Category: Pre-November 2010 Posts

Spann’s Best Way To The Bama Beaches

Spann’s Best Way To The Bama Beaches

| May 23, 2012 @ 6:10 am | 22 Replies

**This was written in May 2010… but still ranks as my favorite route to the Alabama coast. Enjoy** What a wonderful time of the year. School is out; time to load the kids in the car and head south to the beautiful Gulf Coast. Sure, I know many of you enjoy the Florida panhandle, but […]

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Welcome to November!

Welcome to November!

| October 31, 2010 @ 9:38 pm | 2 Replies

Image by Kathy Bell Welcome to November! “November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year.” Louisa May Alcott November is the transition month to winter across much of the country, and Alabama is no exception. The days are approaching their shortest of the year, and the heat budget is becoming increasingly negative, so […]

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My Tiny Corner of the World

My Tiny Corner of the World

| October 30, 2010 @ 7:49 am | 4 Replies

Already out on a half-mile walk around the walking track this morning, well before sunrise. I enjoyed it even in my short-sleeved shirt. It was 39 degrees. Just me and a little 8-pound puppy and three birds Immediately out the door a bird with a deep base voice objected. He was hidden deep into a […]

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Strange Day…

Strange Day…

| October 23, 2010 @ 8:24 pm | 6 Replies

I have probably had over 100 e-mails today from people telling that their browser was alerting them to the fact that the blog here had “malicious code”. Here is the deal… which involves getting pretty high on the “geek meter”… First off, rest assured there is no malicious code now on the blog, and you […]

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National Weather Highlights

National Weather Highlights

| October 23, 2010 @ 6:17 pm | 2 Replies

As a throwback to the famed weather historian, David Ludlum, I mocked up this National Weather Highlights graphic that mimics the simple images he used to create with a typewriter for Weatherwise Magazine. Hats off to you, Mr. Ludlum!

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Moon Names

Moon Names

| October 23, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | 5 Replies

Still trying out some ideas that may be part of the relaunched AlabamaWx.com in a couple of weeks. Thanks by the way to everyone who participated in the survey. We will be busily implementing your ideas as well. Look for a beautiful Hunter’s moon tonight, rising about 6:14 p.m. CDT, looking huge in the eastern […]

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Hunter’s Moon Tonight

Hunter’s Moon Tonight

| October 22, 2010 @ 8:46 pm | 10 Replies

Did you catch the rising moon tonight? It was so beautiful! If you got a good picture, send it to pictures@abc3340.com. The full moon nearest the Autumnal Equinox is known as the Hunter’s Moon. It is so called because hunters in northern Europe were able to use its bright light to shoot migrating birds at […]

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Oklahoma Earthquake

Oklahoma Earthquake

| October 13, 2010 @ 11:25 am | 4 Replies

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck central Oklahoma Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but officials said no significant damage or injuries had been reported It was centered near Norman.

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Book Review:  “And Hell Followed With It”

Book Review: “And Hell Followed With It”

| October 8, 2010 @ 1:41 pm | 7 Replies

Legend said that Burnett’s Mound would always protect the city of Topeka, Kansas from a tornado. The large mound, located southwest of the city was said to have been blessed by an Indian chief. It turns out that the legend was likely more of a ploy by City leaders to minimize the negative perception that […]

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Welcome to October!

Welcome to October!

| October 1, 2010 @ 5:49 pm | 4 Replies

Photo credit: Kathy Bell, kbella photography October is arguably the nicest month for weather in Central Alabama. Of course, a slow day-long soaking rain probably sounds good about now. October ranks as the driest month in Birmingham with an average 3.23 inches of rainfall in the month. 11.90 inches fell in October 1995, thanks to […]

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iTunes Changes

iTunes Changes

| September 29, 2010 @ 4:26 pm | 1 Reply

We have changed the feeds for some of our products that are available on iTunes. If you are using them, please make a note of these changes… ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme Video ABC 33/40 Daily Audio Forecast Just follow the links and you can subscribe from there….

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Statewide Fire Alert Remains In Effect

Statewide Fire Alert Remains In Effect

| September 29, 2010 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

All 67 counties in the state of Alabama continue under a Fire Alert. Although the rain of the past weekend was welcome, it was not enough to significantly decrease the wildfire danger. While under this Fire Alert, outdoor burning is restricted. In the last 30 days, 535 wildfires have occurred in Alabama burning approximately 5,877 […]

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More East Alabama Hail

More East Alabama Hail

| September 27, 2010 @ 5:35 pm | 3 Replies

Lots of hail falling from the storms over East Alabama this afternoon due to the cold air aloft. This video is from Brunda Revanna:

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All Time Record High at Los Angeles Today

All Time Record High at Los Angeles Today

| September 27, 2010 @ 5:01 pm | 3 Replies

This is a pretty significant record at Downtown Los Angeles today… At LAX…the mercury peaked at 11 a.m. at 103F, but fell after that due to a westerly wind kicking (bringing cooler air from the ocean.) NOUS46 KLOX 271928 PNSLOX PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 1230 PM PDT MON SEP 27 […]

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Alabama Update 6:20 p.m.

Alabama Update 6:20 p.m.

| September 25, 2010 @ 6:17 pm | 1 Reply

A few isolated showers are on radar at this hour across the middle of the state from eastern Tuscaloosa through parts of Jefferson County and over East Alabama’s Randolph County. One is right over I-65 in the Homewood area. Everything looks good around Auburn for the big battle at Jordan-Hare. There could be a shower […]

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90…Again…and a War Eagle Weather Update

90…Again…and a War Eagle Weather Update

| September 25, 2010 @ 2:58 pm | 1 Reply

WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN: J.B.’s favorite band, The Who, sang those lyrics about revolution back in 1971. I am going to claim them in relation to the summer that won’t quit, the summer of 2010. This morning, I predicted that the mercury would not reach 90F at Birmingham today, but stop in the upper 80s. […]

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