Category: Hodgepodge

“Red Tide” Conditions In Florida

“Red Tide” Conditions In Florida

| September 15, 2018 @ 4:51 pm

Many are asking about the current “Red Tide” situation at Panama City Beach…. Photo above taken Saturday September 15 by Shaun Winn This information is from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: WHAT IS A RED TIDE? A red tide, or harmful algal bloom (HAB), is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga (plantlike […]

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The 6.22.18 Cullman County Tornado

The 6.22.18 Cullman County Tornado

| June 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am

I was on vacation Friday night, June 22, but weather never stops or sleeps. I worked the severe thunderstorm event that night on social media; Charles Daniel did a wonderful job on ABC 33/40 over on the TV side in my absence. And, there were frequent updates right here on the blog as always. Without […]

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Happy New Year! Birmingham’s January Weather Infographic

Happy New Year! Birmingham’s January Weather Infographic

| January 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Welcome to a new year, and to what usually ranks as the coldest month on the calendar for the city of Birmingham.

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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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Final Solar Eclipse Thoughts

Final Solar Eclipse Thoughts

| August 21, 2017 @ 6:56 am

The amount of bad information concerning today’s event is scary. Here are some notes this morning to set the record straight. *A total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. today from the Pacific to the Atlantic for the first time in 99 years. Understand, there have been 26 solar eclipses visible over parts of the […]

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2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

2/16/17: Spot the Station Over Central Alabama Tonight!

| February 16, 2017 @ 9:21 am

The International Space Station will be making a pass through the sky over Alabama this evening and it will give you a great chance to see it! It will be visible to the naked eye and will look like a fast moving plane, only hundreds of miles higher and moving thousands of miles an hour […]

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Tony Rice Joins the AlabamaWX Team!

Tony Rice Joins the AlabamaWX Team!

| February 15, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

DJ- PerForM

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Who’s Your Astronomer?

Who’s Your Astronomer?

| February 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and WeatherBrains Contributor Tony Rice will be sharing his weekly astronomy column with us here on Alabama. It will start regularly appearing next Tuesday, February 21st. Welcome Tony to the team! His Twitter account is @RTPHokie! Don’t get me wrong, I’m of course all for getting people outside and enjoying […]

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January 31st:  Special Sky Show After Sunset Tonight!

January 31st: Special Sky Show After Sunset Tonight!

| January 31, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

Look to the west immediately after sunset and you will be wowed by the show that the moon, Venus and Mars will be putting on for your viewing pleasure. According to WeatherBrains’ Resident Astronomer Tony Rice (@RTPHokie), the trio will form a nearly right triangle in the western sky this evening. The weather will be […]

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Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting With Guest Speaker Tim Marshall – Jan. 24th

Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting With Guest Speaker Tim Marshall – Jan. 24th

| January 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Please make plans to attend the first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, January 24th. The chapter is excited to have Tim Marshall as the guest speaker. Tim is a renowned speaker within the meteorological community and avid storm chaser. He will certainly have some incredible stories and images of his many days spent chasing tornadoes. […]

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Apps And Winter Weather; Bad Mix

Apps And Winter Weather; Bad Mix

| January 10, 2017 @ 6:55 am

We live in the “age of information”, yet ignorance and misinformation seem to be at an all-time high. Those of us in the weather enterprise laugh at journalists upset over “fake news”… welcome to our world. We have been fighting this for a long time. Our biggest issues come from weather enthusiasts, or Internet entrepreneurs […]

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Taking Time to Enjoy Some Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends!

Taking Time to Enjoy Some Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends!

| January 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am

Because winter weather took center stage on Friday, our weekly edition of Good News Stories from Alabama NewsCenter was abbreviated. Be sure to take time today to enjoy some of our favorite stories from across the lovely state of Alabama! Boxing champion Deontay Wilder announces fourth Birmingham bout Alabama academic researchers work to power new […]

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Traffic Update

Traffic Update

| January 7, 2017 @ 5:43 pm

Still getting flooded with specific traffic questions this evening… again, I am a meteorologist, not a highway engineer, and all I can do is let you see the current real time situation… most of the issues are in the Birmingham metro. See the map below… NOTES… *While most roads are dry, icy spots remain *Biggest […]

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Let’s Talk Traffic

Let’s Talk Traffic

| January 7, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

After last night’s winter storm, we have a bright sunny, but very cold day. The high will be around 30 degrees for most. The weather forecast is the easy part. But, due to horrible icy/snowy conditions traffic was a nightmare in the Birmingham metro this morning, and I am being inundated with traffic questions. Unfortunately, […]

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