Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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Strong Thunderstorms Building Over Parts Of The Area – A Quick Check At 5:30 PM

Strong Thunderstorms Building Over Parts Of The Area – A Quick Check At 5:30 PM

| May 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Showers and thunderstorms are continuing to fire up over the northern and the western parts of the state, especially in a zone west of I-65 from Athens in Limestone County, down to Sweet Water in southern Marengo County.

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Scattered Showers In Parts Of The Area At Midday, Mostly Sunny Skies Elsewhere

Scattered Showers In Parts Of The Area At Midday, Mostly Sunny Skies Elsewhere

| May 16, 2018 @ 12:36 pm

Much of the shower and thunderstorm activity has stayed mostly over in Georgia and down in Florida throughout much of the morning hours, but some heavy rains have affected parts of Central Alabama, especially around the Auburn and Opelika area.

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A Few Stronger Storms Still Out There At 9:30 PM

A Few Stronger Storms Still Out There At 9:30 PM

| May 15, 2018 @ 9:39 pm

We continue to have tropical downpours and plenty of lightning out there in parts of North and Central Alabama at 9:30 PM, with the strongest of these storms located over Winston County.

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Stronger Storms Continue To Slowly Move South-Southwestward Through The Area

Stronger Storms Continue To Slowly Move South-Southwestward Through The Area

| May 15, 2018 @ 7:31 pm

Strong thunderstorms located over portions of Walker, Blount, Jefferson, and Tuscaloosa counties continue to move to the south-southwest slowly around 10 MPH.

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Water Covering Roadways In Parts Of South-Central Jefferson County

Water Covering Roadways In Parts Of South-Central Jefferson County

| May 15, 2018 @ 6:48 pm

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for the South-Central Parts of Jefferson County until 9:15 PM tonight due to heavy rains from thunderstorms that continue to backbuild over the area.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 5:30 PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 5:30 PM

| May 15, 2018 @ 5:38 pm

As of 5:25 PM, we have multiple showers and thunderstorms that have developed and are moving very slowly to the south and south-southwestward. We have one storm over parts of Limestone and Morgan counties that currently has a Severe Thunderstorm Warning on it until 5:45 PM.

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Sun In The West, Scattered Showers In The East At Midday

Sun In The West, Scattered Showers In The East At Midday

| May 15, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

So, while the Gulf low is sending a decent amount of rain over most of Georgia, very little has moved over into Alabama at midday.

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Record Highs Set In Central Alabama Today

Record Highs Set In Central Alabama Today

| May 14, 2018 @ 4:21 pm

Guess who’s back??? That’s right, Donna Reed is back and breaking that record due to record high temperatures being set today.

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It’s Feeling “Hot Hot Hot” At Midday, But Rain Is On Its Way

It’s Feeling “Hot Hot Hot” At Midday, But Rain Is On Its Way

| May 14, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

It is a hot midday across Central Alabama at this point, with very little help from the cumulus clouds that are floating overhead.

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 7 – Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan

National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 7 – Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan

| May 12, 2018 @ 5:01 am

In today’s post for the National Hurricane Preparedness Week, the National Weather Service reminds you that it’s time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure.

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Another Summer-Like Midday Across Central Alabama

Another Summer-Like Midday Across Central Alabama

| May 11, 2018 @ 12:18 pm

Bright sunshine and very warm temperature will be the main weather story across Central Alabama with very little wind or clouds to help bring any relief.

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 6 – Help Your Neighbor

National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 6 – Help Your Neighbor

| May 11, 2018 @ 5:01 am

In today’s post for the National Hurricane Preparedness Week, the National Weather Service reminds you that many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches.

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A Few Minor Damage Reports Coming In From Cherokee County

A Few Minor Damage Reports Coming In From Cherokee County

| May 10, 2018 @ 5:55 pm

A few strong storms are continuing to push southeastward through portions of Cherokee, and will soon be entering the northern parts of Calhoun and Cleburne counties.

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A Few Strong Storms Rolling Through The NE Corner Of North Alabama

A Few Strong Storms Rolling Through The NE Corner Of North Alabama

| May 10, 2018 @ 4:05 pm

A small line of storms is currently moving southeastward at roughly 25 MPH. These are producing a decent amount of cloud to ground lightning along with gusty winds up to 40 MPH.

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At Midday, The Heat Is On… And It Looks Like It’s Only Going To Get Hotter

At Midday, The Heat Is On… And It Looks Like It’s Only Going To Get Hotter

| May 10, 2018 @ 11:48 am

Other than a few thin wispy clouds floating overhead in the western and northwestern parts of the area, we are enjoying mainly clear skies with very warm temperatures at 11:35 AM on this fine Thursday.

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