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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NWS Birmingham Radar (KBMX) Will Be Down For Maintenance Oct. 15-19, 2018

NWS Birmingham Radar (KBMX) Will Be Down For Maintenance Oct. 15-19, 2018

| October 4, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

NWS Birmingham radar (KBMX) will be down for life-extending maintenance during the week of October 15-19, 2018.

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It’s Hot At Midday And It Will Only Get Hotter

It’s Hot At Midday And It Will Only Get Hotter

| October 4, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

Plenty of sunshine and plenty of heat can be felt across Central Alabama during the noon hour on this first Thursday of October. While we do have some clouds out there, it is not enough to cast any shade for any amount of time to give any relief from this early Autumn heat.

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At Midday: Plenty Of Sun, Plenty Of Heat

At Midday: Plenty Of Sun, Plenty Of Heat

| October 3, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

Mostly clear skies out there at 11:30 AM on this fine but warm early Autumn Wednesday in Central Alabama, with temperatures ranging from the lower 80s to the lower 90s already.

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Nationwide Test Of The Emergency Alert System & WEAs Set For Wednesday

Nationwide Test Of The Emergency Alert System & WEAs Set For Wednesday

| October 2, 2018 @ 7:10 pm

FEMA and the FCC will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts tomorrow.

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A Bunch Of Sun & Not A Lot Of Clouds At Midday

A Bunch Of Sun & Not A Lot Of Clouds At Midday

| October 2, 2018 @ 11:11 am

WEATHER CHECK AT 11:00 AM: While temperatures are expected to be well above normal today, and for the rest of the week, I’ll take the current temperatures at this point. Now come this time tomorrow and Thursday, I’ll trade them for an early November day in a second.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather At Midday

| October 1, 2018 @ 12:43 pm

RADAR CHECK AT 12:25 PM: At this point across Central Alabama, only a few spotty showers are showing up over the northeastern parts of Lowndes County and the northwestern parts of Montgomery County. There is also one very small shower in the southern part of Cullman County.

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Mainly Dry & Nice Today, Showers & Storms Possible Tomorrow

Mainly Dry & Nice Today, Showers & Storms Possible Tomorrow

| September 29, 2018 @ 8:25 am

It looks like much of Central Alabama will stay dry today with only a few isolated showers in the south, while the chance of showers and storms come back into the forecast for tomorrow and into the beginning of the work week.

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KS Services Football Forecasts For Saturday, September 29th

KS Services Football Forecasts For Saturday, September 29th

| September 28, 2018 @ 8:02 pm

James Spann’s video forecast for all the SEC games this weekend plus UAB, Samford and Jax State, sponsored by KS Services.

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Much Quieter On Radar At Midday Today

Much Quieter On Radar At Midday Today

| September 28, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

As we are approaching the noon hour on this last Friday of September, we still have a significant amount of cloud cover across Central Alabama with only a few peeks of sun.

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Flood Warning For Village Creek Has Been Cancelled

Flood Warning For Village Creek Has Been Cancelled

| September 26, 2018 @ 2:26 pm

The Flood Warning is cancelled for Village Creek at Avenue W. Rises have not been as great as earlier forecast for Village Creek in Ensley, therefore, the flood warning is no longer in effect.

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Flash Flood Watch Extended Southward A Bit

Flash Flood Watch Extended Southward A Bit

| September 26, 2018 @ 1:59 pm

NWS Birmingham has extended the Flash Flood Watch to now include Jefferson, Pickens, St. Clair, and Tuscaloosa counties.

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A Few Northwestern Counties Have Been Removed From Flash Flood Watch

A Few Northwestern Counties Have Been Removed From Flash Flood Watch

| September 26, 2018 @ 1:48 pm

NWS Huntsville has decided to remove Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, and Limestone counties from the Flash Flood Watch as the threat of widespread heavy rainfall and flooding has diminished over this area.

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More Reports Of Flooding In Birmingham Metro & Jefferson County

More Reports Of Flooding In Birmingham Metro & Jefferson County

| September 26, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

Just a few reports of flooding that are coming across the wire at this time.

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Heavy Rains Continue To Push Across The Area At Midday

Heavy Rains Continue To Push Across The Area At Midday

| September 26, 2018 @ 11:54 am

RADAR CHECK AT 11:33 AM: A band of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms continue to push eastward across Central Alabama as we are making the run up to the midday hour on this first Wednesday of fall. The heaviest rainfall is lined up from Collinsville to Pell City to Hoover to Greensboro and Demopolis, and stretching behind that for about 30 or so miles.

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Flash Flood Warning Continues for Much of Jefferson County Until 1:45 pm

Flash Flood Warning Continues for Much of Jefferson County Until 1:45 pm

| September 26, 2018 @ 11:10 am

A Flash Flood Warning continues in effect for much of Jefferson County, including to cities of Birmingham, Hoover, Hueytown, Bessemer, Pinson, Center Point, and Trussville, until 1:45 pm CT today.

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Northern Parts Of Central Alabama Until 7 AM Thursday

Flash Flood Watch Issued For Northern Parts Of Central Alabama Until 7 AM Thursday

| September 26, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Blount, Cherokee, Etowah, Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker, Winston till 7:00 AM CDT Thursday.

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Relatively Quiet For Now, Storms Likely Later On: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central AL

Relatively Quiet For Now, Storms Likely Later On: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central AL

| September 25, 2018 @ 11:35 am

At this point, radar is pretty quiet throughout Central Alabama. Only a few spotty showers are showing up over parts of Cullman and Winston counties, along with a couple over northern Hale and southern Tuscaloosa counties.

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Free Online Basic SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Coming Next Week

Free Online Basic SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Coming Next Week

| September 24, 2018 @ 11:55 am

Want to learn more about severe weather safety and storm spotting from the comfort of your own home? Well, it’s just over a week away from the first Online SKYWARN Storm Spotter class of the fall season from NWS Birmingham. The class is FREE & there’s no need to register!

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