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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A Wet, Gloomy, Gusty, Chilly Sunday Afternoon

A Wet, Gloomy, Gusty, Chilly Sunday Afternoon

| December 22, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

It is a dark and gloomy winter afternoon across Central Alabama.

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Clouds, Rain, Chill, and Wind Today, but Much Better for Christmas

Clouds, Rain, Chill, and Wind Today, but Much Better for Christmas

| December 22, 2019 @ 7:21 am

A miserable day is in store for Alabama today before improving conditions on Monday with beautiful weather for Christmas.

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Afternoon Update:  Not Much Has Changed in Severe Weather Threat Thinking

Afternoon Update: Not Much Has Changed in Severe Weather Threat Thinking

| December 15, 2019 @ 2:43 pm

Not much has changed in the thinking about Monday’s severe weather threat. Here is the latest on the expected threats and timing.

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Severe Weather Threat from Late Monday Afternoon into Early Tuesday for Central and North Alabama

Severe Weather Threat from Late Monday Afternoon into Early Tuesday for Central and North Alabama

| December 15, 2019 @ 7:18 am

The ingredients look like they will be in place for a severe weather threat for all of Central and North Alabama for late Monday Afternoon, Evening, and early Tuesday. All modes of severe weather are possible, including tornadoes.

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Eyeing Wintry Precip Possibilities for Late Tuesday Night, Early Wednesday

Eyeing Wintry Precip Possibilities for Late Tuesday Night, Early Wednesday

| December 8, 2019 @ 4:46 pm

There may be a brief changeover to a wintry mix of snow, sleet or freezing rain late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning across parts of North and North Central Alabama. No impacts are expected.

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Noon Update:  Sunday Clouds, Maybe a Few Showers; Mild Monday Ahead

Noon Update: Sunday Clouds, Maybe a Few Showers; Mild Monday Ahead

| December 8, 2019 @ 11:53 am

A mostly cloudy and mild Sunday is in progress across Central Alabama. Temperatures will warm into the lower and middle 60s across much of the area, although some parts of North Alabama will remain in the upper 50s. Monday will be even milder, with highs approaching 70F in spots.

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Mild Today and Monday, Colder for Midweek Behind a Strong Front

Mild Today and Monday, Colder for Midweek Behind a Strong Front

| December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am

An extended period of cloudier, damp weather will impact Alabama over the next 3 days, with colder air for midweek.

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A Cool, But Beautiful Sunday

A Cool, But Beautiful Sunday

| November 24, 2019 @ 11:49 am

A fairly nice pre-Thanksgiving Sunday is in progress across Central Alabama. Temperatures are warming into the 50s now, heading toward afternoon highs in the middle and upper 50s.

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Nice Day Ahead for Your Sunday with Partly Cloudy Skies and Slightly Cool Temps

Nice Day Ahead for Your Sunday with Partly Cloudy Skies and Slightly Cool Temps

| November 24, 2019 @ 6:23 am

The national travel scene will be impacted for the Thanksgiving Holiday, with a big storm system cruising through much of the country with a mixed bag of precipitation and impacts. Thanksgiving here will be partly cloudy and mild with a small chance of showers.

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Not Bad for Mid-November

Not Bad for Mid-November

| November 17, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

A beautiful Sunday afternoon is in progress across Alabama. Raini won’t return til the weekend.

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WeatherBrains 721:  Toss Aubrey A Couple Million

WeatherBrains 721: Toss Aubrey A Couple Million

| November 12, 2019 @ 9:51 am

The crew had a great time talking with American Meteorological Society Executive Director Keith Seitter about the organization’s Centennial and Annual Meeting, as well as policy issues that affect the Weather Enterprise.

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Cold, Clouds, Gusty Winds, Low Wind Chills, Even a Flake or Two of Snow for Central Alabama

Cold, Clouds, Gusty Winds, Low Wind Chills, Even a Flake or Two of Snow for Central Alabama

| November 12, 2019 @ 8:39 am

Wind chill values will be in the single digits at times along and north of I-20 this morning as winds gusting to over 30 mph combine with readings that won’t get out of the 30s all day to make for miserable conditions. In fact, readings will stay below freezing all day across the Tennessee Valley.

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4:30 a.m. Update:  Back Edge of Precip Approaching I-59, No Travel Impacts Being Reported

4:30 a.m. Update: Back Edge of Precip Approaching I-59, No Travel Impacts Being Reported

| November 12, 2019 @ 4:42 am

No impacts are being reported due to the brief changeover of precipitation to a wintry mix behind a powerful cold front that will bring the coldest air so far this season to Alabama.

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