Category: Met 101/Weather History

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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Weather By The Numbers: December Snow Edition

Weather By The Numbers: December Snow Edition

| December 9, 2017 @ 12:19 pm

We had quite the spread of snowfall amounts from Friday’s snow event, one in which overperformed what everyone was expecting.

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Today Is the Third Snowiest December Day in Birmingham History

Today Is the Third Snowiest December Day in Birmingham History

| December 8, 2017 @ 5:16 pm

The unofficial measurement of 4 inches at BHM makes this third snowiest December day in Birmingham history.

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One of the Greatest Iron Bowl Games Had the Worst Weather of the Series

One of the Greatest Iron Bowl Games Had the Worst Weather of the Series

| December 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am

The 1983 Iron Bowl featured a great game and a tornado warning.

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Welcome To December: An Introduction To Winter

Welcome To December: An Introduction To Winter

| December 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Welcome to the month of December, considered the start of “meteorological Winter,” even though on the calendar the Winter Solstice is at 10:28 AM CST on Thursday, December 21st. Its hard to believe that we are already on the 12th month of the year, and before you know it, 2018 will be here.

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November 28, 2005: Negative-Tilted Trough Brings Twisters To The Area

November 28, 2005: Negative-Tilted Trough Brings Twisters To The Area

| November 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Monday, November 28th, 2005, turned out to be a relatively stormy day across Central Alabama, as a grand total of six tornadoes touched down, along with damaging winds, and large hail occurred.

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November 23-24, 2004: A Destructive Lead-Up To Thanksgiving

November 23-24, 2004: A Destructive Lead-Up To Thanksgiving

| November 23, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

An unusually moist and warm air mass combined with a strong storm system brought severe weather to Alabama during a two-day period starting on the afternoon hours of November 23rd, 2004, and lasting through the 24th, the day before Thanksgiving.

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On This Date in 1950:  A Quick Turn to Winter

On This Date in 1950: A Quick Turn to Winter

| November 23, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

Alabamians were enjoying a balmy Thanksgiving Day on this date in 1950 when the Great 1950 Cold Wave turned it to winter in just a few hours.

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November 21-23, 1992: A Devastating Weekend Before Thanksgiving

November 21-23, 1992: A Devastating Weekend Before Thanksgiving

| November 22, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

The weekend prior to Thanksgiving in 1992 ended up being a violent and deadly one as severe weather swept through the Midwest and Southeast United States.

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November 21, 1967: Worst Rain To Hit Los Angeles In Nearly 30 Years

November 21, 1967: Worst Rain To Hit Los Angeles In Nearly 30 Years

| November 21, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

At the time, it was the worst siege of wet weather to hit the Los Angeles area in nearly 30 years, and on November 21st, 1967, a total of 7.93 inches had fallen in a three-day span.

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November 21, 1985: Hurricane Kate Makes Landfall Near Mexico Beach, Florida

November 21, 1985: Hurricane Kate Makes Landfall Near Mexico Beach, Florida

| November 21, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

During the evening hours on November 21, 1985, a weak category 2 Hurricane Kate made landfall on the shores of Mexico Beach, Florida, which is just over 30 miles down the Gulf Coast from Panama City Beach.

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November 20, 1900: An Unusual Tornado Outbreak

November 20, 1900: An Unusual Tornado Outbreak

| November 20, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

The afternoon and evening hours of November 20, 1900, turned out to be a very costly one across portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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Welcome to November: A Transition Month

Welcome to November: A Transition Month

| November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

November is considered a “transition month” between fall and winter across much of the country, and Central Alabama is no different.

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One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

| October 6, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Communicating uncertainty and risk in a hurricane forecast is very difficult. The cone of uncertainty is very misunderstood. Here is a way to visualize the different impacts of three very real scenarios that could happen based on the current forecast and current average track errors.

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Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Here are the top ten hurricanes to strike the United States, ranked by central pressure at landfall. Irma will almost certainly make this list.

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