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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Not a Cloud in the Sky as We Head to Midday

Not a Cloud in the Sky as We Head to Midday

| October 1, 2022 @ 10:56 am

Perfect fall weather at midday to get out and enjoy those outdoor activities.

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No Rain in Our Immediate Future Across Central Alabama

No Rain in Our Immediate Future Across Central Alabama

| October 1, 2022 @ 7:00 am

We’ll continue the streak of beautiful weather through this forecast period without the threat of any rain.

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4 pm NHC Update: Ian Intensifies Into a Hurricane Once Again; More Watches & Warnings Issued

4 pm NHC Update: Ian Intensifies Into a Hurricane Once Again; More Watches & Warnings Issued

| September 29, 2022 @ 4:55 pm

There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge through Friday along the coasts of northeast Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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10 am NHC Update: Hurricane Warning Issued for the Entire South Carolina Coast

10 am NHC Update: Hurricane Warning Issued for the Entire South Carolina Coast

| September 29, 2022 @ 10:09 am

Hurricane-force winds are expected across the South Carolina coast beginning early Friday, where a Hurricane Warning has been issued. Hurricane conditions are possible by tonight along the coasts of northeastern Florida and Georgia, where a Hurricane Watch is in effect.

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7 pm NHC Update: Ian Down to Category 3; Continues to Batter the Florida Peninsula

7 pm NHC Update: Ian Down to Category 3; Continues to Batter the Florida Peninsula

| September 28, 2022 @ 7:46 pm

IAN CONTINUING TO BATTER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WITH CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, WINDS, AND FLOODING. SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT…0000 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…27.2N 81.7W ABOUT 30 MI…50 KM NE OF PUNTA GORDA FLORIDA ABOUT 95 MI…150 KM SSW OF ORLANDO FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 8 MPH…13 KM/H MINIMUM […]

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Category 4 Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall Near Cayo Costa, Florida

Category 4 Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall Near Cayo Costa, Florida

| September 28, 2022 @ 2:15 pm

NOAA Doppler radar imagery indicates that the eye of Ian made landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida near Cayo Costa around 305 PM EDT (1905 UTC).

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1 pm NHC Update: Ian Very Close to Landfall

1 pm NHC Update: Ian Very Close to Landfall

| September 28, 2022 @ 12:11 pm

A River, Estuary, and Coastal Network station at Redfish Pass, Florida, recently reported sustained winds of 75 mph (121 km/h) and a wind gust of 100 mph (161 km/h).

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7 am NHC Update: Ian Near to Category 5 Strength

7 am NHC Update: Ian Near to Category 5 Strength

| September 28, 2022 @ 7:18 am

Ian expected to cause catastrophic storm surge, winds, and flooding in the Florida peninsula starting later today.

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1 pm NHC Update: Ian Strengthening Over the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico

1 pm NHC Update: Ian Strengthening Over the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico

| September 27, 2022 @ 1:46 pm

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph with higher gusts. Ian is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Re-strengthening is expected later today through Wednesday.

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