April 27, 2012 – A Calm, Warm Day

| April 27, 2012 @ 5:57 am

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NEVER FORGET: One year ago at this moment I was on the air with Jason Simpson as the morning event cranked up across Alabama; this was the “forgotten” part of April 27, 2011. Five people were killed, and about a quarter of a million lost power. And, of course, the worst was yet to come.

If you want to spend some time reviewing the 24 hours of April 27, see all of our blog posts here. The last post of the day is at the top of the page… just scroll down for a live, running look at what happened on that horrible day. Quite a job by Bill Murray and the blog staff; they were documenting history.

SPECIAL TONIGHT: Don’t forget our special tonight from 6:00 until 7:00 on ABC 33/40… after the show is over I will post all of the video elements here so you can watch them again. And, I should note we will be streaming the special via our regular uStream channel.

TODAY AND THE WEEKEND: Warm and mostly dry weather will continue for Alabama. A few showers or storms could fire up this afternoon over the northeast corner of the state near a stalled front over Tennessee, but even there they should be widely spaced. Morning clouds will give way to a partly sunny afternoon along with a high in the low to mid 80s today.

Expect a good supply of sunshine tomorrow and Sunday; look for mid 80s tomorrow, and upper 80s Sunday. We do note the GFS prints a high of 91 for Birmingham on Sunday… we won’t go that far, but it could very well be the warmest day so far this year for much of Alabama. An upper ridge should keep us dry over the weekend.

NEXT WEEK: The ridge holds, meaning no big change. Partly sunny, warm days, and fair nights. Highs remain in the 80s.

The GFS does hint at some risk of showers around Saturday May 5, but nothing really heavy or organized, followed by cooler air on Sunday May 6 with highs dropping back in the 70s along with lower humidity levels. See the Weather Xtreme video for more long range ideas and all of the graphics that go along with this discussion.

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Due to travel and special programming, I won’t be able to post an afternoon Weather Xtreme video, but I will update the blog with some forecast notes this afternoon…. enjoy the day!


Category: Alabama's Weather

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James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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