Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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Zeta Continues to Strengthen, Possibly into a Hurricane by Late Monday

Zeta Continues to Strengthen, Possibly into a Hurricane by Late Monday

| October 25, 2020 @ 9:52 pm

Zeta is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and there is an increasing risk of storm surge, rainfall, and wind impacts from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

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Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight Forms Over the Caribbean; Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Western Cuba

Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight Forms Over the Caribbean; Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Western Cuba

| October 24, 2020 @ 4:11 pm

On the forecast track, the center of the depression is anticipated to remain south of Cuba tomorrow and approach the Yucatan Channel or Yucatan Peninsula late Monday before emerging into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.

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Invest 95L is Looking Organized; Depression Possibly By This Afternoon or Evening

Invest 95L is Looking Organized; Depression Possibly By This Afternoon or Evening

| October 24, 2020 @ 12:57 pm

The latest Tropical Weather Outlook was just released by the NHC and it states that Invest 95L continues to get better organized and a tropical depression will be likely by this afternoon or evening if the trends continue.

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Weather Xtreme: Showers & Storms Today, Potential Tropical Moisture Moves In By Midweek

Weather Xtreme: Showers & Storms Today, Potential Tropical Moisture Moves In By Midweek

| October 24, 2020 @ 6:49 am

Showers and thunderstorms can be expected through the day today as a cold front moves through the area, while Sunday will be dry with mostly cloudy skies. We’re also watching a disturbance in the tropics that has the potential to bring more rain to the area during the workweek.

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A Brief Check on Our Weather Before 5:00 am

A Brief Check on Our Weather Before 5:00 am

| October 24, 2020 @ 4:55 am

At 4:48 am, we have a good bit of shower and thunderstorm activity mainly along and west of the I-59 corridor as the cold front is making its way across the northwestern part of North/Central Alabama.

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A Quick Check on Our Weather Just After 8:00 pm

A Quick Check on Our Weather Just After 8:00 pm

| October 23, 2020 @ 8:13 pm

As of 8:10 pm, we have a batch of hefty thunderstorms over the extreme northwestern parts of Central Alabama and into the western parts of North Alabama.

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Invest 95L is Not a Depression Yet; Epsilon Continues Moving Away from Land

Invest 95L is Not a Depression Yet; Epsilon Continues Moving Away from Land

| October 23, 2020 @ 4:07 pm

Satellite images and radar data indicate that the broad area of low pressure located just west of Grand Cayman Island is gradually becoming better defined.

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Strong Storms Affecting Limestone, Morgan, & Lawrence Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Limestone, Morgan, & Lawrence Counties

| October 23, 2020 @ 2:53 pm

At 250 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Trinity, moving east at 20 mph.

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Strong Storms Affecting Madison & Limestone Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Madison & Limestone Counties

| October 23, 2020 @ 2:31 pm

At 228 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Athens, moving east at 10 mph.

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CANCELED: Severe T-Storm Warning for Limestone County Until 2:45 pm

CANCELED: Severe T-Storm Warning for Limestone County Until 2:45 pm

| October 23, 2020 @ 1:57 pm

At 153 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles east of Rogersville, moving east at 10 mph.

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A Central Alabama Weather & Tropical Update as of 10:00 am

A Central Alabama Weather & Tropical Update as of 10:00 am

| October 23, 2020 @ 9:59 am

Much of Central Alabama has a good bit of sunshine while a few locations in the eastern parts of the area have some clouds blocking out some of those rays.

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Tropical Storm Warnings Dropped for Bermuda as Epsilon Starts to Move Out to Sea

Tropical Storm Warnings Dropped for Bermuda as Epsilon Starts to Move Out to Sea

| October 22, 2020 @ 10:15 pm

Winds at Bermuda will subside overnight. Large swells generated by Epsilon will affect Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada during the next few days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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