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Update on the 416 Fire

Update on the 416 Fire

| June 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am

On June 1, 2018, a fire was started in the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado about 100 miles from the Four Corners, the intersection of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The fire which is named the “416 Fire” is approaching the end of its third week of burning with about 37% containment and has burnt over 35,000 acres in the San Juan National Forest.

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Dry & Hot: The Daily Climate Report for Birmingham – June 24th, 2018

Dry & Hot: The Daily Climate Report for Birmingham – June 24th, 2018

| June 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am

The heat is really starting to crank up as ridging takes over the weather pattern across the Deep South, and we started to see signs of that on Sunday. The afternoon high reached 92 degrees in Birmingham, which is hot on its own, but heat index values were well up into the upper 90s and creeping over into the lower 100s.

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The 6.22.18 Cullman County Tornado

The 6.22.18 Cullman County Tornado

| June 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am

I was on vacation Friday night, June 22, but weather never stops or sleeps. I worked the severe thunderstorm event that night on social media; Charles Daniel did a wonderful job on ABC 33/40 over on the TV side in my absence. And, there were frequent updates right here on the blog as always. Without […]

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Hot, Humid, Scattered Storms

Hot, Humid, Scattered Storms

| June 25, 2018 @ 5:52 am

HOT SUMMER DAYS: It is that time of the year when you can say “hot and humid with scattered, mostly afternoon and evening thunderstorms” and get the foreacst right just about every time. An upper ridge and abundant low level moisture will be in place across the Deep South this week providing the typical summertime weather for Alabama. We note the NWS in Birmingham has issued a “heat advisory” for some Central Alabama counties today.

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The Latest on the Tropics…Could We See a Tropical Storm Later This Week off the Coast of North Carolina?

The Latest on the Tropics…Could We See a Tropical Storm Later This Week off the Coast of North Carolina?

| June 25, 2018 @ 5:50 am

We are tracking a potential system currently over Tennessee and Kentucky that has a chance to develop into a tropical cyclone by midweek as it moves off the coast of North Carolina. It has a chance to become Tropical Storm Beryl.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Boycott Of White Businesses Began In Tuskegee

On This Day In Alabama History: Boycott Of White Businesses Began In Tuskegee

| June 25, 2018 @ 5:00 am

June 25, 1957: In 1957, the Alabama Legislature sought to protect white political rule in Tuskegee by redrawing voting districts.

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Birmingham Slossfest Profile: White Reaper

Birmingham Slossfest Profile: White Reaper

| June 25, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Performer: White Reaper

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Weather Alert:  Hot and Humid Conditions Expected Today Across Much of Central Alabama

Weather Alert: Hot and Humid Conditions Expected Today Across Much of Central Alabama

| June 25, 2018 @ 4:40 am

A heat advisory is in effect for much of Central Alabama from noon until 7 p.m. today and tonight.

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Finally, A Quiet Midday Update for Central Alabama, Small Severe Weather Risk for Tennessee Valley Late Tonight

Finally, A Quiet Midday Update for Central Alabama, Small Severe Weather Risk for Tennessee Valley Late Tonight

| June 24, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

It’s nice to have a quiet weather update to present after a busy week here in the Weather Office. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for summer rains, which totaled over two inches in the past seven days for all but extreme eastern Alabama, but I can do without a rare June EF2 tornado […]

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: June 23rd, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: June 23rd, 2018

| June 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am

Birmingham had a High of 84 and a Low of 69 for June 23rd, 2018

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Storms Drop Off but Temps Heat Up

Storms Drop Off but Temps Heat Up

| June 24, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Shower and storm coverage for Alabama should be down from recent days today and into the first part of the upcoming week. With the building of an upper ridge, temperatures will be up from those of the last several days with highs pushing into the lower half of the 90s. Heat indices could climb into the triple digits with the humid air mass in place.

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Umbrella For Power Wheelchairs Makes Rainy Days Less Of A Mess

Umbrella For Power Wheelchairs Makes Rainy Days Less Of A Mess

| June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Power wheelchair users may see a solution to rainy days with a new automatic umbrella attachment engineered by University of Alabama at Birmingham students. The UAB School of Engineering team is one of six internationally selected to present their designs at the eighth annual World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland, in July.

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Baldwin Median Condo Sales Price Up 9.2 Percent From A Year Ago

Baldwin Median Condo Sales Price Up 9.2 Percent From A Year Ago

| June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 am

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Alabama Team Showcases State For Foreign Investment At Selectusa

Alabama Team Showcases State For Foreign Investment At Selectusa

| June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama’s business recruiters were in the nation’s capital last week, selling the state’s diverse and growing business scene to potential investors from around the world.

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On This Day In Alabama History: The CSS Selma Sank

On This Day In Alabama History: The CSS Selma Sank

| June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 am

June 24, 1868 : The CSS Selma originally was named the Florida, and it sailed the waters of the Gulf Coast in the mid-19th century

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