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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Hot At This Point; Strong to Severe Storms Tonight

Hot At This Point; Strong to Severe Storms Tonight

| July 20, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

So as of 11:35 AM, radar is free from any shower or storm activity, and with skies remaining mostly clear across much of the area, current temperatures are already up into the lower to mid-80s across Central Alabama.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| July 19, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

The good news is that the stronger storms that we saw earlier this morning have dissipated and we are just left with some light to moderate showers over the western portions of Central Alabama.

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Strong Storms Over West Alabama

Strong Storms Over West Alabama

| July 19, 2018 @ 8:38 am

We have a good bit of storm activity that has moved into the western parts of Central Alabama. This cluster of storms is putting down very heavy downpours that have led to a couple of Areal Flood Advisories. One for central Pickens County until 9:45 AM, and another for all of Marion and Lamar counties until 11:15 AM.

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WeatherBrains 652:  Smoke From A Distant Fire

WeatherBrains 652: Smoke From A Distant Fire

| July 18, 2018 @ 8:31 pm

NRL meteorologist Dr. Peterson explained his findings from his recent research, “Wildfire-Driven Thunderstorms Cause a Volcano-Like Stratospheric Injection of Smoke,” during a press conference at the European Geosciences Union’s annual General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, held from April 8 to 13.

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At Midday: Plenty of Sunshine, Plenty of Heat

At Midday: Plenty of Sunshine, Plenty of Heat

| July 18, 2018 @ 11:20 am

At this point on your late Wednesday morning, we have mostly clear skies across Central Alabama along with very warm temperatures already. We’re looking at mostly mid to upper 80s, while we do have a couple of locations coming in a little cooler due to some cloud cover.

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Showers & Storms Firing Up Along Cold Front In The North

Showers & Storms Firing Up Along Cold Front In The North

| July 17, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

We have mostly clear to partly cloudy skies across much of Central Alabama at this point on your Tuesday afternoon, but we can see where a cold front has moved into the northern parts of North Alabama.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather… Storms Moving Through The Area

A Quick Check On Our Weather… Storms Moving Through The Area

| July 16, 2018 @ 10:34 am

As we approach 10:30 AM in North and Central Alabama, we have a mass of showers with embedded thunderstorms stretching from the Tennessee state line down to exiting the southern parts of Central Alabama in Marengo County.

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A Quick Early Afternoon Update: Scattered Storms Amongst Us

A Quick Early Afternoon Update: Scattered Storms Amongst Us

| July 13, 2018 @ 1:53 pm

As of 1:40 PM, we have a good bit of scattered shower and thunderstorm activity across the area helping to bring some relief to this oppressive heat we are feeling today.

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At Midday: Another Hot Day With Scattered Showers & Storms

At Midday: Another Hot Day With Scattered Showers & Storms

| July 12, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

At this point on your Thursday midday, we have scattered showers and storms dotting the radar in the north, the south, the east, and in the west. I guess you can just call that “compass coverage.”

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At Midday: Hot & Very Humid, Some Cooling Showers Already Developing

At Midday: Hot & Very Humid, Some Cooling Showers Already Developing

| July 11, 2018 @ 11:23 am

It’s already a hot one out there throughout the area as temperatures have already hit the mid-80s to the lower 90s. The hot spot at this time was Eufaula at 92 degrees, while the Magic City was at 90 degrees.

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At Midday… Hot & Dry In The East, Scattered Storms In The West

At Midday… Hot & Dry In The East, Scattered Storms In The West

| July 10, 2018 @ 11:49 am

Just as the afternoon progressed on Monday with showers and a few storms staying mainly west of I-65, the trend is happening again at the midday hour today. We have scattered shower activity with a few heavy downpours out there across the western parts of the area mainly west of a line from Double Springs to Brookwood to Selma.

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Tropical Storm Chris Bringing Us A Small Touch Of Relief At Midday

Tropical Storm Chris Bringing Us A Small Touch Of Relief At Midday

| July 9, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

As you can possibly tell outside at midday, it does feel just a touch cooler and a tad less humid on your Monday across parts of Central Alabama.

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Plenty Of Storms To Go Around As We Near 7:00 PM

Plenty Of Storms To Go Around As We Near 7:00 PM

| July 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

As of 6:45 PM, we have some pretty hefty thunderstorms out there across North and Central Alabama that are putting down heavy amounts of rain in a short amount of time, along with some gusty winds and very dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning.

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At 7:55 PM: Storms Starting To Settle Down For The Evening

At 7:55 PM: Storms Starting To Settle Down For The Evening

| July 6, 2018 @ 7:56 pm

The good news is that the heaviest thunderstorms that caused the flooding earlier in Tuscaloosa has now weakened to a moderate shower and has moved well south of the city. At this point of the evening, the only strong storm in Central Alabama is located over southeastern Randolph and northern Chambers counties in the eastern parts of the area.

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A Quick Update On Our Weather At 6:10 PM

A Quick Update On Our Weather At 6:10 PM

| July 6, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

A band of showers and thunderstorms continue to slowly sink southward across the northern half of Central Alabama at this time, with the heaviest storms lined up from just a few miles north of Geiger to Moundville to Brent.

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Getting Hot At Midday; Few Showers & Storms Already Popping Up

Getting Hot At Midday; Few Showers & Storms Already Popping Up

| July 6, 2018 @ 11:54 am

While much of the state is dry and hot as we near the noon hour in Central Alabama, we do have an area of showers and storms that have popped up in northern Etowah and extreme western Cherokee counties. These are moving to the southwest and has already started to produce a good bit of lightning.

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