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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More Storms Today, Cold Front Invades To Start The Workweek

More Storms Today, Cold Front Invades To Start The Workweek

| July 20, 2019 @ 7:24 am

We’ll keep an elevated chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for today through the start of the workweek, but drier and cooler air will move in by mid-week.

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A Few Strong Storms & Heavy Rainfall Across Much Of Central Alabama Just After Midday

A Few Strong Storms & Heavy Rainfall Across Much Of Central Alabama Just After Midday

| July 19, 2019 @ 1:27 pm

We continue to have rain and thunderstorms with heavy downpours across the eastern, southeastern, and southern parts of Central Alabama as we have crossed over into the early afternoon hours on this gray and damp Friday.

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A Few Big Storms Already Dumping Tons Of Rain Before 10:00 AM

A Few Big Storms Already Dumping Tons Of Rain Before 10:00 AM

| July 19, 2019 @ 9:56 am

In the eastern parts of the area, a large complex of thunderstorms is dumping copious amounts of rain over the cities of Anniston, Saks, Oxford, Alexandria, and points nearby.

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Spotty Showers Forming Well Before The Midday Hour

Spotty Showers Forming Well Before The Midday Hour

| July 18, 2019 @ 11:27 am

At 10:45 am, we have a few isolated spotty showers already forming along and just south of the I-20 corridor in the eastern parts of the area with the heat and the humidity of the morning, while the rest of Central Alabama remains dry at this point.

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Can’t Miss Alabama Has Your Weekend Planned With The Sounds Of The Blues, Jazz And Other Musical Performances

Can’t Miss Alabama Has Your Weekend Planned With The Sounds Of The Blues, Jazz And Other Musical Performances

| July 18, 2019 @ 5:00 am

Settle into the weekend with a rousing showcase of artists with this week’s Can’t Miss Alabama.

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A Midday Check On Our Weather Situation

A Midday Check On Our Weather Situation

| July 17, 2019 @ 12:04 pm

At 12:00 pm, we continue to have a mass of rain and thunderstorms pushing across the south-central parts of North Alabama and the extreme north-central parts of Central Alabama.

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Heavy Thunderstorms Continue Across Northwest Alabama

Heavy Thunderstorms Continue Across Northwest Alabama

| July 17, 2019 @ 9:44 am

At 9:30 am, radar continues to show a large mass of rain and thunderstorms pushing across the northwestern and northern parts of Central Alabama and the west and central parts of North Alabama.

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Only a Few Showers Out There at Midday

Only a Few Showers Out There at Midday

| July 16, 2019 @ 12:14 pm

Skies have cleared out somewhat across much of Central Alabama at 12:00 pm, but we do see a few isolated showers over the northwestern parts of the area especially over parts of Tuscaloosa, Fayette, Waler, and Winston counties.

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Tropical Showers & Storms Affecting Western Parts Of The Area At Midday

Tropical Showers & Storms Affecting Western Parts Of The Area At Midday

| July 15, 2019 @ 11:23 am

At 11:10 am, an outer band from the remnants of Barry is working its way through the extreme western parts of North/Central Alabama, while pretty much the rest of the area is rain free with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies.

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How to Be Prepared for a Disaster

How to Be Prepared for a Disaster

| July 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Being prepared won’t prevent a disaster, but it can give you the confidence you need to get through the challenge.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At 8:00 PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather At 8:00 PM

| July 13, 2019 @ 7:59 pm

As of 7:55 pm, coverage of the tropical showers and storms continue to diminish as we are losing the heating of the day and the sun has set.

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Peak Winds Recorded So Far Today From Barry

Peak Winds Recorded So Far Today From Barry

| July 13, 2019 @ 7:35 pm

A collection of peak wind gusts from across parts of Louisiana throughout the day from now Tropical Storm Barry.

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An Early Evening Check On Barry

An Early Evening Check On Barry

| July 13, 2019 @ 5:50 pm

Another update from the National Hurricane Center will be coming out right around 7:00 pm this evening that will give up a good update on what is going on with Tropical Storm Barry.

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Quick Update On Hurricane Barry At 11:00 AM

Quick Update On Hurricane Barry At 11:00 AM

| July 13, 2019 @ 11:16 am

Hurricane Barry’s mid-level center of circulation is now onshore over the extreme southern parts of Louisiana south of Lafayette with maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH and gusts up to 90 MPH possible.

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Weather Xtreme: Barry Moves Onshore Later Today

Weather Xtreme: Barry Moves Onshore Later Today

| July 13, 2019 @ 7:01 am

All eyes are on the Gulf Coast as Barry will be making landfall later today. How will Barry affect our weather?

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A Quick Update To What Barry Could Bring To Central Alabama

A Quick Update To What Barry Could Bring To Central Alabama

| July 12, 2019 @ 9:19 pm

Barry continues to be a strong tropical storm on this late Friday night with maximum sustained winds at 65 MPH and moving to the west-northwest at 4 MPH.

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