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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Remains In Effect Until 7:30 PM CDT For Northeastern Jackson And Northeastern Dekalb Counties

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Remains In Effect Until 7:30 PM CDT For Northeastern Jackson And Northeastern Dekalb Counties

| August 17, 2018 @ 7:14 pm

At 7:12 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Bridgeport to Higdon to near Pisgah, moving east at 35 mph.

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Significant Weather Advisory For Southeastern Jackson And Dekalb Counties Until 7:45 PM CDT

Significant Weather Advisory For Southeastern Jackson And Dekalb Counties Until 7:45 PM CDT

| August 17, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

At 6:59 PM CDT, Doppler Radar Was Tracking Strong Thunderstorms Along A Line Extending From Near Section To Near Fyffe To Near Sardis City. Movement Was East At 20 Mph. Wind Gusts Up To 50 Mph Will Be Possible With These Storms.

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| August 17, 2018 @ 6:12 pm

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Ernesto, located several hundred miles north of the Azores.

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Ernesto Hanging On As A Tropical Storm

Ernesto Hanging On As A Tropical Storm

| August 17, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

Expected To Become Post-tropical Soon

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Occasional Showers/Storms Over The Weekend

Occasional Showers/Storms Over The Weekend

| August 17, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and storms are steadily increasing across Alabama this afternoon as the air becomes more unstable. Some storms this evening over the northern part of the state could become strong; SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for areas north of I-20. The main threats are small hail and strong, gusty straight line winds.

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A Good Bit Of Showers Out There: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

A Good Bit Of Showers Out There: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 17, 2018 @ 1:51 pm

There are plenty of showers and thunderstorms out there mainly south of the I-20 corridor at this hours, while north of that it is relatively quiet, with the exception of a few scattered showers and storms.

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Alabama Fireball Late Last Night

Alabama Fireball Late Last Night

| August 17, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

A meteor streaking over Alabama just after midnight last night lit up the southern sky. It was seen by many… here is the report from Bill Cooke, Lead, NASA Meteoroid Environment Office… Last night, at 12:19 AM Central Daylight Time, numerous eyewitnesses in the SouthEast reported seeing a very bright fireball, which was also detected […]

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Remember Hurricane Camille:  Pete Wentzell’s Story

Remember Hurricane Camille: Pete Wentzell’s Story

| August 17, 2018 @ 8:01 am

On this date 49 years ago, residents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast were waking up to the surprising news that one of the strongest hurricanes in history was heading their way.

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Alabama’s Weather Wet At Times Through The Weekend

Alabama’s Weather Wet At Times Through The Weekend

| August 17, 2018 @ 7:06 am

UNSETTLED SUMMER WEATHER: An approaching wave in the upper atmosphere will make the air more unstable across Alabama in coming days, and we are forecasting scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. We note a few showers forming this morning before daybreak across the central counties of the state.

But, the better coverage of rain will come this afternoon and tonight. A few strong thunderstorms will be involved; SPC has a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) defined for the northern counties, generally along and north of I-20. The main risks are small hail, and strong, gusty straight line winds.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: August 16th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: August 16th, 2018

| August 17, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for August 16th, 2018 was 94F.  The low was 75F.

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Ahi Tuna Spring Roll At La Jolla Restaurant Makes The List Of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama

Ahi Tuna Spring Roll At La Jolla Restaurant Makes The List Of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama

| August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

It hasn’t changed in nearly 20 years and customers apparently like it just the way it is.

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DesignAlabama Helping Troy Envision New Chapter For Academy Street High School

DesignAlabama Helping Troy Envision New Chapter For Academy Street High School

| August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

On a drizzly afternoon, a small group of architects, designers and planners, led by officials from the city of Troy, took their first steps inside the long-closed Academy Street High School, near downtown. Very quickly, they began to see something far beyond the empty gymnasium and the dusty equipment and supplies stacked in the abandoned hallways. They saw – opportunity.

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Alabama Power’s Hudson, Peoples Taking Leadership Roles At Southern Company Gas

Alabama Power’s Hudson, Peoples Taking Leadership Roles At Southern Company Gas

| August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Two long-standing Alabama Power executives have been named to new roles of increased responsibility within the Southern Company system.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Hugo Black Confirmed To High Court

On This Day In Alabama History: Hugo Black Confirmed To High Court

| August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 17, 1937: Hugo Black of Harlan, Alabama, President Franklin D

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Accelerator Program Propels Birmingham Startups To Successful Launches

Accelerator Program Propels Birmingham Startups To Successful Launches

| August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Fledging – one of seven student-led ventures of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Commercialization Accelerator – has moved into Innovation Depot, allowing students to work in the hub of Birmingham’s startup network.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Tomorrow Through The Weekend

Occasional Showers/Storms Tomorrow Through The Weekend

| August 16, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers are widely scattered over the northern half of Alabama this afternoon… they are more numerous over the southern half of the state. We also note strong storms over North Mississippi; some of the ones there have reached severe limits. Away from the showers, temperatures are mostly in the low 90s.

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Hot, With A Few Storms In The South: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Hot, With A Few Storms In The South: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 16, 2018 @ 1:06 pm

Much of Central Alabama is bathed in plenty of sunshine, but there are several storms showing up mainly in the southern parts of the state, including the southern portions of the area.

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Unsettled Weather Tomorrow Through The Weekend

Unsettled Weather Tomorrow Through The Weekend

| August 16, 2018 @ 7:06 am

A FEW STORMS LATER TODAY: Alabama’s weather won’t change much today… the sky will be partly sunny and hazy, and a few random, pop-up storms will form this afternoon and early tonight. The high will be in the low 90s for most places, and odds of any one community getting wet are about one in four. Another words, very routine weather for August.

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