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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Mid-Morning Update on PTC Sixteen:  Hurricane Hunters Find Near Hurricane Force Winds But Still Disorganized

Mid-Morning Update on PTC Sixteen: Hurricane Hunters Find Near Hurricane Force Winds But Still Disorganized

| October 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Thunderstorm activity has increased dramatically in the system in the Gulf and winds to near hurricane-force have been measured by the Hurricane Hunters.

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Hurricane Hunters Enroute to Investigate Gulf Low

Hurricane Hunters Enroute to Investigate Gulf Low

| October 17, 2019 @ 2:22 pm

We will soon have more information on the system in the southwestern Gulf that is expected to become a tropical storm soon.

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Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for Portions of the Northern Gulf Coast in Advance of Newly Designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen

Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for Portions of the Northern Gulf Coast in Advance of Newly Designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen

| October 17, 2019 @ 11:16 am

The system in the Gulf wil likely become a tropical storm this afternoon. It will impact the northern Gulf Coast Friday evening into Saturday with tropical-storm-force winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall.

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Starting Off On The Cooler Side; Heavy Rainfall For Your Tuesday

Starting Off On The Cooler Side; Heavy Rainfall For Your Tuesday

| October 14, 2019 @ 8:59 am

It is a bit on the cool side this morning with temperatures in the mid-40s to upper 50s across central Alabama.

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Here’s a Look at Alabama’s Weather at 11 a.m.

Here’s a Look at Alabama’s Weather at 11 a.m.

| October 13, 2019 @ 11:13 am

Showers will be likely for much of Central Alabama this afternoon. Hopefully, the rain will hold off until after the race is over at Talladega.

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Cool with a Few Showers Today; Rain Likely Tuesday

Cool with a Few Showers Today; Rain Likely Tuesday

| October 13, 2019 @ 6:54 am

Today will be mostly cloudy and cool today, with a few showers developing in spots. Tuesday should feature a beneficial rain for much of the area.

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Today’s Daily Climate Report for Birmingham

Today’s Daily Climate Report for Birmingham

| October 12, 2019 @ 9:15 am

Friday’s high was 9 degrees above normal at BHM. Temperatures for the month are running well above normal so far.

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Subtropical Storm Melissa Forms:  Will Weaken and Move Away from the U.S. East Coast

Subtropical Storm Melissa Forms: Will Weaken and Move Away from the U.S. East Coast

| October 11, 2019 @ 10:16 am

The nor’eastern southeast of New England has attained subtropical status. It will weaken and move east away from the U.S.

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Heat Builds Back Across Alabama, But More Cooler Temps on the Way

Heat Builds Back Across Alabama, But More Cooler Temps on the Way

| October 9, 2019 @ 10:53 am

Last week’s rainfall was good for some areas, but overall we continue to be dry. A real cooldown is expected for the weekend.

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Upon Further Review:  The 103F High on October 2nd Has Been Revised to 99F

Upon Further Review: The 103F High on October 2nd Has Been Revised to 99F

| October 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am

A correction has been made to the high temperature at Birmingham on October 2nd. The value was revised down to 99F, which still smashed the former record high for the date. This makes the 101F on the 3rd the hottest reading of this just ended heatwave and the hottest ever recorded in any October.

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Storms over West Alabama this Morning

Storms over West Alabama this Morning

| October 7, 2019 @ 6:26 am

Showers and storms are pushing across Alabama this morning ahead of a cold front.

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The 2019 Heatwave for Central Alabama by the Numbers

The 2019 Heatwave for Central Alabama by the Numbers

| October 6, 2019 @ 12:05 pm

It was a hot and dry month across Alabama. Temperatures will finally back off a bit in the coming days.

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A Late Morning Look at Alabama’s Weather:  Variable Clouds, Variable Temperatures

A Late Morning Look at Alabama’s Weather: Variable Clouds, Variable Temperatures

| October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am

A mix of sun and clouds is leading to a wide range of temperatures across Alabama this morning.

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