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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A Late Afternoon Look at Tropical Storm Cristobal

A Late Afternoon Look at Tropical Storm Cristobal

| June 6, 2020 @ 5:03 pm

Cristobal continues to churn northward towards the Gulf Coast as the outer rain bands have already produced rain and a few waterspouts from Dauphin Island east and southeast to Tampa Bay, Florida.

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Weather Xtreme: Trending a Little Drier for the Weekend Thanks to Cristobal

Weather Xtreme: Trending a Little Drier for the Weekend Thanks to Cristobal

| June 6, 2020 @ 7:00 am

Cristobal is heading toward the Gulf Coast and is forecast to make landfall late tomorrow night in Louisiana. Our weather doesn’t change much for the weekend, but those tropical showers will start for us late on Monday.

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Flood Advisory for Winston Co. Until 7:30 pm

Flood Advisory for Winston Co. Until 7:30 pm

| June 5, 2020 @ 5:28 pm

At 526 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain have fallen.

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CANCELED: Severe T-Storm Warning for Winston Co. Until 6:00 pm

CANCELED: Severe T-Storm Warning for Winston Co. Until 6:00 pm

| June 5, 2020 @ 5:13 pm

At 510 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Corinth Rec Area, or near Arley, moving southeast at 10 mph.

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Short Term Severe Thunderstorm Threat for the Western Counties

Short Term Severe Thunderstorm Threat for the Western Counties

| June 5, 2020 @ 5:12 pm

The extreme eastern edge of that MCS will affect the western counties in Central Alabama and the potential is there for severe thunderstorms with isolated damaging wind gusts up to 60 MPH.

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Flash Flood Warning for Fayette, Marion, Walker, Winston Co. Until 7:30 pm

Flash Flood Warning for Fayette, Marion, Walker, Winston Co. Until 7:30 pm

| June 5, 2020 @ 4:48 pm

At 445 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

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Canceled: Flood Advisory for Fayette, Marion, Walker, Winston Co. Until 7:15 pm

Canceled: Flood Advisory for Fayette, Marion, Walker, Winston Co. Until 7:15 pm

| June 5, 2020 @ 4:10 pm

At 407 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen.

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EXPIRED: Severe T-Storm Warning for Colbert Co. Until 4:15 pm

EXPIRED: Severe T-Storm Warning for Colbert Co. Until 4:15 pm

| June 5, 2020 @ 3:56 pm

At 351 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Muscle Shoals, moving south at 10 mph.

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CANCELED: Severe T-Storm Warning for Calhoun & Cleburne Co. Until 3:15 pm

CANCELED: Severe T-Storm Warning for Calhoun & Cleburne Co. Until 3:15 pm

| June 5, 2020 @ 2:26 pm

At 223 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Fort McClellan, moving southeast at 25 mph.

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Another Strong Storm Affecting Jefferson & Shelby Counties

Another Strong Storm Affecting Jefferson & Shelby Counties

| June 5, 2020 @ 1:40 pm

At 138 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Brighton, or over Hueytown, moving southeast at 20 mph.

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