Category: Headlines

Auburn NOAA Weatheradio Off the Air

Auburn NOAA Weatheradio Off the Air

| May 29, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

The Auburn NOAA Weatheradio is off the air on this Memorial Day. Technicians are working on the problem.

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Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:30 am

On this week’s edition of the Carolina Weather Group’s podcast, the crew will be talking about auto racing and weather. Their guests will be the guys from Racecast Weather, meteorologists Doug Schneider and Scott Martin. If one of those names sound familiar to you, that is because he is one of the meteorologists here on the AlabamaWx Weather Blog.

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PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

| May 19, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia successfully launched their second weather balloon in two years, leaving the troposphere and returning with incredible video and data.

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A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

A Look at this Year’s Tornado Count Across Central Alabama

| May 15, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Central Alabama’s tornado count so far this year is 27, very close to the long term averages.

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Watch The Pizitz Weather Balloon Launch On Our Live Feed

Watch The Pizitz Weather Balloon Launch On Our Live Feed

| May 10, 2017 @ 10:48 am

Pizitz Middle School will be launching a weather balloon at approximately 12:30PM, and we would like for you to watch as well.

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Preparing For Launch: Pizitz Preparing To Launch Second Weather Balloon

Preparing For Launch: Pizitz Preparing To Launch Second Weather Balloon

| May 10, 2017 @ 5:50 am

6th grade students at Louis Pizitz Middle school will be launching their own weather balloon, PiBaL 2017 on Wednesday, May 10, at 12:30 PM.

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Mobile Issues This Morning

Mobile Issues This Morning

| May 3, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Good Morning AlabamaWXers! This morning, spammers exploited the plugin on our site that displays content to mobile users to redirect to spam sites.

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April Goes Out with a Bang

April Goes Out with a Bang

| April 30, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

A blizzard in the West, 90s in the East, and severe weather in the Middle of the U.S. April went out with a bang.

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Goodnight Arlene!

Goodnight Arlene!

| April 21, 2017 @ 11:11 am

The National Hurricane Center has written the last advisory on TS Arlene, which merged with a large, non-tropical low over the Atlantic this morning. Arlene was only the second April tropical storm on record.

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Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

| April 21, 2017 @ 4:30 am

Tropical Storm Arlene will dissipate later today, affecting no land areas.

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Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

| April 20, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

Birmingham tied its record high for April 20th with a reading of 88F.

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Drought Conditions Actually Increased Over The Past 7 Days

Drought Conditions Actually Increased Over The Past 7 Days

| April 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Over the past 7 days, we have seen a little increase in the drought conditions across Central Alabama, due to the limited amount of rainfall.

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Arlene Forms:  Rare April Tropical Storm

Arlene Forms: Rare April Tropical Storm

| April 20, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

The depression over the North Central Atlantic has strengthened enough to become a tropical storm and to get a name.

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Subtropical Depression Forms Over the North Central Atlantic

Subtropical Depression Forms Over the North Central Atlantic

| April 19, 2017 @ 9:43 am

The low over the North Central Atlantic has been classified as a subtropical depression. It should not intensify or affect any land areas.

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Basic/Advanced Storm Spotter Session Videos

Basic/Advanced Storm Spotter Session Videos

| April 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Thanks to all who attended this year’s basic/advanced storm spotter classes at the BJCC in Birmingham; we had a great crowd and really enjoyed the day.

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Weather by the Numbers:  Sunday Morning Lows

Weather by the Numbers: Sunday Morning Lows

| April 9, 2017 @ 11:02 am

It was a crisp, cool morning across North and Central Alabama with lows mostly in the 40s. There were 30s in the normally colder locations.

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Spotter Training in Birmingham Today!

Spotter Training in Birmingham Today!

| April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am

The annual ABC3340 WeatherTeam Spotter Training is Saturday at the BJCC with basic and advanced storm spotter classes led by Brian and a talk by James Spann.

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Guest Post:  Picking a Launch Date by Bella Gentry

Guest Post: Picking a Launch Date by Bella Gentry

| April 7, 2017 @ 4:30 am

Pizitz Middle School sixth grader Bella Gentry penned this guest post about the Launch Weather Officer Training they underwent two weeks ago in preparation for their upcoming balloon launch.

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Good Or Bad Forecast

Good Or Bad Forecast

| April 7, 2017 @ 4:00 am

Weather brings out the best and worst in people. James discusses response to yesterday’s forecast. Over 300 people have commented. Join them!

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Tornado Emergency Issued for Alexandria LA

Tornado Emergency Issued for Alexandria LA

| April 2, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

A tornado emergency has been issued for Alexandria LA. A dangerous tornado may impact the city directly around

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Matthew & Otto: Names You’ll No Longer Hear On Future Hurricane Season Naming Lists

Matthew & Otto: Names You’ll No Longer Hear On Future Hurricane Season Naming Lists

| March 28, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

As of Monday, March 27, 2017, two of those names have been retired from the list of Atlantic storm names… Matthew and Otto. These two names were associated with systems that wreaked havoc through the Caribbean just last year.

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Last Night’s Central Alabama Storm Reports

Last Night’s Central Alabama Storm Reports

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

Yesterday’s storms were generally hail producers, but one produced a good bit of wind damage on Birmingham’s East Side.

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Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/24/2017

Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/24/2017

| March 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Drought conditions improve slightly over the past week, with the latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor showing that the only part of the area in extreme drought conditions are located in the southern parts of Jefferson County and just very small parts of Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Shelby counties. The rest of Central Alabama are […]

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Preparing to Launch

Preparing to Launch

| March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Pizitz Middle School Sixth grader Faye Miceli penned this guest post about their exciting adventures in weather leading up to their weather balloon launch.

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Learning About Vorticity, Constant Pressure Levels and Wind Barbs, Among Other Weathery Things

Learning About Vorticity, Constant Pressure Levels and Wind Barbs, Among Other Weathery Things

| March 22, 2017 @ 5:45 am

The sixth grade science teachers at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia kicked off their second annual weather balloon launch yesterday with a special training session for 395 Launch Weather Officers.

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Learning To Be Launch Weather Officers

Learning To Be Launch Weather Officers

| March 21, 2017 @ 7:35 am

Nearly 400 sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School will receive some meteorological training as they learn to be Launch Weather Officers for their weather balloon project.

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Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/16/2017

Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/16/2017

| March 16, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

Rainfall from this past week has helped us some in the drought department, but we are still far from getting out of drought conditions in Central Alabama.

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Satellite Sheldon Updates Us on the Cherry Blossom Crisis

Satellite Sheldon Updates Us on the Cherry Blossom Crisis

| March 15, 2017 @ 1:55 pm

A low of 22F in Washington D.C. overnight means that the early growth of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin may have experienced severe damage.

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Satellite Sheldon: An Update for the Northeast; It Doesn’t Look Good for the Cherry Blossoms

Satellite Sheldon: An Update for the Northeast; It Doesn’t Look Good for the Cherry Blossoms

| March 13, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

An update on the nor’easter forecast from the satellite perspective, but things don’t look good for DC’s cherry blossoms.

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Satellite Sheldon Weighs in on the Nor’Easter

Satellite Sheldon Weighs in on the Nor’Easter

| March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am

The upcoming nor’easter is like the 1888 storm and the Superstorm of 1993 in that they were huge storms that ended thoughts of an early spring.

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