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 With Isolated To Scattered Showers/Storms Through The Weekend

Hot With Isolated To Scattered Showers/Storms Through The Weekend

| September 22, 2018 @ 8:14 am

We are starting off the morning with a good bit of clear skies across the state, with only a few clouds over the western locations… and radar shows a clean slate at the moment, but I have a feeling we’ll see some scattered activity later this afternoon.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At 1:40 PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather At 1:40 PM

| September 21, 2018 @ 1:41 pm

We have a fair bit of scattered shower activity over the eastern half of the area while nearly all of the western half of Central Alabama is dry at this point.

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Wow It’s Hot! It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Wow It’s Hot! It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 20, 2018 @ 12:59 pm

The Heat Miser and Mother Nature continue to keep us in an extremely hot weather pattern today, and as you can see by the image above, temperatures are already well up into the 90s across Central Alabama, and for much of the rest of the state as well.

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The Midday Nowcast: Is Mother Nature Just Not A Fan Of All Things Fall?

The Midday Nowcast: Is Mother Nature Just Not A Fan Of All Things Fall?

| September 18, 2018 @ 11:37 am

Boy, it’s a hot and steamy one outside already, and it’s only 11:30! Temperatures are currently in the upper 80s to the lower 90s and we still haven’t hit the peak of daytime heating.

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It’s Mid-September & It Still Feels Like Mid-July At Midday

It’s Mid-September & It Still Feels Like Mid-July At Midday

| September 17, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

Skies across Central Alabama as we have hit the lunch-time hour on the final Monday of summer are mostly clear allowing plenty of sunshine to reach the surface and offering very little in relief from the heat.

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A Quick Mid-Afternoon Update On Weakening Hurricane Florence

A Quick Mid-Afternoon Update On Weakening Hurricane Florence

| September 14, 2018 @ 1:51 pm

As of 2:00 pm ET: While Florence has weakened to a weak category one hurricane, life-threatening storm surges and hurricane-force wind gusts continue to batter the Carolina coastline, along with torrential tropical downpours that could soon lead to catastrophic freshwater flooding over portions of the Carolinas.

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Hot & Dry Here, Florence Soaks The Carolinas: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Hot & Dry Here, Florence Soaks The Carolinas: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 14, 2018 @ 11:48 am

Radar is free of any rainfall at this point across Central Alabama as there is a good bit of sunshine reaching the surface. Temperatures are currently in the mid-80s to the lower 90s, with Tuscaloosa and Anniston being tied as the hot spot at 91 degrees. Birmingham was sitting at 90 degrees.

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Update on Florence At Mid-Morning

Update on Florence At Mid-Morning

| September 14, 2018 @ 9:26 am

The eye of Hurricane Florence is still wobbling slowly southwestward near the coast of southeastern North Carolina. Here is the latest as of 9:00 am CT.

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A Quick Check On Florence At 9:00 PM CT

A Quick Check On Florence At 9:00 PM CT

| September 13, 2018 @ 9:09 pm

Conditions continue to deteriorate along the Carolina coast as Hurricane Florence continues to slowly crawl towards the shoreline. Amzing total so far… over 12 inches of rain has fallen in Atlantic Beach of Carteret County, NC. As of a few hours ago, over 79,000 are already without power in North Carolina.

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An Early Evening Look At Florence

An Early Evening Look At Florence

| September 13, 2018 @ 6:11 pm

As of the 5:00 PM CT Update: Conditions along the Carolina coast continue to deteriorate as the center of Category 2 Hurricane Florence crawls ever-so-slowly to the west-northwest at 5 MPH. Maximum sustained winds are at 105 MPH and the minimum central pressure is at 955 MB (28.20 inches).

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Quick Afternoon Update On Florence

Quick Afternoon Update On Florence

| September 13, 2018 @ 2:51 pm

Winds and rough surf are continuing to increase along the outer banks and the coastal parts of southeastern North Carolina, along with the threat of tornadoes on the northern side of the storm.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday… Plus The Latest on Florence

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday… Plus The Latest on Florence

| September 13, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

Skies are mostly clear across Central Alabama at Midday with only a few isolated showers showing up over the western half of the area. Shower activity is more pronounced over the north and northwestern parts of the state, with a few showers showing up over the extreme western parts of Marion County.

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Quick Update On The Rest Of The Tropical Disturbances

Quick Update On The Rest Of The Tropical Disturbances

| September 12, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

While Florence continues to have all of our attention, we do have more tropical disturbances out there that we need to keep our eyes on.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation Just After Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation Just After Midday

| September 12, 2018 @ 1:42 pm

Skies across Central Alabama are currently partly cloudy as we make the run up to 1:30 PM, but radar shows a good bit of scattered showers and a few embedded thunderstorms mainly over the eastern and southwestern parts of the area.

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What Do The Models Say About Florence

What Do The Models Say About Florence

| September 12, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

The models are in relatively close agreement with positioning, timing, and rainfall amounts… but with each model, there are some differences. These are also very similar with the National Hurricane Center forecast track.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| September 11, 2018 @ 11:33 am

Much of Central Alabama is enjoying mostly cloudy skies at this point, but we do have some thicker cloud cover over parts of the area.

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What’s Going On With The Rest Of The Tropical Disturbances Out There

What’s Going On With The Rest Of The Tropical Disturbances Out There

| September 11, 2018 @ 11:07 am

As of 10:00 am, Tropical Storm Isaac continues on a westerly track at 16 MPH with maximum sustained winds at 70 MPH. The minimum central pressure is up to 996 MB (29.42 inches).

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Quick Update On Hurricane Florence

Quick Update On Hurricane Florence

| September 11, 2018 @ 10:27 am

As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center as of 10:00 am this morning, Florence is still a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 MPH and a minimum central pressure of 950 MB (28.06 inches).

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