Author Archive: Brian Peters

Brian Peters is one of the television meteorologists at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

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Rain Chances Afternoon and Evening Then Dry

Rain Chances Afternoon and Evening Then Dry

| November 18, 2017 @ 6:57 am

A cold front with the potential for some showers and isolated thunderstorms will move through Alabama later today and overnight with rain chances diminishing rapidly by sunrise Sunday. It will be much colder Sunday with highs in the 50s. Morning lows Monday will be into the lower and middle 30s.

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WeatherBrains 617:  Six Years Later, It’s a Pain in the Butt

WeatherBrains 617: Six Years Later, It’s a Pain in the Butt

| November 14, 2017 @ 8:13 am

In episode 617 of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with two meteorologists who provide weather support in a very special niche, to companies involved in snow removal.

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Cloudy, Cool, Sprinkles Possible

Cloudy, Cool, Sprinkles Possible

| November 12, 2017 @ 6:50 am

Low level moisture will keep us cloudy today along with the potential for some patchy drizzle or light rain. Clouds will limit the heating so look for highs today in the upper 50s. The weather pattern goes dry through much of the week ahead along with some warming with the next chance for rain coming late Friday.

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Chilly Morning/Mostly Sunny Day

Chilly Morning/Mostly Sunny Day

| November 11, 2017 @ 6:54 am

The overall weather pattern will continue to produce nice Fall weather for Central Alabama with small rain chances coming late Sunday and again on Friday. Temperatures will be in the 60s for the your weekend highs.

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WeatherBrains 616:  Don’t Tempt Us with a Good Time

WeatherBrains 616: Don’t Tempt Us with a Good Time

| November 7, 2017 @ 6:56 am

For episode 616 the WeatherBrains gang talks with Matt Lanza, a meteorologist in Houston, TX, about his experiences during Harvey as well as his work on historic Texas weather events.

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Warm with Rain at Midweek

Warm with Rain at Midweek

| November 5, 2017 @ 7:04 am

Warm weather highlights the first of the week while rain looks pretty likely for the latter part of Wednesday and the first part of Thursday. Highs for the next couple of days will be around 80 degrees.

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WeatherBrains 614:  “Please Wait”

WeatherBrains 614: “Please Wait”

| October 24, 2017 @ 8:40 am

It’s a homegrown show for the 614th episode of WeatherBrains where the regular cast of characters discuss a number of topics with particular attention to the issue of weather phobias.

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Wet into Monday then Colder

Wet into Monday then Colder

| October 22, 2017 @ 7:10 am

Alabama starts the day out dry, but that will change into the afternoon as showers along and ahead of an approaching cold front move into the state. Rain is likely for all of Alabama this evening and into the start of Monday, but thanks to the steady motion of the front, rain should be exiting the state by Monday afternoon. You can expect some pretty chilly air for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Fine Fall Saturday

Fine Fall Saturday

| October 21, 2017 @ 6:49 am

Another warm Fall day for Central Alabama with a good deal of high cirrus clouds to filter the sunshine as highs reach the upper 70s. Sunday will start dry but transition into a wet evening as a cold front approaches with widespread amounts of 2 to 3 inches of rain possible before the rain ends Monday afternoon.

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WeatherBrains 613:  Meteorologists Gone Wild

WeatherBrains 613: Meteorologists Gone Wild

| October 17, 2017 @ 7:41 am

For episode 613 we look back at Hurricane Harvey with the help of the MICs from Houston and Corpus Christi along with the perspective of the Harris County Flood Control District.

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Warm but Turning Much Cooler Monday

Warm but Turning Much Cooler Monday

| October 15, 2017 @ 6:58 am

One final warm day for the next couple of weeks and rain chances will ramp up this afternoon into the overnight hours as a cold front makes a brisk trek across Alabama. Look for much cooler air for Monday afternoon and the morning lows in the 40s by Tuesday morning.

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Warm Today, Sunday, Cooler Monday

Warm Today, Sunday, Cooler Monday

| October 14, 2017 @ 6:51 am

The weekend will be warm as moisture levels climb. A fairly fast moving cold front will bring rain chances to Alabama from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, but the big news will be the big change in the temperatures by Monday with highs then only in the lower 70s.

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WeatherBrains 612:  Fun with a Chainsaw

WeatherBrains 612: Fun with a Chainsaw

| October 10, 2017 @ 11:24 am

This episode of WeatherBrains corals several meteorologists who traveled to Key West NWS office to help with the workload during the passage of Hurricane Irma.

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Nate Strengthens, Moves Closer

Nate Strengthens, Moves Closer

| October 7, 2017 @ 6:49 am

All eyes are on Nate moving into the Central Gulf of Mexico as it takes aim for the Central Gulf Coast just to the west of Mobile. Nate should move through Alabama on Sunday exiting the northeast corner Sunday evening but leaving a chunk of moisture behind for showers into the first of next week.

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Potential for Depression to Impact Southeast US

Potential for Depression to Impact Southeast US

| October 4, 2017 @ 11:20 am

As noted here, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has begun advisories on Tropical Depression 16 which became better organized over the Southwest Caribbean this morning. Here is the latest satellite image of the system. The overall evolution of this system brings it to tropical storm strength within the next 12 hours. It is likely to […]

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WeatherBrains 611:  Lots of Hurricane Talk

WeatherBrains 611: Lots of Hurricane Talk

| October 3, 2017 @ 6:57 am

There is lots of talk about hurricanes from this year during the 611th episode of WeatherBrains, the original netcast all about the weather.

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Mainly Dry and Cool for a Couple of Days

Mainly Dry and Cool for a Couple of Days

| October 1, 2017 @ 7:12 am

Looking for a dry Sunday across Alabama with temperatures across Central Alabama ranging from the upper 70s in the east to lower 80s in the west. Some moisture returns on Monday bringing mostly cloudy weather to the state with the best rain chances across South Alabama and the Gulf Coast. Temperatures will only reach the middle 70s thanks to the cloud cover.

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Warm, Dry Conditions for Week Ahead

Warm, Dry Conditions for Week Ahead

| September 30, 2017 @ 6:48 am

While some clouds are likely today, the weather is forecast to remain dry for much of the week ahead. After a cool Sunday, temperatures will remain warm with highs in the lower half of the 80s for much of next week.

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Isolated Storms Give Way to a Dry Week

Isolated Storms Give Way to a Dry Week

| September 24, 2017 @ 6:53 am

Our satellite image this morning showed clear skies across all but the southeast corner of the state with a few spots reporting reduced visibility due to some patchy fog. As we saw yesterday, we should have a mostly sunny day with only an isolated thunderstorms, but like yesterday in Cherokee County, a couple of these […]

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Interesting Discussion Note

Interesting Discussion Note

| September 23, 2017 @ 11:11 am

A look at how important data is when forecasting hurricanes/tropical storms with a focus on one paragraph of the NHC discussion on Maria.

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Weather Turning Mainly Dry

Weather Turning Mainly Dry

| September 23, 2017 @ 7:07 am

Much of the week ahead for Central Alabama will be dry as the air mass in place has somewhat lowered precipitable water values. Highs will remain in the middle and upper 80s, but a substantial taste of Fall is likely to come about at the end of the week and into next weekend.

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WeatherBrains 609:  It’s Complicated!

WeatherBrains 609: It’s Complicated!

| September 19, 2017 @ 9:07 am

In this episode four of the WeatherBrains gang are at the 42nd annual meeting of the National Weather Association in Garden Grove, CA, so we’re going to be bringing a vast array of guests to this rather special – and long – episode.

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Showers Today, Dry Monday/Tuesday

Showers Today, Dry Monday/Tuesday

| September 17, 2017 @ 8:34 am

Showers remain a possibility today, but with moisture values waning slightly on Monday and Tuesday, Central Alabama should be dry. An upper ridge over the eastern third of the country promises to keep the weather warm with highs mainly in the upper 80s, possibly flirting with the 90-degree mark.

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WeatherBrains 608:  Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

WeatherBrains 608: Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

| September 13, 2017 @ 6:35 am

In one of the busiest episodes ever for WeatherBrains, we talk with two people that were involved with Harvey and the Houston flooding, the topic of hurricane messaging with Dr. Laura Myers and Kim Klockow, and several of the people responsible for the upcoming NWA annual conference.

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Tropical Storm Warnings East Alabama

Tropical Storm Warnings East Alabama

| September 10, 2017 @ 7:07 am

Irma continues to be the focus for weather over the next three days as it moves steadily northward eventually moving across the northern half of Alabama Tuesday. A tropical storm warning was issued for most of eastern Alabama east of Interstate 65. Rainfall of 1 to 5 inches will occur over the next three days with the heaviest amounts, 3 to 5 inches, over the eastern half of Alabama.

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Good Weather Here; Cat 4 Irma Approaching SW Florida

Good Weather Here; Cat 4 Irma Approaching SW Florida

| September 9, 2017 @ 7:19 am

Another fine day in store for Central Alabama with highs climbing into the lower and middle 80s. We stay dry Sunday and Monday, but the future track of Hurricane Irma is likely to bring rain to the northern half of the state late Monday and into Tuesday along with breezy conditions.

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WeatherBrains 607:  Kevin is Half Dressed!

WeatherBrains 607: Kevin is Half Dressed!

| September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with Mike Gerber from the NWS who delves into the details to the WEA messages (wireless emergency alerts). We also talk with the guys who launched a weather balloon into the eye wall of Harvey.

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Dry Conditions Today and Labor Day

Dry Conditions Today and Labor Day

| September 3, 2017 @ 7:00 am

The dry weather continues for your Labor Day weekend with another great day today. Highs will climb into the middle 80s today and warm a bit for Monday as highs approach the 90-degree mark. Rain and storms will be possible late Tuesday into early Wednesday.

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Lovely Labor Day Weekend Weather

Lovely Labor Day Weekend Weather

| September 2, 2017 @ 7:15 am

Looking very nice for your Labor Day weekend as the weather stays dry with a gradual warming trend. Highs will reach the lower to middle 80s today and push close to 90 degrees by Monday.

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WeatherBrains 606:  Unshaven in my Gym Shorts

WeatherBrains 606: Unshaven in my Gym Shorts

| August 29, 2017 @ 8:50 am

The WeatherBrains gang talks with Bill Read, former NHC Director, from his home in Houston, TX, as the water laps ever closer to his home discussing the events of Harvey.

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