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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Amazing Rises in Dewpoint Temperature Bring the Moisture Ingredient for Severe Weather

Amazing Rises in Dewpoint Temperature Bring the Moisture Ingredient for Severe Weather

| November 5, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

A strong low-level jet transported moist Gulf air northward rapidly this afternoon, providing the fuel for our severe weather event.

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Tornado Watch for Parts of North, North-Central Alabama Until 6 a.m. CST

Tornado Watch for Parts of North, North-Central Alabama Until 6 a.m. CST

| November 5, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

Isolated, sporadic circulations developing within a band of storms may pose a tornado/wind risk over the watch area through the next several hours.

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Potentially Tornadic Storms Now 30 Minutes Away from Northwest Alabama

Potentially Tornadic Storms Now 30 Minutes Away from Northwest Alabama

| November 5, 2018 @ 9:57 pm

Intense storms capable of producing tornadoes and damaging winds will be approaching the northwestern corner of Alabama within the next 30 minutes, by 10:30 p.m.

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Calm For Now, But New Tornado Watch Coming Soon For Parts of North Alabama

Calm For Now, But New Tornado Watch Coming Soon For Parts of North Alabama

| November 5, 2018 @ 9:39 pm

Although it is calm across Alabama for now, a line of intense storms will bring a threat of tornadoes and damaging winds to the state overnight. The greatest threat is over northwestern sections of the state.

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Clouds and Showers Not Far Away; Another Look at the Severe Weather Threat for Late Monday and Tuesday

Clouds and Showers Not Far Away; Another Look at the Severe Weather Threat for Late Monday and Tuesday

| November 4, 2018 @ 11:54 am

The first of two troughs will bring us rain overnight tonight with severe storms late Monday into early Tuesday. All Alabamians should monitor the latest information on this developing situation.

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Crystal Clear Skies

Crystal Clear Skies

| October 28, 2018 @ 2:10 pm

A beautiful day is in progress across Alabama and a reinforcing shot of dry air will arrive overnight, setting the stage for nearly perfect weather the next two and a half days before rain and storms return Wednesday night into Thursday.

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Nearly Perfect Weather For Your Sunday

Nearly Perfect Weather For Your Sunday

| October 28, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Fairly warm and dry conditions will lead to nearly perfect weather across Central Alabama today. Expect more fine weather on Monday and Tuesday with a few showers for Halloween and a potential severe weather threat for late Wednesday into Thursday.

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Ahhhh….Falll!

Ahhhh….Falll!

| October 21, 2018 @ 1:18 pm

A sunny and cool day is in progress across North and Central Alabama. Lows tonight will drop into the 30s north of I-20, producing scattered light frost in spots.

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A Bright, Cool Fall Day For Alabama

A Bright, Cool Fall Day For Alabama

| October 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Temperatures will struggle to rise much into the 60s today across Central Alabama, with 50s common across the North. The next week will see mainly cooler than normal readings, although Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the weekend seem to be destined to feature near normal readings for this time of year.

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Quick Alabama Update at Noon:  Including Race Forecast

Quick Alabama Update at Noon: Including Race Forecast

| October 14, 2018 @ 12:01 pm

A very pleasant Sunday is in progress across Central Alabama, with mottled sunshine, relatively low humidity and mild to warm temperatures. Weather for the race at Talladega looks great.

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Great Race Weather, Unsettled Monday/Tuesday, Beautiful Wednesday-Friday, More Rain for the Weekend

Great Race Weather, Unsettled Monday/Tuesday, Beautiful Wednesday-Friday, More Rain for the Weekend

| October 14, 2018 @ 5:10 am

Today will feature showers over Northwest Alabama, but fine weather for Talladega. Monday into early Tuesday will be unsettled with showers, but fine Fall weather will dominate in the Wednesday-Friday timeframe with rain by Saturday.

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On This Day in Alabama History: Anniston Army Depot Got its Original Name

On This Day in Alabama History: Anniston Army Depot Got its Original Name

| October 14, 2018 @ 5:01 am

The Anniston Army Depot was planned as an ammunition storage site in the Alabama foothills of the Appalachian Mountains before World War II.

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A Quick Update at 1:30 p.m.:  Hurricane Michael Tearing Across the Florida Panhandle Headed for Georgia

A Quick Update at 1:30 p.m.: Hurricane Michael Tearing Across the Florida Panhandle Headed for Georgia

| October 10, 2018 @ 1:50 pm

Hurricane Michael is tearing across the Florida Panhandle at this hour with destructive winds. It will move into southwestern Georgia this afternoon.

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Category Four Hurricane Michael Making Landfall Between Tyndall AFB and Mexico Beach

Category Four Hurricane Michael Making Landfall Between Tyndall AFB and Mexico Beach

| October 10, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

Hurricane Michael is making landfall right now right now between Tyndall AFB and Mexico Beach, Florida.

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