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Wow It’s Hot! It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Wow It’s Hot! It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 20, 2018 @ 12:59 pm

The Heat Miser and Mother Nature continue to keep us in an extremely hot weather pattern today, and as you can see by the image above, temperatures are already well up into the 90s across Central Alabama, and for much of the rest of the state as well.

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| September 20, 2018 @ 12:43 pm

For the North Atlantic.

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Inside Edge on the Success of the Forecast Track for Hurricane Florence

Inside Edge on the Success of the Forecast Track for Hurricane Florence

| September 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am

There is no debate that despite the horrific flooding, wind, and storm surge impacts which have unfolded and “revealed their ugly head” in the wake of the landfall and the subsequent gradual weakening of Hurricane Florence, there are still parts of this tropical cyclone which are going to be looked more highly upon.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: September 19th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: September 19th, 2018

| September 20, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for September 19th, 2018 was 97F.  The low was 71F.

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Cool Air About One Week Away; Scattered Storms Return Tomorrow

Cool Air About One Week Away; Scattered Storms Return Tomorrow

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:49 am

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: The upper high weakens a bit, the air aloft becomes a little colder, and moisture levels rise. We will bring in the potential for random, scattered showers and thunderstorms, mostly from 1:00 until 11:00 p.m. on these three days. Odds of any one place seeing a shower each day is 30 to 40 percent, and highs will be in 87 to 90 degree range.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama-Born Astronaut Returns To Earth

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama-Born Astronaut Returns To Earth

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

September 20, 1992: Astronaut Mae C. Jemison returned to Earth aboard the Endeavour space shuttle. The science mission specialist logged 190 hours, 30 minutes and 23 seconds in space.

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Birmingham’s Woolworth Recreation and Refreshment Drawing Crowds

Birmingham’s Woolworth Recreation and Refreshment Drawing Crowds

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Woolworth Recreation and Refreshment offers something for everyone. So much so you may never have a reason to leave. The new entertainment concept in Birmingham’s Five Points brings duckpin bowling to the Magic City while offering food, drink and other games.

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On This Day in Alabama History: Secretary of Interior Hitchcock Was Born

On This Day in Alabama History: Secretary of Interior Hitchcock Was Born

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

September 19, 1835: Ethan Allen Hitchcock was born in Mobile. Hitchcock served as secretary of the Interior under President William McKinley and then President Theodore Roosevelt.

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Scattered Showers/Storms Return Friday And Over The Weekend

Scattered Showers/Storms Return Friday And Over The Weekend

| September 19, 2018 @ 3:26 pm

HOT: Birmingham’s high as of 3:15 this afternoon was 96 degrees… making this the second hottest day so far this summer. We reached 97 on September 15, the hottest summer day on the books for this year. The sky is sunny, and bone crushing subsidence (sinking air) under an upper high has put a lid on showers over the northern half of the state. Even down in South Alabama we are seeing only isolated thunderstorms.

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Observing Gust Fronts On Radar

Observing Gust Fronts On Radar

| September 19, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

If you like to look at the radar when observing thunderstorm events, you probably have noticed a long thin line that appears to be a line of rain propagating outward and away from the storms, much like what you see in the images above.

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Different Types of Lightning

Different Types of Lightning

| September 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Lightning is one of the most dangerous types of weather phenomena. As of September 3rd, 2018, according to the National Weather Service, in 2018 alone there have been 20 deaths from lightning strikes in the United States so far.

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Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: September 18th, 2018

Daily Climate Report for Birmingham: September 18th, 2018

| September 19, 2018 @ 7:05 am

The high in Birmingham for September 18th, 2018 was 95F.  The low was 71F.

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Highs In The 90s Through Tomorrow

Highs In The 90s Through Tomorrow

| September 19, 2018 @ 5:33 am

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The upper ridge weakens a bit, and as moisture levels rise we will bring “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms” back into the forecast on these three days. Chance of any one specific location seeing rain is in the 30/40 percent range; otherwise partly sunny days, fair nights, and highs in the upper 80s. The scattered afternoon showers won’t offer widespread rain, but some communities will see a good downpour.

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Better Kombucha is an Alabama Maker Bottling a Passion for Healthy Living

Better Kombucha is an Alabama Maker Bottling a Passion for Healthy Living

| September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Nancey Legg is an Alabama Maker.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Cullman

Alabama Legacy Moment: Cullman

| September 19, 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.

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Volunteers, Public and Private Partners, See Progress Along Birmingham’s Village Creek

Volunteers, Public and Private Partners, See Progress Along Birmingham’s Village Creek

| September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

For more than 20 years, volunteers and multiple public and private partners have been working to transform Village Creek, a once-polluted and neglected stream that travels through the heart of several Birmingham neighborhoods.

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On This Date in Alabama History: Gees Bend Ferry Returns to Service

On This Date in Alabama History: Gees Bend Ferry Returns to Service

| September 18, 2018 @ 10:05 pm

September 18, 2006 Gee’s Bend Ferry returned to service in Camden after being shut down for more than 40 years. The ferry, which provides critical access across the Alabama River, was shut down in 1962 in what was viewed as an attempt to make it more difficult for African-American residents to travel to the county […]

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Joyce Is Now A Remnant Low

Joyce Is Now A Remnant Low

| September 18, 2018 @ 9:34 pm

This Is The Last Advisory

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