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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Severe Threat Continues, But We’re In Good Shape for Now

Severe Threat Continues, But We’re In Good Shape for Now

| January 1, 2021 @ 1:19 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The surface low responsible for the threat of strong to severe storms this morning continues to hang out over the northeastern parts of Texas and will soon move over the extreme southeastern corner of Oklahoma before entering the western parts of Arkansas.

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A Quick Look at the Severe Weather Threat for Tonight & Through Midday Tomorrow

A Quick Look at the Severe Weather Threat for Tonight & Through Midday Tomorrow

| December 31, 2020 @ 10:37 am

This mid-morning update on the developing severe weather potential show that there is not that big of changes with the forecast with the exception that pressure gradient winds should stay below advisory criteria outside of thunderstorms.

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WeatherBrains 780:  Concrete Sleet Crap Stuff

WeatherBrains 780: Concrete Sleet Crap Stuff

| December 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am

It is time for our special year-end show with Greg Carbin – Top 10 2020 Meteorological Memories! Wonder if we have anything to talk about?

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Strong to Severe Storms Possible Tonight Through the First Half of New Year’s Day

Strong to Severe Storms Possible Tonight Through the First Half of New Year’s Day

| December 31, 2020 @ 6:28 am

We’ll have showers and storms invade the area during the afternoon hours today, before the potential of strong to severe storms move in during the late-night hours tonight and through the early afternoon hours of New Year’s Day.

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Not Too Bad for Your Wednesday, Potential for Strong to Severe Storms for New Year’s

Not Too Bad for Your Wednesday, Potential for Strong to Severe Storms for New Year’s

| December 30, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Wednesday will be the calm before the storms as Mother Nature plans to fire off some of her fireworks on New Year’s. After that, we enter a little stretch of nice and dry weather.

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Some Clouds & Some Sun, but Feeling Really Nice Just Before Midday

Some Clouds & Some Sun, but Feeling Really Nice Just Before Midday

| December 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Skies are mostly clear to partly cloudy across the area as of this update, but those clouds will start to increase from the west this afternoon and evening.

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Storm Prediction Center Issues a Slight Risk for Severe Storms for Thursday

Storm Prediction Center Issues a Slight Risk for Severe Storms for Thursday

| December 29, 2020 @ 9:04 am

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a level 2 Slight Risk for severe storms for Thursday for the southwestern portions of Central Alabama.

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CANCELED Dense Fog Advisory Continues for Much of Central Alabama Until 10:00 am

CANCELED Dense Fog Advisory Continues for Much of Central Alabama Until 10:00 am

| December 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am

Visibility may be reduced to less than 1/4 mile in dense fog. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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Some Sun at Times Through Midweek, Strong Storms Late on New Year’s Eve

Some Sun at Times Through Midweek, Strong Storms Late on New Year’s Eve

| December 29, 2020 @ 4:00 am

The sun will play peek-a-boo behind some clouds today and tomorrow, before rain and storms move in late on New Year’s Eve and hangs around through the morning hours of New Year’s Day.

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Potential for Severe Storms to End 2020

Potential for Severe Storms to End 2020

| December 28, 2020 @ 10:11 am

As of this morning’s model runs, we are looking at the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms with a cold front that will move through Central Alabama on Thursday.

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A Few Raindrops Possible Today; Storms Likely to End the Year

A Few Raindrops Possible Today; Storms Likely to End the Year

| December 28, 2020 @ 4:00 am

A cold front moving through today may squeeze out a few raindrops, but a strong cold front will bring rain and storms to end 2020 and to start 2021 on a wet note. Here is what I have for you today.

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A Bright & Sunny Midday Across Central Alabama, But Remaining Cool

A Bright & Sunny Midday Across Central Alabama, But Remaining Cool

| December 26, 2020 @ 1:09 pm

High pressure rules the weather over the Southeastern US today which has given us maximum sunshine and noon temperatures in the 40s across Central Alabama.

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