Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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Nice & Warm with Clouds Along with a Few Sprinkles

Nice & Warm with Clouds Along with a Few Sprinkles

| February 27, 2021 @ 2:02 pm

AT 1:50 PM: We continue to have a good bit of clouds covering much of Central Alabama going into the mid-afternoon hours, while some sunshine is making it to the surface.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021: Severe Weather Messaging

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021: Severe Weather Messaging

| February 27, 2021 @ 10:30 am

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is part of the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Their mission is to provide timely and accurate forecasts and watches for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes over the contiguous United States.

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Cloudy with a Few Showers Today; Rain Chances Nearly Every Day Through Friday

Cloudy with a Few Showers Today; Rain Chances Nearly Every Day Through Friday

| February 27, 2021 @ 6:17 am

Clouds will keep the skies gray throughout the day with a few raindrops possible. Unfortunately, rain stays in the forecast for the rest of the seven-day forecast, except for Wednesday.

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Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 5:  Beach Flags and Additional Resources

Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 5: Beach Flags and Additional Resources

| February 26, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Know what the beach flag colors mean BEFORE you head to the beach. When you get to the beach, always look for beach warning flags, which are often posted on or near a lifeguard stand.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021: Receiving Weather Alerts

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021: Receiving Weather Alerts

| February 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am

Living in Central Alabama, you are well aware of how quickly the weather can change. You have seen all of our posts about each severe weather event, now it’s time to see how you can receive the information from a trusted source.

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Flood Advisory Issued for Portions of Blount & Etowah Counties Until 10:15 am

Flood Advisory Issued for Portions of Blount & Etowah Counties Until 10:15 am

| February 26, 2021 @ 9:03 am

At 826 AM CST, Etowah County Emergency Management reported heavy rain in the advisory area. Several roads have been reported as flooded across the county due to rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches since midnight.

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Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 4: Beach Forecast Information

Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 4: Beach Forecast Information

| February 25, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Know Before You Go! One of the best ways to be prepared for rip currents and other beach hazards is to know what you could be swimming into at the beach!

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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021: Lightning

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021: Lightning

| February 25, 2021 @ 10:30 am

We are no strangers to lightning in Central Alabama, especially during the summer months with the daily pop-up thunderstorms we usually get. June, July, and August are the peak months for lightning in our area, but as you know, thunderstorms happen throughout the year.

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Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 3: Survive A Rip Current

Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 3: Survive A Rip Current

| February 24, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Staying safe at the beach means knowing the dangers BEFORE you head out! Great beach weather does not always mean it’s safe to swim or play in shallow waters. Rip currents can form on calm, sunny days.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021: Tornadoes

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021: Tornadoes

| February 24, 2021 @ 10:30 am

Living in Central Alabama, you really need no introduction to tornadoes. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air usually descending from thunderstorms that makes contact with the ground.

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