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Significant Weather Advisory For Central Talladega County Until 6:15 PM CDT

Significant Weather Advisory For Central Talladega County Until 6:15 PM CDT

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:41 pm

At 5:40 PM CDT, Doppler Radar Was Tracking A Strong Thunderstorm Over Talladega, Moving West At 5 Mph. Winds In Excess Of 40 Mph Will Be Possible With This Storm.

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Severe Storms Possible Tomorrow Night

Severe Storms Possible Tomorrow Night

| July 19, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

RADAR CHECK: We started off this day with a batch of rain and storms this morning over Northwest Alabama… but this afternoon the action has shifted over to the eastern counties of the state on the outflow of the morning storms. Most of the rain at mid-afternoon was east of a line from Anniston to Selma; some places there are seeing heavy amounts of rain.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| July 19, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

The good news is that the stronger storms that we saw earlier this morning have dissipated and we are just left with some light to moderate showers over the western portions of Central Alabama.

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| July 19, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected for the next five days.

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Strong Storms Over West Alabama

Strong Storms Over West Alabama

| July 19, 2018 @ 8:38 am

We have a good bit of storm activity that has moved into the western parts of Central Alabama. This cluster of storms is putting down very heavy downpours that have led to a couple of Areal Flood Advisories. One for central Pickens County until 9:45 AM, and another for all of Marion and Lamar counties until 11:15 AM.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: July 18th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: July 18th, 2018

| July 19, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for July 18th, 2018 was 94F.  The low was 74F.

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Hot, Humid, Scattered Storms

Hot, Humid, Scattered Storms

| July 19, 2018 @ 6:30 am

SUN, HEAT, STORMS: The weak front that drifted into North Alabama has pretty much dissipated, and Alabama is in a moist, unstable airmass this morning. We note a few showers over parts of West Alabama around daybreak, and we will deal with scattered showers and thunderstorms through the day, with most of them coming this afternoon and early tonight. Chance of any one spot getting wet is around one in three; otherwise the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the low 90s.

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Alabama Aerospace Connections On Display At Farnborough Airshow

Alabama Aerospace Connections On Display At Farnborough Airshow

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Farnborough International Airshow is the global industry’s grand event in 2018, highlighted by thunderous aerial flyovers and mindboggling billion-dollar aircraft purchase announcements.

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Former Alabama Power Ceo Charles Mccrary Makes 2018 Alabama Business Hall Of Fame

Former Alabama Power Ceo Charles Mccrary Makes 2018 Alabama Business Hall Of Fame

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Charles McCrary, former president, chairman and CEO of Alabama Power, has been named to the Alabama Business Hall of Fame for 2018. The honor is bestowed by the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business. Inductees will be officially honored in a special ceremony Nov. 15 at the Hyatt-Regency Birmingham.

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Hot Summer Days Bring Handy Festival To The Stage In Can’t Miss Alabama

Hot Summer Days Bring Handy Festival To The Stage In Can’t Miss Alabama

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Learn more about the late musician and songwriter at the 37thW.C. Handy Music Festival presented by the Music Preservation Society July 20-29. Handy became the “Father of the Blues” after he wrote “Memphis Blues” in 1912. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1993. This musical tradition is one of the largest tourist attractions in the state. More than 200 local and international artists will be featured at the festival. The show headliners are the Fame Gang featuring Candi Staton, Travis Wammack, Willie Hightower and other musical artists.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition Was Formed

On This Day In Alabama History: Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition Was Formed

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 19, 1977: The Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition was birthed July 19, 1977, thanks to a grassroots community with two goals: to protect the mountain ecosystem and halt plans to build an on-site apartment complex

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Alabama Team Departs Farnborough After 2 Days Of Promising Talks

Alabama Team Departs Farnborough After 2 Days Of Promising Talks

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield departed London today after two intensive days of meetings at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow that left them encouraged about growth prospects in the industry.

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WeatherBrains 652:  Smoke From A Distant Fire

WeatherBrains 652: Smoke From A Distant Fire

| July 18, 2018 @ 8:31 pm

NRL meteorologist Dr. Peterson explained his findings from his recent research, “Wildfire-Driven Thunderstorms Cause a Volcano-Like Stratospheric Injection of Smoke,” during a press conference at the European Geosciences Union’s annual General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, held from April 8 to 13.

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Hot Afternoon; A Few Storms

Hot Afternoon; A Few Storms

| July 18, 2018 @ 3:22 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers are few and far between across the northern third of Alabama this afternoon… but we do have a few heavier storms south of I-20 as I write this update at 3:15p CT. Heavy rain was falling over parts of Shelby County, and in the broad zone from Montgomery over to Alexander City and Opelika. Storms are moving slowly to the south, and will fade away later this evening once the sun goes down. Temperatures are in the low 90s in most places, but of course it is cooler where thunderstorms have formed.

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At Midday: Plenty of Sunshine, Plenty of Heat

At Midday: Plenty of Sunshine, Plenty of Heat

| July 18, 2018 @ 11:20 am

At this point on your late Wednesday morning, we have mostly clear skies across Central Alabama along with very warm temperatures already. We’re looking at mostly mid to upper 80s, while we do have a couple of locations coming in a little cooler due to some cloud cover.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: July 17th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: July 17th, 2018

| July 18, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for July 17th, 2018 was 91F.  The low was 74F.

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