Alabama's Weather

Strong Storm Currently Affecting Talladega County

Strong Storm Currently Affecting Talladega County

| July 25, 2017 @ 5:19 pm

At 5:14 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Winterboro, or 8 miles east of Childersburg, moving west at 15 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Showers Are Isolated This Afternoon

Showers Are Isolated This Afternoon

| July 25, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

CALM AFTERNOON: After a very active morning with strong storms and flash flooding issues over parts of East Alabama, the radar is pretty quiet this afternoon with only isolated showers across Central Alabama.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation As We Approach Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation As We Approach Midday

| July 25, 2017 @ 11:40 am

Nearly every single bit of shower and thunderstorm activity in Central Alabama is associated with a MCV (mesoscale convective vortex) that is slowly moving to the south-southeast.

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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| July 25, 2017 @ 6:31 pm

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern
Caribbean Sea

Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern Caribbean Sea

| July 18, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that Don no longer has a center of circulation. At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the remnants of Don were located near latitude 11.9 North, longitude 62.5 West. The remnants are moving quickly toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

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Will We See Don This Week?

Will We See Don This Week?

| July 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

The GFS has been consistently predicting the development of a tropical depression in the main development region of the Atlantic, potentially affecting the East Coast of the U.S.

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Partner News Stories

Alabama Commerce Secretary: State Working Projects With More Than 11,000 Jobs

Alabama Commerce Secretary: State Working Projects With More Than 11,000 Jobs

| July 25, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Economic development is off to a good start this year, and the state’s leading economic developer said Alabama is in a position to add more than 11,000 jobs with projects in the pipeline.

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Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem To Retire

Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem To Retire

| July 25, 2017 @ 5:01 am

More and more Americans are spending their golden years on the job. Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part time in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. jobs report released July 14.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Artist Installed 11 WPA Murals In Mobile’s Old City Hall

On This Day In Alabama History: Artist Installed 11 WPA Murals In Mobile’s Old City Hall

| July 25, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 25, 1936 – Artist John Augustus Walker installed 11 murals for the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Mobile’s Old City Hall, now the History Museum of Mobile.

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Weather History /Meteorology 101

Meteorology 101:  Practicing Heat Safety

Meteorology 101: Practicing Heat Safety

| July 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am

Practice heat safety wherever you are, says Professor Peters.

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On This Date in 2004:  Officials Declared Louisiana Was More Prepared for the Big One

On This Date in 2004: Officials Declared Louisiana Was More Prepared for the Big One

| July 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

A year before Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana officials ran a simulation involving a Cat 3 hurricane named Pam with results that were eerily predictive of the disaster that would occur in real life.

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Is It Lightning, Lighting, or Lightening

Is It Lightning, Lighting, or Lightening

| July 18, 2017 @ 6:45 am

If I could nominate a word in the field of meteorology for king of the most misspelled category, my nomination would be lightning. I along with most meteorologists just absolutely cringe when we see the word used and misspelled.

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Spacey Stuff

Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

Eclipse viewing events planned across the Southland

| July 25, 2017 @ 2:00 am

We are 4 weeks out and If you’ve not made plans yet on where to experience the total eclipse, NASA and the Space Science Institute may have some ideas for you. NASA’s eclipse website has everything you need, including interactive maps, links to live streams, and lists of events in your area. There are maps […]

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Solar Eclipses Past and Future

Solar Eclipses Past and Future

| July 10, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

6 weeks from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States. You’ve probably see headlines claiming this is a first in 99 years, which is true, if you are talking about coast to coat eclipses. These headlines refer to the eclipse on June 8 of 1918 which passed trough Washington State, […]

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Happy Asteroid Day!

Happy Asteroid Day!

| June 30, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

Today is Asteroid Day, in honor of the anniversary of the largest asteroid impact in Earth’s recent history – an event that took place in 1908 over Russia, known as the Tunguska explosion.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 601: Does Lightning Create Popcorn in a Corn Field?

WeatherBrains 601: Does Lightning Create Popcorn in a Corn Field?

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:44 am

The latest podcast all about the weather features an intriguing discussion on warming messaging with Dr. Dennis Mileti, former director of the Natural Hazards Center.

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WeatherBrains 600:  Hiding Behind a Hoodie

WeatherBrains 600: Hiding Behind a Hoodie

| July 20, 2017 @ 6:28 am

WeatherBrains Episode 600 is now online (July 17, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you! Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is the recently selected Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center. His Masters and Ph.D. in meteorology are from the University of Oklahoma. His undergraduate is from the […]

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WeatherBrains 599: Lubricated Nexus

WeatherBrains 599: Lubricated Nexus

| July 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Our Guest WeatherBrain, Greg Stumpf, is a Research Meteorologist at the University Of Oklahoma/CIMMS.

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Other Recent Posts

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Russell County Until 11:45AM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Russell County Until 11:45AM

| July 25, 2017 @ 9:41 am

At 9:39 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain continued to move across the warned area.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Chambers And Tallapoosa Counties Until 10:30AM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Chambers And Tallapoosa Counties Until 10:30AM

| July 25, 2017 @ 7:34 am

At 7:32 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain continued across the warned area.

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Check On Our Weather Situation At 9:40 PM

Check On Our Weather Situation At 9:40 PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

Shower activity across Central Alabama has started to diminish somewhat at this point. No one’s rainfall at this point is heavy, but there are still a few areas of light to moderate rainfall.

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Flooding Is A Real Problem Across Parts of Jefferson County

Flooding Is A Real Problem Across Parts of Jefferson County

| July 24, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

Flooding continues to be a real problem across parts of Jefferson County. Remember, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

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Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson County Until 8:15PM

Areal Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson County Until 8:15PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 5:20 pm

At 5:18 PM CDT, emergency management and broadcast media reported flooding across the warned area.

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Flood Warning for Village Creek in Jefferson County

Flood Warning for Village Creek in Jefferson County

| July 24, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

Heavy rainfall upstream of Avenue W will cause water to reach flood stage of 10 feet. Interests need to be aware of waters rapidly rising over flood stage over the next couple of hours.

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 3:25PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 3:25PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are continuing to fall across portions of North and Central Alabama at this point. The larger storms on radar at this point are over portions of Clay, Randolph, and Cleburne counties, along with another storm over portions of Cullman and Blount counties. The latter storm has warranted a Significant Weather Advisory for parts of Cullman and Marshall counties until 3:45 PM.

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Flash Flood Warnings Issued

Flash Flood Warnings Issued

| July 24, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS: Nearly stationary thunderstorms have dropped buckets of rain over the northern and eastern part of the Birmingham metro, where flash flood warnings have been issued. A flash flood warning is also in effect for parts of Blount County, including Oneonta, but thankfully rain there has diminished over the past 30 minutes.

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Gateway Tire To Invest $11 Million In Alabama Distribution Center

Gateway Tire To Invest $11 Million In Alabama Distribution Center

| July 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Officials with Gateway Tire announced plans this week to invest $11 million to open a 200,000-square-foot tire distribution center in Dothan’s Westgate Industrial Park, adding heft to the area’s strong distribution/logistics sector.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson County Until 6:00PM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson County Until 6:00PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 2:55 pm

At 2:53 PM CDT, trained weather spotters flash flooding across the warned area.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Blount County Until 5:30PM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Blount County Until 5:30PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

At 2:36 PM CDT, emergency management reported flooded roads in the Oneonta area.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson County Until 5:30PM

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Jefferson County Until 5:30PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 2:33 pm

At 2:33 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.

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Storms Blowing Up Over Eastern Jefferson County

Storms Blowing Up Over Eastern Jefferson County

| July 24, 2017 @ 2:12 pm

Storms are quite strong over eastern Jefferson County at this hour, with heavy rain, gusty winds and dangerous lightning. Storms are fairly widespread across other parts of North Central Alabama.

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Showers and Storms Numerous Across North Central Alabama

Showers and Storms Numerous Across North Central Alabama

| July 24, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

Storms have become widespread across North Central Alabama this afternoon. Lots of lightning and heavy rain, as well as gusty winds, are accompanying the storm.

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A Mix Of Dry And Stormy Weather At Midday, The Beach Is Not Much Better

A Mix Of Dry And Stormy Weather At Midday, The Beach Is Not Much Better

| July 24, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

All of the shower and storm activity at this point across Central Alabama is currently across the northern half of the area, while the southern half is pretty much dry at this point. The beaches along the Gulf have been quite stormy as well.

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Lower Heat Levels; Scattered Showers/Storms

Lower Heat Levels; Scattered Showers/Storms

| July 24, 2017 @ 6:47 am

TODAY/TOMORROW: We note a few scattered showers on radar early this morning over the northern third of the state; the air aloft today will be a bit colder, making the air more unstable, so we will forecast scattered showers and storms, mainly this afternoon and this evening. Best coverage this afternoon should be along and south of I-20.

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Holmsted Fines Is An Alabama Maker Spreading Chutney To The World

Holmsted Fines Is An Alabama Maker Spreading Chutney To The World

| July 24, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Holmsted Fines, Birmingham: Rebecca Williamson is on a mission to make chutney as commonplace as ketchup.

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Visitors Can Donate At Alabama State Parks To Give Volunteer Projects A Boost

Visitors Can Donate At Alabama State Parks To Give Volunteer Projects A Boost

| July 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

At DeSoto State Park atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama, an Eagle Scout candidate built a green pitcher plant demonstration bog so guests can see the rare plant without damaging the natural bog.

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DroughtWatch:  365 Day Deficit at BHM Wiped Out, But Varying Short Term Moisture Needs

DroughtWatch: 365 Day Deficit at BHM Wiped Out, But Varying Short Term Moisture Needs

| July 23, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

The I-59 Corridor has enjoyed good rainfall in the past 30 days, but many other areas need rain despite the drought having been eliminated from all of the state.

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Heat and Humidity, Scattered Showers/Storms

Heat and Humidity, Scattered Showers/Storms

| July 23, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

Temperatures are climbing into the lower 90s across North and Central Alabama. Showers and storms have been slow to form, but they will be scattered across the landscape this afternoon.

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