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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Blue Skies Aplenty on this Sunday Afternoon

Blue Skies Aplenty on this Sunday Afternoon

| January 17, 2021 @ 2:24 pm

A nice Sunday is in progress across Alabama, with partly cloudy skies and seasonal temperatures in the 50s. Rain is in the forecast for later in the week.

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Sunday Weather Xtreme: Clouds Early with Sunshine Returning for Your Sunday

Sunday Weather Xtreme: Clouds Early with Sunshine Returning for Your Sunday

| January 17, 2021 @ 6:30 am

Clouds increased overnight but will be thinning out after today as an upper-level disturbance passes. Monday will be dry, although there could be a shower late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, with a better chance by late Wednesday night through Thursday and into Friday.

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Sleet Over West Alabama; Watch Out for Black Ice on Bridges and Overpasses

Sleet Over West Alabama; Watch Out for Black Ice on Bridges and Overpasses

| January 13, 2021 @ 8:19 am

Sleet is falling across parts of West Alabama this morning. There is also some black ice on highways in the Birmingham area.

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Quick Radar Check Just After Noon

Quick Radar Check Just After Noon

| January 11, 2021 @ 12:20 pm

Snow is beginning to wind down early this afternoon, but there are still some slushy roads across parts of Marion, Lamar, Fayette, northwestern Walker, Winston, Pickens, Colbert, and Franklin Counties.

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Northwest and North Alabama Snow Day, A Cold Rain for Everyone Else

Northwest and North Alabama Snow Day, A Cold Rain for Everyone Else

| January 11, 2021 @ 9:52 am

Snow continues this morning northwest of a line from Reform in Pickens County, to Fayette in Fayette County, to Carbon Hill in Walker County, to Falkville in Morgan County, with a few snow showers over Madison County around Huntsville. Southeast of there, it is all rain.

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Snow Over West Alabama

Snow Over West Alabama

| January 11, 2021 @ 1:14 am

A mix of precipitation has moved into West and Northwest Alabama tonight. Winter weather advisories continue until noon for Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston Counties where accumulations of around one-half inch are expected, with one inch possible near the Mississippi border.

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Alabama Weather Update at 10:30 p.m.

Alabama Weather Update at 10:30 p.m.

| January 10, 2021 @ 10:31 pm

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon for Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston Counties until noon tomorrow. Up to one-half inch of snow may fall over these counties between midnight and 10 a.m. tomorrow. Plan on slippery conditions during the early morning hours tomorrow morning in the advisory area.

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Sleet Being Reports in Tuscaloosa and Western Jefferson Counties; Reports to the West

Sleet Being Reports in Tuscaloosa and Western Jefferson Counties; Reports to the West

| January 10, 2021 @ 7:52 pm

There are now reports of some sleet in Western Jefferson County, but the main precipitation will arrive after midnight.

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Some Signs That West Central Alabama Might See Higher Snow Amounts: Alabama Weather Update at 6:30 p.m.

Some Signs That West Central Alabama Might See Higher Snow Amounts: Alabama Weather Update at 6:30 p.m.

| January 10, 2021 @ 6:25 pm

We are seeing signs that snow accumulations could be a little higher than expected over parts of West Alabama early Monday morning.

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for West Central Alabama

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for West Central Alabama

| January 10, 2021 @ 2:29 pm

One interesting thing to watch, the latest runs of the HRRR have increased snow amounts over West Central Alabama a bit, now showing 1-2 inches for parts of Tuscaloosa County, as well as part of Pickens and Sumter County.

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Here’s An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 2:30 p.m.

Here’s An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 2:30 p.m.

| January 10, 2021 @ 2:21 pm

Not much has changed in our thinking regarding tonight’s winter weather threat. A wintry mix will enter West Alabama after midnight. The best chance for snow accumulations will be in parts of Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Marion, Winston, Cullman, Marshall, northern Etowah, and DeKalb Counties northward into the Tennessee Valley Counties of North Alabama.

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Snowy Morning in Texas, Forecast Thinking the Same for Alabama

Snowy Morning in Texas, Forecast Thinking the Same for Alabama

| January 10, 2021 @ 11:37 am

The snow system to the west of Alabama has been overperforming this morning, but the thinking has not changed for us here in our state. Up to one half inch of snow is possible late tonight and early Monday morning for parts of Northwest and North Alabama.

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