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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Damage Reports Coming In From Chilton County

Damage Reports Coming In From Chilton County

| March 25, 2019 @ 5:38 pm

Strong thunderstorm wind gusts have lead to some structural damage in Chilton County.

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Impressive Hail Images Coming In To The Weather Desk

Impressive Hail Images Coming In To The Weather Desk

| March 25, 2019 @ 5:07 pm

Here are a few hail images being sent into Spann Twitter feed from the Spann Twitter Army.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For The Southern Half Of Central Alabama

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For The Southern Half Of Central Alabama

| March 25, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

Hail up to ping pong size likely with isolated wind gusts up to 70 MPH possible

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Storms Staying Below Severe Limits At This Point

Storms Staying Below Severe Limits At This Point

| March 25, 2019 @ 4:18 pm

Fortunately at 4:15 pm, the storms that have developed so far have been small hail producers.

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Storms Forming & Becoming Strong

Storms Forming & Becoming Strong

| March 25, 2019 @ 3:39 pm

Convective development is occurring over parts of Central Alabama at 3:30 pm, with a few stronger cells located over Tuscaloosa County and southwestern Jefferson County.

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Ingredients For Strong/Severe Weather Are In Place… Now We Wait

Ingredients For Strong/Severe Weather Are In Place… Now We Wait

| March 25, 2019 @ 1:37 pm

More sunshine continues to warm the atmosphere over North/Central Alabama as we have now made it into the 1 o’clock hour.

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No Change In Forecast… Potential For Severe Storms Continues

No Change In Forecast… Potential For Severe Storms Continues

| March 25, 2019 @ 11:46 am

The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center continues to keep the Slight Risk and Marginal Risk areas the same as the first update from earlier this morning.

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Potential For Damaging Winds & Large Hail Continues For Later Today

Potential For Damaging Winds & Large Hail Continues For Later Today

| March 25, 2019 @ 9:17 am

Showers and thunderstorms continue to be likely today with a threat of strong to severe storms during the afternoon and evening hours across nearly all of North/Central Alabama.

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Marginal Risk Expanded To Cover Most Of North/Central Alabama

Marginal Risk Expanded To Cover Most Of North/Central Alabama

| March 24, 2019 @ 10:23 pm

The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Marginal Risk for severe storms on Monday to now include nearly all of Central Alabama and a large chunk of North Alabama.

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Marginal Risk For Severe Storms Possible On Monday In Central Alabama

Marginal Risk For Severe Storms Possible On Monday In Central Alabama

| March 24, 2019 @ 10:31 am

The Storm Prediction Center has introduced a Marginal Risk of severe storms over much of Central Alabama for Monday.

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Sunday Weather Xtreme: One More Dry Day Before Showers Return

Sunday Weather Xtreme: One More Dry Day Before Showers Return

| March 24, 2019 @ 5:01 am

For today, we’ll have partly to mostly cloudy skies with mild temperatures during the day as a low-pressure system will be forming and strengthening out to our northwest.

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Frost Advisory Issued For Parts Of North Alabama

Frost Advisory Issued For Parts Of North Alabama

| March 22, 2019 @ 9:21 pm

NWS Huntsville has issued a Frost Advisory starting at 2:00 am CDT Saturday for DeKalb, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties until 8:00 am CDT Saturday.

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A Mighty Nice Day Out There At Midday

A Mighty Nice Day Out There At Midday

| March 22, 2019 @ 11:16 am

You can’t complain about the weather outside today… well, except for having to be stuck inside the workplace and not able to enjoy it. Don’t worry, you’ll have the same weather on Saturday.

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Clearing Skies But Still A Little Cool At Midday

Clearing Skies But Still A Little Cool At Midday

| March 21, 2019 @ 11:45 am

As we are making the approach to the noon hour, much of Central Alabama has mainly clear skies with the exception of the northeast corner of the area.

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No Longer Will Tropical Systems Be Named Florence And Michael

No Longer Will Tropical Systems Be Named Florence And Michael

| March 20, 2019 @ 9:44 pm

The Atlantic Basin will no longer be threatened by any tropical systems named Florence or Michael.

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Near Maximum Sunshine At Midday, A Few Showers Possible Later Tonight

Near Maximum Sunshine At Midday, A Few Showers Possible Later Tonight

| March 20, 2019 @ 12:26 pm

It’s very hard to spot any clouds in Central Alabama as we have made it to the midday hour on Wednesday, but if you squint your eyes really hard, there are a couple of very small clouds in the central parts of the area.

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