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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Flooding Threat Continues in Parts of The Leeward Islands Due To Jerry

Flooding Threat Continues in Parts of The Leeward Islands Due To Jerry

| September 20, 2019 @ 5:38 pm

Satellite images indicate that deep convection has re-developed near and northeast of the center, with a new rainband also present in the southwest quadrant.

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Jerry Is Much Weaker at 1:00 PM

Jerry Is Much Weaker at 1:00 PM

| September 20, 2019 @ 2:05 pm

Data from the Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts.

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Jerry Potentially Bringing Heavy Rain To The Northern Leeward Islands Today

Jerry Potentially Bringing Heavy Rain To The Northern Leeward Islands Today

| September 20, 2019 @ 8:16 am

Although the core of Jerry is expected to move north of the northern Leeward Islands, heavy rainfall and flash floods are possible there today.

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Jerry Not Far Away From Becoming A Major Hurricane

Jerry Not Far Away From Becoming A Major Hurricane

| September 19, 2019 @ 10:11 pm

The Air Force Hurricane Hunters investigating Jerry this evening found that the hurricane has strengthened.

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Humberto Is Now Extratropical, Last Update

Humberto Is Now Extratropical, Last Update

| September 19, 2019 @ 10:05 pm

Large swells will continue to affect Bermuda, the northwestern Bahamas, and the east coast of the United States from east-central Florida to the Mid-Atlantic States during the next couple of days.

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Humberto Expected To Become Post-Tropical Within The Next 6-12 Hours

Humberto Expected To Become Post-Tropical Within The Next 6-12 Hours

| September 19, 2019 @ 3:57 pm

The cyclone is anticipated to become fully extratropical soon, within the next 6 to 12 hours.

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Hurricane Jerry Continues To Strengthen, Approaching Category 2

Hurricane Jerry Continues To Strengthen, Approaching Category 2

| September 19, 2019 @ 3:53 pm

Jerry is a compact hurricane on satellite imagery with the central dense overcast becoming more symmetric during the past few hours.

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Hurricane Jerry Continues To Grow Stronger

Hurricane Jerry Continues To Grow Stronger

| September 19, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts.

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Severe Drought Conditions Persisting In Parts Of Central Alabama

Severe Drought Conditions Persisting In Parts Of Central Alabama

| September 19, 2019 @ 1:02 pm

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that severe drought conditions are persisting across portions of western and central Shelby County.

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What A Difference The Wedge Makes At Midday

What A Difference The Wedge Makes At Midday

| September 19, 2019 @ 11:34 am

While we do have some clouds over the western parts of the area and crossing over into Mississippi, along with some scattered fair-weather clouds over the southeastern parts of the area, the rest of Central Alabama is enjoying plenty of sunshine.

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Jerry Is Now A Hurricane

Jerry Is Now A Hurricane

| September 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Although the core of Jerry is expected to pass north of northern Leeward Islands, tropical-storm-force winds and locally heavy rainfall are possible, and tropical storm watches are in effect.

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