Category: Met 101/Weather History

Remember Hurricane Camille:  Pete Wentzell’s Story

Remember Hurricane Camille: Pete Wentzell’s Story

| August 17, 2018 @ 8:01 am

On this date 49 years ago, residents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast were waking up to the surprising news that one of the strongest hurricanes in history was heading their way.

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Today In Weather History:  The Durango and Silverton Railroad and Fire

Today In Weather History: The Durango and Silverton Railroad and Fire

| June 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am

The Durango and Silverton train is an important part of tourism in southwestern Colorado, but questions have been raised after speculation that the train’s hot cinders may have caused the 416 fire that has been burning in the San Juan Mountains since June 1st. The cause of the fire is officially still under investigation.

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Today In Weather History:  June 18, 2001 – No Siren in Siren

Today In Weather History: June 18, 2001 – No Siren in Siren

| June 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

There was no working siren in Siren, Wisconsin on this date in 2001 when an F3 struck the town. Would it have made a difference?

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Welcome to June!

Welcome to June!

| June 2, 2018 @ 11:50 am

Welcome to the month in which both meteorological and astronomical summer both begin. In case you do not know what the difference between meteorological and astronomical seasons, I’ll try to explain it as best as possible.

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Today In Weather History:  The 1956 McDonald Chapel Tornado

Today In Weather History: The 1956 McDonald Chapel Tornado

| April 15, 2018 @ 9:16 am

Seven different Jefferson County communities were hit by this F4 tornado that skipped along a 21.5 mile path, killing 25 people.

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What To Expect In Birmingham For April

What To Expect In Birmingham For April

| April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Some of the finest weather throughout the year can be found during the month of April in Central Alabama, but it can also turn ugly with tornadoes, flooding rains, and late season cold snaps. Most of the time, April features spectacularly mild and sunny days, and clear and cool nights.

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March 1993 Blizzard Memories: Scott Martin

March 1993 Blizzard Memories: Scott Martin

| March 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Scott Martin shares his memories of the historic 1993 Superstorm.

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March 1993 Blizzard Memories:  Brian Peters

March 1993 Blizzard Memories: Brian Peters

| March 12, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

Memories of the blizzard of 1993 as remembered by Brian Peters, an NWS meteorologist at the time.

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March 1993 Blizzard Memories:  Bill Murray

March 1993 Blizzard Memories: Bill Murray

| March 12, 2018 @ 2:25 pm

Bill Murray shares his video memories of the historic 1993 Superstorm.

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March 1993 Blizzard Memories:  James Spann

March 1993 Blizzard Memories: James Spann

| March 12, 2018 @ 1:33 pm

James Spann shares his memories from the March 1993 Blizzard in Alabama.

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March 1993 Blizzard Memories:  J.B. Elliott

March 1993 Blizzard Memories: J.B. Elliott

| March 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

The March 1993 Blizzard was an amazing storm that never be forgotten by anyone who lived through it. The late, great J.B Elliott penned this account on the blog in 2007.

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Welcome To March… And To Meteorological Spring

Welcome To March… And To Meteorological Spring

| March 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am

A transition time has arrived in Central Alabama, as we enter the month of March and the start of Meteorological Spring.

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Important Thoughts from NWS Birmingham SOO Kevin Laws

Important Thoughts from NWS Birmingham SOO Kevin Laws

| March 1, 2018 @ 10:01 am

Using clues from the environment in severe weather situation has helped the NWS Birmingham reduce false alarms. It is a process of continuous improvement.

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The Historic 2015 Snowstorm Across North Alabama

The Historic 2015 Snowstorm Across North Alabama

| February 25, 2018 @ 2:12 pm

On February 25, 2013, over a foot of snow fell across North Alabama in a historic snowstorm.

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On This Date in 1934: Deadly Tornado Outbreak Impacts Alabama

On This Date in 1934: Deadly Tornado Outbreak Impacts Alabama

| February 25, 2018 @ 1:37 pm

Tornadoes impacted Alabama on this date in 1934, killing at least five Alabamians, including four in Shady Grove in Clay County.

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Bye To January, Hello To February

Bye To January, Hello To February

| February 5, 2018 @ 12:37 pm

February is the last month of meteorological winter, but astronomical winter doesn’t actually end until March 20th at 5:29 AM CDT.

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New Year’s Eve 1963 Snowstorm in the South

New Year’s Eve 1963 Snowstorm in the South

| December 28, 2017 @ 8:48 am

The New Year’s Eve Snowstorm of 1963 dumped 8 inches of snow on Birmingham officially and a state record 19.2 inches at Florence. It also impacted the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, where Alabama was playing Ole Miss.

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December 2010: A Very Busy Month For Tornadoes Across The U.S.

December 2010: A Very Busy Month For Tornadoes Across The U.S.

| December 14, 2017 @ 10:17 am

December 2010 was a very active month for severe weather across the country, with a total of 59 tornadoes touching down throughout the month.

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