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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A Really Nice Midday For Your Wednesday

A Really Nice Midday For Your Wednesday

| April 11, 2018 @ 1:22 pm

As we have crossed over into the early afternoon in Central Alabama, we have mostly sunny skies with a few high wispy clouds in the northern half of the area.

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Still A Little Cool At Midday, But What A Tuesday So Far

Still A Little Cool At Midday, But What A Tuesday So Far

| April 10, 2018 @ 11:35 am

Skies are continuing to clear out across Central Alabama as we are making the run up to the noon hour. Most of the area is clear at this point, with only some cumulus clouds floating overhead in the east and down into the southern parts.

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What To Expect In Birmingham For April

What To Expect In Birmingham For April

| April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Some of the finest weather throughout the year can be found during the month of April in Central Alabama, but it can also turn ugly with tornadoes, flooding rains, and late season cold snaps. Most of the time, April features spectacularly mild and sunny days, and clear and cool nights.

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Clearing Skies & A Little Cool Outside At Midday

Clearing Skies & A Little Cool Outside At Midday

| April 9, 2018 @ 11:06 am

It appears at this point that all shower activity that was left over from the pre-dawn hours have moved out of the area, and skies are beginning to clear out from the northwest.

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Freeze Warnings & A Wind Advisory In Effect Today

Freeze Warnings & A Wind Advisory In Effect Today

| April 7, 2018 @ 10:31 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 2 AM to 9 AM CDT Sunday. A Wind Advisory has also been issued. This Wind Advisory is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 2 AM CDT Sunday.

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At 2:00 AM, Storms Continue To Move Across The Southern Parts Of Central Alabama

At 2:00 AM, Storms Continue To Move Across The Southern Parts Of Central Alabama

| April 7, 2018 @ 2:03 am

As we make the approach to the 2:00 AM hour in Central Alabama, just about all of the rain and thunderstorm activity has pushed south of I-20 and I-20/59. We have gone through the night so far without a single warning being issued, and there is a decent chance that may be the story throughout the remainder of the pre-dawn hours.

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At 9:55 PM, Strong To Severe Storms Continuing To Move Eastward Toward Central Alabama

At 9:55 PM, Strong To Severe Storms Continuing To Move Eastward Toward Central Alabama

| April 6, 2018 @ 9:55 pm

Showers and storms continue to push into Central Alabama from the west, but the good news is that we have no severe storms and we are receiving some much needed rain. We do have active storms back to our west as there are two tornado warnings in effect in southwestern Mississippi, and several severe thunderstorm warnings for southwestern Mississippi into central Louisiana and eastern Texas.

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Strong Storm Approaching Sumter, Pickens, & Greene Counties

Strong Storm Approaching Sumter, Pickens, & Greene Counties

| April 6, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

At 6:03 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Gholson to near Electric Mills to near DeKalb. Movement was east at 40 mph. Winds of 40 to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Very Active Weather Back To Our West

Very Active Weather Back To Our West

| April 6, 2018 @ 5:42 pm

At 5:06 PM, we are watching a few severe-warned cells in eastern Mississippi that has the potential of holding together and moving into southern Pickens, Sumter, and Greene counties in western Alabama.

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Tornado Watch Issued To Our West

Tornado Watch Issued To Our West

| April 6, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for southwestern Arkansas, northern Louisiana, northeast Texas, and west/central Mississippi effective immediately until 11:00 PM tonight.

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Showers & Storms In The North, Few Scattered Showers In The South

Showers & Storms In The North, Few Scattered Showers In The South

| April 6, 2018 @ 2:02 pm

We continue to have showers and a few thunderstorms moving through the extreme northern portions of Central Alabama as we have crossed over into the afternoon hours.

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A Little Cool But Really Nice Across Central Alabama At Midday

A Little Cool But Really Nice Across Central Alabama At Midday

| April 5, 2018 @ 11:51 am

Other than a few higher clouds moving over and north of the Tennessee River in North Alabama, it’s a maximum sunshine day across the state. Temperatures at this time are ranging from the mid-50s in the north to the lower 60s in the south. Birmingham was sitting at 59 degrees.

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Turning Out To Be A Nice Wednesday, Just A Little On The Cool & Breezy Side

Turning Out To Be A Nice Wednesday, Just A Little On The Cool & Breezy Side

| April 4, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

At 1:20 PM across North/Central Alabama, skies are continuing to clear from the northwest to the southeast, with a good bit of the area enjoying bright sunshine. The only drawback at this time is the breezy conditions, with winds averaging 15 MPH out of the north making it feel a little cooler than what it actually is.

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Strong Storms Still Possible Over SE Parts of Central Alabama For Next Hour Or So

Strong Storms Still Possible Over SE Parts of Central Alabama For Next Hour Or So

| April 4, 2018 @ 2:57 am

No severe weather watches and warnings are in effect for anywhere in North/Central Alabama. As a matter of fact, all of North Alabama and much of the northern half of Central Alabama is now rain free. The leading edge of the line of storms is currently stretching from La Fayette (Chambers Co.) to Auburn (Lee Co.) to Troy (Pike Co.).

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More Counties Removed From The Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Central Alabama

More Counties Removed From The Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Central Alabama

| April 4, 2018 @ 1:00 am

Only Bibb, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Perry, Shelby, and Talladega counties remain in the Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2:00 AM. All counties west of the watch area can breathe easier as the severe weather threat has passed.

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