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Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow Morning

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 16:33

**No Weather Xtreme video this afternoon; I am the Grand Marshall in the annual Cullman Christmas parade tonight… I will be back for ABC 33/40 News tonight at 10:00**

RADAR CHECK: A little light rain is showing up in spots over West Alabama this afternoon; heavier showers are over the northwest corner of the state…

WET START TO THE WEEKEND: We are still forecasting periods of rain tonight and tomorrow across North/Central Alabama… for places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden, the most significant rain will come from about 9:00 tonight through 12:00 noon tomorrow. It won’t rain for that entire nine hour time frame, but occasional showers are likely. No severe weather threat (although SPC has defined a “marginal” risk tonight from Memphis to Shreveport), and probably not much thunder. Rain amounts should be generally under 1/2 inch, although amounts will be higher over the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama.

To the south, showers are a possibility tomorrow afternoon over the southern counties of our state, but rain there will be light and spotty. Highs tomorrow will be generally in the 60s.

The sky will clear tomorrow night, and sunshine returns Sunday; the day will be cooler with a high between 58 and 62 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: The weather next week looks very quiet; the 12Z GFS shows no rain for Alabama, with temperatures right at seasonal averages; generally we expect highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Coolest day will be Wednesday; some North Alabama communities might have a hard time getting out of the 40s, and upper 20s are possible by daybreak Thursday. Still no sign of any really cold, Arctic air for the next 15 days.

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My next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. Monday… Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday. Enjoy the weekend!

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December 5, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:37
December 5, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
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Some Rain As The Weekend Begins

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:23

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AT DAYBREAK: Birmingham is reporting 59 degrees at 5:00 a.m. CT… which is average high for December 5. Needless to say, it will be another warm December day today with temperatures reaching the low 70s in most places this afternoon. The sky will feature more clouds than sun, and while we can’t rule out a shower or two, most of the day will be dry.

WET BEGINNING TO THE WEEKEND: Rain coverage will increase tonight as the short wave west of the state gets closer. We will forecast periods of rain late tonight and tomorrow; at this point for North/Central Alabama it looks like the main window for the more widespread rain will come from about 9:00 tonight through 12:00 noon tomorrow. This doesn’t mean it will rain all nine hours; it will rain at times.

The heavier rain totals will be seen over the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama; for places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston, and Gadsden we project rain amounts of under 1/2 inch. Some places will see under 1/4 inch. No severe weather risk, and probably very little thunder. The rain will end from west to east early tomorrow afternoon as drier air moves into the state, and the sky will clear tomorrow night. Expect a high in the mid 60s tomorrow.

JACKSONVILLE STATE FOOTBALL: The Gamecocks host Sam Houston State tomorrow at Burgess-Snow Field at 1:00; the sky will be cloudy with some rain possible at times, especially during the first half of the game. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s during the game.

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: No weather worries with the Alabama/Missouri game played in the Georgia Dome, outside tomorrow in Atlanta the sky will be cloudy with some rain at times; the high will be in the low 60s. Sunday will be dry and a bit cooler with a high between 57 and 60.

Sunday will be a brighter day, with ample sunshine… the weather will be a bit cooler with a high closer to 60; many places north of Birmingham won’t get out of the 50s.

NEXT WEEK: Looks quiet; the last few GFS runs show no rain for Alabama through the week with temperatures near seasonal averages; highs 58-62, lows 38-42. A good supply of sunshine each day.

LONG RANGE: The upper air pattern simply won’t allow any extremely cold, Arctic air down into the Deep South for the next 15 days. Not looking good for those dreaming of a “White Christmas” at this point, but we all know we will have some good cold periods as we get deeper into winter. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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I will be the Grand Marshall of the Cullman Christmas parade tonight, so no afternoon Weather Xtreme video today, but I will post some forecast notes by 4:00. Enjoy the day!

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Warm Early December Day

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 16:36

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WELL INTO THE 70s: Looks like Birmingham will just miss a record high today (warmest so far at the Birmingham Airport is 75)… but for Anniston and Tuscaloosa, their 2 pm readings were already tying the record highs. The record high for Anniston is 75 degrees which was set in 1982. And in Tuscaloosa, the record is 76 set in 1961.

FYI… the warmest December temperature on record for Birmingham is 80 degrees, recorded on December 7, 1951.

Nothing on radar this afternoon, and we should stay dry tonight.

SHOWERS RETURN: Clouds thicken across the state tonight, and tomorrow will be a mostly cloudy day with some risk of widely scattered showers. Showers are more likely tomorrow night, mostly over the northern third of the state. Tomorrow will be another warm day with a high between 70 and 75 degrees.

A few periods of rain are likely Saturday, but it won’t rain all day, the rain won’t be especially heavy, there is no risk of severe weather, and I doubt if we hear much thunder. Rain amounts for North/Central Alabama should be under 1/2″, and many places will get under 1/4″. Saturday’s high will be in the mid to upper 60s.

DRIER SUNDAY: Showers move out of the state late Saturday afternoon, and Sunday promises to be a nice day, with ample sunshine. The day will be a bit cooler with a high between 60 and 65.

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: No weather worries with the Alabama/Missouri game played in the Georgia Dome, outside Saturday in Atlanta the sky will be cloudy with some rain at times; the high Saturday afternoon will be in the low 60s. Sunday will be dry and a bit cooler with a high between 57 and 60.

NEXT WEEK: The weather looks quiet. A bit cooler, with highs between 56 and 60, and lows between 38 and 42 most days. The week looks generally dry, although we might consider a small risk of a shower late in the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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I had a great time today visiting with the 5th graders at Southside Elementary School in Etowah County… 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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December 4, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 16:36
December 4, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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Record Warmth

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 15:32

While November started on a cold note, December has started on an unseasonably warm note for Central Alabama.

At 2 pm, the temperature at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport was 75 degrees, only 3 degrees away from the record of 78 set in 1998. But for Anniston and Tuscaloosa, their 2 pm readings were already tying the record highs. The record high for Anniston is 75 degrees which was set in 1982. And in Tuscaloosa, the record is 76 set in 1961.

It’s highly likely that both of these stations will establish new record highs for this date, but getting an additional 4 degrees at Birmingham is not as likely.

And just to put it all in perspective, these temperatures are way above our record lows which range from 19 in Birmingham to 21 at Tuscaloosa.

-Brian-

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December 4, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 07:27
December 4, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
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Showers Return As The Weekend Begins

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 07:24

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ANOTHER WARM DECEMBER DAY: The GFS and the NAM models are printing a high of 73 degrees today for Birmingham; if we reach that, it will be 14 degrees above the average high of 59, and within five degrees of the record high for December 4, 78 set in 1998.

A few isolated showers have popped up this morning across North/Central Alabama, but overall today will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds.

We go back into the low 70s tomorrow, but the sky will become mostly cloudy, and we will mention a small risk of afternoon shower. Showers are more likely tomorrow night and during the day Saturday; the main window for the more widespread rain comes after midnight tomorrow night, although we can’t rule out a shower or two before midnight.

THE WEEKEND: A few periods of rain are likely Saturday, with the best coverage along and north of I-20. Rain south of I-20 will be pretty light and spotty, and much of the day will be dry there. Over North Alabama, rain amounts should be generally under 1/2 inch. It won’t rain all day, and I doubt if we hear much thunder. Certainly no risk of severe weather. Just be aware if you have some outdoor plans, it will rain at times. The day will be cloudy with a high in the upper 60s; 70s are likely over South Alabama.

Rain will end Saturday evening, and dry air returns Sunday as the sky becomes partly to mostly sunny. Sunday will be a bit cooler with a high between 60 and 65 degrees.

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP: Needless to say, rain won’t be an issue for the Alabama/Missouri game inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Saturday, but outside some rain is likely at times during the day with a high in the low 60s. Drier air returns to Georgia Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: The weather will be a bit cooler with highs dropping back into the 50s, and lows in the 30s, which is at average values for mid-December in Alabama. We might consider a small risk of a shower late in the week, but for now it doesn’t look like a big rain event. 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 have a weather program today at Southside Elementary School in Etowah County… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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Mild Early December Weather

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:24

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THIS AFTERNOON: More clouds than sun across Alabama with temperatures mostly in the upper 60s around here; Montgomery remains one of the warmest spots in the state with 76 degrees at mid-afternoon. Nothing on radar.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: We are forecasting a high in the low 70s tomorrow, about 10-15 degrees above average, and not too far away from the record high of 78 (set in 1998) for December 4. We expect some sun through scattered clouds. Then, on Friday, clouds thicken ahead of a short wave, and we will mention the risk of widely scattered showers during the day, especially over West Alabama. Showers will become more likely over the northwest part of the state Friday night.

OUR WEEKEND: Saturday will offer the best chance of rain, but no severe weather, no thunder, no “all day rain”, and nothing especially heavy. In fact the latest GFS run shows just some light rain at times, with amounts well under 1/2 inch. The high Saturday will be in the mid to upper 60s with a cloudy sky. Then, the wave will be east of Alabama Sunday, and the sky should become partly to mostly sunny with a high between 60 and 65 degrees.

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Nice and dry for the Alabama/Missouri game inside the Georgia Dome Saturday in Atlanta, but some light rain is likely outside at times with a cloudy sky… the high will be in the low 60s.

NEXT WEEK: The weather trends cooler, and the week for now looks rain-free with highs in the 50s, and lows in the 30s. Right at seasonal averages for mid-December. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

No sign of any severe weather problems for Alabama through mid-December.

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I will be at the Applebees on Highway 150 in Hoover for Family Night on ABC 33/40 News at 4, 5, and 6:00… bring the family, and part of the proceeds will go to the annual Toys for Tots campaign. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here tomorrow morning by 7:00…

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December 3, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:23
December 3, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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December 3, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:06
December 3, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
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Mild Air Wins The Battle

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:01

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THIS MORNING: The stalled surface front over North Alabama is beginning to lose it’s identity this morning; this feature was responsible for cold air over the northwest counties of the state yesterday, where some communities barely touched the 50 degree mark. South of the front yesterday, temperatures soared into the low to mid 70s.

We project a high in the 68 to 71 degree range today for places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston, and Gadsden; to the north it won’t be as cold as yesterday with highs in the low to mid 60s. Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with no significant rain expected.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: Looks like tomorrow will be the warmest day of the week. With a partly sunny sky, we project a high in the low 70s. The average high for December 4 is 59, and the record high for the date is 78, set in 1998. Then, on Friday, clouds increase ahead of a short wave that will bring rain to our state. The GFS model keeps the daytime hours Friday generally dry, but we will need to introduce the chance of showers late in the day and Friday night, especially for Northwest Alabama. The weather stays mild with a high around 70 degrees.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: A few periods of rain are likely over the northern half of the state Saturday. No severe weather, probably no thunder, and the rain won’t be too heavy with amounts under 1/2 inch. But, if you have outdoor plans, no doubt we should see some rain at times with a high in the 60s. The wave will be east of our state by Sunday, however, with dry weather returning along with a partly sunny sky and a high in the mid 60s.

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP WEATHER: For Alabama fans traveling to Saturday’s game against Missouri in Atlanta, thankfully the game is being played in the Georgia Dome since periods of rain are likely there during the day; the high will be close to 60 degrees. Only a small risk of a stray shower Sunday in Atlanta.

NEXT WEEK: Temperatures get back to where they should be for mid-December for much of the week, with highs in the 50s, and lows in the 30s. Looks like a majority of the week will be dry, and we see no severe weather threats through mid-month, and no sign of any really cold, Arctic air as well.

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 doing a weather program this morning for patients at Children’s of Alabama in downtown Birmingham… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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Front Stalled Over North Alabama

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:53

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BIG CONTRAST: It is a cold early December day in Northwest Alabama, where temperatures are barely out of the 40s. However, south of a stalled front from Reform to Cullman to Fort Payne, temperatures are close to 70 degrees in Birmingham and Anniston. And, to the south, Montgomery has soared to 77 at mid-afternoon. There are a few sprinkles on radar over North Alabama, but most of the state is dry.

This time, the warm air will win the battle, as the front will slowly begin to lose it’s identity and lift northward over the next 24 hours.

REST OF THE WEEK: Our weather stays very mild and dry tomorrow and Thursday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds both days with a high very close to the 70 degree mark, about ten degrees above average for early December. Then, a surface wave west of the state Friday will bring showers to areas north and west of Alabama. For now it looks like most of the state will stay dry during the day Friday, although some rain could creep into the far northern counties by mid to late afternoon. Friday stays mild with a high between 67 and 70.

OUR WEEKEND: The best chance of showers will come Saturday. It won’t rain all day, and the rain probably won’t be too heavy, but occasional showers are likely over the northern half of the state with a cloudy sky and a high in the mid 60s. Then, as the wave moves east of the state, Sunday looks dry with a partly sunny sky and a high between 60 and 65.

NEXT WEEK: Colder air drops into our state by Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Looks like most of the week will be dry; 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 seeing the students today at the Alabama Waldorf School in Birmingham… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

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December 2, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:47
December 2, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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December 2, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition

Weather Xtreme Video - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:43
December 2, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Morning Edition
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Mild Weather Continues; A Few Showers

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:38

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RADAR CHECK: Some rain is falling over North Alabama at daybreak this morning… most of the showers are along and north of U.S. 278 (Hamilton to Cullman to Gadsden). Model data suggests the best chance of rain today will come during the morning hours, and mostly north of I-20. Rain amounts won’t be too heavy.

Otherwise, the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a high close to 70 for places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden. The Tennessee Valley will be cooler with a high in the low to mid 60s.

REST OF THE WEEK: The weather tomorrow and Thursday looks dry and mild; some sun both days with a high near 70, which is about ten degrees above average for early December in Alabama. The 00Z model set suggests the wave at the end of the week on Friday will bring the best chance of showers to the far northern part of the state, and up into Tennessee and Kentucky. If the 12Z data confirms this, we can reduce the chance of rain Friday for areas south of the Tennessee River. And, we stay mild Friday with a high not too far from the 70 degree mark.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: No doubt we will need to mention a chance of showers Saturday over the northern half of the state, but rain amounts most likely won’t be too heavy, and it certainly won’t rain all day. Just be aware of the potential for some rain during the day if you have an outdoor event planned. The GFS is printing a high of 67 degrees for Birmingham Saturday, which looks pretty good, and the day will feature more clouds than sun.

Sunday for now looks mostly rain-free as the short wave moves east of Alabama; we will forecast a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the 60s.

ATLANTA WEEKEND WEATHER: For Alabama fans headed to Atlanta for Saturday’s SEC Championship game, needless to say you won’t have to worry about weather issues inside the Georgia Dome… but outside the sky will be mostly cloudy with the chance of a few passing rain showers. Due to cold air damming, the weather will be cooler in Atlanta, and there is a chance they won’t get out of the 50s Saturday.

NEXT WEEK: The GFS hints temperatures get back into a normal range next week; with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s by mid-week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

EARLY GEMINIDS: Earth is entering a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. The shower is not expected to peak until Dec. 14th, but NASA meteor cameras are detecting Geminid fireballs over the USA two weeks early. A number of people reported seeing them over Alabama last night.

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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I will be doing a weather program today at the Waldorf School in Birmingham… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 or so this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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WeatherBrains 462: Bringing in the Strange People

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:15

WeatherBrains Episode 462 is now online (December 1, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Our guest WeatherBrain this week include Paul Iniquez from the National Weather Service office in San Jaoquin/Hanford, CA. Paul is the SOO, Science and Operations Officer, at the NWS in Hanford, CA. He is from Minnesota but has worked in NWS offices all over. His undergraduate degree is from St. Cloud State University and his MS is from Arizona State. Paul Iñiquez, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Also joining us as Guest Panelist is Joseph Rentken. Joseph became a super moderator of the Accuweather.com forums in 2008. Since then, he has become a storm spotter for the various NWS offices where he has lived. He is a storm chaser and now serves as the volunteer meteorologist at KOPN.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 84 at Naples, FL, and -24 at Tioga, ND
  • Start of meteorological winter
  • Nice temperature contrast across a front with 73 at Birmingham and 17 at Chicago
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is out again, so we’re docking her Christmas bonus. Look for the email bag next week. But Nate is johnny on the spot with Nate’s News.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Bill Murray mentioned tule fog last week, so it seemed a great topic for this week’s 101 segment. Spelled T U L E it is pronounced like “tool e.” At least I hope it is.

    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 462:

    NWS Hanford, CA, web page

    Picks of the Week:

    Nate Johnson – Forecasters forced to lies to us

    Bill Murray – Winter Weather Safety

    Brian Peters – Davis Vantage Pro 2

    Joseph Rentken – 39th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop

    John Scala – Tornado days article

    Kevin Selle – KFDX Christmas Video

    James Spann – The Weather Station for Smartphones

    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 462: Bringing in the Strange People

    WeatherBrains - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:45

    WeatherBrains Episode 462 is now online (December 1, 2014). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

    Our guest WeatherBrain this week include Paul Iniquez from the National Weather Service office in San Jaoquin/Hanford, CA. Paul is the SOO, Science and Operations Officer, at the NWS in Hanford, CA. He is from Minnesota but has worked in NWS offices all over. His undergraduate degree is from St. Cloud State University and his MS is from Arizona State. Paul Iñiquez, welcome to WeatherBrains!

    Also joining us as Guest Panelist is Joseph Rentken. Joseph became a super moderator of the Accuweather.com forums in 2008. Since then, he has become a storm spotter for the various NWS offices where he has lived. He is a storm chaser and now serves as the volunteer meteorologist at KOPN.

    Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 84 at Naples, FL, and -24 at Tioga, ND
  • Start of meteorological winter
  • Nice temperature contrast across a front with 73 at Birmingham and 17 at Chicago
  • and more!
  • Our email bag officer is out again, so we’re docking her Christmas bonus. Look for the email bag next week. But Nate is johnny on the spot with Nate’s News.

    From The Weather Center:

    WeatherBrains 101: Bill Murray mentioned tule fog last week, so it seemed a great topic for this week’s 101 segment. Spelled T U L E it is pronounced like “tool e.” At least I hope it is.

    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 462:

    NWS Hanford, CA, web page

    Picks of the Week:

    Nate Johnson – Forecasters forced to lies to us

    Bill Murray – Winter Weather Safety

    Brian Peters – Davis Vantage Pro 2

    Joseph Rentken – 39th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop

    John Scala – Tornado days article

    Kevin Selle – KFDX Christmas Video

    James Spann – The Weather Station for Smartphones

    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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    December 1, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition

    Weather Xtreme Video - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:47
    December 1, 2014 Weather Xtreme Video - Afternoon Edition
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    Cold Front Over Northwest Alabama

    ABC 33/40 Weather Blog - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:41

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    COLD FRONT OVER FLORENCE: As expected, we have a huge temperature contrast across the region this afternoon. Memphis is at 37; Montgomery is at 77. The front is right on top of Muscle Shoals… temperatures have fallen into the 40s at Waterloo, in the northwest corner of Lauderdale County, but the rest of North/Central Alabama is enjoying temperatures around the 70 degree mark.

    The front will stall somewhere near a line from Hamilton to Hartselle to Scottsboro late tonight, where temperatures will turn colder with readings in the low 40s early tomorrow.

    We note a few widely scattered showers across the Tennessee Valley this afternoon; we will maintain the risk of showers near the front tonight, generally north of U.S. 278 (Hamilton to Cullman to Gadsden).

    REST OF THE WEEK: The front to the north will begin to move northward and lose it’s identity tomorrow; the day will feature more clouds than sun, and a few isolated showers are possible across North Alabama, with rain most likely over the Tennessee Valley. For places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston, and Gadsden, the high will be close to 70 degrees again, with cooler temperatures near the Tennessee border.

    Wednesday and Thursday look mild and dry with a mix of sun clouds both days, and a high between 68 and 71 degrees. Then, a wave will bring the risk of showers to the northern half of Alabama Friday afternoon and Friday night. Rain amounts with this feature won’t be too heavy with limited moisture.

    OUR WEEKEND: Still mild; highs Saturday and Sunday will be in the 60s, and for now the chance of rain looks pretty low both days with mixed sun and clouds.

    Some evidence the air will be a bit cooler over the state next week, with highs dropping into the 50s, and lows in the 30s in the 7-15 day period, but still no sign of any extremely cold, Arctic air blasts. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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