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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: July 17th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: July 17th, 2018

| July 18, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for July 17th, 2018 was 91F.  The low was 74F.

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Showers/Storms Most Numerous Over South Alabama Today

Showers/Storms Most Numerous Over South Alabama Today

| July 18, 2018 @ 6:42 am

ON THE MAPS: A weak surface front is creeping through North Alabama this morning; it represents the leading edge of drier air over Tennessee and Kentucky. The front will stall out around I-20 today, meaning the most numerous showers and storms should be over the southern two-thirds of the state this afternoon. Understand we could see a few showers over North Alabama today as well, but they should be pretty isolated. Otherwise, today will be partly sunny with a high in the low 90s.

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| July 18, 2018 @ 6:41 am

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected for the next five days.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Construction Began On Logan Martin Dam

On This Day In Alabama History: Construction Began On Logan Martin Dam

| July 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 18, 1960: Pell City received an economic boost and a continuous boon to tourism when construction of Logan Martin Dam began on July 18, 1960

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Bo Jackson

Alabama Legacy Moment: Bo Jackson

| July 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama. Done in conjunction with the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the state that concludes in 2019, the short pieces should inspire you to learn more about the rich history of Alabama. “Alabama Legacy Moments”  are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

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Drier Air Creeps Into North Alabama Tomorrow

Drier Air Creeps Into North Alabama Tomorrow

| July 17, 2018 @ 3:32 pm

ON THE MAPS: A surface front is drifting southward through Tennessee this afternoon, and we have a number of showers and thunderstorms over the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama at mid-afternoon. We will maintain the chance of showers and storms tonight as the front pushes into our state from the north. Heavier storms will be capable of producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning.

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Showers & Storms Firing Up Along Cold Front In The North

Showers & Storms Firing Up Along Cold Front In The North

| July 17, 2018 @ 12:54 pm

We have mostly clear to partly cloudy skies across much of Central Alabama at this point on your Tuesday afternoon, but we can see where a cold front has moved into the northern parts of North Alabama.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: July 16th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: July 16th, 2018

| July 17, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for July 16th, 2018 was 85F.  The low was 73F.

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Storms Still Possible Today; Drier Tomorrow

Storms Still Possible Today; Drier Tomorrow

| July 17, 2018 @ 5:49 am

MUGGY MORNING: The radar is quiet early this morning across Alabama, but humidity levels remain sky high, and we expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms by afternoon, thanks to the daytime heating process and an approaching surface front. Chance of any one spot getting wet later today is in the 50/60 percent range, and the high will be close to 90 before storms develop.

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Alabama Apps: App2talk Helps Nonverbal Children Communicate

Alabama Apps: App2talk Helps Nonverbal Children Communicate

| July 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama NewsCenter is highlighting apps developed in the state. This is the second story in a series.

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Birmingham Barber Vincent Oliver Lived A Life A Cut Above

Birmingham Barber Vincent Oliver Lived A Life A Cut Above

| July 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Buddy Holloway of Cropwell would drive 44 miles to get his hair cut. The 90-year-old lived in East Lake for years and retired to a life on the lake.

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Les Dames Advancing Alabama’s Food Community

Les Dames Advancing Alabama’s Food Community

| July 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

When women help other women succeed, good things happen. Tasty things do, too.

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BAE Systems To Invest $45.5 Million In Alabama Expansion

BAE Systems To Invest $45.5 Million In Alabama Expansion

| July 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Gov. Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Textile Workers Called For Strike

On This Day In Alabama History: Textile Workers Called For Strike

| July 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 17, 1934: On July 17, 1934, leaders of the Alabama branch of the United Textile Workers of America (UTW) called for a general textile strike

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Sights And Sounds From Sunday At Sloss Fest 2018 In Birmingham

Sights And Sounds From Sunday At Sloss Fest 2018 In Birmingham

| July 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Sunday at Sloss Music and Arts Festival in Birmingham once again saw more than its share of weather problems but festival organizers were still able to squeeze in some great music and performances and many festival goers had their patience rewarded.

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Mars Dust Storm Continues, Temperature Ranges Narrow

Mars Dust Storm Continues, Temperature Ranges Narrow

| July 17, 2018 @ 2:07 am

Temperatures reported by the Mars Rover Curiosity show the effects of the dust storm. Mars is bright in July but don’t fall for the Mars Hoax.

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