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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It’s Official!  All Time December Records at Mobile and Pensacola; Tuscaloosa Sets Daily Mark

It’s Official! All Time December Records at Mobile and Pensacola; Tuscaloosa Sets Daily Mark

| December 7, 2022 @ 5:45 pm

Mobile smashed their all-time December high-temperature record with 85F. Pensacola broke theirs as well.

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Records Falling Across the South Today

Records Falling Across the South Today

| December 7, 2022 @ 12:49 pm

The unseasonably warm air across the South is producing record high temperatures for the date and the month.

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Sunday Afternoon Update:  A Few Showers This Afternoon and Tonight, Rain on Monday with Some Thunder, Flooding Threat North

Sunday Afternoon Update: A Few Showers This Afternoon and Tonight, Rain on Monday with Some Thunder, Flooding Threat North

| December 4, 2022 @ 1:53 pm

The week ahead will be warm and wet with shower chances each day and a threat of heavy rain over North Alabama tomorrow and tomorrow night. Flooding is possible.

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Sunday Morning Weather Briefing:  Showers to Abound

Sunday Morning Weather Briefing: Showers to Abound

| December 4, 2022 @ 7:00 am

Warmer temperatures will be the main story in the coming week along with a threat for heavy rainfall over the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama and southern Tennessee. No more severe weather for the foreseeable future.

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Dense Fog Advisory for a Large Part of Central Alabama Until 7 a.m.

Dense Fog Advisory for a Large Part of Central Alabama Until 7 a.m.

| December 3, 2022 @ 6:48 pm

Dense fog is forming in spots across Central Alabama. Be careful when driving across the area through morning.

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Big Picture at 4 pm:  Tornado Watch Will be Needed for Parts of Central Alabama in Next Couple of Hours

Big Picture at 4 pm: Tornado Watch Will be Needed for Parts of Central Alabama in Next Couple of Hours

| November 29, 2022 @ 4:04 pm

Some notes on the evolving severe weather threat and some timing for Alabama.

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Now Is a Good Time to Review Your Severe Weather Safety Plan

Now Is a Good Time to Review Your Severe Weather Safety Plan

| November 29, 2022 @ 2:35 pm

It’s not too late to get your severe weather plan in place before the expected severe weather late this afternoon and tonight… When severe weather threatens, stack the odds in your favor by having a plan and a reliable way to get warnings immediately. Think about the place you will go on a moment’s notice […]

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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings over Northeast Mississippi and Northwest Alabama

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings over Northeast Mississippi and Northwest Alabama

| November 29, 2022 @ 12:50 pm

The storms over Northwest Alabama may contain large hail, but the wind and tornado threat with them is low. That will be changing as we go into the late afternoon and evening hours.

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What is a PDS Tornado Watch?

What is a PDS Tornado Watch?

| November 29, 2022 @ 12:30 pm

The SPC issued PDS Tornado Watches when they have a high confidence that there will be strong to violent tornadoes.

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PDS Tornado Watch Issued to the West of Alabama

PDS Tornado Watch Issued to the West of Alabama

| November 29, 2022 @ 12:24 pm

The watch does not include any part of Alabama. Tornado watches will likely be required for our state later this afternoon or tonight.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Marion County Until 1 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Marion County Until 1 p.m.

| November 29, 2022 @ 12:17 pm

Elevated storm entering Northwest Alabama has a threat of large hail.

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PDS Tornado Watch Expected for Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi by 1 p.m.

PDS Tornado Watch Expected for Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi by 1 p.m.

| November 29, 2022 @ 11:53 am

A significant severe weather situation is setting up for later today and tonight across areas to the west of Alabama. This severe weather will move into western Alabama tonight.

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