Alabama's Weather

Scattered Strong Storms; Watching Jose/Maria

Scattered Strong Storms; Watching Jose/Maria

| September 19, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and strong thunderstorms have become pretty numerous across North/Central Alabama this afternoon… stronger storms are producing lots of lighting, heavy rain, and gusty winds as they move east.

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Scattered Showers & Storms Throughout Central Alabama At Midday

Scattered Showers & Storms Throughout Central Alabama At Midday

| September 19, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

We have quite a few scattered showers and thunderstorms occurring across Central Alabama at the midday hour, but in northern Alabama heavy rainfall in the same general location has led to a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Lawrence County until 2:00 PM.

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Warm, Muggy Days; A Few Afternoon Storms

Warm, Muggy Days; A Few Afternoon Storms

| September 19, 2017 @ 6:55 am

TYPICAL LATE SUMMER WEATHER CONTINUES: An upper ridge will stay over Alabama for the next 7-10 days, meaning this classic late summer weather will continue. We project a high today in the 87 to 90 degree range with a partly sunny sky. A few showers and storms will form this afternoon and early tonight; they will be random and scattered… the chance of any one spot getting wet is about one in four.

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Tropical Weather

Core Of Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Maria Nearing Puerto
Rico

Core Of Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Maria Nearing Puerto Rico

| September 20, 2017 @ 3:57 am

At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 17.9 North, longitude 65.6 West. Maria is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A west-northwest to northwest motion is expected to continue through today, followed by a northwestward motion on Thursday. On the forecast track the eye of Maria will make landfall in Puerto Rico in a couple of hours, cross Puerto Rico today, and pass just north of the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic tonight and Thursday.

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Jose Weakens As It Moves Over Cooler Ocean Waters

Jose Weakens As It Moves Over Cooler Ocean Waters

| September 20, 2017 @ 3:40 am

Dangerous Surf And Rip Currents Along The U.s. East Coast Will Continue For Several More Days

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| September 20, 2017 @ 12:43 am

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Jose, located a couple of hundred miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and on extremely dangerous Hurricane Maria, located over the northeastern Caribbean Sea approaching Puerto Rico.

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Partner News Stories

Airbus In Mobile Set To Hit Major Milestone With Alabama Plant

Airbus In Mobile Set To Hit Major Milestone With Alabama Plant

| September 19, 2017 @ 5:03 am

From zero to 50 in two years would be bad if talking about automobile acceleration, but when talking about the A320 family  of aircraft production in the U.S., the timing is just right.

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Conan O’Brien Finds Roll Tide While Traveling Through Jerusalem

Conan O’Brien Finds Roll Tide While Traveling Through Jerusalem

| September 19, 2017 @ 5:02 am

For a moment in the Holy Land, he was Conan “Roll-Brien.” The late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s recent visit to Jerusalem included a stop at an Alabama football shop Alabama NewsCenter featured in 2016.

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University Of Alabama Musician Wins International Competition

University Of Alabama Musician Wins International Competition

| September 19, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The city of champions adds another to the pantheon: Horn player Joshua Williams, with one year more on his doctoral work at the University of Alabama, won over every other player in the International Horn Competition of America, best of the best.

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Weather Headlines

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

| September 18, 2017 @ 10:13 am

Want to become a “storm spotter,” these classes will teach you what you need to know to become a true storm spotter. First class is Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.

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Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

| September 12, 2017 @ 8:57 am

While Irma has greatly faded from her strongest numbers, her wrath will be felt for a while as clean-up starts in the southeast.

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Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

| September 10, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

The NWS in Miami is warning that the center of Irma is near Marco Island. Storm surge flooding is expected to begin shortly.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Here are the top ten hurricanes to strike the United States, ranked by central pressure at landfall. Irma will almost certainly make this list.

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Remembering Katrina:  Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

Remembering Katrina: Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

| August 27, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

On this date in 2005, preparations were underway along the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina, but inexplicably there was still no mandatory evacuation for New Orleans.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 609:  It’s Complicated!

WeatherBrains 609: It’s Complicated!

| September 19, 2017 @ 9:07 am

In this episode four of the WeatherBrains gang are at the 42nd annual meeting of the National Weather Association in Garden Grove, CA, so we’re going to be bringing a vast array of guests to this rather special – and long – episode.

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WeatherBrains 608:  Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

WeatherBrains 608: Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

| September 13, 2017 @ 6:35 am

In one of the busiest episodes ever for WeatherBrains, we talk with two people that were involved with Harvey and the Houston flooding, the topic of hurricane messaging with Dr. Laura Myers and Kim Klockow, and several of the people responsible for the upcoming NWA annual conference.

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WeatherBrains 607:  Kevin is Half Dressed!

WeatherBrains 607: Kevin is Half Dressed!

| September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with Mike Gerber from the NWS who delves into the details to the WEA messages (wireless emergency alerts). We also talk with the guys who launched a weather balloon into the eye wall of Harvey.

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Space Weather by Tony Rice

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

| August 29, 2017 @ 5:37 am

One of the areas impacted by Harvey is NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Located on relatively low ground on the west side of Galveston Bay, the center remains closed today, Monday, August 28 with only mission essential personnel on site.

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The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Dont toss those eclipse glasses yet, there’s more to see.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:15 am

The eclipse is 2 weeks away, but a meteor shower this weekend will have us looking skyward. This will happen the evening of Friday, Aug 11 into the morning of Aug 12. The best time to view is about 6:00 am Saturday morning. Look to the darkest part of you sky for best results.

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Other Recent Posts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Macon County Until 7:45PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Macon County Until 7:45PM

| September 19, 2017 @ 6:59 pm

At 7:36 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Lake Tuskegee, or 7 miles east of Tuskegee, moving southeast at 30 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Calhoun And Cleburne Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Calhoun And Cleburne Counties

| September 19, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties

| September 19, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and has exited the warned area.

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Flash Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Lawrence County

Flash Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Lawrence County

| September 19, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

The heavy rain has ended.

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On This Day In Alabama History: 115 Died In Stampede After Booker T. Washington Speech

On This Day In Alabama History: 115 Died In Stampede After Booker T. Washington Speech

| September 19, 2017 @ 5:00 am

September 19, 1902: One hundred and fifteen people died in a stampede after hearing Booker T. Washington speak at the 1902 Baptist Convention in Birmingham.

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Lee Has Degenerated Into A Remnant Low

Lee Has Degenerated Into A Remnant Low

| September 18, 2017 @ 9:39 pm

This Is The Last Advisory

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Warm; A Few Scattered Showers… Eyes On Jose/Maria

Warm; A Few Scattered Showers… Eyes On Jose/Maria

| September 18, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers are almost impossible to find across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon. We are seeing just a few isolated showers over the central counties moving to the south; those will dissipate once the sun goes down. Temperatures are well in the 80s, and Tuscaloosa has hit 91 degrees this afternoon. The average high for September 18 (based on data from Birmingham) is 85 degrees.

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A Few Isolated Showers Out There At Midday, Still Feels Like Summer

A Few Isolated Showers Out There At Midday, Still Feels Like Summer

| September 18, 2017 @ 11:50 am

As I took my gander around the area, a few isolated shows have popped up over in the western part of the state in Pickens and Greene counties.

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Birmingham Radar Will Be Offline Through Mid-Afternoon Today

Birmingham Radar Will Be Offline Through Mid-Afternoon Today

| September 18, 2017 @ 10:19 am

The KBMX Birmingham radar will be down through mid afternoon as technicians work to replace a part that is degrading some dual pol products.

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Warm Days For Alabama; Tropics Remain Active

Warm Days For Alabama; Tropics Remain Active

| September 18, 2017 @ 7:01 am

SUMMER HANGING ON: The “official” end of summer is four days away; it happens at 3:02p CT Friday when the sun is directly over the equator, the autumnal equinox. We have some fairly routine late summer weather this week with warm afternoons, high humidity, and the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”.

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