Category: Met 101/Weather History

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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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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