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 Nice Early Spring Saturday In Store

A Nice Early Spring Saturday In Store

| March 23, 2019 @ 7:09 am

We’re getting off to a cool start on this Saturday, but a beautiful day is in store with highs in the 70s.

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Freeze Warnings Again Tonight for North and North Central Alabama

Freeze Warnings Again Tonight for North and North Central Alabama

| March 19, 2019 @ 2:59 pm

Prepare for below freezing temperatures again tonight in the warning area.

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Freeze Warnings Issued for Tonight for Parts of North and Central Alabama

Freeze Warnings Issued for Tonight for Parts of North and Central Alabama

| March 18, 2019 @ 2:35 pm

Temperatures may drop to near or below freezing tonight and early Tuesday over about the northern third of Alabama. Protect tender vegetation.

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Gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day in Progress Today Across Central Alabama

Gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day in Progress Today Across Central Alabama

| March 17, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

Temperatures are in the 60s across Central and North Alabama this afternoon. Lows tonight will be in the 30s and lower 40s.

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The Run of Dry Weather Will Continue for Central Alabama

The Run of Dry Weather Will Continue for Central Alabama

| March 17, 2019 @ 7:05 am

We’re starting off cool and calm this morning, and a nice St. Patrick’s Day is in store for Alabama.

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Storm Survey Plans from NWS Birmingham for Friday

Storm Survey Plans from NWS Birmingham for Friday

| March 14, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

NWS Survey Crews will be out on Friday finding storm damage and classifying it.

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Storms Moving Across Shelby, Bibb and Northern Chilton; Not Severe

Storms Moving Across Shelby, Bibb and Northern Chilton; Not Severe

| March 14, 2019 @ 11:48 pm

The tornado watch will be allowed to expire at midnight, but some storms are still roaming the Alabama landscape just before midnight.

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Alabama Weather Update at 10:45 p.m.: Severe Weather Threat About Over

Alabama Weather Update at 10:45 p.m.: Severe Weather Threat About Over

| March 14, 2019 @ 10:48 pm

No warnings are in effect for any part of Alabama now. A cold front is pushing showers and storms southeastward with drier air already moving into Northwest Alabama.

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Storms Just Won’t Give Up

Storms Just Won’t Give Up

| March 14, 2019 @ 9:56 pm

Tornado warnings continue for Randolph and Elmore Counties.

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Dangerous Storm in Hale County

Dangerous Storm in Hale County

| March 14, 2019 @ 5:56 pm

We continue to track a dangerous storm in Hale County that will move through northern Perry and into Chilton County, possibly affecting far southeastern Bibb county.

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Update for Tuscaloosa and Jefferson Counties

Update for Tuscaloosa and Jefferson Counties

| March 14, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

Strong storms are over Tuscaloosa and Fayette Counties. They will move into Jefferson and Walker Counties.

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Noon Look at Alabama’s Weather:  Sun Up North, Partly Sunny to Mostly Cloudy Elsewhere

Noon Look at Alabama’s Weather: Sun Up North, Partly Sunny to Mostly Cloudy Elsewhere

| March 10, 2019 @ 12:13 pm

Skies have cleared over the northwestern portions of the area early this afternoon behind a weak cold front. Partly sunny skies abound elsewhere, butthe showers have mainly ended. There is a small risk of severe weather later today over extreme South Alabama.

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A Few Passing Showers Through the Day; Rain Returns for the Latter Half of the Work Week

A Few Passing Showers Through the Day; Rain Returns for the Latter Half of the Work Week

| March 10, 2019 @ 7:01 am

A few showers will slowly diminish along and north of I-20 this morning, with a few lingering to the south for the rest of the day. The day will be mild. Heavier rain returns again by late Wednesday into Thursday.

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Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 10:30 a.m.

Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 10:30 a.m.

| March 3, 2019 @ 10:33 am

The airmass over South Alabama will continue to destabilize over the next few hours ahead of a surface low over Mississipi that will track across Alabama this afternoon. Damaging winds and tornadoes are possible with a couple of strong tornadoes a threat over areas south of a line from Chatom to Selma to Alex City. A tornado watch may be issued shortly.

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Thunderstorms Moving Across Fayette, Walker and Tuscaloosa Counties, Will Affect Jefferson County Next

Thunderstorms Moving Across Fayette, Walker and Tuscaloosa Counties, Will Affect Jefferson County Next

| March 3, 2019 @ 9:58 am

Thunderstorms extend from Berry in Fayette County down to just northeast of Tuscaloosa at this hour. There are not severe and lightning and brief heavy rain will be their main threats. They are elevated, meaning their instability source is elevated, or aloft, not rooted in the surface layer. This means the thunder will be impressive, […]

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Remembering the Candlestick Tornado from March 3, 1966

Remembering the Candlestick Tornado from March 3, 1966

| March 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am

58 people were killed by a violent F5 tornado that struck Mississippi on this date in 1966. It is so named because it killed 12 at the Candlestick Shopping Mall in Jackson.

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