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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UPDATED 4:24 AM:  Heat Impacts for Central Alabama

UPDATED 4:24 AM: Heat Impacts for Central Alabama

| June 27, 2018 @ 4:24 am

Hot and humid conditions are expected again this afternoon for portions of West and South Central Alabama.

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Storms Intensifying Over Northwest Alabama

Storms Intensifying Over Northwest Alabama

| June 26, 2018 @ 9:52 pm

Intense storms have formed tonight over Northwest Alabama. Some of them are capable of producing damaging winds. They also are producing torrential rains and dangerous lightning.

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Weather Alert: Hot and Humid Conditions Expected Again on Tuesday Across Portions of West and South Central Alabama

Weather Alert: Hot and Humid Conditions Expected Again on Tuesday Across Portions of West and South Central Alabama

| June 25, 2018 @ 7:58 pm

Temperatures on Tuesday will be in the middle 90s with index values exceeding 105 degrees for a few hours on Tuesday.

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Strong Storms Across North and Central Alabama; Damaging Wind Gusts, Some Flooding Possible This Afternoon

Strong Storms Across North and Central Alabama; Damaging Wind Gusts, Some Flooding Possible This Afternoon

| June 25, 2018 @ 2:18 pm

Scattered summer storms across Alabama this afternoon are producing strong gusty winds, very heavy rain, frequent lightning, and some small hail… They are moving eastward. Some damaging downburst winds may occur this afternoon.

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Weather Alert:  Hot and Humid Conditions Expected Today Across Much of Central Alabama

Weather Alert: Hot and Humid Conditions Expected Today Across Much of Central Alabama

| June 25, 2018 @ 4:40 am

A heat advisory is in effect for much of Central Alabama from noon until 7 p.m. today and tonight.

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Finally, A Quiet Midday Update for Central Alabama, Small Severe Weather Risk for Tennessee Valley Late Tonight

Finally, A Quiet Midday Update for Central Alabama, Small Severe Weather Risk for Tennessee Valley Late Tonight

| June 24, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

It’s nice to have a quiet weather update to present after a busy week here in the Weather Office. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for summer rains, which totaled over two inches in the past seven days for all but extreme eastern Alabama, but I can do without a rare June EF2 tornado […]

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Excellent Mesoscale Discussion From the NWS Birmingham

Excellent Mesoscale Discussion From the NWS Birmingham

| June 23, 2018 @ 7:41 pm

The severe weather threat continues across Alabama tonight with strong storms currently over Winston and Fayette Counties, about to move into Walker County. Damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado or two are possible.

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The Latest on the Alabama Weather Situation Just Before 7 p.m.

The Latest on the Alabama Weather Situation Just Before 7 p.m.

| June 23, 2018 @ 6:56 pm

Storms continue over West Central and Northwest Alabama this evening. Some of them have the potential to produce damaging gusts, large hail and even an isolated tornado or two. A tornado watch is in effect for the northwestern counties of Alabama until 10 pm.

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An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 6 p.m.

An Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 6 p.m.

| June 23, 2018 @ 6:05 pm

High instability and decent wind shear, including a good bit of low-level helicity are setting the stage for more severe weather into the evening hours across North and North Central Alabama, including the threat of a couple of tornadoes.

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Tornado Watch for Northwest, North Central Alabama Until 10 p.m. CDT

Tornado Watch for Northwest, North Central Alabama Until 10 p.m. CDT

| June 23, 2018 @ 5:45 pm

Supercell storms have formed over Northwest Alabama and others may form in the strongly unstable and moderately sheared environment across the watch area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Canceled for North Alabama

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Canceled for North Alabama

| June 23, 2018 @ 12:50 pm

Strong to severe storms over the Tennessee Valley are capable of producing damaging winds. They are moving east at 35 mph and will be out of Alabama by 1:30 p.m.

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Rain, Some Thunder Across Central Alabama, Severe Storms Moving Across Tennessee Valley; More Strong Storms Later Today

Rain, Some Thunder Across Central Alabama, Severe Storms Moving Across Tennessee Valley; More Strong Storms Later Today

| June 23, 2018 @ 10:46 am

Moderate rain and some thunder continue across Central Alabama this morning with severe storms moving through the Tennessee Valley. Additional storms with a potential for producing severe weather are possible later this afternoon and evening across Central Alabama.

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NWS Survey Team Confirms Cullman County Tornado From Yesterday

NWS Survey Team Confirms Cullman County Tornado From Yesterday

| June 23, 2018 @ 10:37 am

NWS Survey Team confirms that the damage in Cullman County near West Point around 6:20 p.m. yesterday was from a tornado.

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Strong Storms Moving Into Shelby, Northern Bibb and Talladega Counties

Strong Storms Moving Into Shelby, Northern Bibb and Talladega Counties

| June 23, 2018 @ 9:21 am

Strong thunderstorms are moving through the Birmingham Metro area right now and are entering Bibb and Shelby Counties now and will be entering Talladega County shortly.

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Strong Winds Moving into the Birmingham Area

Strong Winds Moving into the Birmingham Area

| June 23, 2018 @ 8:36 am

The severe thunderstorm over northwestern Jefferson County is moving southeastward now into the Birmingham area.

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Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 8 a.m.

Update on the Alabama Weather Situation at 8 a.m.

| June 23, 2018 @ 7:58 am

Ongoing storms across Central Alabama are causing very heavy rain and lots of lightning. They could produce damaging winds as well. Additional storms crossing the Mississippi River will be here this afternoon and they will likely produce damaging winds as well.

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