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No Freezing Rain Today! . . .

No Freezing Rain Today! . . .

| January 27, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

. . .at least not in Alabama. Lots of wintry weather over the Northern USA but lets enjoy our weather a bit with this list of official noon temperatures here in Alabama: …49 in Haleyville …48 Gadsden …57 Tuscaloosa …54 Birmingham …56 Calera (NWS at Shelby Country Airport) …63 Auburn …66 Montgomery …67 Greenville While […]

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Mid Afternoon Spot Reports From Snowy Northeast

Mid Afternoon Spot Reports From Snowy Northeast

| November 7, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

Yes, another coastal Nor’Easter only a week after Hurricane Sandy that played havoc in the area only a week ago. These reports are from official weather reporting stations as of mid-afternoon: Central Park, NY…temperature 34, wind chill 23, visibility 1/4 mile, heavy snow, gusts to 21mph LaGuardia Airport…steady snow, visibility 1/2 mile, north wind gusts […]

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Big Apple in Trouble Again–Another Coastal Storm

Big Apple in Trouble Again–Another Coastal Storm

| November 7, 2012 @ 10:40 am

Not as bad as Hurricane Sandy but still troublesome. The mayor of NYC has ordered parks, playgrounds and beach areas closed in anticipation of the second coastal storm which is already getting underway. He also asks people who are hanging on the the worst hit communities from Sandy to evacuate. Here is the latest official […]

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A Few Spot Reports From a Very Mean Sandy

A Few Spot Reports From a Very Mean Sandy

| October 29, 2012 @ 10:00 am

…16 foot waves at the entrance to New York Harbor …Data Buoy, south of Fire Island, 20 foot waves every 12 seconds, wind gusts 58 mph …Boston Airport, gusts to 46 mph …Newark gusts to 49 mph. I believe if not all, then most flights have been cancelled. The worst is yet to come. …Tuesday-Wednesday […]

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Hurricane Sandy Early on this Sunday Morning

Hurricane Sandy Early on this Sunday Morning

| October 28, 2012 @ 6:34 am

Hurricane Sandy at 5 o’clock this morning was centered near 31.9 North and 73.3 West with sustained winds of 65 knots (76 mph) and gusts of 80 knots  (115 mph) The solid cloud shield is now not that far offshore from the North Carolina Outer Banks. The National Hurricane Center, in their new information this […]

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Our Coolest Morning So Far?

Our Coolest Morning So Far?

| October 9, 2012 @ 8:29 am

Seems like it is but not 100% sure yet. The list below is early reports from official reporting stations. Hope to get some reports from 33/40 Skywatchers later. Unable to tap into that link on my ailing Apple Computer. So if any of you have additional reports, please post them in the comment section below […]

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Extra Time For Morning Rush Hour

Extra Time For Morning Rush Hour

| October 3, 2012 @ 7:10 am

The fog is not everywhere, it is patchy, meaning that you will suddenly run into areas of very poor visibility. Most of the fog will be outta here by around 9 am. Here are a few visibility reports from official reporting stations based on 6 am observations: 1/4 mile Gadsden and Anniston 1/2 mile in […]

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Alabama Weather at 4 am Monday

Alabama Weather at 4 am Monday

| October 1, 2012 @ 4:25 am

Did a 4 am update via KISS-FM. No watches or warnings in Alabama at the moment. The last Tornado Watch expired at 2 AM and was not extended. Some fairly strong storms now in Central Alabama but the west side of the state is getting a break. However the new Storm Prediction Center in their […]

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Early on this Wednesday Morning

Early on this Wednesday Morning

| September 26, 2012 @ 2:03 am

All is quiet and peaceful across the great Alabama countryside very early on this Wednesday morning. Not a shower or storm to be found anywhere. Not so in the middle of the country. From a low over Colorado, a band of thunderstorms, with lots of lightning, extends eastward across Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southern […]

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Yes, Autumn is Here

Yes, Autumn is Here

| September 24, 2012 @ 5:54 am

Here is a few 5 am Alabama temperatures to prove it: 39 Fort Payne, Valley Head, 41 Russleville, Cullman Airport, Courtland, Scottsboro Airport, 44 Anniston 45 Gadsden Glad to back on duty after being away four days. Thanks to James and Bill for covering for me!      

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Coolest (coldest) so far this season (Alabama and others)

Coolest (coldest) so far this season (Alabama and others)

| September 19, 2012 @ 10:19 am

Here we go with one of those long list of low temperatures on Alabama’s coolest morning so far, plus a few regional and national reports. I am unable to access the 3340 Skywatcher link so you are welcome to add your report at the bottom. Thanks in advance! 37 Mt. Mitchell, N.C., elevation 6240 feet […]

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24 Hour Rain Amounts Ending 7 am CDT Today

24 Hour Rain Amounts Ending 7 am CDT Today

| September 18, 2012 @ 8:54 am

A widespread soaking over a wide area. Much flash flooding resulted in NW Alabama. Here we go: 3.50 Hamilton High School (Skycam) 3.80 Huntsville Airport 3.16 Muscle Shoals Airport 5.25 Cullman Ag Station 4.79 Scottsboro Airport 4.52 Valley Head 1.48 Ensley (Village Creek at Avenue W) 0.83 Demopolis Lock & Dam 2.18 Birmingham Airport 1.88 […]

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