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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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Bullock, Lee, and Macon Counties Added to Tornado Watch

Bullock, Lee, and Macon Counties Added to Tornado Watch

| April 2, 2024 @ 10:50 pm

The tornado watch will continue until 2 a.m.

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Severe Weather Threat over for Areas North and West of Birmingham

Severe Weather Threat over for Areas North and West of Birmingham

| April 2, 2024 @ 10:45 pm

If you are in the tornado watch, remain weather aware until your county is cleared.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Now for Chilton and Autauga…Tornado Possible

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Now for Chilton and Autauga…Tornado Possible

| April 2, 2024 @ 10:40 pm

The rotation has weakened…but could spin back up…

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Debris Signature on Tornado Warned Storm Moving into Chilton County

Debris Signature on Tornado Warned Storm Moving into Chilton County

| April 2, 2024 @ 10:35 pm

This confirmed tornado will move near Riderville, Plantersville, and Parnell.

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Tornado Warning for Chilton, Dallas, Perry

Tornado Warning for Chilton, Dallas, Perry

| April 2, 2024 @ 10:30 pm

The rotation has really tightened up on the storm in eastern Perry County. It is about to cross into extreme northern Dallas County. Then into southwestern Chilton County.

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Jackson and Marshall Counties Cleared from Watch

Jackson and Marshall Counties Cleared from Watch

| April 2, 2024 @ 10:24 pm

The prefrontal trough is pushing eastward across West Central and North Central Alabama tonight. The back end of the severe weather threat is the line of showers and storms that extends from Jackson through western Marshall, western Blount, western Jefferson, and eastern Tuscaloosa counties.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Perry, Chilton, and Dallas Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Perry, Chilton, and Dallas Counties

| April 2, 2024 @ 10:22 pm

Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.

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Tornado Watch for our North Alabama Counties Until 9 pm

Tornado Watch for our North Alabama Counties Until 9 pm

| April 2, 2024 @ 3:16 pm

As destabilization continues, storms will continue to form and intensify and could produce damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.

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Storms Intensifying in Central Mississippi

Storms Intensifying in Central Mississippi

| April 2, 2024 @ 2:41 pm

These storms will push into Northwest Alabama around 4 or 4:30 p.m. and will affect mainly the Tennessee Valley through this evening.

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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 2, 2024 @ 10:57 am

Severe weather, including damaging winds up to 70 mph, hail up to ping pong ball size, and possible tornadoes, is expected across North and Central Alabama from 3 pm Tuesday through 4 am Wednesday. Residents are urged to stay weather aware and prepare for rapid changes in conditions as this potent system moves through the region.

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Severe Weather Alert: A Potent Storm System Targets Alabama

Severe Weather Alert: A Potent Storm System Targets Alabama

| April 1, 2024 @ 2:13 pm

Alabama is on high alert as a severe weather system threatens to unleash hail, damaging winds, and possible tornadoes starting Tuesday afternoon. Residents are advised to prepare and stay informed as the situation develops.

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Easter Sunday Weather Briefing Video: Sunny and Warm for your Holiday

Easter Sunday Weather Briefing Video: Sunny and Warm for your Holiday

| March 31, 2024 @ 7:00 am

While the price of cocoa might be hopping higher than a bunny on a sugar rush, our warm and sunny Easter forecast promises to be a sweet substitute. So, if the cost of your chocolate Easter bunny has you hopping mad, take comfort in the fact that this week’s weather will be just as delightful—no calories attached! It’s nature’s way of giving us a treat, without the need to raid the candy aisle. Who knew the best things in life—and the weather—could indeed be free?

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Beautiful Saturday In Progress

Beautiful Saturday In Progress

| March 30, 2024 @ 12:21 pm

A gorgeous Saturday is in progress across Alabama. Skies are mostly sunny with just a nice cumulus field beginning to develop in areas of higher dewpoints where temperatures have reached their convective temperature mark.

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March 1962 Went Out Like A Lion in Birmingham

March 1962 Went Out Like A Lion in Birmingham

| March 30, 2024 @ 11:20 am

Birmingham and much of Central and North Alabama experienced a rash of severe weather on this date back in 1962.

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