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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Rain, Some Thunder Across Central Alabama, Severe Storms Moving Across Tennessee Valley; More Strong Storms Later Today

Rain, Some Thunder Across Central Alabama, Severe Storms Moving Across Tennessee Valley; More Strong Storms Later Today

| June 23, 2018 @ 10:46 am

Moderate rain and some thunder continue across Central Alabama this morning with severe storms moving through the Tennessee Valley. Additional storms with a potential for producing severe weather are possible later this afternoon and evening across Central Alabama.

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NWS Survey Team Confirms Cullman County Tornado From Yesterday

NWS Survey Team Confirms Cullman County Tornado From Yesterday

| June 23, 2018 @ 10:37 am

NWS Survey Team confirms that the damage in Cullman County near West Point around 6:20 p.m. yesterday was from a tornado.

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Strong Storms Moving Into Shelby, Northern Bibb and Talladega Counties

Strong Storms Moving Into Shelby, Northern Bibb and Talladega Counties

| June 23, 2018 @ 9:21 am

Strong thunderstorms are moving through the Birmingham Metro area right now and are entering Bibb and Shelby Counties now and will be entering Talladega County shortly.

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Strong Winds Moving into the Birmingham Area

Strong Winds Moving into the Birmingham Area

| June 23, 2018 @ 8:36 am

The severe thunderstorm over northwestern Jefferson County is moving southeastward now into the Birmingham area.

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Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 8 a.m.

Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 8 a.m.

| June 23, 2018 @ 7:58 am

Ongoing storms across Central Alabama are causing very heavy rain and lots of lightning. They could produce damaging winds as well. Additional storms crossing the Mississippi River will be here this afternoon and they will likely produce damaging winds as well.

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Today In Weather History:  The Durango and Silverton Railroad and Fire

Today In Weather History: The Durango and Silverton Railroad and Fire

| June 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am

The Durango and Silverton train is an important part of tourism in southwestern Colorado, but questions have been raised after speculation that the train’s hot cinders may have caused the 416 fire that has been burning in the San Juan Mountains since June 1st. The cause of the fire is officially still under investigation.

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Today In Weather History:  June 18, 2001 – No Siren in Siren

Today In Weather History: June 18, 2001 – No Siren in Siren

| June 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

There was no working siren in Siren, Wisconsin on this date in 2001 when an F3 struck the town. Would it have made a difference?

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Dense Fog Early This Morning

Dense Fog Early This Morning

| June 18, 2018 @ 5:10 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 8 AM CDT this morning.

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Storms Are Building Across Central Alabama

Storms Are Building Across Central Alabama

| June 17, 2018 @ 2:08 pm

Storms are increasing in coverage and intensity across central Alabama this afternoon over parts of Shelby, Bibb, Chilton Coosa, Autauga and northern Elmore Counties. They are showing little movement and will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall in addition to intense lightning. Rainfall rates are running between one half and one inches per hour, […]

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Widespread Showers and Storms Over East Central, South Central Alabama

Widespread Showers and Storms Over East Central, South Central Alabama

| June 17, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

Showers and storms are affecting mainly South Central and East Central Alabama this afternoon. Scattered storms will develop elsewhere as we go through the afternoon.

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Dangerous Flooding Situation This Morning in Macon, Lee and Russell Counties

Dangerous Flooding Situation This Morning in Macon, Lee and Russell Counties

| June 17, 2018 @ 9:07 am

A serious flooding situation is in progress across Russell, southern Lee and Macon Counties where persistent thunderstorms have been dumping heavy rain since 4 a.m. Rainfall totals are approaching 7 inches in spots.

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Storms Pushing West Over the I-20 Corridor

Storms Pushing West Over the I-20 Corridor

| June 16, 2018 @ 5:23 pm

Storms will be pushing across the I-20 Corridor and into the Birmingham area over the next couple of hours. Be alert for heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds.

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Showers/Storms Mainly South Today; Better Rain Chances Tomorrow?

Showers/Storms Mainly South Today; Better Rain Chances Tomorrow?

| June 16, 2018 @ 6:58 am

A fairly typical summertime forecast is in store for Central Alabama for the foreseeable future. Rain chances will jump just a bit on Sunday, which could hold highs in the 80s. But its 90s almost every day otherwise through the forecast period.

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Stronger Storms Over Northeast Alabama

Stronger Storms Over Northeast Alabama

| June 11, 2018 @ 7:11 pm

Storms have grown in intensity over Northeast Alabama along the western flank of a weak surface low and upper trough over Georgia. They will begin to weaken soon.

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Dense Fog Possible Across East Central Alabama This Morning

Dense Fog Possible Across East Central Alabama This Morning

| June 11, 2018 @ 5:03 am

Patchy dense fog could hamper visibilities across East Central Alabama until around 8 a.m. this morning. Reduce speed if you’re driving and keep plenty of distance between you and the car in front of you.

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