Category: Alabama’s Weather

Strong Storms Invading The Western Parts Of Central Alabama At 4:00 PM

Strong Storms Invading The Western Parts Of Central Alabama At 4:00 PM

| June 12, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

At 4:00 PM, we have several strong thunderstorms out there across the western parts of Central Alabama, especially over portions of Tuscaloosa and Fayette counties where a Significant Weather Advisory is in effect until for 4:15 PM for the threat of pea size hail and wind gusts up to 40 MPH. This cluster of storms is moving slowly to the east at 10 MPH.

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Scattered Strong Storms Again This Afternoon

Scattered Strong Storms Again This Afternoon

| June 12, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

RADAR CHECK: Again this afternoon we have a random pattern of scattered, strong thunderstorms across Alabama. Storms today are moving slowly to the east/southeast, and are producing gusty winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightning. An outflow boundary approaching from the north could bring a band of more organized storms to Northwest Alabama over the next 5-6 hours; SPC has that part of the state under a “marginal risk” of severe storms (level 1 out of 5)….

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Weather Update Just After Midday; Marginal Risk Area Expands Southward

Weather Update Just After Midday; Marginal Risk Area Expands Southward

| June 12, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

Radar has really fired up down in the southwestern parts of the state which does include showers and storms over parts of Sumter, Greene, Hale counties, along with the extreme western parts of Marengo and the southwestern parts of Tuscaloosa County. These are moving very slowly to the east-southeast.

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Marginal Risk For Severe Storms In The North; Few Showers Popping Up

Marginal Risk For Severe Storms In The North; Few Showers Popping Up

| June 12, 2018 @ 9:18 am

Radar check at 9:05 AM is already showing a few isolated showers popping up over the northwestern parts of the area, especially in Franklin County.

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Moist, Unstable Air; Scattered Afternoon Storms

Moist, Unstable Air; Scattered Afternoon Storms

| June 12, 2018 @ 6:05 am

NEW DAY, OLD FORECAST: More classic June weather is ahead for Alabama for the rest of the week. Moist, unstable air covers the state, and on a daily basis we will forecast a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, most active during the afternoon and evening hours…. generally between 1:00 and 11:00 p.m. The chance of any one spot getting wet daily will remain in the 30/40 percent category, and where storms form they will be strong with gusty winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightning.

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Stronger Storms Over Northeast Alabama

Stronger Storms Over Northeast Alabama

| June 11, 2018 @ 7:11 pm

Storms have grown in intensity over Northeast Alabama along the western flank of a weak surface low and upper trough over Georgia. They will begin to weaken soon.

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Strong Storms Affecting Eastern & Southern Parts Of Central Alabama

Strong Storms Affecting Eastern & Southern Parts Of Central Alabama

| June 11, 2018 @ 4:47 pm

We continue to have big storms moving through the eastern and the southern parts of Central Alabama as we are making our approach to the 5 o’clock rush hour time.

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Mix Of Sun And Storms To Continue

Mix Of Sun And Storms To Continue

| June 11, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

RADAR CHECK: Again today we have a number of showers and storms in progress, moving slowly to the east. Under them, we have heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning. But, for many, it is a partly sunny afternoon with no rain at all. So it goes with random, scattered storms on a June afternoon in Alabama…

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Storms Already Invading Parts Of The Area At Midday

Storms Already Invading Parts Of The Area At Midday

| June 11, 2018 @ 12:04 pm

We have a good bit of scattered shower and thunderstorm activity that has fired up over the western parts of Central Alabama just before we reach the midday hour. Much of that activity was located over parts of Pickens, Sumter, Greene, and Tuscaloosa counties.

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Sun, Heat, Humidity, Storms

Sun, Heat, Humidity, Storms

| June 11, 2018 @ 6:29 am

MUST BE JUNE IN ALABAMA: This is the time of the year when the daily weather forecast doesn’t change much. Hot, humid days with morning sun, and random, scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. See my essay on the summer season here. This is the idea each day this week through Friday. Afternoon […]

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Dense Fog Possible Across East Central Alabama This Morning

Dense Fog Possible Across East Central Alabama This Morning

| June 11, 2018 @ 5:03 am

Patchy dense fog could hamper visibilities across East Central Alabama until around 8 a.m. this morning. Reduce speed if you’re driving and keep plenty of distance between you and the car in front of you.

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Storms Training Over Northern Jefferson County; Some Localized Flooding Possible

Storms Training Over Northern Jefferson County; Some Localized Flooding Possible

| June 10, 2018 @ 9:43 pm

Strong storms continue to move across the same parts of Jefferson County as some back-building is occurring to the west in the southeastern parts of Walker County.

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Strong Storms Expanding And Moving Through Parts Of Jefferson & Blount Counties

Strong Storms Expanding And Moving Through Parts Of Jefferson & Blount Counties

| June 10, 2018 @ 7:56 pm

As you can see by the animated radar image above, storms have really exploded over the northern parts of Jefferson and the western and southern parts of Blount County within the past 30 minutes.

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Outflow Boundaries Causing More Storms To Fire Up In The Southern Parts Of The Area

Outflow Boundaries Causing More Storms To Fire Up In The Southern Parts Of The Area

| June 10, 2018 @ 6:45 pm

An outflow boundary from earlier storms is quickly racing northward from the southern parts of the area through Bibb, Chilton, and Coosa counties is being the catalyst for more storms firing up just behind it.

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A Quick Check At 5:05 PM: Some Strong Storms Out There

A Quick Check At 5:05 PM: Some Strong Storms Out There

| June 10, 2018 @ 5:07 pm

Showers and storms are continuing to pop up and dissipate this afternoon across portions of North and Central Alabama, with the larger storms located in the northeastern parts of the area. A couple of these storms have significant weather advisories on them for gusty downdraft winds.

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