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Good News… Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled

Good News… Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled

| June 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

All counties in Central Alabama have been removed from the Tornado Watch as the threat of organized severe weather has come to an end behind the line of storms.

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Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Counties in East-Central Alabama Until 6:30PM

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Counties in East-Central Alabama Until 6:30PM

| June 23, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

At 330 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to showers and a few thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. An inch of rain will fall in a short period if time on already saturated ground.

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Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Marengo and Sumter Counties Until 6:30PM

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Marengo and Sumter Counties Until 6:30PM

| June 23, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

At 325 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to showers and a few thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area.

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Flash Flood Watch For Much Of Central Has Been Extended Until 7PM Friday

Flash Flood Watch For Much Of Central Has Been Extended Until 7PM Friday

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Moderate to heavy rains will relax across the area tonight, but will quickly redevelop Friday. Tropical system Cindy has already dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts up to 6 inches. An additional 2 inches of rain or so is possible Friday into Saturday.

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Respect the Polygon: The Difference Between Storm Based And County Based Warnings

Respect the Polygon: The Difference Between Storm Based And County Based Warnings

| April 26, 2017 @ 9:01 am

It is critical that you have a reliable way of receiving severe weather watches and warnings immediately. Lead times for tornado warnings have increased dramatically since the implementation of Doppler Radar and false alarm rates continue to drop. Prior to 2007, severe weather warnings were only issued for entire counties. In 2007, the National Weather […]

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Alabama's Weather

One More Wet One ! !

One More Wet One ! !

| June 24, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Another rather large area of rain moved through Central Alabama early this morning adding more rain to our already soggy conditions. I recorded 1.65″ between midnight and 5:30 am while the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport saw only 41 hundredths of an inch and the Shelby County Airport reported 78 hundredths of an inch. This was […]

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What To Expect Through The Rest Of Friday Evening

What To Expect Through The Rest Of Friday Evening

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:48 pm

The good news is that the threat of severe weather from Post-Tropical Cyclone Cindy is tarting to come to an end across Central Alabama. There is still a Marginal Risk for severe storms across the southeastern parts of Central Alabama, especially for locations east of Selma to Sylacauga to Heflin. For everyone else to the west, the severe threat is over.

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Cindy Loses Tropical Characteristics, Now Post-Tropical

Cindy Loses Tropical Characteristics, Now Post-Tropical

| June 23, 2017 @ 4:18 pm

Cindy has completely lost her tropical characteristics and is now classified as Post-Tropical Cyclone Cindy. Even with that being said, the potential for torrential tropical downpours will be spreading east across the Ohio Valley and into Pennsylvania. Severe thunderstorms have produced tornado warnings in Pennsylvania earlier today.

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Partner News Stories

See The Damage In Alabama From Tropical Storm Cindy Tornadoes And Storms

See The Damage In Alabama From Tropical Storm Cindy Tornadoes And Storms

| June 23, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall hundreds of miles away, but the outer bands of the system spawned damaging winds and at least one twister. About 64,000 customers were affected by the severe weather throughout Thursday.

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Turnip Greens From L’Rancho Cafe Are On The Menu In 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

Turnip Greens From L’Rancho Cafe Are On The Menu In 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

It starts with a fresh batch of greens.

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Great Summer Concerts, Plays And Festivals In Can’t Miss Alabama

Great Summer Concerts, Plays And Festivals In Can’t Miss Alabama

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Great Summer Concerts, Plays And Festivals In Can’t Miss Alabama

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Tropical Weather

Tropical Depression Cindy West of Memphis

Tropical Depression Cindy West of Memphis

| June 23, 2017 @ 4:00 am

Tropical Depression Cindy will life northeastward through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys today bringing a threat of tornadoes and damaging winds from North Alabama all the way to Ohio and West Virginia.

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Rainfall Totals from Cindy So Far

Rainfall Totals from Cindy So Far

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:47 pm

Here are some rainfall amounts from Tropical Storm Cindy through 1 p.m. CDT. Ocean Springs MS is the big winner so far with 12.30 inches.

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Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

Cindy was weakened to tropical depression status this afternoon. The center is moving through northern Louisiana.

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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 596:  Pick A Tab, Any Tab

WeatherBrains 596: Pick A Tab, Any Tab

| June 21, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

This week’s WeatherBrains episode is a two hour and 45 minute marathon with two GOES-16 experts! Learn all about the new satellite and its features.

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WeatherBrains 595:  Unified Message Mania

WeatherBrains 595: Unified Message Mania

| June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 am

In this episode of the original weather podcast, the WeatherBrains gang talks with Lan Rothfusz from the National Severe Storms Laboratory about a variety of topics including some of the latest on warn on forecast.

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WeatherBrains 594:  Oh Crap!

WeatherBrains 594: Oh Crap!

| June 6, 2017 @ 6:17 am

In this episode of the highly acclaimed podcast that’s all about the weather, we talk with about the lives of married people when both of them are meteorologists. Give a listen to some of the trials and benefits to this kind of situation.

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IN Birmingham

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

June Sidewalk Screen Talk Tonight

| June 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

A highly acclaimed documentary is being shown tonight in Birmingham as part of our Sidewalk Film Festival’s Screen Talk Series.

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San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

San Francisco Chronicle Features Birmingham’s Food Scene

| June 19, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

Birmingham’s amazing food scene was recently recognized in a featured article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Check out travel editor Larry Bleiberg’s take on our city.

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New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

New York Times Features Birmingham In Its 36 Hours Series

| June 18, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

The New York Times featured Birmingham a couple of weeks ago in its Thirty Six Hours series, another feather in the area’s growing reputation as a major tourist destination.

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Other Recent Posts

Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

| June 23, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

Areal Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Madison County

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, And Walker Counties Until 8:30PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, And Walker Counties Until 8:30PM

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

At 5:31 PM CDT, Emergency Management and local Law Enforement reported showers and a few thunderstorms with heavy rain.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, And Tuscaloosa Counties Until 8:15PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, And Tuscaloosa Counties Until 8:15PM

| June 23, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

At 5:20 PM CDT, Emergency Management and local Law Enforement reported showers and a few thunderstorms with heavy rain.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cherokee And Cleburne Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cherokee And Cleburne Counties

| June 23, 2017 @ 4:35 pm

The storms which prompted the warning have moved out of the area.

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Flash Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, And Morgan Counties

Flash Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, And Morgan Counties

| June 23, 2017 @ 4:11 pm

SOUTHEASTERN COLBERT.

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Strong Storms Now Affecting Chilton and Shelby Counties

Strong Storms Now Affecting Chilton and Shelby Counties

| June 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Strong storms are moving into the Chilton and Shelby counties, and are putting down some impressive rainfall. Please stay weather aware as these storms can produce gusty winds that could knock down some trees with the saturated ground. Also, a brief spin-up tornado is possible.

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Strong Storms Affecting Even More Counties In East-Central Alabama

Strong Storms Affecting Even More Counties In East-Central Alabama

| June 23, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

Strong storms are moving into the eastern parts of Central Alabama, and are putting down some impressive rainfall. Please stay weather aware as these storms can produce gusty winds that could knock down some trees with the saturated ground. Also, a brief spin-up tornado is possible.

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Madison County Until 9:45PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Madison County Until 9:45PM

| June 23, 2017 @ 3:48 pm

At 3:46 PM CDT, local law enforcement reported flooding in Northern and Northwestern Madison County.

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