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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Tornado Emergency for the City of Coushatta, Louisiana

Tornado Emergency for the City of Coushatta, Louisiana

| April 6, 2018 @ 7:45 pm

A large and extremely dangerous tornado is impacting Coushatta, Louisiana at this hour.

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An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 10:45 a.m.

An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 10:45 a.m.

| April 6, 2018 @ 10:45 am

Rain and occasional thunder will impact mainly Northwest Alabama through mid-afternoon, sliding southeastward with time. Strong storms will arrive in West and Southwest Alabama after 9 p.m. Any severe weather will be limited to those areas tonight.

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Strong Storm Moving Across Parts of Birmingham Metro

Strong Storm Moving Across Parts of Birmingham Metro

| April 3, 2018 @ 10:50 pm

A strong storm will move across parts of the Birmingham Metro over the next 30 minutes. Lightning and small hail will accompany it.

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New Severe Thunderstorm Watch for More of Central Alabama

New Severe Thunderstorm Watch for More of Central Alabama

| April 3, 2018 @ 9:51 pm

A new severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Central Alabama until 2 a.m.

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Tornado Warning for Parts of Lauderdale, Colbert and Lawrence Counties Until 10 p.m. CDT

Tornado Warning for Parts of Lauderdale, Colbert and Lawrence Counties Until 10 p.m. CDT

| April 3, 2018 @ 9:46 pm

At 940 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Muscle Shoals, moving east at 55 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues for Parts of Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin and Lawrence Counties until 10:15 p.m. CDT

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues for Parts of Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin and Lawrence Counties until 10:15 p.m. CDT

| April 3, 2018 @ 9:31 pm

At 931 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Threet to near Hodges, moving east at 50 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Marion and Lamar Counties Until 10:30 p.m. CDT

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Marion and Lamar Counties Until 10:30 p.m. CDT

| April 3, 2018 @ 9:19 pm

At 910 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Longview to near Okolona to Fairview, moving east at 55 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues for Parts of Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin Counties Until 9:30 p.m. CDT

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues for Parts of Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin Counties Until 9:30 p.m. CDT

| April 3, 2018 @ 9:05 pm

At 914 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Walnut Grove to near Tremont, moving east at 50 mph.

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Here’s What to Expect For the Rest of Tonight

Here’s What to Expect For the Rest of Tonight

| April 3, 2018 @ 8:43 pm

A line of strong to severe storms is pushing close to Northwest and West Central Alabama this evening. Damaging winds will be the main threat, but there is a chance of hail and a small chance of tornadoes.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for North, Northwest Alabama Until 1 a.m. CDT

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for North, Northwest Alabama Until 1 a.m. CDT

| April 3, 2018 @ 7:29 pm

Damaging winds are the main threat, but a couple of tornadoes can’t be ruled out. Additional watches are possible to the south and southeast later.

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Alabama at Noon:  A Few Clouds Over the North, Clear Elsewhere, Warm Temperatures Everywhere

Alabama at Noon: A Few Clouds Over the North, Clear Elsewhere, Warm Temperatures Everywhere

| April 1, 2018 @ 12:15 pm

A beautiful Easter Sunday is in progress across Alabama. Temperatures are warm, in the 70s. Tomorrow and Tuesday will be warm as well, with marginally severe storms Tuesday night and Wednesday.

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Cool Northwest, A Cool Wedge to the East, Warm in the Middle at Midday

Cool Northwest, A Cool Wedge to the East, Warm in the Middle at Midday

| March 25, 2018 @ 11:47 am

Clouds have parted across much of Central Alabama, allowing temperatures to warm into the 70s, but a front to the northwest and wedge to the east are keeping those areas cool.

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Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisory Issued for Early Thursday Morning; Protect Tender Vegetation

Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisory Issued for Early Thursday Morning; Protect Tender Vegetation

| March 21, 2018 @ 5:12 am

Freeze Warnings and a Frost Advisory have been issued for North and Central Alabama for early Thursday morning. Protect tender vegetation from the expected cold temperatures between 26F-32F in the Warning area and 32F and 38F in the Advisory area.

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A Late Night Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

A Late Night Look at the Alabama Weather Situation

| March 19, 2018 @ 11:22 pm

A tornado watch remains in effect until midnight for East Central Alabama. Storms continue to sag slowly south of I-20 late tonight.

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Storms Affecting the Birmingham Metro/Tuscaloosa

Storms Affecting the Birmingham Metro/Tuscaloosa

| March 19, 2018 @ 9:17 pm

Storms in the Birmingham/Tuscaloosa areas are not severe at this time. They could intensify however.

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