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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| August 21, 2018 @ 12:01 am

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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More Strong Storms About to Move Into Northwest Alabama;  Not Severe At This Time

More Strong Storms About to Move Into Northwest Alabama; Not Severe At This Time

| August 20, 2018 @ 10:21 pm

Strong storms are approaching Northwest Alabama at this hour. They are not severe and are not expected to become severe.

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Storms Approaching Northwest Alabama

Storms Approaching Northwest Alabama

| August 20, 2018 @ 8:35 pm

Strong to severe storms will impact West Alabama’s Franklin, Marion and Lamar counties within the next 30 minutes, but should weaken rapidly as they move further into the state.

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SPC Mesoscale Discussion: Severe Potential… Watch Possible 345…

SPC Mesoscale Discussion: Severe Potential… Watch Possible 345…

| August 20, 2018 @ 5:58 pm

Isolated 50-60 mph gusts, capable of wind damage, are possible with any supercell or stronger multicell early this evening. Although a severe thunderstorm watch will probably not be needed across north-central MS to the south of the existing watches, this area will be monitored.

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Showers/Storms Remain Possible Tonight

Showers/Storms Remain Possible Tonight

| August 20, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

RADAR CHECK: So far today showers and storms have been more widespread over the southern half of Alabama, where rain has been heavy in spots. Showers are more widely scattered over the northern counties… temperatures are mostly in the 80s.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: August 19th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: August 19th, 2018

| August 20, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for August 19th, 2018 was 86F.  The low was 72F.

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A Few Showers/Storms Today; Drier Air Begins To Arrive Tomorrow

A Few Showers/Storms Today; Drier Air Begins To Arrive Tomorrow

| August 20, 2018 @ 5:54 am

ON THE MAPS: We have a deep upper trough for late summer over the nation’s mid-section this morning, driving a surface front in our direction. This setup will bring the risk of strong to severe storms to parts of the Mid-South today, with the primary threat for places like Little Rock and Memphis. SPC has a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) defined for the northwest corner of Alabama…

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An Homage To The Heirloom Tomato

An Homage To The Heirloom Tomato

| August 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

As fall approaches and prognosticating about football season replaces the siesta by the swimming pool, let’s take a moment to appreciate one pleasure that will soon be gone from our plates till next summer: the heirloom tomato.

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Alabama Newscenter 2018 Football Preview: Alabama A&m University

Alabama Newscenter 2018 Football Preview: Alabama A&m University

| August 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Connell Maynor has made the rounds since he arrived in Huntsville in January to be the head football coach at Alabama A&M University.

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Cedar & Sail’s Josh Pigford Is An Alabama Maker With An Itch For Working With His Hands

Cedar & Sail’s Josh Pigford Is An Alabama Maker With An Itch For Working With His Hands

| August 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Cedar & Sail, Birmingham

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Female Senator Was Seated

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Female Senator Was Seated

| August 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 20, 1937: Dixie Bibb Graves, born just outside of Montgomery, took her seat in the U.S

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Gadsden Homes Selling 35 Days Faster On Average Compared To Last July

Gadsden Homes Selling 35 Days Faster On Average Compared To Last July

| August 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Sales: According to the Valley Multiple Listing Service, Gadsden-area sales totaled 77 units during July, down 11.5 percent from 87 sales in the same month a year earlier. Similarly, July sales were down 25.2 percent compared to 103 sales in June. Results were 13.2 percent above the five-year July average of 68 sales. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and  Annual Report.

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Alabama Update at 12:30 p.m.:  More Scattered Showers and Storms Expected Across Central Sections This Afternoon

Alabama Update at 12:30 p.m.: More Scattered Showers and Storms Expected Across Central Sections This Afternoon

| August 19, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Rain chances will remain higher than normal for the next three days for parts of Central and North Alabama, but don’t look for any major rainfall. Storms could be strong late tomorrow night across northwestern sections.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: August 18th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: August 18th, 2018

| August 19, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for August 18th, 2018 was 88F.  The low was 75F.

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Numerous Showers/Storms into Early Tuesday

Numerous Showers/Storms into Early Tuesday

| August 19, 2018 @ 6:35 am

The weather remains unsettled today and Monday with the potential for numerous showers and thunderstorms. A cold front is forecast to move through Alabama on Tuesday bringing a real change with much drier air by Wednesday and Thursday.

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2 Firms Form Artificial Intelligence Joint Venture In Florence

2 Firms Form Artificial Intelligence Joint Venture In Florence

| August 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Nevada-based Sierra Artificial Neural Networks announced plans to locate its headquarters in Florence and form a joint development partnership with IPWatch Systems Corp. to advance artificial intelligence products.

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Phenix City Homes Continue To Sell Faster Than A Year Ago

Phenix City Homes Continue To Sell Faster Than A Year Ago

| August 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Sales: According to the Phenix City Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, Phenix City area residential sales totaled 125 units during July, up 50.6 percent from 83 sales in the same month a year earlier. July sales were up 19 percent compared to 105 sales in June. Results were 38.9 percent above the five-year July average of 90 sales. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and the Annual Report.

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Nation’s Longest Single-site Kidney Chain Passes 100

Nation’s Longest Single-site Kidney Chain Passes 100

| August 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

To date, 101 living donors have changed the lives of 101 recipients as part of the nation’s longest ongoing single-center paired kidney transplant chain, which is underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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