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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Detailed Look at Central Alabama Impacts From Alberto

Detailed Look at Central Alabama Impacts From Alberto

| May 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Wind and rain will spread across Central Alabama tonight and Tuesday morning ahead of the center of a weakening Alberto. There could be a few small, spin-up tornadoes over Southeast and East Alabama. Flash flood watches are in effect for much of the area and a wind advisory for South Central Alabama.

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Coastal Impacts Right Now Area by Area

Coastal Impacts Right Now Area by Area

| May 28, 2018 @ 10:55 am

Subtropical Storm Alberto is nearing landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Here is a complete breakdown of impacts for coastal areas from Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores to Panama City.

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A Few Notes on Alberto at 10 a.m.

A Few Notes on Alberto at 10 a.m.

| May 28, 2018 @ 10:14 am

Subtropical Storm Alberto will be coming ashore in the next few hours just west of Panama City.

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Observations From Along the Coast

Observations From Along the Coast

| May 28, 2018 @ 7:50 am

The Gulf Coast is feling the impact of Subtropical Storm Alberto with wind, rain and increased tides.

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Latest From the Plane:  Alberto Moving Slowly North, Intensity Basically Unchanged

Latest From the Plane: Alberto Moving Slowly North, Intensity Basically Unchanged

| May 28, 2018 @ 7:26 am

When the Hurricane Hunters flew through the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto around 6:35 a.m., they found little change in the storm.

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First Tornado Warning from Alberto

First Tornado Warning from Alberto

| May 28, 2018 @ 6:47 am

Rotation is indicated in a cell south southeast of Blountsville, or west of Tallahassee in the Florida Panhandle. Other tornadoes are possible today over southeastern Alabama, southern Georgia, parts of South Carolina and northern Florida.

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Morning Notes from Panama City Beach

Morning Notes from Panama City Beach

| May 28, 2018 @ 5:44 am

Subtropical Storm Albert remains about 110 miles south southwest of Panama City early this morning. It is meandering for now but is expected to begin a north northwestward or northerly motion soon.

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Strong Storms Approaching Birmingham

Strong Storms Approaching Birmingham

| May 27, 2018 @ 7:56 pm

Strong storms are approaching Birmingham from the northeast. They are not severe but have heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds. And creepy clouds.

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A Complete Look at a Strengthening Alberto and Its Coastal Impacts

A Complete Look at a Strengthening Alberto and Its Coastal Impacts

| May 27, 2018 @ 10:05 am

Alberto is strengthening as expected and likely becoming tropical as it moves faster and more directly toward the Florida Panhandle. It will be high surf, storm surge and rip currents to the coast along with wind and flooding rains. The flooding threat will increase for Central Alabama Monday afternoon into Tuesday along with gusty winds that could down a few trees. There is a threat for isolated tornadoes over eastern Alabama Monday afternoon into Tuesday.

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Tropical Storm Warnings Posted for the Alabama and Northwest Florida Coasts

Tropical Storm Warnings Posted for the Alabama and Northwest Florida Coasts

| May 26, 2018 @ 5:19 pm

Alberto is expected to become a tropical storm before making landfall on Monday afternoon along the North Central Gulf Coast.

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Afternoon Alabama Weather Update

Afternoon Alabama Weather Update

| May 26, 2018 @ 2:57 pm

Showers and storms have been a little less widespread today across Central Alabama, except a few areas like Northwest, Northeast ad Southwest Alabama. All eyes continue to be on Subtropical Storm Alberto entering the GUlf of Mexico.

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Coastal Impacts from Alberto along Alabama and Northwest Florida Coasts as well as Central Alabama Impacts

Coastal Impacts from Alberto along Alabama and Northwest Florida Coasts as well as Central Alabama Impacts

| May 26, 2018 @ 1:18 pm

The low pressure center for Subtropical Storm Alberto is over the Yucatan Channel between Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula at the noon hour. It is about 615 miles south southeast of Mobile. It is very disorganized, with almost all of its rain and storms on the eastern side of the system. There is good divergence […]

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Dense Fog Impacting Portions of South Central Alabama

Dense Fog Impacting Portions of South Central Alabama

| May 25, 2018 @ 6:46 am

Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 a.m. CDT for parts of Central Alabama.

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Serious Flooding in Lee County

Serious Flooding in Lee County

| May 23, 2018 @ 7:43 am

Serious flooding in Lee County has even washed out some bridges. Turn around, don’t drown!

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Strong Storms Across Central Alabama; Franklin County Severe Storm Moving into Mississippi

Strong Storms Across Central Alabama; Franklin County Severe Storm Moving into Mississippi

| May 20, 2018 @ 8:10 pm

Strong storms continue tonight across much of Central Alabama. Frequent lightning, gusty winds, heavy rain and some small hail are possible.

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