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Ernesto Moving North-northeastward Over The North-central
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Ernesto Moving North-northeastward Over The North-central Atlantic

| August 15, 2018 @ 9:05 pm

At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Ernesto was located near latitude 39.7 North, longitude 45.1 West. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h). A turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is forecast tonight and early Thursday, with that motion continuing through Saturday.

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| August 15, 2018 @ 6:45 pm

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories Subtropical Storm Ernesto located several hundred miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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Rain Chances Headed Higher

Rain Chances Headed Higher

| August 15, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

RADAR CHECK: So far a very quiet afternoon across the great state of Alabama. The sky is partly to mostly sunny, and showers and storms are few and far between. There are a few isolated showers and storms over North Alabama, moving to the east. We also note a few storms over far South Alabama associated with the sea-breeze front. All of these will die off after sunset. Away from the showers, temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 90s.

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Plenty Of Sun & Really Hot: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Plenty Of Sun & Really Hot: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 15, 2018 @ 12:20 pm

Mostly sunny and hot for all of Central Alabama, but some clouds and a few showers are over parts of the northeastern corner of the state. Take it easy if working outside as some locations could touch the upper 90s this afternoon.

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Respect for the Recent Show by Hurricane Hector!

Respect for the Recent Show by Hurricane Hector!

| August 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Within the past two weeks and then some, the world had the opportunity to watch Hurricane Hector evolve in quite an impressive fashion.  As is shown in the animated radar loop above per the radar site in southern Hawaii, there was quite an impressive radar display on-hand for all those who had the chance to observe this intense tropical cyclone evolve.

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Hot Again Today; Higher Rain Chances Ahead

Hot Again Today; Higher Rain Chances Ahead

| August 15, 2018 @ 7:06 am

HOT AUGUST WEATHER: Birmingham’s official high yesterday was 93 degrees; we are expecting similar heat levels today with most communities climbing into the 91-95 degree range. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny, and it will be rather hazy due to some of the smoke from the wildfires in western Canada and the Northwest U.S. drifting in here in the high altitudes. A few pop-up storms are possible this afternoon, but they should be widely spaced… chance of any one spot getting wet is about one in five.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: August 14th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: August 14th, 2018

| August 15, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for August 14th, 2018 was 94F.  The low was 69F.

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Dense Fog Advisory for Parts of Central Alabama

Dense Fog Advisory for Parts of Central Alabama

| August 15, 2018 @ 5:48 am

Visibilities may drop to 1/4 mile or less in fog in the advisory area.

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Co-Founder Of Alabama Restaurants Finds American Dream By Following His Heart To Tuscaloosa

Co-Founder Of Alabama Restaurants Finds American Dream By Following His Heart To Tuscaloosa

| August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

For Jheovanny Gomez, the path to the American dream began by pursuing his high school sweetheart to Tuscaloosa.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Willie Mays

Alabama Legacy Moment: Willie Mays

| August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama. Done in conjunction with the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the state that concludes in 2019, the short pieces should inspire you to learn more about the rich history of Alabama. “Alabama Legacy Moments”  are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

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Alabama Newscenter 2018 Football Preview: Samford University

Alabama Newscenter 2018 Football Preview: Samford University

| August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Samford football began the 2017 season with a bit of an identity crisis. But it didn’t last long as the Bulldogs made a historic run.

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Alabama Music Maker Rebecca Egeland Celebrates Debut Album Release

Alabama Music Maker Rebecca Egeland Celebrates Debut Album Release

| August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Since her Alabama NewsCenter story and Facebook Live Alabama Music Maker’s concert this past January, Birmingham-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Egeland has completed her debut album, Only the Good.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Businessman Erskine Ramsay Died

On This Day In Alabama History: Businessman Erskine Ramsay Died

| August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

August 15, 1953 : Born near Pittsburgh in 1864, Erskine Ramsay was already an accomplished businessman in the coal industry when he arrived at the age of 22 in Birmingham as a superintendent and engineer for the Pratt Mines

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Common Bond Brewers Is An Alabama Maker That Brings Folks Together In Montgomery

Common Bond Brewers Is An Alabama Maker That Brings Folks Together In Montgomery

| August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Common Bond Brewers, Montgomery

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Heavy Downpours For Parts of Central/South Alabama

Heavy Downpours For Parts of Central/South Alabama

| August 14, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

RADAR CHECK: Thunderstorms with torrential rain are scattered across the southern half of Alabama this afternoon… parts of Lee County were under a flash flood warning earlier in the day; flooding was an issue around Auburn for a few hours. Almost all of the showers and storms are south of I-20, and they will fade away once the sun goes down later this evening.

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Putting The Recent Hurricane Hector Into Perspective

Putting The Recent Hurricane Hector Into Perspective

| August 14, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

There is no debate that over the past two weeks and then some, Hurricane Hector put on quite a show across the Eastern, Central, and now Western Pacific Ocean basins.

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Drier Air In The North, Few Storms Popping In The South: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Drier Air In The North, Few Storms Popping In The South: It’s Your Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| August 14, 2018 @ 11:35 am

As we take a look at the conditions in Central Alabama, we can see that there is much drier air located in the northeastern parts of the state, especially north of a line stretching roughly from Florence to Warrior to Roanoke.

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WeatherBrains 656:  Mike Dropping Moment

WeatherBrains 656: Mike Dropping Moment

| August 14, 2018 @ 9:38 am

The WeatherBrains gang takes on the topic of the safety of mobile or manufactured homes with Art Faulkner, former Alabama EMA director.

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