AlabamaWx is Powered by The Weather Factory

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| September 18, 2018 @ 6:48 pm

The NOAA Weather Prediction Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Joyce, located several hundred miles south of the Azores.

Read More

Joyce Is Expected To Become A Remnant Low Late Tonight Or By
Early Wednesday

Joyce Is Expected To Become A Remnant Low Late Tonight Or By Early Wednesday

| September 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Joyce was located near latitude 30.9 North, longitude 27.8 West. The depression is moving toward the south-southwest near 7 mph (11 km/h) and this motion is expected to gradually turn to the southwest and west through early Thursday.

Read More

More Like August

More Like August

| September 18, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

HOT SEPTEMBER WEATHER: Temperatures are generally in the 90-94 degree range across Alabama this afternoon, well above the average high of 85 for September 18. The sky is mostly sunny, and again today you can pretty much count the number of showers on one hand. The tiny, isolated showers will end once the sun goes down.

Read More

How Has Hurricane Forecasting Evolved Over Time?

How Has Hurricane Forecasting Evolved Over Time?

| September 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

There is little to no debate throughout the global atmospheric science community that hurricane forecasting has undergone a substantial and noticeable amount of improvement over the last thirty to forty years plus.

Read More

The Midday Nowcast: Is Mother Nature Just Not A Fan Of All Things Fall?

The Midday Nowcast: Is Mother Nature Just Not A Fan Of All Things Fall?

| September 18, 2018 @ 11:37 am

Boy, it’s a hot and steamy one outside already, and it’s only 11:30! Temperatures are currently in the upper 80s to the lower 90s and we still haven’t hit the peak of daytime heating.

Read More

The Anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s Cuban Landfall

The Anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s Cuban Landfall

| September 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am

With as busy as the tropical Atlantic hurricane season has now gotten here in September of 2018, it is almost crazy to contemplate what was going on just a little over one year ago.

Read More

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: September 17th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: September 17th, 2018

| September 18, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for September 17th, 2018 was 93F.  The low was 70F.

Read More

Hot, Mostly Dry Through Mid-Week

Hot, Mostly Dry Through Mid-Week

| September 18, 2018 @ 5:47 am

HOT SEPTEMBER DAYS: Summer will officially end Saturday at 8:54 pm CT… the autumnal equinox. And a summer pattern sure doesn’t want to let go; we will have hot weather through the rest of the week with highs in the low 90s through Thursday. Mostly sunny days, fair nights, and only very isolated afternoon showers for the northern two-thirds of the state. Odds of any one spot getting wet through Thursday will remain in the 5-10 percent range.

Read More

Q&A: Dr. Doug Phillips Talks About Discovering (and Protecting) Alabama

Q&A: Dr. Doug Phillips Talks About Discovering (and Protecting) Alabama

| September 18, 2018 @ 5:05 am

Doug Phillips is arguably the most passionate and vocal conservationist in Alabama. He’s an educator and an outdoorsman, and he has become a familiar face as the host of “Discovering Alabama” for more than 30 years.

Read More

Can’t Miss Alabama Highlights Land Aid Concert Headlining Will Stewart

Can’t Miss Alabama Highlights Land Aid Concert Headlining Will Stewart

| September 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama native singer and songwriter Will Stewart will headline at the 10th annual Land Aid event presented by Alabama Power and Greener State on Friday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. Stewart released “County Seat” in 2017 and was featured in Rolling Stone magazine. Other performers are Green Seed and Rebecca Egeland.

Read More

Hot September Weather Continues Through The Week

Hot September Weather Continues Through The Week

| September 17, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

SHOWERS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN: You can count the number of showers over the northern two-thirds of Alabama this afternoon on one hand; they were south of Selma, and north of Prattville at 3:15. We do note heavier storms in scattered spots along the Gulf Coast this afternoon. Away from the isolated showers, it is a sunny, hot day with temperatures around 90 degrees. The average high for September 17 at Birmingham is 85.

Read More

A Unique Radar Perspective on the Landfall of Hurricane Florence

A Unique Radar Perspective on the Landfall of Hurricane Florence

| September 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

There is no doubt that Florence has been firing up to no end on social media over the past several days, but there is more to this story “than meets the eye.” What many people will often not consider when it comes to a given tropical cyclone landfall are some of the neater things which an individual can learn by simply observing air stream flow in the vicinity of a National Weather Service radar site.

Read More

It’s Mid-September & It Still Feels Like Mid-July At Midday

It’s Mid-September & It Still Feels Like Mid-July At Midday

| September 17, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

Skies across Central Alabama as we have hit the lunch-time hour on the final Monday of summer are mostly clear allowing plenty of sunshine to reach the surface and offering very little in relief from the heat.

Read More

The Resiliency of Hurricane Florence During & After Landfall

The Resiliency of Hurricane Florence During & After Landfall

| September 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As of this past Friday morning, Hurricane Florence finished the long journey to North America and made a historic landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. However, one of the more notable aspects about this particular tropical cyclone were the long-duration rainfall and wind impacts across a number of different cities in both North Carolina and South Carolina.

Read More

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: September 16th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: September 16th, 2018

| September 17, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for September 16th, 2018 was 94F.  The low was 70F.

Read More

Hot, Mostly Dry Weather Continues

Hot, Mostly Dry Weather Continues

| September 17, 2018 @ 6:21 am

SUMMER HANGS IN THERE: Summer doesn’t officially end until this Saturday at 8:54pm; the time of the autumnal equinox when the sun is directly over the equator. A day with approximately 12 hours of daylight, and 12 hours of darkness. And, summer will hang in there this week thanks to an upper ridge; we are forecasting mostly sunny days and fair nights through Thursday with afternoon showers remaining few and far between. The chance of any one spot getting wet each afternoon between now and Thursday is only 5 to 10 percent, and afternoon highs will stay in the low 90s.

Read More

On This Date in Alabama History:  Hank Williams Was Born

On This Date in Alabama History: Hank Williams Was Born

| September 17, 2018 @ 5:05 am

His influence on country and other genres of music was and remains significant.

Read More

An Early Afternoon Look at Alabama’s Weather

An Early Afternoon Look at Alabama’s Weather

| September 16, 2018 @ 1:24 pm

A few clouds from Florence have worked into East Alabama this afternoon, but most everyone else is hot and dry.

Read More