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Hurricane Irma’s Winds Now Tied for Second Strongest in Atlantic History

Hurricane Irma’s Winds Now Tied for Second Strongest in Atlantic History

| September 5, 2017 @ 1:32 pm

Hurricane Irma now ranks as the second strongest Atlantic Hurricane of record as measured by sustained winds. The hurricane continues to strengthen and could rival or surpass 1980’s Hurricane Allen’s 190 mph winds.

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If The Blog Looks Weird on Your Device…

If The Blog Looks Weird on Your Device…

| August 31, 2017 @ 3:29 am

If AlabamaWX is not displaying on your device correctly, it may be because of our transition to https://. Just remove the s from the URL and it will display correctly.

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Tropics Will be Very Active Over Next Two Weeks

Tropics Will be Very Active Over Next Two Weeks

| August 30, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

Irma has the potential to become a classic long track Cape Verde hurricane in coming days and could threaten the islands of the Caribbean and the U.S. Coast. Another tropical storm or hurricane could form in the southwestern Gulf by the weekend.

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NHC Will Initiate Advisories at 10 a.m. on Tropical Storm Irma

NHC Will Initiate Advisories at 10 a.m. on Tropical Storm Irma

| August 30, 2017 @ 9:19 am

Tropical Storm Irma will be officially born in the far eastern Atlantic at 10 a.m. CDT today. The models unanimously forecast it to stay north of the islands of the Caribbean.

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Harvey Breaks Rainfall Record for Landfalling U.S. Tropical Cyclone

Harvey Breaks Rainfall Record for Landfalling U.S. Tropical Cyclone

| August 29, 2017 @ 10:55 am

Hurricane Harvey appears to have set a new record for rainfall from a landfalling tropical cyclone in the Lower 48. The U.S. record (set in Hawaii in 1950) could still fall.

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Weather by the Numbers:  Harvey Edition

Weather by the Numbers: Harvey Edition

| August 27, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

Big or small, the weather numbers on Harvey are all impressive. And heartbreaking.

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Biblical Flooding in Texas

Biblical Flooding in Texas

| August 27, 2017 @ 10:05 am

Historic flooding is occurring in the Houston area this morning as a feeder band from still Tropical Storm Harvey is pouring a firehose of water into Southeast Texas. There have been over 1,000 water rescues already.

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Flash Flood Emergency For Houston

Flash Flood Emergency For Houston

| August 26, 2017 @ 10:06 pm

A life threatening flooding situation is setting up in the Houston area tonight as a feeder band from Tropical Storm Harvey points a firehose of moisture into the nation’s fourth largest city.

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Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting Tonight

Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting Tonight

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:40 am

Please make plans now to attend our third chapter meeting of 2017. Bob Dreisewerd, Senior Vice President of R&D, Forecast and Customer Services of Barons Services will be our guest speaker.

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Early Morning Tulsa Tornado Rated at Least EF-2; Without Warning Claims Untrue

Early Morning Tulsa Tornado Rated at Least EF-2; Without Warning Claims Untrue

| August 6, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

Some have said that this morning’s Tulsa tornado struck without warning. As is usually the case, that was simply not true.

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2017 Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meteorology Scholarship Winner Announced

2017 Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meteorology Scholarship Winner Announced

| August 6, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The Central Alabama National Weather Association Chapter is pleased to announce that they have chosen the recipient of our 2017 Meteorology Scholarship.

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Montgomery Radar Is Operational Again!

Montgomery Radar Is Operational Again!

| June 21, 2017 @ 11:51 am

Technicians have successfully repaired the NWS Radar located at Maxwell Air Force Base (KMXX). The radar is now operational and back in service.

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Maxwell AFB Weather Radar Is Back Up And Running

Maxwell AFB Weather Radar Is Back Up And Running

| June 8, 2017 @ 5:45 am

As of 11:09PM on Thursday, June 7th, the prolonged work on KMXX radar for the SLEP has been completed. The radar is operational. Techs will be monitoring stability over the next 24 hours, but the work is complete.

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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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