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Hurricane Sam Now Developing an Eye as Rapid Intensification Has Restarted

Hurricane Sam Now Developing an Eye as Rapid Intensification Has Restarted

| September 24, 2021 @ 3:55 pm

As we approach 4 pm on Friday afternoon, it is apparent that Hurricane Sam is starting to really get his act together, as satellite images are now starting the formation of an eye at the center of the cyclone.

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Dry Days With A Slow Warming Trend

Dry Days With A Slow Warming Trend

| September 24, 2021 @ 3:26 pm

CLOUDLESS SKY: A very dry airmass is over Alabama today; temperatures are mostly in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. The average high for Birmingham on September 24 is 84. Tonight will be clear and cool with temperatures dropping into the 48-55 degree range early tomorrow.

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Alabama NewsCenter — Mellon Foundation to Help Fund Restoration of Historic A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham

Alabama NewsCenter — Mellon Foundation to Help Fund Restoration of Historic A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham

| September 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

A $1.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will aid in the restoration of the A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham.

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A Tropical/Subtropical Storm May Form Just North-Northeast of Bermuda

A Tropical/Subtropical Storm May Form Just North-Northeast of Bermuda

| September 24, 2021 @ 1:42 pm

We continue to stay rather active out in the tropics as we have four areas of interest to keep our eyes on. You know about Hurricane Sam already. His next advisory will come out around 4pm.

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Midday Nowcast: Fantastic Fall Friday

Midday Nowcast: Fantastic Fall Friday

| September 24, 2021 @ 11:16 am

The sky is full if sunshine, humidity levels remain low, and temperatures this afternoon are in the mid to upper 70s, which remain below average for this time of year.

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Sam Holding Steady for Now; Rapid Intensification Expected to Resume Soon

Sam Holding Steady for Now; Rapid Intensification Expected to Resume Soon

| September 24, 2021 @ 10:35 am

Maximum sustained winds remain near 75 mph, with higher gusts. Rapid intensification is forecast to resume over the next several days, and Sam is likely to become a major hurricane on Saturday.

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No Rain Through Next Week; Warming Trend Ahead

No Rain Through Next Week; Warming Trend Ahead

| September 24, 2021 @ 6:01 am

LONG DRY SPELL AHEAD: Today will be another picture perfect autumn day for Alabama with ample sunshine along with a high between 75 and 79 degrees. Dry air will continue to cover the state over the weekend and next week, and for now we see no chance of rain for at least the next seven days. Lots sunshine each day, clear at night… look for highs in the low 80s over the weekend, followed by mid 80s for much of next week. Lows over the weekend will be in the 50s, then in the low 60s next week.

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Sam Continues to Rapidly Intensify, May Become a Hurricane Well Before Daybreak

Sam Continues to Rapidly Intensify, May Become a Hurricane Well Before Daybreak

| September 23, 2021 @ 10:30 pm

As of the 10 pm update, Tropical Storm Sam continues in the process of rapid intensification as wind speeds have increased by another 10 mph and the pressure has dropped by another 3 mb down to 997 mb.

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Alabama NewsCenter — Alabama Power to Test Warning Sirens Sept. 30 Near Lay, Mitchell Dams

Alabama NewsCenter — Alabama Power to Test Warning Sirens Sept. 30 Near Lay, Mitchell Dams

| September 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Alabama Power will test warning sirens downstream of Lay and Mitchell dams on Thursday, Sept. 30. The sirens will be sounded at or around noon and will be preceded by a voice announcement.

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