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ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 13:58

We started the day off chilly with widespread 40s across Central Alabama. As soon as the sun cleared that eastern horizon, temps began their climb. With nothing but blue sky and sunshine, temps have climbed into the 70s this afternoon and it is almost impossible to find a cloud in the Alabama sky. Heading out and about this evening and overnight, once the sun sets the temps will be dropping through the 60s and into the 50s overnight and the sky will remain clear, but overall it will be a excellent evening for anything you may have planned.

There may be a little race in East Alabama tomorrow. Actually the past several days have been ramping up to the big GEICO 500 tomorrow at the Talladega Superspeedway. Once again, there will be nothing but sunshine and blue sky tomorrow. It will be a cool start once again, with upper 40s and lower 50s expected, but those temps will rapidly climb to the 80s by the afternoon. I am urging everyone to stay hydrated as well as take plenty of sunscreen heading to the race tomorrow. But other than the threat for sunburn, there will be no other weather woes and humidity levels will remain low.

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May Starts with a Great Weekend

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:43

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available and you can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme Video on iTunes by clicking here.

After a cool start to your Saturday, look for a great May weekend for Central Alabama as temperatures climb a bit. Our Skywatcher in Black Creek reported a low of 38 this morning, but with lots of sunshine today we should see highs climb well into the middle 70s. Sunday will be even warmer as the sunshine continues with highs around 80.

The QPF forecast has a big empty spot with no rain expected in Central Alabama until the end of the upcoming week. The upper air pattern features a substantial ridge for the Southeast US with a closed low and deep trough over the western US. A weaker trough also develops to our east, keeping the Southeast US between systems for much of the week ahead. With the upper ridge in place, should see temperatures warm into the lower and middle 80s for highs during the week ahead.

The ridge begins to break down as we head into next weekend and out into voodoo country. But even then, moisture remains primarily west of Central Alabama, so only isolated showers could enter the forecast.

Beach weather: It just doesn’t get much better for beach goers with sunny days, fair nights over the weekend and into next week. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the upper 70s for the next five days. Sea water temperatures are in the low to mid 70s.

Looking out into voodoo country, the upper ridge holds for us as the closed low over the western states finally advances eastward around the 13th of May. This is likely to be the focus for a cold front to bring some unsettled weather to the eastern US.

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Dry Weather Pattern Takes Hold

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 15:32

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today**

COBALT BLUE SKY: Not a cloud in the Alabama sky today; temperatures are in the 69-73 degree range at most places… the humidity is low, and the visibility is excellent. Tonight will be clear and cool with a low down in the upper 40s.

WONDERFUL WEEKEND AHEAD: The sky will stay sunny tomorrow and Sunday with a warming trend; we reach the upper 70s tomorrow, with low 80s likely Sunday. No moisture, no chance of rain. Perfect for race weekend at Talladega, or anything else you want to do outside.

NEXT WEEK: An upper ridge will build across the eastern U.S… meaning the weather will be noticeably warmer, and still dry. We expect mostly sunny days and fair nights Monday through Friday with afternoon highs up in the low to mid 80s. Active weather will remain well to the northwest of our state.

AT THE BEACH: Doesn’t get much better… sunny days, fair nights over the weekend and through next week. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the upper 70s, and sea water temperatures are in the low to mid 70s.

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I enjoyed seeing the kids today at Spring Valley School in Birmingham… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! My next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here bright and early Monday morning by 7:00… Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!

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May Begins With A Dry Spell

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 06:10

COOL MORNING: Black Creek is at 37… Fort Payne is reporting 39 degrees at daybreak; it might be sometime in October before another North Alabama low in the 30s. The sky is clear, and the air is dry. We expect sunshine in full supply today with a high generally in the low 70s this afternoon.

SUNNY MAY WEEKEND: The air stays dry, and the sky will stay sunny tomorrow and Sunday with a warming trend. We rise into the 76-79 degree range tomorrow, and Sunday’s high will be very close to 80. You could not ask for better weather for race weekend at Talladega, spring sports, or anything else you want to do outside.

SUMMER PREVIEW NEXT WEEK: An upper ridge will begin to build across the eastern part of the nation, and we expect the warmest week so far this year with highs in the low to mid 80s each day. The ridge will also keep the rain producing systems away, and for now we see no reason to forecast any significant chance of rain through the entire week. Bottom line is that at least the first seven days of May will be rain-free.

AT THE BEACH: Sunny days, clear nights on the Gulf Coast from Panama City west to Gulf Shores over the weekend and through next week. Highs on the immediate coast will be in the mid to upper 70s, and the sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 72 degrees.

MAY BY THE NUMBERS: The average high in Birmingham will rise from 78 degrees today to 84 by the end of the month. The average rain for the month is 4.83?, and this is the last month of the spring tornado season. Hottest May temperature on record is 99 degrees, recorded on May 28, 1962, and May 29, 1898.

The hurricane season is now a month away, it begins on June 1. Most are expecting a rather quiet season again in the Atlantic basin due to the current El Nino cycle; the first named storm this year will be called Ana, followed by Bill, Claudette, and Danny.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I have a weather program this morning at Spring Valley School in Birmingham… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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May 1, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 06:08
May 1, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 404 3 ratings Time: 03:34 More in News & Politics
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Long Dry Spell Ahead

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 15:30

RADAR CHECK: So far, no far no showers have shown up across North Alabama today despite the very cold air aloft associated with an upper trough. Closest rain to us is over Tennessee north of Chattanooga…

An isolated shower or two could still show up around the northeast corner of the state this evening, but it looks like most communities will be dry tonight. We drop down into the 45-49 degree range early tomorrow with a mostly clear sky.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Pretty much a case of severe clear as the month of May begins. We expect sunny days, clear nights, and a slow warming trend. The high tomorrow will be in the low 70s, followed by upper 70s Saturday. Sunday’s high will be very close to 80 degrees. Fantastic weather for race weekend at Talladega, spring sports, or anything else you want to do outside.

NEXT WEEK: An upper ridge should keep our state warm and dry; the high will be in the low to mid 80s each day with partly sunny days and fair nights. Most of the active weather will be well to the west, across parts of the Great Plains and the Upper Midwest. QPF (Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts) charts are showing not a drop of rain for Alabama through next Thursday.

RAIN UPDATE: Birmingham finished April with 10.24″… the total for the year is 23.17″, and the surplus is 4.33″.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I had a great time today seeing the first graders at Montevallo Elementary School… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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April 30, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 15:21
April 30, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 193 3 ratings Time: 02:31 More in News & Politics
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Only Isolated Showers Later Today

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:26

CHILLY LATE APRIL MORNING: Seeing some low 40s up in Northeast Alabama early this morning… 41 at Black Creek, and 43 at Fort Payne. Not many more of these kind of mornings before the long, hot summer sets in. The sky is mostly clear.

A cold core upper trough is still over Alabama, so we will continue to mention a few isolated showers this afternoon, but the HRRR shows very little activity, and with dry air in the low levels I would suggest the chance of any one spot getting wet is only in the 10 percent bracket. Otherwise, today will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a stiff north breeze averaging 10-20 mph, gusting at times to 25 mph or higher. The high will be in the mid 70s this afternoon.

TOMORROW: Pretty much a case of severe clear. We start the day in the 44-49 degree range, followed by a high in the low 70s. The humidity will be low, and visibility will be excellent.

THE WEEKEND: Sunny days, fair nights, and a warming trend. We reach the mid 70s Saturday, and Sunday’s high will be around 80 degrees. You could not ask for better weather for the races at Talladega, spring sports, or anything else you want to do this weekend.

NEXT WEEK: An upper ridge holds, meaning generally warm and dry weather for the great state of Alabama. Partly sunny days, fair nights, and a high each day in the low 80s, maybe mid 80s in spots. Active weather will be to the west across the Great Plains.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Sunny days, fair nights through much of next week from Panama City west to Gulf Shores. Highs will be mostly in the 70s along the immediate coast, and the sea water temperature early this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 70 degrees. Hurricane season, by the way, begins in a month, on June 1.

WET APRIL: Looks like Birmingham will wind up with 10.43″ of rain this month… about three and a half inches shy of the record for April, 13.75″ recorded in 1979. Birmingham’s rain surplus for the year is up to 4.33″.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I have a weather program today at Montevallo Elementary School… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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April 30, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 06:24
April 30, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 367 3 ratings Time: 04:05 More in News & Politics
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Isolated Showers Tomorrow, Then Dry

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:40

RADAR CHECK: A few isolated showers linger over parts of East Alabama this afternoon, but some places are enjoying some sunshine through a broken cloud field.

Temperatures are well below average for late April… Birmingham’s average high today (April 29) is 77, but today temperatures are only in the mid 60s.

We also note a cold air funnel was observed today atop Lookout Mountain near Dogtown, in DeKalb County…

A cold air funnel is a weak circulation in a cool, stable airmass, usually associated with a cold core upper low or upper trough (like the one passing over Alabama today). These are generally harmless.

TOMORROW: Cold air aloft persists, and we will need to maintain the chance of widely scattered afternoon showers. Otherwise, the day tomorrow will be windy with a mix of sun and clouds and a high in the mid 70s. The chance of any one spot getting wet across North Alabama is about one in five.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: We are still promising picture perfect spring weather, with sunny days, fair nights, and a slow warming trend. Expect a high in the mid 70s Saturday, and a good chance we reach 80 degrees Sunday afternoon. Perfect weather for race weekend at Talladega.

NEXT WEEK: A ridge is over the eastern third of the nation, and our weather is looking generally warm and dry for much of the week with highs in the low to mid 80s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I enjoyed speaking to the students at Hanceville High School this morning…. look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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April 29, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:37
April 29, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 203 1 ratings Time: 04:01 More in News & Politics
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Cold Air Funnel - Northeast Alabama

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:11
Cold Air Funnel - Northeast Alabama
This is a cold air funnel over Northeast Alabama today atop Lookout Mountain in DeKalb County (video from Leah Hughes). A cold air funnel is a weak circulation in a cool, stable airmass, usually... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 461 8 ratings Time: 00:38 More in News & Politics
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Rain Tapers Off Later Today

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:23

WET START TO THE DAY: Rain continues across much of Alabama this morning as an upper trough passes overhead, but the rain will fade away later today.

Clouds linger through the afternoon, and the high today should be in the upper 60s for most places.

TOMORROW: Upon further review, I think we will need to insert the risk of a few isolated afternoon showers due very cold air aloft, and a surface boundary passing through the state. It won’t be a big deal, and most places will be dry, but the high resolution NAM does suggest a few spots could see a brief afternoon shower. Otherwise, the day will be partly sunny with a high in the low to mid 70s. It will also rather windy, with a gusty north wind of 10-20 mph.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Spectacular spring weather, with sunny pleasant days, clear cool nights, and a slow warming trend. We will see a high around 70 Friday, then in the mid 70s Saturday afternoon, followed by 80 degree warmth Sunday. Friday morning will be pretty cool with a low down in the mid 40s.

NEXT WEEK: The pattern looks generally warm and dry for Alabama as we have an upper ridge over the eastern U.S. Expect partly sunny days with highs in the 81-85 degree range through at least Wednesday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

AT THE BEACH: We expect dry weather today with a partly sunny sky and a high in the 70s… and the great weather continues through the weekend and into early next week with sunny days and fair nights. Highs on the immediate coast will stay in the 70s, and the sea water temperature at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab this morning is 72 degrees.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I will be speaking this morning at Hanceville High School in Cullman County… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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April 29, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:14
April 29, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 521 2 ratings Time: 04:32 More in News & Politics
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Rain Tonight… Ending Tomorrow

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:37

RADAR CHECK: Rain is increasing across Alabama this afternoon as an upper low lifts out of Texas…

Tonight will be wet, with occasional rain. The air is cool and stable, so no severe weather, and probably no thunder. Even down in South Alabama the severe weather risk is small… just a “marginal risk” near the Gulf Coast this evening.

The rain will end from west to east tomorrow morning as the low pulls away, otherwise the day will be cloudy and cool with a high in the 60s. Rain totals will be in the 1/2 to 1 inch range.

Dry air returns Thursday with a good supply of sunshine and a high in the 72-75 degree range.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: No change in the forecast; it looks like delightful spring weather with sunny days, fair nights, and a warming trend. Expect low 70s Friday, upper 70s Saturday, and a high close to 80 degrees Sunday. Great weather for race weekend at Talladega.

AT THE BEACH: We expect dry weather tomorrow with a partly sunny sky and a high in the 70s… and the great weather continues through the weekend and into early next week with sunny days and fair nights. Highs on the immediate coast will stay in the 70s, and the sea water temperature at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab this afternoon is 72 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: Looks like we will enjoy warm, dry weather for the first half of the week with highs in the low to mid 80s Monday through Wednesday. No sign of any severe weather issues here for the next 7-10 days; see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

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April 28, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:29
April 28, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 428 2 ratings Time: 04:06 More in News & Politics
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Rain Develops Later Today

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 06:24

RADAR CHECK: Nothing showing up on radar at daybreak; the weather is dry and cool across the great state of Alabama. Vic Bell, the ABC 33/40 Skywatcher at Black Creek, just northeast of Gadsden, reports a chilly 38 degrees just before 6:00. Cullman is at 40… Fort Payne is at 41.

The upper low that has been over Texas the last few days will begin to fill and lift out today, and we expect rain to develop over the northern half of the state at some point this afternoon. Then, periods of rain will continue tonight into tomorrow morning. Seems like the most widespread rain will come from about 6:00 this evening through 12:00 noon tomorrow; rain amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch seem likely for our part of the state. The air will be cool and stable; I doubt if we hear any thunder.

TO THE SOUTH: SPC has dropped the standard “slight” risk of severe weather for far South Alabama today and tonight… they now just define a “marginal” risk for the Gulf Coast.

Drier air returns Thursday as the system pulls away from Alabama, with a partly sunny sky and a high close to 70 degrees.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: The weather could not be better, with sunny days, fair nights, and a slow warming trend. We expect low 70s Friday, mid 70s Saturday, and a high Sunday close to 80 degrees. Perfect weather for race weekend at Talladega, spring sports, or just about anything else you enjoy outdoors.

The dry weather will likely continue into early next week; see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details. We see nothing now in modeling to suggest any severe weather threat for North/Central Alabama for the next ten days.

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY: A total of 18 tornadoes touched down across Central Alabama; EF-2 tornadoes hit Bessemer and Graysville… an EF-1 moved through Kimberly. Over 40 people were injured, thankfully there were no fatalities.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. Scroll down for the show notes on the new episode we recorded last night.

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Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon…. enjoy the day!

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April 28, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 06:19
April 28, 2015 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
The ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is a detailed weather discussion for Alabama and the Southeast U.S. which goes beyond the normal stuff you see on TV! From James Spann and the team of ... From: ABC 33/40 Weather Views: 893 2 ratings Time: 04:12 More in News & Politics
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WeatherBrains 483: Very Chaotic Start

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 05:15

WeatherBrains Episode 483 is now online (April 27, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s guest WeatherBrain works with the Capitol Weather Gang and joins us at the last minute. Jason Samenow, welcome to WeatherBrains.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: High 96 at Fort Lauderdale (Executive Airport), FL, and Death Valley, CA
  • Low: 17 at Eureka, NV, and Stanley, ID
  • MCS created disaster to regatta on Mobile Bay Sunday
  • Severe weather again along Gulf Coast
  • Anniversary of historic tornado event in 2011
  • MCS with wind knocking train off tracks in New Orleans
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer continues to bring us the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Weather is a visual field and weather geeks often review weather conditions with pictures referred to as maps or charts. On those maps are contour lines that have special names.

    Listener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

    Web Sites from Episode 483:

    Dauphin Island Regatta disaster

    Interactive project looking back at Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011

    Capitol Weather Gang site

    To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

    Picks of the Week:

    Nate Johnson – Animated gif of storms near Dallas/Fort Worth April 26, 2015 (note, large file)

    Bill Murray – Bows out for an early flight

    Brian Peters – Gets fog horn!

    John Scala – Alabama leads Nation in tornado deaths

    Kevin Selle – Train being blown off tracks

    Rick Smith – Don’t park under an overpass in a hailstorm
    NWS BHM coming to a channel near you
    James Spann and lessons of April 27, 2011

    James Spann – NCAR Ensemble Forecasts

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – NWS Blacksburg, VA, summary on April 27-28, 2011

    SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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    WeatherBrains 483: Very Chaotic Start

    WeatherBrains - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:45

    WeatherBrains Episode 483 is now online (April 27, 2015). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

    Tonight’s guest WeatherBrain works with the Capitol Weather Gang and joins us at the last minute. Jason Samenow, welcome to WeatherBrains.

    Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: High 96 at Fort Lauderdale (Executive Airport), FL, and Death Valley, CA
  • Low: 17 at Eureka, NV, and Stanley, ID
  • MCS created disaster to regatta on Mobile Bay Sunday
  • Severe weather again along Gulf Coast
  • Anniversary of historic tornado event in 2011
  • MCS with wind knocking train off tracks in New Orleans
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer continues to bring us the incoming messages from our listeners.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Weather is a visual field and weather geeks often review weather conditions with pictures referred to as maps or charts. On those maps are contour lines that have special names.

    Listener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

    Web Sites from Episode 483:

    Dauphin Island Regatta disaster

    Interactive project looking back at Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011

    Capitol Weather Gang site

    To subscribe to the brand new SkyWritings, an email newsletter from the WeatherBrains gang, click HERE.

    Picks of the Week:

    Nate Johnson – Animated gif of storms near Dallas/Fort Worth April 26, 2015 (note, large file)

    Bill Murray – Bows out for an early flight

    Brian Peters – Gets fog horn!

    John Scala – Alabama leads Nation in tornado deaths

    Kevin Selle – Train being blown off tracks

    Rick Smith – Don’t park under an overpass in a hailstorm
    NWS BHM coming to a channel near you
    James Spann and lessons of April 27, 2011

    James Spann – NCAR Ensemble Forecasts

    Aubrey Urbanowicz – NWS Blacksburg, VA, summary on April 27-28, 2011

    SkyDavers Blog – The Fog Bank

    The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Dr. John Scala, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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