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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A Picture Tells a Thousand Words

A Picture Tells a Thousand Words

| November 18, 2018 @ 12:58 pm

A beautiful fall day is in progress across Alabama with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 60s.

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Gorgeous Altocumulus Clouds

Gorgeous Altocumulus Clouds

| November 18, 2018 @ 9:56 am

Check out these beautiful altocumulus clouds that I spotted above the southern Birmingham Metro this morning!

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On This Date in 1957:  A Second Day of Vicious Weather For Alabama

On This Date in 1957: A Second Day of Vicious Weather For Alabama

| November 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am

A second day of tornadoes raked Alabama, including the Birmingham Metro area, on this date in 1957.

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Another Beautiful Fall Day On Tap for Alabama

Another Beautiful Fall Day On Tap for Alabama

| November 18, 2018 @ 6:59 am

Dense fog is affecting areas around valleys and waterways this morning across Central and Northeast Alabama. Advisories are in effect, so use caution if driving. SATURDAY REVIEW: Yesterday was a gorgeous Fall day across the state, with lots of blue skies, some high clouds at times and even a few haloes around the sun. Temperatures […]

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Dense Fog in Valleys and Near Waterways

Dense Fog in Valleys and Near Waterways

| November 18, 2018 @ 5:17 am

Visibilities are less than 1/4 in spots this morning across Central and Northeast Alabama. Use caution if driving. Conditions should improve by 8-9 a.m.

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Freeze Watches Issued for Parts of Alabama For Wednesday Night, Thursday Morning

Freeze Watches Issued for Parts of Alabama For Wednesday Night, Thursday Morning

| November 13, 2018 @ 5:07 pm

Temperatures could drop below freezing over about the western half of Alabama Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

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A Mix of Clouds and Sun on this Sunday; Rain Moves in Overnight, Some Thunder Mixed in Monday

A Mix of Clouds and Sun on this Sunday; Rain Moves in Overnight, Some Thunder Mixed in Monday

| November 11, 2018 @ 12:15 pm

Rain is increasing over Louisiana and Mississippi this afternoon and will spread into Alabama overnight. Rain and some embedded thunder will be widespread on Monday.

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Increasing Clouds and Chilly Today; Soaking Rain Tomorrow, Coldest Air So Far This Season at Midweek

Increasing Clouds and Chilly Today; Soaking Rain Tomorrow, Coldest Air So Far This Season at Midweek

| November 11, 2018 @ 7:06 am

A wave of low pressure tracking near the Gulf Coast will bring a soaking rain to Alabama starting late tonight though much of Monday. It will be followed by the coldest air so far this season at midweek. But take heart, Thanksgiving and the Iron Bowl look very mild!

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Bibb, Chilton and Coosa Counties Added to Freeze Warning

Bibb, Chilton and Coosa Counties Added to Freeze Warning

| November 10, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

Temperatures have already dropped to between 27-38F across the area this evening, and a widespread freeze is expected for areas generally north of a line from Tuscaloosa to Centreville to Clanton to Roanoke. Widespread frost is expected in the frost advisory area, including Demopolis, Selma, Montgomery and Auburn.

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The NWS Huntsville Has Issued a Freeze Warning For Parts of the Tennessee Valley that Have Not Already Seen a Widespread Freeze

The NWS Huntsville Has Issued a Freeze Warning For Parts of the Tennessee Valley that Have Not Already Seen a Widespread Freeze

| November 10, 2018 @ 12:46 pm

A freeze is likely across roughly the northern half of the state tonight with widespread frost possible across the rest of Central Alabama.

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Freeze Warnings, Frost Advisory for Tonight for Central Alabama

Freeze Warnings, Frost Advisory for Tonight for Central Alabama

| November 10, 2018 @ 10:12 am

Lows tonight across the northern half of Alabama will drop to between 27F-34F, with some colder pockets in the usual spots. For many locations, this will be the first freeze of the season. Protect tender vegetation.

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Freeze Warning for Parts of North and Central Alabama Tonight; Dense Fog Advisory this Morning for Southeastern Half of Alabama

Freeze Warning for Parts of North and Central Alabama Tonight; Dense Fog Advisory this Morning for Southeastern Half of Alabama

| November 9, 2018 @ 5:43 am

Temperatures will drop to between 27-32F overnight across parts of North and Central Alabama. Protect any tender vegetation that could be harmed. Dense fog across the southeastern half of the area will limit visibilities this morning.

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Threat for Severe Weather Continues for North and Central Alabama

Threat for Severe Weather Continues for North and Central Alabama

| November 6, 2018 @ 12:36 am

A line of intense storms will continue to push eastward across North and Central Alabama overnight bringing a threat for isolated tornadoes and damaging winds.

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Tornadic Storm in Mississippi Will Impact Franklin County Before Midnight

Tornadic Storm in Mississippi Will Impact Franklin County Before Midnight

| November 5, 2018 @ 11:40 pm

A storm with a history of producing tornadoes will move into Franklin County, Alabama before midnight. There is tornado damage in Tupelo.

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