Category: Headlines

NWS Birmingham: Drought Conditions Return To Central Alabama

NWS Birmingham: Drought Conditions Return To Central Alabama

| January 26, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

Severe Drought has developed from eastern Pickens County east across Tuscaloosa, northern Bibb, southern Jefferson, Shelby, southern St. Clair, northern Talladega and Calhoun Counties…

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NWS Birmingham: Maxwell Radar (KMXX) Suffers Major Hardware Failure

NWS Birmingham: Maxwell Radar (KMXX) Suffers Major Hardware Failure

| January 25, 2018 @ 11:45 am

For all you avid radar users and geeks out there, The Maxwell (KMXX) Radar has experienced a hardware failure that’s affecting dual-pol products. Those products will be unreliable until further notice.

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Columbus Radar Is Down Indefinitely

Columbus Radar Is Down Indefinitely

| January 5, 2018 @ 9:37 am

KGWX, the National Weather Service WSR-88D in Columbus, Mississippi, will be down until further notice.

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October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

| October 18, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

Throughout the Southeastern United States, the spring months of March, April and May are considered the primary severe weather season, but did you that we also have a secondary severe weather season near the end of the year?

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Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

| October 9, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

This will be the third consecutive year that students in the sixth grade at Pizitz Middle School have launched an ambitious weather balloon mission. Weather Officer Training was held last week, and a student journalist, John Edwards, wrote this story about it.

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Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

| October 7, 2017 @ 12:16 am

With Hurricane Nate strengthening, expected impacts along the northern Gulf Coast, including the Alabama and Northwest Florida coasts are now expected to be more serious. Residents and visitors should prepare accordingly and heed the advice of local officials.

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An Evening Look at Nate’s Intensity, Track

An Evening Look at Nate’s Intensity, Track

| October 6, 2017 @ 9:34 pm

Nate is a strong tropical storm tonight and will likely become a hurricane tomorrow morning. It could be a strong category one hurricane at landfall tomorrow night somewhere between southeastern Louisiana and Mobiel Bay. Residents and visitors should prepare for one category stronger (category two).

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Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

| September 18, 2017 @ 10:13 am

Want to become a “storm spotter,” these classes will teach you what you need to know to become a true storm spotter. First class is Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.

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Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

| September 12, 2017 @ 8:57 am

While Irma has greatly faded from her strongest numbers, her wrath will be felt for a while as clean-up starts in the southeast.

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Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

| September 10, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

The NWS in Miami is warning that the center of Irma is near Marco Island. Storm surge flooding is expected to begin shortly.

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Urgent Advice From the National Hurricane Center

Urgent Advice From the National Hurricane Center

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:37 pm

Water is draining from harbors and bays along the west coast of Florida. It is VERY dangerous to go out while the water is evacuated. It will come back with a VENGEANCE when the wind shifts.

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Eyewall Impacting Lower Keys, Key West: Hurricane Force Gust at NWS Office

Eyewall Impacting Lower Keys, Key West: Hurricane Force Gust at NWS Office

| September 10, 2017 @ 6:32 am

The eyewall of Hurricane Irma is impacting the Lower Florida Keys right now. Winds are gusting to hurricane force in Key West.

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My Mom Must Be Working at the NWS Key West

My Mom Must Be Working at the NWS Key West

| September 10, 2017 @ 3:48 am

“Put your shoes on now!” was a familiar refrain from my mom during tornado warnings in the 1970s. It was good advice then and still is today if you are in a hurricane or tornado or flood.

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Some Reports Across South Florida…Wind Gust to 83 mph at NWS Key West

Some Reports Across South Florida…Wind Gust to 83 mph at NWS Key West

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:09 am

Now Category Four Hurricane Irma is moving at 9 mph toward Key West. Winds are gusting to hurricane force already in the Keys. They will begin experiencing the eyewall around 5 a.m. CDT.

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Pressures Dropping in Irma, Winds Not Catching Up…Yet

Pressures Dropping in Irma, Winds Not Catching Up…Yet

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

The NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane is finding that the pressures in Irma continue to drop. Thankfully the winds aren’t keeping up with the pressure drop but intensification is still likely. The threat to the Keys and West Coast of Florida is extreme.

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Quick Notes on Irma Just Before 2 p.m.

Quick Notes on Irma Just Before 2 p.m.

| September 9, 2017 @ 1:51 pm

There is good model agreement on the track for Hurricane Irma, which appears to already be getting better organized as it edges off the Cuban Coast and starts the trek across the Florida Straits toward the Lower Florida Keys.

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