Alabama's Weather

Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

| September 20, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers today are very isolated across North/Central Alabama…. most places are very warm and dry with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. The few showers we have will dissipate soon after sunset.

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Not A Bad Midday Across Central Alabama If You Don’t Mind The Warmth

Not A Bad Midday Across Central Alabama If You Don’t Mind The Warmth

| September 20, 2017 @ 11:03 am

Currently over Central Alabama, drier air is moving into much of the area from the north-northwest, and this is bringing the precipitable water values down into the 1.0 to 1.4 inch range.

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Warm, Humid Days; Maria Over Puerto Rico

Warm, Humid Days; Maria Over Puerto Rico

| September 20, 2017 @ 6:40 am

FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory in effect this morning for much of Central and East Alabama; some of the lowest visibilities are in places like Anniston and Gadsden. Conditions will improve by mid-morning. An upper ridge will keep Alabama very warm for the rest of the week with highs in the 87-90 degree range most afternoons.

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Tropical Weather

Catastrophic Flash Flooding Occurring Over Portions Of Puerto
Rico

Catastrophic Flash Flooding Occurring Over Portions Of Puerto Rico

| September 20, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

Conditions Now Deteriorating Over Eastern Dominican Republic

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Tropical Storm Conditions Expected To Occur In Portions Of
Southern New England Tonight

Tropical Storm Conditions Expected To Occur In Portions Of Southern New England Tonight

| September 20, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

Dangerous Surf And Rip Currents Expected To Continue For Several More Days Along Much Of The East Coast Of The United States

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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| September 20, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Jose, located a couple of hundred miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and on extremely dangerous Hurricane Maria, located near the northwest coast of Puerto Rico.

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Partner News Stories

Author Of Book About Violins And The Holocaust Visits Birmingham

Author Of Book About Violins And The Holocaust Visits Birmingham

| September 20, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The story of the Holocaust is disturbing, in part, because of the instruments of death used to kill millions.

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On This Day In Alabama History: First Alabama General Election Began

On This Day In Alabama History: First Alabama General Election Began

| September 20, 2017 @ 5:00 am

September 20, 1819: The first Alabama general election began. As specified by the state’s Constitution of 1819 adopted one month earlier, the general election lasted two days and resulted in the election of William Wyatt Bibb as the first governor.

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Airbus In Mobile Set To Hit Major Milestone With Alabama Plant

Airbus In Mobile Set To Hit Major Milestone With Alabama Plant

| September 19, 2017 @ 5:03 am

From zero to 50 in two years would be bad if talking about automobile acceleration, but when talking about the A320 family  of aircraft production in the U.S., the timing is just right.

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Weather Headlines

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

| September 18, 2017 @ 10:13 am

Want to become a “storm spotter,” these classes will teach you what you need to know to become a true storm spotter. First class is Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.

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Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

| September 12, 2017 @ 8:57 am

While Irma has greatly faded from her strongest numbers, her wrath will be felt for a while as clean-up starts in the southeast.

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Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

| September 10, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

The NWS in Miami is warning that the center of Irma is near Marco Island. Storm surge flooding is expected to begin shortly.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Here are the top ten hurricanes to strike the United States, ranked by central pressure at landfall. Irma will almost certainly make this list.

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Remembering Katrina:  Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

Remembering Katrina: Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

| August 27, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

On this date in 2005, preparations were underway along the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina, but inexplicably there was still no mandatory evacuation for New Orleans.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 609:  It’s Complicated!

WeatherBrains 609: It’s Complicated!

| September 19, 2017 @ 9:07 am

In this episode four of the WeatherBrains gang are at the 42nd annual meeting of the National Weather Association in Garden Grove, CA, so we’re going to be bringing a vast array of guests to this rather special – and long – episode.

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WeatherBrains 608:  Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

WeatherBrains 608: Crippling Pumpkin Addiction

| September 13, 2017 @ 6:35 am

In one of the busiest episodes ever for WeatherBrains, we talk with two people that were involved with Harvey and the Houston flooding, the topic of hurricane messaging with Dr. Laura Myers and Kim Klockow, and several of the people responsible for the upcoming NWA annual conference.

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WeatherBrains 607:  Kevin is Half Dressed!

WeatherBrains 607: Kevin is Half Dressed!

| September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with Mike Gerber from the NWS who delves into the details to the WEA messages (wireless emergency alerts). We also talk with the guys who launched a weather balloon into the eye wall of Harvey.

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Space Weather by Tony Rice

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

| August 29, 2017 @ 5:37 am

One of the areas impacted by Harvey is NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Located on relatively low ground on the west side of Galveston Bay, the center remains closed today, Monday, August 28 with only mission essential personnel on site.

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The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Dont toss those eclipse glasses yet, there’s more to see.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:15 am

The eclipse is 2 weeks away, but a meteor shower this weekend will have us looking skyward. This will happen the evening of Friday, Aug 11 into the morning of Aug 12. The best time to view is about 6:00 am Saturday morning. Look to the darkest part of you sky for best results.

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Other Recent Posts

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Macon County Until 7:45PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Macon County Until 7:45PM

| September 19, 2017 @ 6:59 pm

At 7:36 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Lake Tuskegee, or 7 miles east of Tuskegee, moving southeast at 30 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Calhoun And Cleburne Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Calhoun And Cleburne Counties

| September 19, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property.

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Scattered Strong Storms; Watching Jose/Maria

Scattered Strong Storms; Watching Jose/Maria

| September 19, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and strong thunderstorms have become pretty numerous across North/Central Alabama this afternoon… stronger storms are producing lots of lighting, heavy rain, and gusty winds as they move east.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties

| September 19, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and has exited the warned area.

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Scattered Showers & Storms Throughout Central Alabama At Midday

Scattered Showers & Storms Throughout Central Alabama At Midday

| September 19, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

We have quite a few scattered showers and thunderstorms occurring across Central Alabama at the midday hour, but in northern Alabama heavy rainfall in the same general location has led to a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Lawrence County until 2:00 PM.

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Flash Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Lawrence County

Flash Flood Warning Canceled For Parts Of Lawrence County

| September 19, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

The heavy rain has ended.

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Warm, Muggy Days; A Few Afternoon Storms

Warm, Muggy Days; A Few Afternoon Storms

| September 19, 2017 @ 6:55 am

TYPICAL LATE SUMMER WEATHER CONTINUES: An upper ridge will stay over Alabama for the next 7-10 days, meaning this classic late summer weather will continue. We project a high today in the 87 to 90 degree range with a partly sunny sky. A few showers and storms will form this afternoon and early tonight; they will be random and scattered… the chance of any one spot getting wet is about one in four.

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Conan O’Brien Finds Roll Tide While Traveling Through Jerusalem

Conan O’Brien Finds Roll Tide While Traveling Through Jerusalem

| September 19, 2017 @ 5:02 am

For a moment in the Holy Land, he was Conan “Roll-Brien.” The late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s recent visit to Jerusalem included a stop at an Alabama football shop Alabama NewsCenter featured in 2016.

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University Of Alabama Musician Wins International Competition

University Of Alabama Musician Wins International Competition

| September 19, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The city of champions adds another to the pantheon: Horn player Joshua Williams, with one year more on his doctoral work at the University of Alabama, won over every other player in the International Horn Competition of America, best of the best.

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On This Day In Alabama History: 115 Died In Stampede After Booker T. Washington Speech

On This Day In Alabama History: 115 Died In Stampede After Booker T. Washington Speech

| September 19, 2017 @ 5:00 am

September 19, 1902: One hundred and fifteen people died in a stampede after hearing Booker T. Washington speak at the 1902 Baptist Convention in Birmingham.

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