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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SPC Issues Mesoscale Discussion That Includes the NE Corner of Alabama

SPC Issues Mesoscale Discussion That Includes the NE Corner of Alabama

| August 6, 2020 @ 1:12 pm

Storms capable of producing mainly isolated damaging winds should persist through the early evening. Watch issuance appears unlikely at this time.

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Storms Forming At Midday, Some Could Become Briefly Strong to Severe

Storms Forming At Midday, Some Could Become Briefly Strong to Severe

| August 6, 2020 @ 12:19 pm

We have a good bit of scattered showers and thunderstorms over the northeastern quarter of Central Alabama as we move into the midday hour.

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Update From NOAA: Extremely Active Hurricane Season Possible for Atlantic Basin

Update From NOAA: Extremely Active Hurricane Season Possible for Atlantic Basin

| August 6, 2020 @ 11:54 am

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service.

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A Brief Check on Our Weather As We Move Into the Early Afternoon

A Brief Check on Our Weather As We Move Into the Early Afternoon

| August 5, 2020 @ 1:13 pm

As expected, we have a few isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms that have developed with most of the action occurring south of the I-59 corridor with the exception of a few showers and storms over portions of Blount, Marshall, and DeKalb counties.

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As of 10:00 pm, Isaias is Now a Post Tropical Cyclone as it Moves Into Southeastern Canada

As of 10:00 pm, Isaias is Now a Post Tropical Cyclone as it Moves Into Southeastern Canada

| August 4, 2020 @ 9:54 pm

The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the north-northeast near 38 mph (61 km/h), and this general motion is expected with a decrease in forward speed through Wednesday night.

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Center of Isaias Moving Through the New England States

Center of Isaias Moving Through the New England States

| August 4, 2020 @ 8:19 pm

On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will continue to move farther inland over eastern New York and Vermont this afternoon and evening, and over southern Canada tonight.

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WeatherBrains 759: She’s Our Cat 5

WeatherBrains 759: She’s Our Cat 5

| August 4, 2020 @ 5:08 pm

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jenn Narramore, and Kim Klockow-McClain.

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Isaias Racing North-Northeastward Across Eastern New York

Isaias Racing North-Northeastward Across Eastern New York

| August 4, 2020 @ 3:51 pm

Isaias is moving toward the north-northeast near 40 mph (65 km/h), and this general motion is expected through tonight.

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Isaias Racing North-Northeastward Across Eastern Pennsylvania Into Southeastern New York

Isaias Racing North-Northeastward Across Eastern Pennsylvania Into Southeastern New York

| August 4, 2020 @ 1:01 pm

On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will continue to move near or along the coast of the mid-Atlantic states today, and move across the northeastern United States into southern Canada tonight.

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All Quiet As We Approach Midday

All Quiet As We Approach Midday

| August 4, 2020 @ 11:14 am

As of 10:57 am, radar appears to be all quiet across Central Alabama as skies are mainly sunny across the area.

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Forward Speed Increasing as Isaias Rapidly Moves North-Northeast Over Maryland

Forward Speed Increasing as Isaias Rapidly Moves North-Northeast Over Maryland

| August 4, 2020 @ 10:52 am

Isaias is moving toward the north-northeast near 35 mph (56 km/h), and this general motion accompanied by some increase in forward speed is expected through tonight.

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Center of Isaias Moving Across Southeastern Virginia

Center of Isaias Moving Across Southeastern Virginia

| August 4, 2020 @ 7:25 am

Only gradual weakening is anticipated while Isaias moves north-northeastward near the mid-Atlantic coast today.

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