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Back Into The Deep Freeze

Back Into The Deep Freeze

| January 12, 2018 @ 6:35 am

TEMPERATURES ARE PLUNGING: As I write this update around 6:30 this morning, the Arctic front is near I-65… to the west temperatures have dropped into the 30s with a strong northwest wind, but East Alabama is mostly in the low 60s. Rain showers continue in many places; they will end later this morning.

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Rain Returns To Alabama Monday

Rain Returns To Alabama Monday

| January 5, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

ANOTHER VERY COLD NIGHT AHEAD: With a clear sky and light wind, temperatures will drop into the 15-20 degree range across much of North/Central Alabama early tomorrow; this should be our last morning with lows in the teens for at least the next ten days.

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Rain Returns Monday; Some Ice Sunday Night??

Rain Returns Monday; Some Ice Sunday Night??

| January 5, 2018 @ 6:19 am

Today will be sunny and cold with a high between 37 and 40 degrees this afternoon. And, another hard freeze is ahead tonight; most places will be in the 15-19 degree range early tomorrow.

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Hard Freeze Ahead Tonight

Hard Freeze Ahead Tonight

| January 4, 2018 @ 1:49 pm

DRY, COLD WEATHER: Despite sunshine in full supply, temperatures are far below the average high of 53 degrees for January 4. We are seeing mostly 20s over the northern quarter of the state, with low to mid 30s for places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden. A hard freeze is likely tonight; both the NAM and the GFS models are printing a low of 14 for Birmingham early tomorrow; colder spots could be closer to 10.

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Very Cold/Dry Weather Continues

Very Cold/Dry Weather Continues

| January 4, 2018 @ 6:43 am

FRIGID AIR: Yet another surge of Arctic air is invading Alabama this morning; temperatures are in the 15-25 degree range this morning, and wind chill indices are between 5 and 15. The sky is clear, and today will be sunny but cold with a high between 33 and 36 degree for most North/Central Alabama communities. Those over the northern third of the state will remain below freezing throughout the day.

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New Shot Of Cold Air Arrives Tonight

New Shot Of Cold Air Arrives Tonight

| January 3, 2018 @ 3:20 pm

FEELING A LITTLE BETTER THIS AFTERNOON: Temperatures are up around 40 degrees across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine; sure feels much better than recent sub-freezing days. While we enjoy a decent afternoon, a rapidly deepening surface low off the U.S. East Coast is bringing in big snows for cities like Savannah and Charleston; this will be a top five snowstorm for these cities.

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More Cold Air Arrives Tonight

More Cold Air Arrives Tonight

| January 3, 2018 @ 6:24 am

FRIGID THROUGH FRIDAY: Temperatures are not as cold across Alabama this morning due to overnight clouds; most North/Central Alabama communities are in the 19-25 degree range. There is a small chance we could see a few light flurries this morning, but if that happens no impact.

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Very Cold Air Stays In Place Through Friday

Very Cold Air Stays In Place Through Friday

| January 2, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

THIS AFTERNOON: Birmingham hit 33 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon… that ended a period of 47 consecutive hours below freezing. But, to the north, sub-freezing weather continues over the northern third of Alabama, and another hard freeze is ahead tonight. Most communities will see a low between 12 and 15 degrees early tomorrow.

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Frigid Pattern Continues Through Friday

Frigid Pattern Continues Through Friday

| January 2, 2018 @ 6:35 am

We note Birmingham has been below freezing since 3:00 Sunday afternoon… a total of 39 consecutive hours as of 6:00 this morning. Will we get above freezing today? For Birmingham, a very close call. Areas north of Birmingham should remain below freezing; to the south temperatures reach the mid 30s. The air remains dry today with a good supply of sunshine through scattered clouds.

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Frigid Air Stays In Place Through Friday

Frigid Air Stays In Place Through Friday

| January 1, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

We note the average high for January 1 at Birmingham is 54, so we are 27 degrees below average. A hard freeze warning and wind chill advisory remains in effect for tonight; we project a low between 8 and 12 degrees for most North/Central Alabama communities. The wind chill index could very well drop below zero at times.

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Bitterly Cold Air Stays In Place Through The Week

Bitterly Cold Air Stays In Place Through The Week

| January 1, 2018 @ 7:11 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We start 2018 with what most likely will be the coldest air of this winter season. Temperatures over the northern half of Alabama are in the teens at daybreak, and the wind chill index has dropped to zero at Birmingham as of 6:30 a.m. We stay below freezing all day today with a partly to mostly sunny sky; the high will be in the 27-31 degree range for most places across North/Central Alabama.

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Cold December Day

Cold December Day

| December 15, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS: The average high for Birmingham on December 15 is 56 degrees… we are over 15 degrees below that level this afternoon with clouds and a cool north breeze. Temperatures are mostly in the 38-42 degree range across the northern half of Alabama. Clouds will break up this evening, and we drop down […]

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Some Snow Possible Across Central Alabama Friday

Some Snow Possible Across Central Alabama Friday

| December 6, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

COLD DECEMBER DAY: Temperatures are in the low to mid 40s over much of Alabama this afternoon, but places like Alexander City and Auburn are only in the upper 30s with a very cold rain falling. To the north, however, there is a break in the overcast over parts of the Tennessee Valley where they are enjoying some sunshine.

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Cold Pattern; A Few Flakes Possible Friday Morning

Cold Pattern; A Few Flakes Possible Friday Morning

| December 6, 2017 @ 6:41 am

COLD AIR SETTLES INTO ALABAMA: Temperatures are generally between 36 and 42 degrees this morning, and unfortunately they won’t change much through the day as cold air advection continues in the low levels. The day will be cloudy, highs will be in the 40s, and we could see some patchy light rain or drizzle. Not exactly a “Chamber of Commerce” kind of day. Most of the measurable rain today should be over the southern half of the state as moist air rides up and over the cold air near the surface.

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Rain Moves In; Much Colder Later Today

Rain Moves In; Much Colder Later Today

| December 5, 2017 @ 6:40 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain is increasing over the northern half of Alabama this morning ahead of a strong cold front near Memphis. The front will pass through the state today, and rain will become widespread with potential for some thunder; the good news is that we do not expect any issues with severe thunderstorms. Rain amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch can be expected through early tonight, when the rain shifts to the south.

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Dry With Cool Days and Chilly Nights

Dry With Cool Days and Chilly Nights

| November 20, 2017 @ 6:37 am

SUB-FREEZING START: This is the first widespread freeze of the season for much of Alabama, and wraps up the 2017 growing season. Some temperatures around daybreak… Black Creek 21 Russellville 21 Cottondale 23 Valley Head 23 Cullman 24 Haleyville 24 Pell City 25 Gadsden 25 Concord 25 Coker 27 Bessemer 27 Selma 27 Prattville 27 […]

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Warmer Days Ahead For Alabama

Warmer Days Ahead For Alabama

| October 30, 2017 @ 5:43 am

We rise into the mid to upper 60s later today with ample sunshine, still below the average high of 71 for October 30 (for Birmingham). Tonight will be clear and not as cold as recent nights; most places will see a low in the 40s early tomorrow, with upper 30s for colder spots.

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Cold Front Nearing Northwest Alabama

Cold Front Nearing Northwest Alabama

| October 27, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

BIG CHILL TOMORROW: A cold front will pass through Alabama tonight, bringing the coldest air so far this season to our state tomorrow. But today, the weather is comfortable with temperatures mostly in the low 70s this afternoon with a mostly cloudy sky. A few small, isolated showers are on radar over the central counties of the state; scattered showers remain possible over the next few hours, but the most widespread rain with the front will come after 10:00 tonight.

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