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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Afternoon Forecast Refresh:  Scattered Showers and Storms Developing

Afternoon Forecast Refresh: Scattered Showers and Storms Developing

| July 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

Hot and humid this afternoon with scattered storms developing.

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Scattered Storms Mainly Northwest Alabama Today; Front Brings Relief from Heat by Midweek

Scattered Storms Mainly Northwest Alabama Today; Front Brings Relief from Heat by Midweek

| July 21, 2019 @ 6:54 am

Some relief from the excessive heat will be coming this week for much of the nation, including Alabama.

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Scattered Storms Firing Across Mississippi, Moving into Northwest Alabama

Scattered Storms Firing Across Mississippi, Moving into Northwest Alabama

| July 16, 2019 @ 1:25 pm

Scattered storms across Mississippi and northwestern Alabama may briefly become severe this afternoon with damaging winds and the possibility of a brief spin-up tornado.

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Late Night Look at Alabama’s Weather

Late Night Look at Alabama’s Weather

| July 14, 2019 @ 10:34 pm

Heavy rains are intensifying tonight over Mississippi where they don’t need additional heavy rain. But this activity should stay mainly west of Alabama overnight. More showers and storms are possible for our state tomorrow.

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Radar Check at 3 p.m.:  Feeder Band over West Alabama Producing Tropical Rains and Heavy Storms

Radar Check at 3 p.m.: Feeder Band over West Alabama Producing Tropical Rains and Heavy Storms

| July 14, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

A feeder band from Tropical Storm Barry is edging into western Alabama now, perhaps in response to a northeastward turn in the weakening storm. Showers and storms across Alabama are producing heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds. There is a marginal threat for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes over West Alabama.

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1:30 p.m. Alabama Update:  Localized Tornado Threat Over West Alabama This Afternoon

1:30 p.m. Alabama Update: Localized Tornado Threat Over West Alabama This Afternoon

| July 14, 2019 @ 1:34 pm

Conditions are becoming marginally favorable for a brief spin-up tornado or damaging wind gust over extreme West Alabama this afternoon.

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Mississippi Getting Soaked, Tornado Watch to our West, Alabama Mostly Dry For Now

Mississippi Getting Soaked, Tornado Watch to our West, Alabama Mostly Dry For Now

| July 14, 2019 @ 10:12 am

Extensive rain over Mississippi is having a hard time edging into Alabama this morning. A few scattered storms will develop this afternoon across the state, putting down heavy rain and lightning. The tornado threat is very low.

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Weather Xtreme Video:  Alabama Continues on the Outer Fringes of Barry Today

Weather Xtreme Video: Alabama Continues on the Outer Fringes of Barry Today

| July 14, 2019 @ 8:23 am

Barry will weaken to a depression today as it moves slowly northward into Arkansas. Alabama will feel the effects of the outer bands of the storm with rain and storms possible especially over western sections of the state.

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Alabama Update at 7 a.m.:  Mississippi Getting Soaked, Alabama Quiet For Now

Alabama Update at 7 a.m.: Mississippi Getting Soaked, Alabama Quiet For Now

| July 14, 2019 @ 7:09 am

Alabama is quiet at this hour, but more rain and storms associated with the outer bands of Tropical Storm Barry over western Louisiana will affect western parts of the state later today. Video will be up shortly after 8 a.m.

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Alabama Update Just Before 4 p.m.:  Rain and Strong Storms Across Parts of Alabama

Alabama Update Just Before 4 p.m.: Rain and Strong Storms Across Parts of Alabama

| July 13, 2019 @ 3:59 pm

Tropical Storm Barry is giving Alabama a dose of showers and storms today. Not everyone is getting rain, but some locations are getting beneficial amounts.

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6.5 Foot Storm Surge at Berwick in Southern Louisiana

6.5 Foot Storm Surge at Berwick in Southern Louisiana

| July 13, 2019 @ 2:34 pm

Storm surge is running over 6 feet across parts of southern Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry edges slowly inland.

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Alabama Update:  Outer Convective Bands of Barry Bringing Heavy Rain, Lightning, and Possible Tornado to Alabama

Alabama Update: Outer Convective Bands of Barry Bringing Heavy Rain, Lightning, and Possible Tornado to Alabama

| July 13, 2019 @ 2:12 pm

Heavy rain and lightning is impacting parts of Alabama this afternoon on the outer fringes of Tropical Storm Barry, which is moving slowly northward from its landfall location near Vermillion Bay.

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1 p.m. Notes on Barry:  Barry Has Made Landfall, Back Down to Tropical Storm Strength Now; Heavy Rain Affecting a Wide Area Including Alabama

1 p.m. Notes on Barry: Barry Has Made Landfall, Back Down to Tropical Storm Strength Now; Heavy Rain Affecting a Wide Area Including Alabama

| July 13, 2019 @ 1:19 pm

Hurricane Barry made landfall around noon near Intracoastal City, on the west side of Vermillion Bay. It has weakened to a tropical storm with top winds of 70 mph now. Heavy rain is affecting a wide area of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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Wind Reports from Southeastern Louisiana:  66 mph at Dulac is HIghest So Far

Wind Reports from Southeastern Louisiana: 66 mph at Dulac is HIghest So Far

| July 13, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

Here are the latest wind reports from southeastern Louisiana. The center of Hurricane Barry appears to be onshore now over Vermillion Bay south of Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Quick Check of the Radar at 2 p.m.

Quick Check of the Radar at 2 p.m.

| July 12, 2019 @ 2:12 pm

An outer band from Tropical Storm Barry is pushing northward across Central Alabama this afternoon. It is producing an outflow boundary that will trigger other showers and storms across Central Alabama this afternoon.

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Late Morning Look at Barry’s Impacts on Alabama, Gulf Coast

Late Morning Look at Barry’s Impacts on Alabama, Gulf Coast

| July 12, 2019 @ 11:59 am

Barry is nearing hurricane strength late this morning and may become a hurricane this afternoon. Impacts across Central Alabama should be limited to heavy rain mainly west of I-65 and a few isolated tornadoes in the Alabama/Mississippi border counties.

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