One More Sunny, Mild Day

| March 12, 2008 @ 3:35 pm | 1 Reply

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Wow… some great stories below on the Blizzard of 1993. Exactly 15 years ago right now the snow was picking up in Birmingham and the serious trouble was just beginning. If you have some pictures of the storm, send them to us and I will post them tonight.

THE ALABAMA STORY: Great weather continues tomorrow; another sunny day with a high in the mid 70s. Can’t beat it.

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT AHEAD: Warm, moist, and very unstable air will spread into Alabama from the south on Friday, and showers and storms should begin to develop by afternoon in that kind of environment. It seems like parameters are coming together for the possibility of severe thunderstorms across Alabama, with the primary threat coming from about 9:00 p.m. Friday until 12:00 noon Saturday. During the afternoon hours Saturday, the most significant severe weather threat should shift down into South Alabama.

We are seeing some very impressive numbers… surface based CAPE values over 1,500 j/kg, and 0 to 1 km helicity values over 500 m2/s2. And, this is coming during the late night and morning hours. No doubt we might be dealing with a tornadoes across our state, so we will be on our toes. Looks like yet another sleepless Friday night.

Sunday will be a sunny day with a high in the 60s, as drier and more stable air returns to Alabama.

NEXT WEEK: Looks like another severe weather threat Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night, with a very dynamic weather system approaching from the west. This one looks like it could feature supercell storms Tuesday evening, followed by a squall line later Tuesday night. Lets hold off until Sunday before we really get specific with this system. But, it bears watching.

Colder air will follow the storms on Wednesday, although the 12Z GFS is coming in a little warmer than recent runs. That same model run also shows a clipper system that will pass north of Alabama Thursday, that might bring some snow to the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

INTO THE LAND OF VOODOO: The wave train continues for the rest of March… looks like we will have warm days, cold days, stormy days, and maybe even a few snow flakes along the way. Keep those seat belts buckled.

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I had a great time seeing everyone at the Gadsden Kiwanis Club this afternoon… thanks so much for the hospitality. Be looking for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow!

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