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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A Brief Check On Our Weather At 2:30 PM

A Brief Check On Our Weather At 2:30 PM

| October 21, 2019 @ 2:29 pm

Showers and a few thunderstorms continue to push into and across the western portions of Central Alabama as of 2:17 pm.

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Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Madison & Limestone Counties

Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Madison & Limestone Counties

| October 21, 2019 @ 2:02 pm

At 159 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Huntsville International Airport, or near Madison, moving northeast at 50 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Watch Possible For Extreme Southern Alabama & The Florida Panhandle

Watch Possible For Extreme Southern Alabama & The Florida Panhandle

| October 21, 2019 @ 1:53 pm

Isolated low-topped rotating showers are likely to continue developing in the northern Gulf of Mexico and across southern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle through the afternoon.

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Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Lauderdale, Colbert, & Franklin Counties

Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Lauderdale, Colbert, & Franklin Counties

| October 21, 2019 @ 12:33 pm

At 1228 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Littleville, or near Tuscumbia, moving northeast at 50 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with this storm.

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The Midday Check On Our Weather Situation

The Midday Check On Our Weather Situation

| October 21, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

Radar at 12:10 pm shows a weakening line of showers moving into the western parts of Central Alabama and the weakening trend should continue as it moves east.

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SPC Removes Slight Risk From Much Of Central Alabama, Marginal Risk Still In Place

SPC Removes Slight Risk From Much Of Central Alabama, Marginal Risk Still In Place

| October 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Severe thunderstorms remain possible across the Deep South through this afternoon and tonight, primarily along the Gulf Coast from southeast Louisiana into southern portions of Mississippi/Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

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Possible Watch Coming Soon For Southwestern Alabama

Possible Watch Coming Soon For Southwestern Alabama

| October 21, 2019 @ 11:54 am

The threat for isolated damaging wind and a couple of tornadoes should persist into the afternoon along the central Gulf Coast region from southeast LA through southeast AL and the far western FL Panhandle. Trends are being monitored for a watch.

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What NWS Birmingham Thinks About Today’s Severe Threat

What NWS Birmingham Thinks About Today’s Severe Threat

| October 21, 2019 @ 10:24 am

NWS Birmingham has a Marginal Risk for severe storms up for all of Central Alabama through the day and into the late-night hours tonight.

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Brief Check On Our Weather Situation At 8:30 AM

Brief Check On Our Weather Situation At 8:30 AM

| October 21, 2019 @ 8:35 am

As of 8:30 this morning, the line of storms on our southeastern US map stretches from the western portions of Kentucky, down through western Tennessee and eastern Arkansas, and through northern and western Mississippi and into Louisiana, with it tailing off over the Texas Gulf Coast.

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Auburn University Alumna Colors The Smokies Orange And Blue

Auburn University Alumna Colors The Smokies Orange And Blue

| October 20, 2019 @ 5:01 am

Auburn University alumna Lisa Hendy says people are drawn to her iconic hat, but it’s her many hats, so to speak, that led her to be named chief ranger of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April.

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Post-Tropical Cyclone Nestor Is Inland Over The Florida Panhandle

Post-Tropical Cyclone Nestor Is Inland Over The Florida Panhandle

| October 19, 2019 @ 4:17 pm

The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued for the Gulf coast of Florida. There are no tropical cyclone coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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Nestor No Longer Tropical, Still Bringing Gusty Winds & Storm Surge To Florida Panhandle

Nestor No Longer Tropical, Still Bringing Gusty Winds & Storm Surge To Florida Panhandle

| October 19, 2019 @ 10:19 am

There has been no significant convection near the low-level center for more than six hours, and satellite and surface observations indicate that the cyclone’s center has merged with a nearby frontal system that lies along the coast of the Florida panhandle.

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A Little Rain From Nestor Today, Strong To Severe Storms Possible On Monday

A Little Rain From Nestor Today, Strong To Severe Storms Possible On Monday

| October 19, 2019 @ 7:45 am

Nestor will make landfall on the Florida Gulf Coast later today. How much rain and wind will we see… plus, we have the potential for some strong to severe storms on Monday.

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