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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An Early Afternoon Check On Central Alabama’s Hot & Humid Weather

An Early Afternoon Check On Central Alabama’s Hot & Humid Weather

| June 26, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

A few isolated showers and storms are dotting the radar as we have reached the halfway point of the 1 o’clock hour in Central Alabama.

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Just A Few Impressive Lightning Photos From Spann’s Social Media

Just A Few Impressive Lightning Photos From Spann’s Social Media

| June 23, 2018 @ 10:22 pm

Tonight’s storms have put on a very impressive display of power and beauty. Here are a few shots taken from James Spann’s Twitter feed.

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Tornado Watch For Northwest and North-Central Alabama Has Expired

Tornado Watch For Northwest and North-Central Alabama Has Expired

| June 23, 2018 @ 10:02 pm

After collaboration with NWS Nashville and the Storm Prediction Center, the Tornado Watch was allowed to expire at 10:00 PM as scheduled.

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Central Alabama Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

Central Alabama Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

| June 23, 2018 @ 9:40 pm

NWS Birmingham cancels the Tornado Watch in Central Alabama for Blount, Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker, and Winston counties.

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A Quick Weather Update At 8:50 PM: Strong Storms Continue In The Area

A Quick Weather Update At 8:50 PM: Strong Storms Continue In The Area

| June 23, 2018 @ 8:52 pm

We still have plenty of untapped instability over parts of North and Central Alabama and the active storms are working their way into the more unstable air.

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Injuries Reported In Cullman County From Possible Tornado Touchdown

Injuries Reported In Cullman County From Possible Tornado Touchdown

| June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

The Cullman County EMA director has stated that three people that were inside a mobile home were injured when a possible tornado moved through the Vinemont community on CR-1091. One of the three injured is believed to be an infant.

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A Quick Check At 7:05PM; Damage Reports So Far Today In Central Alabama

A Quick Check At 7:05PM; Damage Reports So Far Today In Central Alabama

| June 22, 2018 @ 7:07 pm

Radar check at 6:57 PM continues to show several severe thunderstorm out there across portions of North and Central Alabama, and as I type, parts of Lee and Russell counties just went under a severe thunderstorm warning.

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Several Stronger Storms Out There At 4:50 PM

Several Stronger Storms Out There At 4:50 PM

| June 22, 2018 @ 4:50 pm

Most of the thunderstorm activity is currently over the southeastern locations of Central Alabama, but more will be moving in later from the west as big storms are still back into eastern Louisiana and into much of western and central Mississippi. We really have to watch the storm over Tallapoosa County as radar estimated velocities […]

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A Severe Thunderstorm Is Approaching The Birmingham Metropolitan Area

A Severe Thunderstorm Is Approaching The Birmingham Metropolitan Area

| June 22, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

A strong thunderstorm capable of producing winds in excess of 60 MPH was currently located over Oak Grove and is heading to the east at 40 MPH. This storm has had a history of showing rotation back when it was over the northern parts of Tuscaloosa County, so we will need to watch for any strengthening and rotation starting back up.

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Northern Tuscaloosa County Storm Showing Some Rotation

Northern Tuscaloosa County Storm Showing Some Rotation

| June 22, 2018 @ 2:12 pm

The storm in northern Tuscaloosa County is showing some decent rotation on radar and may have to watch it to see if NWS Birmingham may issue a warning for it. It is headed towards Bankhead Lock And Dam, Wiley, and Windham Springs… Then it will move into western Jefferson County.

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A Quick Update Just After 1:00 PM

A Quick Update Just After 1:00 PM

| June 22, 2018 @ 1:11 pm

A funnel cloud has been reported with the tornado warned storm up in Madison County, very close to Meridianville. This storm is moving to the northeast at 40 MPH. The good news is that the storm appears to be weakening some and the rotation is staying aloft, but a cell merger is about to occur so we have to watch for a sudden uptick in strength.

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A Batch Of Storms Moving In At The 11:00 AM Update

A Batch Of Storms Moving In At The 11:00 AM Update

| June 22, 2018 @ 11:14 am

Radar check at 10:45 AM shows that all of Central Alabama is virtually dry at this point, but a batch of showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the western parts of Franklin, Marion, and Lamar counties within the next 30-60 minutes.

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Strong Storms Continue To Press Eastward Across North Alabama

Strong Storms Continue To Press Eastward Across North Alabama

| June 21, 2018 @ 9:22 pm

A cluster of strong storms continue to march east-southeastward across North Alabama as we have reached 9:15 PM.

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Strong Storms Approaching Extreme Northwest Alabama

Strong Storms Approaching Extreme Northwest Alabama

| June 21, 2018 @ 7:19 pm

A batch of strong to severe thunderstorms are starting to enter the northwest corner of Lauderdale County in northwest Alabama, with the lead storm having a severe thunderstorm warning issued on it until 7:30 PM for damaging wind gusts up to 70 MPH.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 4:00 PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 4:00 PM

| June 21, 2018 @ 4:09 pm

Radar check at 3:50 PM continue to show showers and thunderstorms moving across Central Alabama with the strongest storm located over the eastern parts of Macon County down in the southeastern parts of the area.

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Marginal Risk Extended Farther South For Today

Marginal Risk Extended Farther South For Today

| June 21, 2018 @ 11:38 am

This update from the Storm Prediction Center was released right after I completed and posted my midday report on the blog. So here is the latest forecast update for the rest of today and tonight with the new information.

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