Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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Midday Finds Us With Some Sun, Some Clouds, & Some Light Showers

Midday Finds Us With Some Sun, Some Clouds, & Some Light Showers

| October 15, 2018 @ 1:55 pm

As of 1:30 PM across Central Alabama, we are seeing a good bit of cloud cover mainly over the northwestern parts of the state that are moving in with a cold front that will be bringing us cooler temperatures across the state by Wednesday.

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Saturday AM Weather Xtreme: A Nice Weekend With Warming Temperatures

Saturday AM Weather Xtreme: A Nice Weekend With Warming Temperatures

| October 13, 2018 @ 7:09 am

Nice weather throughout the weekend in Central Alabama before the risk of a few isolated to scattered showers and storms move in for the beginning of the work week. Then cooler air moves back in to finish out the week.

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Very Nice Just Before 2:00 PM Across Central Alabama

Very Nice Just Before 2:00 PM Across Central Alabama

| October 12, 2018 @ 1:55 pm

Just absolutely perfect today across Central Alabama as skies will be sunny and afternoon highs will only top out in the lower to mid-70s. Currently, temperatures are in the mid-60s to the lower 70s, with Birmingham sitting at 72 degrees.

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The College Football Forecast Sponsored By KS Services – Oct. 13, 2018

The College Football Forecast Sponsored By KS Services – Oct. 13, 2018

| October 11, 2018 @ 5:37 pm

What does the weather hold for your favorite SEC and/or local football team this week? James Spann gives us the details.

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At Midday: Now This Is What Fall Is Supposed To Feel Like

At Midday: Now This Is What Fall Is Supposed To Feel Like

| October 11, 2018 @ 11:31 am

Skies are starting to clear out as what’s left of the cloud cover from Tropical Storm Micael continues to rotate out of here. The western half of the state is now enjoying clear skies while the eastern half have mostly clear conditions in the north to partly to mostly cloudy conditions in the south.

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Michael Continues To Weaken, Heavy Rains Continue To Fall Over Georgia

Michael Continues To Weaken, Heavy Rains Continue To Fall Over Georgia

| October 10, 2018 @ 9:18 pm

NOAA Doppler weather radar data indicate that the center of Michael is now moving into south-central Georgia. Winds are continuing to decease across the Florida panhandle.

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Michael Weakens To A Category 2 Storm, Still A Dangerous Hurricane

Michael Weakens To A Category 2 Storm, Still A Dangerous Hurricane

| October 10, 2018 @ 6:15 pm

Eye of Michael moving through southwestern Georgia. Life threatening storm surge along the coast and damaging winds inland continue.

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Michael Continues To Be A Dangerous Hurricane While Losing Wind Strength

Michael Continues To Be A Dangerous Hurricane While Losing Wind Strength

| October 10, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

LOCATION…30.9N 85.1W
ABOUT 30 MILES W OF BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA
ABOUT 70 MILES SW OF ALBANY, GEORGIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 125 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT: NNE AT 16 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 932 MB

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Michael Has Weakened Some, Still Remains A Strong Category 4 Storm

Michael Has Weakened Some, Still Remains A Strong Category 4 Storm

| October 10, 2018 @ 3:02 pm

The eye of Hurricane Michael is currently located just to the west of Altha, Florida, and will be crossing I-10 within the next several minutes.

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Conditions Across Central Alabama While The Eye Of Michael Is Now Moving Onshore

Conditions Across Central Alabama While The Eye Of Michael Is Now Moving Onshore

| October 10, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

While the eyewall of Category 4 Hurricane Michael is now about to come on shore between Tyndall Air Force Base and Mexico Beach on the Florida Panhandle, the northern rain bands are affecting mainly the southeast quarter of the state.

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Reports From The Coast As Of 11:30 AM

Reports From The Coast As Of 11:30 AM

| October 10, 2018 @ 11:34 am

Already getting plenty of reports coming in from the Florida panhandle, including wind gusts of hurricane-strength, storm surge flooding, and structural damage.

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Hurricane Michael As Of 11:00 AM CDT

Hurricane Michael As Of 11:00 AM CDT

| October 10, 2018 @ 11:03 am

A private weather station on St. George Island, Florida, recently reported a sustained wind of 46 mph (74 km/h) and wind gust of 66 mph (106 km/h).

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The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

| October 10, 2018 @ 10:39 am

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed. This scale estimates potential property damage. Hurricanes reaching Category 3 and higher are considered major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of life and damage.

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Extreme Wind Warning Now Issued For Parts Of The Florida Panhandle

Extreme Wind Warning Now Issued For Parts Of The Florida Panhandle

| October 10, 2018 @ 10:17 am

National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated extreme winds in excess of 130 MPH, associated with the eyewall of Hurricane Michael, were moving onshore.

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The Latest On Hurricane Michael At 10:00 AM

The Latest On Hurricane Michael At 10:00 AM

| October 10, 2018 @ 9:55 am

Maximum Sustained Winds: 145 MPH
Minimum Central Pressure: 928 mb
Movement: NNE at 14 MPH
Location: About 60 miles SW of Panama City and about 65 miles WSW of Apalachicola.

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At 10:00 PM, Strong Category 3 Hurricane Michael Continues To Strengthen

At 10:00 PM, Strong Category 3 Hurricane Michael Continues To Strengthen

| October 9, 2018 @ 9:58 pm

As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds are at 125 MPH, making it a major hurricane at category 3 strength. Movement is still to the north at 12 MPH. The minimum central pressure is at 947mb.

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Michael’s Northern Eye Wall Now Visible On Eglin AFB Radar

Michael’s Northern Eye Wall Now Visible On Eglin AFB Radar

| October 9, 2018 @ 9:02 pm

We are now starting to see the northern part of the eyewall on the NWS Radar out of Eglin Air Force Base (KEVX) at this point, and that means that it is only now 210 nautical miles south-southwest of Panama City, and about 193 miles southwest of Apalachicola, as of 8:55 PM.

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Tropical Storm Warnings For Parts Of Central Alabama

Tropical Storm Warnings For Parts Of Central Alabama

| October 9, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

A Tropical Storm Warning has now been issued for Barbour and Pike counties until further notice. Tropical storm-force winds are expected within the warning area during the next 36 hours.

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