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Dense Fog and Rain

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 09:08

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No shadows for groundhogs in Central Alabama as dense fog and clouds blanket a good portion of the Southeast US this morning. Early morning drivers need to allow some extra time to reach their destinations. Foggy conditions should improve in the 8 to 10 am time frame as the fog lifts and visibility improves. Another interesting temperature trace over the last 24 hours as the temperature flattened out around 11 pm last night and actually have been slowly rising this morning.

Our Skywatcher in Black Creek reported this morning that his 6 am temperature was at 48 but he still dipped to 32 for a low before the temperature began to climb. Looks like in spite of the clouds, fog, and rain later that we’ll see the temperature rise into the lower and middle 60s across Central Alabama ahead of an approaching cold front. There is some instability with the approaching front, so we could get some thunderstorms, but the current data does not suggest that thunderstorms will reach severe limits. The primary area where thunderstorms could approach severe criteria is over southern Louisiana where CAPE values and richer low level moisture appear supportive of near-severe storms. We’ll have to keep an eye on that area to see exactly how the mesoscale actually develops.

Precipitable values are pretty high for this time of year, so we’ll have to be watching for heavy rain potential. Flash flooding is not expected since we’ve seen a fairly long spell of dry weather. But with rain coming quickly again Tuesday and early Wednesday, this will need careful watching for any potential flash flooding threats. There is also a band of winter weather with freezing rain, sleet and snow stretching from West Texas all the way to southern Pennsylvania. So if you have plans to travel northward today, you might want to assess your route of travel and perhaps leave earlier or consider delaying your trip.

The front should move through Central Alabama, stall out, and then move back on Tuesday along with another upper level impulse coming out of the Southwest US. That upper level impulse reaches Pennsylvania by midday on Wednesday allowing us to cool down and dry out before the next system approaches on Friday and Saturday. Friday looks mainly dry as that next short wave begins to kick out of Texas Saturday. Once again, there is potential for severe weather to develop over the Southeast US ahead of this negatively tilted trough. Cold air digging into the Central US and coming southward into Oklahoma and North Texas could also bring another round of winter weather to North Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and northern Arkansas. A surface low will develop in the vicinity of South Louisiana on Saturday and move northeast across Alabama on Sunday, so we will need to see how and where the warm sector develops for the potential for severe storms next weekend. Right now it would appear that it could be somewhat further south of Central Alabama, but even a small change in the exact location of the surface low could change all of that. Since we’re verging on voodoo country, it is unwise to try to be very specific that far out.

Not much change to the overall long range pattern with a deep trough in the eastern US. The GFS does have that trough a bit further east than the run yesterday morning, which would put the extreme cold over the Mid-Atlantic states with a potential winter storm for them. But this is way into voodoo country.

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James Spann Charles Daniel Ashley Brand J. B. Elliott Bill Murray Brian Peters E-Warn (AL wx watches/warnings)

Hope your groundhog doesn’t see his shadow! James Spann will have the next full edition of the Weather Xtreme Video on Monday morning. Stay tuned to the Blog for latter updates on our active weather pattern. Have a great day and Godspeed.

-Brian-

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February 2 Weather Xtreme Video

Weather Xtreme Video - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 09:06
February 2 Weather Xtreme Video
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Dense Fog Advisory to the South Tonight

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 22:13

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for some of our southern counties until tomorrow morning. Counties shaded in gray are being impacted. Use caution and slow down if you are driving in fog and use those low beams. Areas along and south of U.S. 80 and Interstate 85 are being impacted. This includes Auburn, Montgomery, Troy, and Selma.

...DENSE FOG EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... TALLAPOOSA-CHAMBERS-DALLAS-AUTAUGA-LOWNDES-ELMORE-MONTGOMERY- MACON-BULLOCK-LEE-RUSSELL-PIKE-BARBOUR- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDER CITY...DADEVILLE...VALLEY... LANETT...LAFAYETTE...SELMA...PRATTVILLE...FORT DEPOSIT... HAYNEVILLE...WETUMPKA...TALLASSEE...MONTGOMERY...TUSKEGEE... UNION SPRINGS...AUBURN...OPELIKA...PHENIX CITY...TROY...EUFAULA ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY. * VISIBILITIES...OF ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS EXPECTED * IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED DUE TO RESTRICTED VISIBILITIES PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.
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Heading through the Overnight

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 19:28

It has been a terrific day of weather across much of the state as many areas saw more sunshine than clouds. We have also had southerly flow increase and that is bringing in a new air mass across the state. Most locations were able to climb well into the 60s today, with even some 70s across southern portions of the state.

All of Alabama remained dry today and we should remain dry heading into the overnight hours, with only an isolated shower or two across the northwestern portions of the state. After midnight we should begin to see some showers trying to work their way into the state from the northwest. We will watching the radar to our northwest as a cold front in the Mississippi River Valley will be diving southeastward tomorrow. It will bring showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms for Sunday.

Through the overnight hours our temperatures will not drop much. As we look at the forecast model output for 6AM in the morning, we will see a range in temperatures from 50s across western and southern portions of the state, 40s along the Interstate 65 corridor, and even some 30s creeping into portions of East Alabama. These are a far cry from the single digits we had earlier this week.

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Update for Those Traveling Northward

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 17:33

Since the morning Weather Xtreme Video, a number of winter weather watches, warnings, or advisories have sprung up across the area from San Angelo, TX, across Southeast Oklahoma, northern Arkansas, northern West Tennessee, northern Middle Tennessee, eastern Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Virginia. A picture tells the story so much better, so see the map below.

The reddish pink areas are Winter Storm Warnings, the purple areas are Winter Weather Advisories, and the bluish-green color indicates Winter Weather Watches. These cover everything from freezing rain to sleet to snow occurrences. So if you have travel plans that will take you north, northwest, or northeast from Birmingham, you’ll want to keep an eye on the developing winter weather along your route.

-Brian-

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Mild and Dry Saturday

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 15:57

It is not a bad Saturday across the state. We are all dry and with southerly flow and sunshine today we have all warmed up nicely. Widespread 60s across the state and even some 70s down south. It remains a bit cooler across eastern portions of the state where the clouds have been hanging around, but those are beginning to erode away.

We are seeing more clouds beginning to move into the state from the west and the south. Most locations should remain dry today, but there is a chance for a few widely scattered showers across the state today and into the overnight hours. We do note that we are seeing more shower in Arkansas along a frontal boundary. That boundary will be heading east and will bring the showers with it Sunday.

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Clouds on the Increase

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 13:20

Depending where you are in the state, you are either seeing clouds or sunshine. Clouds are hanging tough across eastern portions of the state, and are slowing the warming process in those areas. Up and down the Interstate 65 corridor from Mobile to Huntsville locations are seeing mostly sunny conditions. The sun is allowing things to warm up nicely as upper 50s and 60s are showing up on the weather map.

We are also seeing southerly flow across the region and that is allowing moisture levels to rise as well. Dew points were below zero earlier this week, but have since returned to the 40s and 50s today. That is showing the atmosphere over the state is saturating and means we will have to deal with rain before the weekend is over.

As we look off to the west, we notice a lot of clouds across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Those clouds are moving east and will move into Alabama later today and especially overnight as a storm system will be approaching the state. Enjoy the sun and dry weather today, because Sunday will be cloudy and wet.

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A Look Back at January Temperatures

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 11:05

I think just about everyone knows that January, 2014, was cold. So just how cold was it? Let’s take a look at the month of January and pull out some highlights from the observations taken at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport.

The average high for January, 2014, was 48.2 which makes this the 11th coldest January on record since 1900. The average low, however, was 24.1 degrees which puts January, 2014, as the 3rd coldest January on record since 1900 behind only 1940 at 21.5 and 1977 at 22.1.

The coldest low for the month was 7 degrees on January 7th, but we dipped into single digits on the 29th and 30th with 9 for the second coldest lows. The warmest low was 48 degrees on January 13th.

For highs, our coldest high for the month was 24 on January 7th, and our warmest high was on the 11th with 65 degrees.

The day with the least amount of temperature change was January 28th with a high of 24 and a low of 16.

The wettest day in the month was the 11th with 0.69 inches measured.

The snowfall on January 28th produced only 8 hundredths of an inch of liquid, so the ratio of snow to water was about 20 to 1, perhaps even a little higher. The “standard” liquid water equivalent is usually around 10 to 1.

Some interesting notes on a very chilly January.

-Brian-

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February 1 Weather Xtreme Video

Weather Xtreme Video - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 08:36
February 1 Weather Xtreme Video
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Warmer But Wetter

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 08:29

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According to preliminary data from the National Weather Service, January, 2014, in Central Alabama will come in around the 11th coldest month based on the daily average highs, but will be the 3rd coldest month based on daily lows behind only January of 1940 and 1977. I’m pretty sure we all suspected something along these lines since it has been downright cold. The 4 degree low at my house on January 30th was the lowest I’ve seen since I moved here in 1989 with the exception of March, 1993, and my weather station was not in place then. But it looks like February is going to start on a somewhat mild note, and that’s just fine by me. We’re still going to have to keep a close eye on what continues to be an active pattern for the US.

This morning the upper flow pattern at 500 millibars shows a trough over the western US with a ridge over the eastern US. This pattern is forecast to persist through much of the week ahead, so it will keep the Southeast under a southwesterly flow aloft which should keep us warmer than usual but it will also keep us wet. The GFS holds this overall pattern for several days as several short wave impulses move out of the Southwest US. This means that we’ll be seeing cold fronts coming toward our area, but the coldest air is expected to stay off to our north and northwest.

Today should be dry but cloudy as low clouds were pushing northward along the Alabama/Mississippi line. So we’ll see some sunshine today but clouds will be in the mix, too. Look for a high around 60 to 62 – nice! While the moisture is definitely on the increase, I don’t expect to see any significant chance for rain today.

Rain chances climb Sunday as one impulse rides northeastward out of Texas across the Mid-South into the Central Appalachians. Cold air remains across the Ohio River Valley with rain coming to an end on Monday. But we will cool down somewhat with highs in the 50s. Yet another impulse kicks out of the Southwest US on Tuesday with a surface low forming in the vicinity of Southeast Texas and moving northeast into New England by Wednesday afternoon. We’ll have to watch to see how the potential for severe weather develops. Right now it does not appear that this will be a big severe weather producer, however, what appears marginal right now could become better developed as we get closer to the event and the details in the mesoscale become clearer.

We should warm up into the 60s Tuesday before another front passes through Central Alabama and drops us back into the 50s. Because of the southwesterly flow aloft, it appears unlikely that the really cold air will make it into this area.

We end the upcoming week on a dry note until Saturday when the strongest impulse in this parade kicks our way from Texas. At this point we could see the pattern shift back to a trough along the Mississippi River with cold air once again impinging on the Southeast US. Right now there could be a potential for a round of severe weather for the Southeast US while further west in Oklahoma and Arkansas and Missouri and Kansas they may be dealing with a substantial winter storm. We’re edging into voodoo, so no one knows for sure, but this possibility is certainly on the table.

Looking out into Week 2, the GFS signals a return to colder weather for the eastern half of the country with the long wave trough once again becoming established along the Mississippi River by mid-February, so don’t let the warmer week ahead get you to put the winter clothing away just yet.

And you can follow news and weather updates from ABC 33/40 on Twitter here. Stay in the know by following the whole gang – here’s the list…

James Spann Charles Daniel Ashley Brand J. B. Elliott Bill Murray Brian Peters E-Warn (AL wx watches/warnings)

I’m excited about the upcoming Storm Alert Tour from the Weather Department at ABC 3340. Our first stop is planned for Gadsden on February 6th with a program that begins at 6:30 pm. Hope you can get by to say hello. I expect to have the next Weather Xtreme Video posted by 8 am or so on Sunday morning. Godspeed.

-Brian-

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January 31 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:46
January 31 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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Moisture Returns Over The Weekend

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:40

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THIS IS MORE LIKE IT: With a good supply of sunshine, temperatures are mostly in the 50s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon. It almost feels like spring, and we sure have come a long way since Tuesday.

WHAT ABOUT THE WEEKEND? Moisture levels will rise, and there will be an increase in clouds during the day tomorrow. But, with little dynamic support, any showers that form should be few and far between. The high will be around 60 degrees. Showers become more likely Sunday; the 12Z run of the GFS hints that while showers are certainly possible during the day, the most widespread rain will come Sunday night into early Monday morning. Rain amounts of around 1/2 to 3/4″ are likely here.

To the north, some snow is possible Sunday night from parts of Arkansas into northern Tennessee, but that will not impact Alabama in any way.

NEXT WEEK: A vigorous weather system will bring a round of showers and storms to Alabama at mid-week. Tuesday will be mild and windy with a chance of showers, then stronger storms arrive Tuesday night into early Wednesday.

We will need to watch this for severe weather potential. While surface based instability is very low, shear values are high, and there is excellent dynamic support. Cold season systems like this can surprise you when it comes to severe storms. We will monitor it over the weekend.

The rain ends Wednesday morning, followed by colder air Thursday and Friday, but nothing like the cold we have experienced this week.

THE LAND OF VOODOO: Weather systems will bring rain to Alabama around February 9 and February 13 (timing, of course, could change), but there is NO evidence of any snow threat for North-Central Alabama, despite what you might read on somebody’s Facebook wall or Twitter feed. Please take some time to see the afternoon Weather Xtreme video for all of the maps, graphics, and more details.

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January 31 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 07:36
January 31 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
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Showers Return Over The Weekend

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 07:25

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RUMORS RUNNING WILD: Let me quote a small part of post I wrote on social media last night…

“I have spend considerable time today putting to rest rumors of…

*A major snow storm next week

*A major snow storm February 7

*A major snow storm February 14

*A major snow storm in March

Could these things happen? Yes. Will they probably happen? No. Does anybody really know? No.

There is very little skill in a specific forecast beyond seven days. You can use pattern recognition, and look for model consistency. But, no real skill.” Just wanted to say up front there is no empirical evidence of any big snow event right now for North-Central Alabama. Keep reading for the meteorological discussion….

NOT AS COLD: Temperatures are mostly in the 20s across Alabama at daybreak, and the warming trend will continue today with a high in the low 50s for most communities. The air will stay dry, and the sky will be partly sunny. Those lingering icy patches on shaded side streets should melt this afternoon, finally.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: The warming trend continues; we reach the upper 50s tomorrow, with low 60s very possible Sunday. Moisture levels rise tomorrow, and a shower or two is possible, but much of of the day should be dry despite a mostly cloudy sky. Showers are more likely Sunday ahead of an approaching cold front. Rain amounts Sunday and Sunday night should be in the 1/2 inch range.

NEXT WEEK: A zonal flow over the U.S. will bring an interesting and active pattern for a while. A rather energetic storm system will bring breezy and showery weather to Alabama Tuesday, followed by a round of organized showers and strong thunderstorms Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. There is a fairly high amount of low level bulk shear (surface to 925 mb)… in the 30 knot range, but very little surface based instability, so for now the risk of severe weather look low, but we will keep an eye on the situation.

Rain will end Wednesday, followed by colder air on Thursday and Friday.

THE LAND OF VOODOO: Another chance of strong storms shows up on Saturday February 8; there has been good model consistency in this idea… followed by sharply colder air the following day. Some evidence of snow flurries around Feb 9, but nothing beyond that. Another storm system shows up around February 12 that is lower in latitude… see the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and more details.

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January 30 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:49
January 30 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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Warm-Up Continues For Alabama

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:45

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LET THE WARM-UP BEGIN: Temperatures are in the 40s across Alabama this afternoon under a deep blue sky. Road conditions have improved greatly, but some icy spots remain on side roads in shaded areas.

TONIGHT: Cold, but not as cold as last night. The models are suggesting a low in the low 20s, but clearly the colder places will reach the teens. The valleys in Northeast Alabama might even make a run for the single digits. The sky will remain clear, and the wind light.

INTO THE 50s TOMORROW: We will project a high in the low 50s tomorrow with a partly sunny sky.

THE WEEKEND: Looks like any showers Saturday will be pretty widely spaced, otherwise the day will be mostly cloudy with a high between 55 and 60 degrees. Showers are more likely Sunday ahead of a cold front. Rain amounts of around 1/2 inch look likely Sunday.

TO THE NORTH: Global models hint at some precipitation in the colder air over parts of Tennessee, and the 12Z ECMWF (European model) tries to put a little snow down up that way Sunday night.

We do NOT expect snow in North-Central Alabama Sunday night; there is no global model solution that supports that idea.

NEXT WEEK: A touch of light rain is not out of the question Monday with a high in the 50s. Southerly winds increase Tuesday ahead of a robust storm system over the Southern Plains with temperatures rising into the mid 60s, and we will have a good chance of showers and storms by Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. A strong storm is not out of the question, but for now the severe weather parameters look very marginal. Colder air moves back into Alabama Thursday, but nothing like the cold air we have now. Again, there is no evidence on any global model of significant snow for North-Central Alabama Wednesday night as the cold air moves in.

LONG RANGE: Rumors are also swirling about the snow shown on the European model for North Alabama on February 7, but long time blog readers understand that is nothing more than voodoo right now.

Take some time to watch the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and details.

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Morning Lows

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:33

More lows than you can shake a stick at from the NWS Birmingham:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1030 AM CST THU JAN 30 2014

…LATEST LOW TEMPERATURE REPORTS…

LOCATION TEMP TIME/DATE

…AUTAUGA…
1 NNW PRATTVILLE (359 FT) 14 0203 AM 01/30

…BARBOUR…
7 SSW FLORENCE MARINA STATE PA 13 0657 AM 01/30
CLAYTON (500 FT) 14 0600 AM 01/30
WEEDON FIELD AIRPORT 14 0558 AM 01/30

…BIBB…
6 SW CENTREVILLE (450 FT) 3 0600 AM 01/30
1 ESE BRENT (219 FT) 5 0611 AM 01/30
1 NNE BRENT (362 FT) 6 0526 AM 01/30

…BULLOCK…
7 WSW UNION SPRINGS (337 FT) 8 0615 AM 01/30

…CALHOUN…
1 ENE BYNUM (633 FT) 0 0601 AM 01/30
1 NNW FORT MCCLELLAN (767 FT) 2 0619 AM 01/30
ANNISTON ARPT ASOS (611 FT) 5 0653 AM 01/30
2 E FORT MCCLELLAN (1049 FT) 11 0546 AM 01/30

…CHAMBERS…
WEST POINT (575 FT) 7 0700 AM 01/30

…CHILTON…
4 NE THORSBY (738 FT) 9 0632 AM 01/30

…CLAY…
3 NE LINEVILLE (1036 FT) -3 0553 AM 01/30

…CLEBURNE…
2 W HEFLIN (908 FT) 0 0614 AM 01/30
HEFLIN (1040 FT) 0 0534 AM 01/30

…DALLAS…
1 SE SELMA (124 FT) 10 0409 AM 01/30
SELMA (147 FT) 13 0530 AM 01/30

…ELMORE…
12 S ROCKFORD (482 FT) 9 0555 AM 01/30

…ETOWAH…
1 SW RAINBOW CITY (541 FT) 0 0553 AM 01/30
SARDIS CITY (1056 FT) 1 0622 AM 01/30
2 ESE GADSDEN (525 FT) 7 0644 AM 01/30
GADSDEN WATER WORKS (565 FT) 9 1100 PM 01/29

…GREENE…
GAINESVILLE (125 FT) 10 0500 AM 01/30

…HALE…
GREENSBORO (220 FT) 11 0800 AM 01/30

…JEFFERSON…
1 NW HOOVER (855 FT) 6 0529 AM 01/30
2 NE HOOVER (574 FT) 8 0608 AM 01/30
BIRMINGHAM ARPT ASOS (625 FT) 9 0553 AM 01/30
1 ESE FORESTDALE (620 FT) 10 1232 AM 01/30
CITY SEWAGE PLT (445 FT) 12 1200 AM 01/30
VESTAVIA HILLS (672 FT) 13 0142 AM 01/30

…LAMAR…
5 W MILLPORT (295 FT) 3 0543 AM 01/30
6 WNW VERNON (372 FT) 6 0545 AM 01/30
2 SW VERNON (298 FT) 7 0930 AM 01/30

…LEE…
WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLT 6 0800 AM 01/30
2 NW OPELIKA (777 FT) 10 0538 AM 01/30
AUBURN 12 0555 AM 01/30
2 ESE AUBURN (574 FT) 13 0541 AM 01/30

…MACON…
9 ESE NOTASULGA (508 FT) 11 0626 AM 01/30
2 W TUSKEGEE (399 FT) 14 0500 AM 01/30
4 ENE TUSKEGEE (275 FT) 15 0656 AM 01/30
11 S AUBURN (446 FT) 15 0524 AM 01/30

…MARENGO…
DEMOPOLIS MUNI (111 FT) 7 0535 AM 01/30
LOCK AND DAM (100 FT) 9 0600 AM 01/30
1 SE DEMOPOLIS (86 FT) 11 0259 AM 01/30
DEMOPOLIS (121 FT) 11 0539 AM 01/30

…MARION…
3 S HAMILTON (435 FT) 0 0400 AM 01/30
1 WSW WINFIELD (397 FT) 4 0700 AM 01/30
2 NNE BEAR CREEK (846 FT) 4 0535 AM 01/30
1 SE WINFIELD (659 FT) 6 0532 AM 01/30
1 SSE WESTON (633 FT) 10 1208 AM 01/30

…MONTGOMERY…
MONTGOMERY DANNELLY FIELD 11 0553 AM 01/30
8 E MONTGOMERY (232 FT) 13 0621 AM 01/30
5 E MONTGOMERY (295 FT) 13 0638 AM 01/30
2 NE MONTGOMERY (232 FT) 13 0648 AM 01/30
5 WNW MONTGOMERY (167 FT) 14 0558 AM 01/30

…PICKENS…
2 SSW MEMPHIS (160 FT) 6 0600 AM 01/30

…PIKE…
TROY MUNICIPAL APT (399 FT) 8 0553 AM 01/30

…RANDOLPH…
2 E ROANOKE (691 FT) -1 0547 AM 01/30

…RUSSELL…
HURTSBORO (442 FT) 10 0532 AM 01/30

…SHELBY…
1 WNW HELENA (449 FT) 2 0620 AM 01/30
3 N CHELSEA (640 FT) 3 0643 AM 01/30
1 SE HELENA (486 FT) 4 0553 AM 01/30
1 S HELENA (504 FT) 5 0550 AM 01/30
2 SSW PELHAM (452 FT) 5 0545 AM 01/30
2 NNE CHELSEA (606 FT) 6 0530 AM 01/30
HELENA (266 FT) 6 0543 AM 01/30
SHELBY COUNTY AIRPORT 9 0553 AM 01/30

…ST. CLAIR…
MOODY (695 FT) 3 0535 AM 01/30
2 N PELL CITY (544 FT) 5 0313 AM 01/30
2 E MARGARET (879 FT) 10 0704 AM 01/30

…SUMTER…
1 NW LIVINGSTON (144 FT) 6 0500 AM 01/30

…TALLADEGA…
1 ENE TALLADEGA (600 FT) -2 0526 AM 01/30
WATER PLANT (490 FT) 0 0700 AM 01/30
1 W TALLADEGA (576 FT) 4 0524 AM 01/30

…TALLAPOOSA…
ALEXANDER CITY (686 FT) 8 0615 AM 01/30

…TUSCALOOSA…
6 W NORTHPORT (190 FT) 5 0702 AM 01/30
8 NE VANCE (636 FT) 6 0600 AM 01/30
2 WNW NORTHPORT (219 FT) 7 0637 AM 01/30
TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL AIRPORT 9 0553 AM 01/30
TUSCALOOSA (337 FT) 10 0619 AM 01/30
NORTHPORT (209 FT) 11 0536 AM 01/30

…WALKER…
3 NNE PARRISH (464 FT) 4 0621 AM 01/30
2 ENE JASPER (480 FT) 6 0530 AM 01/30
JASPER 7 0555 AM 01/30

…WINSTON…
3 NNE HALEYVILLE (931 FT) 2 0556 AM 01/30

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

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A Slow Go, But Improving Conditions Ahead

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:32

With clear skies across almost all of Alabama, you can make out the snowfall still in place across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and even Northwest Florida!

It is 25F at Tuscaloosa and Birmingham at 9 a.m. with 18F at Anniston. Overnight lows included 9F at Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Calera. It was 6F at Anniston and 3F at Decatur. Russellville checked in with -1F. It was 0F at Valley Head.

The sun will warm things above freezing by 11 or 12 o’clock. The sun and dry air will continue to work on the roads.

In the Birmingham area, many secondary roads still are snow covered with a slick ice glaze in many spots. Many primary roads have at least one lane that is snow covered as well.

If you can delay your travel until later this afternoon, that will help keep problems to a minimum until roads have had the chance to clear a bit more.

It’s still a slow go on I-65, US-280 and much of I-459 this morning. There are still big problems along I-20 east of Birmingham.

If you do have to drive, take it slow, leave plenty of distance between you and other cars, and try not to brake or change directions while on ice.

So, things are improving, but we have a ways to go yet.

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Let The Warm-Up Begin

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 07:20

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FRIGID MORNING: For some, this is the coldest morning so far this year, colder than January 7. Not not for everybody. Here is a round-up of temperatures just before sun-up. These are not official lows, and some places might drop another degree or two.

Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden) -4
Oneonta -1
Gadsden (Noccalula Falls) -1
Haleyville 0
Valley Head 1
Cottondale 2
Millport 3
Fort Payne 3
Bessemer 5
Lake View (East Tuscaloosa County) 6
Oxford 7
Linden 7
Fayette 7
Thorsby 8
Tuscaloosa 9
Birmingham Airport 10

WARMING TREND AHEAD: With a strong January sun, we expect a high in the low 40s today, and road conditions where snow came down Tuesday will improve greatly as the ice/snow melts away. Tomorrow will be partly sunny with a high in the low to mid 50s.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: While there will be an increase in clouds, Saturday should be mostly dry with a high in the low 60s… just a slight risk of a shower. Showers are more likely on Sunday with a high around 60 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: The GFS shows a significant storm with a good round of showers and storms late Tuesday, Tuesday night, and possibly into early Wednesday morning. We are actually in the warm sector of the storm system, and strong thunderstorms are very well possible Tuesday night, but the severe weather parameters are less than impressive for now.

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