2013

…FROST POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT FOR THE COLDER VALLEYS OF THE NORTHEAST
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA GENERALLY ALONG AND EAST OF AN ONEONTA
TO SYLACAUGA LINE AND ALONG AND NORTH OF A SYLACAUGA TO ROANOKE
LINE…

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/O.NEW.KBMX.FR.Y.0003.130505T0600Z-130505T1200Z/
BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CALHOUN-CHEROKEE-CLEBURNE-ST. CLAIR-TALLADEGA-CLAY-
RANDOLPH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ONEONTA…GADSDEN…ANNISTON…CENTRE…
HEFLIN…PELL CITY…MOODY…TALLADEGA…SYLACAUGA…ASHLAND…
ROANOKE
332 PM CDT SAT MAY 4 2013

…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 AM CDT SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 AM CDT SUNDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…ARE EXPECTED TO FALL BETWEEN 34 AND 36 DEGREES
FROM 1 AM TO 7 AM CDT ACROSS VALLEYS AND SHELTERED LOCATIONS.

* IMPACTS…THE FROST WILL AFFECT SENSITIVE VEGETATION. TAKE
PRECAUTIONS TONIGHT TO PROTECT OUTDOOR PLANTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.

Frost Advisory

| 2:01 pm April 11, 2012

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video this afternoon due to travel**

HEADED FOR THE 30s: We note that we actually had one or two spots up in Northeast Alabama at freezing early this morning, so no doubt another cold night is ahead for Alabama tonight with a clear sky and diminishing wind.

The National Weather Service continues a frost advisory for tonight, and there is no real change in our thinking. Most places will see a low somewhere between 32 and 39 degrees. The coldest valleys across Northeast Alabama could reach the upper 20s, and the ridge tops over 1,000 feet will probably stay above 40. But, most communities will see frost, and you will need to cover up and protect any plants that will be harmed by frost tonight.

Tomorrow will be another beautiful day, with sunshine in full supply and a high in the upper 60s.

We note that Friday morning will be very cool and while most places will see a low in the low 40s, the colder valleys will have some risk of light frost again. Then, a warming trend begins Friday afternoon with a high in the mid 70s.

OUR WEEKEND: Dry is the word for the weekend. Partly to mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday… the high Saturday will be near 80, followed by low 80s Sunday as the upper ridge keeps the active weather west of Alabama.

NEXT WEEK: Still looks like the next round of showers and storms will come Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday night, and possibly into Wednesday morning. Still too early to determine if severe weather will be an issue; still doesn’t look like a classic setup at this point. See the morning Weather Xtreme video for details.

HEADED FOR NORTHPORT: We will be at the Publix on McFarland Blvd in Northport this afternoon from 3:30 until 7:00 programming weather radios…. come see us if you need help. I will be there doing the weather live on ABC 33/40 News at 4, 5, and 6:00.

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I had a great time this morning visiting with the kindergarten students at Paine Primary School in Trussville… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted early tomorrow morning by 7:00….

Frost Advisory Issued

| 6:02 am April 11, 2012

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APRIL COLD SNAP: Blog readers won’t be surprised at this; the long awaited April cold snap is here, the one some call “blackberry winter”. We won’t get out of the 60s today with a cool breeze; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny.

Our Skywatcher at Black Creek (in Etowah County northeast of Gadsden), Vic Bell, reports on our chat this morning:

“34.6 with frost…..you’ll know when the colder air arrives…I’ve dropped 10 degrees since midnight”

That, of course, is one of the colder spots in the state, but a sign of things to come for the rest of us.

TONIGHT: The NWS has issued a frost advisory for late tonight and early tomorrow; we still project lows in the 32 to 39 degree range. The valleys of Northeast Alabama have the greatest chance of seeing a light freeze, but frost will be pretty common, and you will need to cover any plants tonight that could be harmed.

Tomorrow will be sunny with a high in the upper 60s. We should note that the colder valleys of Northeast Alabama could see a touch of frost early Friday morning as well, but most places will be in the low 40s. A nice warm-up kicks in during the day Friday with a high in the mid 70s.

WEEKEND FORECAST: A warm upper ridge should keep Alabama dry over the weekend with a high around 80 degrees both days with a partly sunny sky. Humidity levels will slowly rise, but the warm air aloft associated with the ridge should prevent showers from forming. All of the active weather remains west of Alabama.

NEXT WEEK: The 00Z GFS keeps us dry Monday, but a band of showers and storms should move in here late Tuesday and Tuesday night. The severe weather potential for now doesn’t look overwhelming with the main surface low and support passing to the north, but this is mid-April in Alabama so we will need to keep a close eye on it.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I will be doing a weather program this morning at Paine Elementary School in Trussville… then later today I will be at the Publix in Northport from 3:30 until 7:00 this evening programming weather radios. If you need help; come see us. I should be able to produce an afternoon Weather Xtreme video that will be posted by 3:00. enjoy the day!

A Few Showers, Then Much Cooler

| 3:13 pm April 10, 2012

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THIS AFTERNOON: On radar this afternoon a few showers are widely scattered across North Alabama ahead of a cold front approaching from the north. The showers are north of I-20, and should fade away this evening as they encounter drier and the sun does down, making the air more stable.

Temperatures are generally in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon, although some places up in the Tennessee Valley are in the 60s because of clouds and showers.

JACK FROST IN APRIL: Much cooler air blows into Alabama late tonight, we will start the day tomorrow in the 40 to 45 degree range. The sky will be brilliantly sunny tomorrow with a high in the 60s along with a cool north breeze.

No change in our thinking for early Thursday. Most places will see a low between 32 and 39 degrees with frost likely. The best chance of a freeze will be across the colder valleys of Northeast Alabama, but frost is likely down into Central Alabama, even in places south of Birmingham.

Frost advisories will be issued by the NWS offices in Huntsville and Birmingham for tomorrow night and early Thursday, and growers will need to protect tender vegetation that could be harmed by frost.

We should note the last time we had a low below 40 degrees was back on March 10, when the low in Birmingham was 37.

FRIDAY: I probably need to stress here that scattered light frost is also possible at daybreak Friday, mainly for the colder valleys of Northeast Alabama. Most places will see a low early Friday in the low 40s. The day will feature a good supply of sunshine with a high in the mid 70s.

OUR WEEKEND: The GFS is printing a high of 78 on Saturday, followed by 82 Sunday. Looks pretty good to us, and most of the weekend will be dry. We might consider a small risk of a shower late Sunday over West Alabama, but the 12Z GFS looks pretty dry statewide. The sky will be partly sunny both days with humidity levels slowly on the rise.

NEXT WEEK: The 12Z GFS is dry Monday, followed by a round of showers and storms late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Remains to be seen if there will be a severe weather; the 12Z GFS looks rather marginal, but we have to remember that this is mid-April and all systems like this have to be watched closely. See the Weather Xtreme video for more long range ideas and details.

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I sure enjoyed seeing a big crowd today at Northbrook Baptist Church in Cullman… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

Frost Likely By Daybreak Thursday

| 6:00 am April 10, 2012

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CALM WEATHER: The good news is that there is no severe weather threat for Alabama through the weekend as the main action will remain over the Southern Plains. In fact, there will be some severe weather risk just about every day through the weekend over parts of North Texas and Oklahoma, but around here it will be hard to find any raindrops.

TODAY/TOMORROW: We will call it partly sunny today with a high in the upper 70s; some places could reach the 80 degree mark this afternoon. I guess we might see a shower or thunderstorm on radar over North Alabama later today or early tonight along the cold front moving in from the north, but down this way the chance of rain still looks tiny and we have not mentioned it in the forecast. We will probably bring in the risk of isolated showers and storms in the next update, but again it should not be widespread.

Much cooler air moves into the state tomorrow. We won’t get out of the 60s with a cool north breeze. The sky will be bright and sunny with very low humidity.

FROST EARLY THURSDAY: We are still projecting lows in the 32 to 39 degree range early Thursday. The best chance of seeing freezing temperatures will be over the coldest valleys of Northeast Alabama, but frost is likely elsewhere, and the NWS will be issuing a frost advisory for much of North and Central Alabama. If you planted early (I would like to think blog readers didn’t, since we have been warning of this late season cold snap for weeks), you will need to cover and protect tender vegetation tomorrow night.

I should also note that Friday morning will be chilly as well, and the colder valleys across Northeast Alabama might have a touch of light frost again, but most places will stay above 40 at daybreak Friday.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: We warm up quickly, with mid 70s by Friday, and highs around 80 over the weekend. The weather stays dry, although we will mention a slight risk of a shower Sunday afternoon, mainly over the western third of the state. An upper ridge over the Southeast U.S. should keep the rain west of Alabama through Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: The ridge slowly breaks down, and showers and storms will finally ease in here by Tuesday or Wednesday; the 00Z GFS hints that we might have a severe weather threat, but this is a long way away and we have seen many other runs that looked pretty benign. We will keep an eye on things; we always have to do that in April around here as you know. We should note the 00Z GFS also brings in another shot of chilly air following that mid-week rain/storm event, but getting frost around here doesn’t happen too often after April 15. I think it is pretty safe to plant after Thursday morning. See the Weather Xtreme video for details and all of the graphics.

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I will be speaking at NorthBrook Baptist Church in Cullman this morning… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 3:30 or so this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

Frost Likely Early Thursday

| 3:05 pm April 9, 2012

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THIS AFTERNOON: Our weather doesn’t get much better. A cloudless sky, low humidity, and temperatures in the 70s. A delightful spring day in Alabama.

Tomorrow we stay dry, but high clouds will show up due to showers that will be as close as Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. We will call it partly sunny with a high in the upper 70s.

COOL CHANGE: The weather turns much cooler Wednesday as a long wave upper trough forms over the eastern U.S. We probably won’t make it out of the 60s Wednesday with a cool breeze, and the stage is set for a frost threat for much of North and Central Alabama at daybreak Thursday.

Looks like lows early Thursday will be generally between 32 and 39. The colder valleys of Northeast Alabama will have the chance of a light freeze, with frost potential elsewhere, especially in the low spots and protected areas. The ridges will most likely escape frost up in the inversion layer, generally about 500 feet and higher.

It is likely that a frost advisory will be issued for late Wednesday night and early Thursday, and growers will need to protect anything that might be harmed by frost. This will be our last frost threat until sometime this fall, probably in late October or early November.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Friday promises to be a beautiful day with ample sunshine and a high well into the 70s, maybe around 80 over West Alabama as we warm up quickly.

Over the weekend, we will be in a battle zone between a warm, dry upper ridge to the east, and a stalled surface front to the west. I think Saturday will be warm and dry with a partly sunny sky and a high near 80 degrees, but we just might have to mention some risk of a shower Sunday and Monday, mainly over the western third of the state. We stay warm with a high around 80 degrees both days.

LONG RANGE: The 12Z GFS shows some thunderstorm risk here around April 19, but this feature comes and goes, and generally speaking we don’t see any major severe weather threat here for the next two weeks. See the Weather Xtreme video for more long range ideas and details.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. We will record this week’s episode tonight at 8:30 p.m. CDT… you can listen live via uStream here.

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Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

Frosty Morning

| 7:55 am December 1, 2011

For most of Alabama, this is the coldest morning so far this season. The shots below are from Ronald Hughes in Coker and Mason Brown in Glencoe…