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It’s a Good Time to Check Your Severe Weather Safety Plan

It’s a Good Time to Check Your Severe Weather Safety Plan

| January 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am

When severe weather threatens, stack the odds in your favor by having a plan and a reliable way to get warnings immediately.

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Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook Categories Explained

Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook Categories Explained

| January 22, 2018 @ 7:59 am

Storm Prediction Center outlooks can be confusing. This post explains what they mean.

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The Different Types of Flooding That Can Occur In Central Alabama

The Different Types of Flooding That Can Occur In Central Alabama

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:33 am

Central Alabama is susceptible to flooding year-round due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the nearly unlimited supply of moisture it provides. In our case, this can occur from slow-moving summertime thunderstorms, a decaying tropical system, or large storm systems.

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BMX Radar Is Back Up And Running

BMX Radar Is Back Up And Running

| July 12, 2017 @ 5:30 am

The BMX Radar maintenance has been completed and has returned to operational duty.

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A Few Helpful Flood Safety Rules To Follow

A Few Helpful Flood Safety Rules To Follow

| June 6, 2017 @ 7:30 am

Move to higher ground away from low-lying areas, storm drains, and stream beds. Do not return to flooded areas.
Flood waters carry debris that could cause serious injury or death.

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New Look To The Tools Used By The NHC For The 2017 Hurricane Season

New Look To The Tools Used By The NHC For The 2017 Hurricane Season

| June 5, 2017 @ 5:30 am

The National Hurricane Center is changing the appearance of the graphics accompanying tropical cyclone advisory packages for the 2017 Hurricane season.

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We Could See An Above-Normal Hurricane Season In 2017

We Could See An Above-Normal Hurricane Season In 2017

| May 30, 2017 @ 5:10 am

Earlier today, forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.

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Do You Know The Difference Between A Watch And A Warning?

Do You Know The Difference Between A Watch And A Warning?

| May 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Knowing the difference between a watch and warning can save your life in a severe weather situation.

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Respect the Polygon: The Difference Between Storm Based And County Based Warnings

Respect the Polygon: The Difference Between Storm Based And County Based Warnings

| April 26, 2017 @ 9:01 am

It is critical that you have a reliable way of receiving severe weather watches and warnings immediately. Lead times for tornado warnings have increased dramatically since the implementation of Doppler Radar and false alarm rates continue to drop. Prior to 2007, severe weather warnings were only issued for entire counties. In 2007, the National Weather […]

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