Author Archive: Bill Murray

Bill Murray is the President of The Weather Factory. He is the site's official weather historian and a weekend forecaster. He also anchors the site's severe weather coverage. Bill Murray is the proud holder of National Weather Association Digital Seal #0001 @wxhistorian

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Early Morning Look at Alabama’s Weather

Early Morning Look at Alabama’s Weather

| May 20, 2018 @ 5:40 am

A few places will be a scattered shower or storm this afternoon across Central Alabama with highs in the upper 80s.

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Storms Moving Faster; Will Reach Tuscaloosa By 1:30 p.m.

Storms Moving Faster; Will Reach Tuscaloosa By 1:30 p.m.

| May 17, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Storms over West Alabama are moving a little fast now. They are not severe but do have heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds.

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Strong Storms About to Enter West Alabama at this Time

Strong Storms About to Enter West Alabama at this Time

| May 17, 2018 @ 11:12 am

A line of storms will be entering West Alabama soon. It will bring heavy rain, lightning, some hail and possibly some damaging wind gusts as it tracks eastward. It could reach Tuscaloosa after 2 p.m. and Birmingham later in the afternoon.

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Storms With Heavy Rain Building Southward

Storms With Heavy Rain Building Southward

| May 16, 2018 @ 10:01 pm

Storms have congealed into a ling line south and east of Birmingham tonight. They have lots of heavy rain and lightning. FLooding is a possibility.

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Strong Storms Around the Birmingham Metro Area

Strong Storms Around the Birmingham Metro Area

| May 16, 2018 @ 8:43 pm

Strong storms continue across parts of the Birmingham Metro Area tonight. Heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning continue in the affected areas.

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Big Storms Over Northwestern Jefferson County

Big Storms Over Northwestern Jefferson County

| May 16, 2018 @ 8:07 pm

String storms are over northwestern Jefferson County. They are producing torrential rain, lightning, and gusty winds.

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Watch Out Birmingham: Storms Developing Rapidly; Will Produce Flooding

Watch Out Birmingham: Storms Developing Rapidly; Will Produce Flooding

| May 16, 2018 @ 6:13 pm

Storms have developed rapidly over the Birmingham Metro Area and will produce very heavy rain, gusty winds, small hail and lightning. Flooding will result in poor drainage area.

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Flood Advisory for the Auburn/Opelika Area; One Inch in Past Hour, Additional Rain Falling

Flood Advisory for the Auburn/Opelika Area; One Inch in Past Hour, Additional Rain Falling

| May 16, 2018 @ 8:14 am

Heavy rain around Auburn and Opelika may cause flooding over the next couple of hours. A flood advisory has been issued until 10 a.m.

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A Beautiful Mother’s Day Across Central Alabama, Rain Will Return This Week

A Beautiful Mother’s Day Across Central Alabama, Rain Will Return This Week

| May 13, 2018 @ 11:38 am

It is a gorgeous, albeit hot Mother’s Day across Alabama this afternoon. Highs will top out well into the lower and middle 90s.

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High Temperatures in Record Territory Today and Monday Across Central Alabama

High Temperatures in Record Territory Today and Monday Across Central Alabama

| May 13, 2018 @ 9:20 am

Happy Mother’s Day! High temperatures will be near or above records for the dates across Central Alabama today and Monday before cooler temperatures and showers settle in for the rest of the week.

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Big Changes Coming to Jefferson County Outdoor Siren System

Big Changes Coming to Jefferson County Outdoor Siren System

| May 10, 2018 @ 2:56 pm

Jefferson County took a big step today toward making its outdoor siren warning system polygon based, helping you to better “Respect the Polygon”.

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A Quiet Day in Alabama, A Quiet Day Nationally

A Quiet Day in Alabama, A Quiet Day Nationally

| May 6, 2018 @ 1:13 pm

Clear skies dominate the Sunday weather headlines for Alabama, although a few high clouds will be streaming across western sections over the next couple of hours. There could be a stray shower late tonight or early Monday morning, but the chances are small. Warm weather will be the story this week across Alabama.

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Dense Fog Possible Overnight

Dense Fog Possible Overnight

| May 5, 2018 @ 11:40 pm

Dense for is already occurring across the Shoals area of Northwest Alabama and could develop across much of North Alabama as well as parts of Central Alabama overnight. Be prepared for that if you are driving overnight or early Sunday morning.

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Storms Diminish, A Few Showers Continue Pushing Across the Area

Storms Diminish, A Few Showers Continue Pushing Across the Area

| May 5, 2018 @ 8:53 pm

Some showers will continue into the late evening across Alabama with some fog and low clouds forming overnight. Tomorrow will feature increasing sunshine again with highs in the 80s. Warm readings will continue all week.

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Non-Severe Storms Over Northwest Alabama/Northeast Mississippi Will Hold Together For a Couple of Hours

Non-Severe Storms Over Northwest Alabama/Northeast Mississippi Will Hold Together For a Couple of Hours

| May 5, 2018 @ 7:45 pm

Storms over Northwest and West Alabama will trigger lightning and gusty winds, but should not become severe. They should diminish before 11 p.m., but may reach the Birmingham area as a cluster of showers by 10 p.m. or so.

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