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Tons of Lightning in North Alabama Storms

Tons of Lightning in North Alabama Storms

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:53 pm

Strong thunderstorms are pushing southward over North Central Alabama late tonight. They have lots of lightning in them.

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Here is a Look at the Alabama Weather Situation Just Before 9 p.m.

Here is a Look at the Alabama Weather Situation Just Before 9 p.m.

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:46 pm

We will be watching storms across North Alabama, as well as other over eastern Mississippi in coming hours.

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Storm That Moved Through Birmingham Caused Damage on East Side of Town

Storm That Moved Through Birmingham Caused Damage on East Side of Town

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

Be in a safe place across the southern half of Jefferson County including Metro Birmingham as they storms move through.

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Severe Weather

A Quick Look At Central Alabama’s Weather Situation At 1:00AM

A Quick Look At Central Alabama’s Weather Situation At 1:00AM

| March 28, 2017 @ 1:07 am

After a day that featured a very unstable airmass over the area this afternoon and into this evening, an upper low will move to the east during the overnight hours and will push a trough axis into North Alabama.

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Strong Storms Affecting Parts Of Marion and Lamar Counties

Strong Storms Affecting Parts Of Marion and Lamar Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:49 pm

At 1143 PM CDT, strong thunderstorms were along a line extending from New Salem to near Lake Buttahatchee. Movement was southeast at 25 mph. Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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A Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Tuscaloosa County

A Strong Storm Affecting Parts Of Tuscaloosa County

| March 27, 2017 @ 11:18 pm

At 1116 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over southern Tuscaloosa, moving east at 45 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Partner News Stories

UAB Patient Joy O’Neal Raises Awareness About Congestive Heart Failure

UAB Patient Joy O’Neal Raises Awareness About Congestive Heart Failure

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:16 am

Women experience heart disease differently than men. Some women dismiss symptoms as menopause and never receive the treatment they need. Many have to advocate for themselves to receive proper care in order to survive.

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Green Pea Press Is Old-school Printing With Youthful Passion

Green Pea Press Is Old-school Printing With Youthful Passion

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:32 am

Like many art majors, Rachel Lackey left college with the talents — but not the tools.

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On This Day In Alabama History: U.S. Forces Defeated Creeks At Horseshoe Bend

On This Day In Alabama History: U.S. Forces Defeated Creeks At Horseshoe Bend

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:31 am

March 27, 1814 – U.S. forces under the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated Chief Menawa and his Upper Creek warriors at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

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Weather Headlines

Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/24/2017

Latest On Central Alabama’s Drought Situation: 3/24/2017

| March 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Drought conditions improve slightly over the past week, with the latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor showing that the only part of the area in extreme drought conditions are located in the southern parts of Jefferson County and just very small parts of Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Shelby counties. The rest of Central Alabama are […]

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Preparing to Launch

Preparing to Launch

| March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Pizitz Middle School Sixth grader Faye Miceli penned this guest post about their exciting adventures in weather leading up to their weather balloon launch.

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Learning About Vorticity, Constant Pressure Levels and Wind Barbs, Among Other Weathery Things

Learning About Vorticity, Constant Pressure Levels and Wind Barbs, Among Other Weathery Things

| March 22, 2017 @ 5:45 am

The sixth grade science teachers at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia kicked off their second annual weather balloon launch yesterday with a special training session for 395 Launch Weather Officers.

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Weather History/Meteorology 101

On This Date in Weather History:  The Worst Aviation Accident in History

On This Date in Weather History: The Worst Aviation Accident in History

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am

An unbelievable series of events led to the deadliest commercial aviation accident in history on the island of Tenerife on this date in 1977.

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What Does the Public Want From A Weather Forecast?

What Does the Public Want From A Weather Forecast?

| March 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

In this special guest post, Dr. Chuck Doswell wonders why people keep complaining when weather forecasts aren’t perfect.

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The March 21, 1932 Outbreak:  Sylacauga

The March 21, 1932 Outbreak: Sylacauga

| March 21, 2017 @ 2:05 pm | 7 Replies

A third wave of tornadoes affected Alabama during the evening hours on March 21, 1932. One of the hardest hit communities was Sylacauga.

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WeatherBrains: The Weekly Netcast About Weather

WeatherBrains 583:  Difference Between Uncertainty and Confusion

WeatherBrains 583: Difference Between Uncertainty and Confusion

| March 21, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

WeatherBrains tackles the issues related to communicating uncertainty when forecasting winter weather even in the Northeast US. It’s always a spirited discussion when Dr. Chuck Doswell joins us.

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WeatherBrains 582:  Some Show with Naked People

WeatherBrains 582: Some Show with Naked People

| March 14, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

Great WeatherBrains this week with tropical expert Dr. Phil Klotzbach and Dakota Smith from the Weather Junkies podcast.

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National Weather Podcast Month Rolls On

National Weather Podcast Month Rolls On

| March 14, 2017 @ 5:46 am

March is National Weather Podcast Month, highlighting the great new weather shows out there!

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Other Recent Posts

Strong Storms Moving Into Parts Of Marion And Winston Counties

Strong Storms Moving Into Parts Of Marion And Winston Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

At 1042 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Fairview to 6 miles southeast of Moulton.

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A Quick Check Of Our Weather Situation At 10:20PM

A Quick Check Of Our Weather Situation At 10:20PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 10:17 pm

For much of the Central Alabama area, this have calmed down greatly, but up to the northern part of the state, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms are continuing their march to the southeast.

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Strong Storms Moving Into Jackson County

Strong Storms Moving Into Jackson County

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

At 946 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Huntland, or 17 miles southwest of Winchester, moving east at 50 mph. Penny size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Expired For Parts Of Lawrence And Limestone Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Expired For Parts Of Lawrence And Limestone Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:22 pm

The storms which prompted the warning have moved out of the area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Colbert And Franklin Counties Until 10:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Colbert And Franklin Counties Until 10:00PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:21 pm

At 9:37 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 9 miles southeast of Cherokee, or 10 miles southwest of Tuscumbia, moving southeast at 15 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0090 Has Expired For All Alabama Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Watch #0090 Has Expired For All Alabama Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Both the NWS offices in Huntsville and Birmingham are allowing the Severe Thunderstorm Watch to expire at 9:00PM as first issued.

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Strong Storms About To Affect Talladega, Tallapoosa, Coosa & Clay Counties

Strong Storms About To Affect Talladega, Tallapoosa, Coosa & Clay Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

At 851 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Logan Martin Lake to Bradford. Movement was northeast at 40 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

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Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Calhoun And Etowah Counties

Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Calhoun And Etowah Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:47 pm

At 842 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Glencoe, or 9 miles south of Hokes Bluff, moving northeast at 50 mph. Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cherokee County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cherokee County

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:46 pm

The severe thunderstorm which prompted the warning has weakened.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:31 pm

The storms which prompted the warning have moved out of the area.

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Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Shelby, St. Clair, & Talladega Counties

Strong Storms Approaching Parts Of Shelby, St. Clair, & Talladega Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

At 822 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Westover, or 8 miles north of Wilsonville, moving northeast at 50 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Parts Of Jefferson County Has Expired

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Parts Of Jefferson County Has Expired

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:23 pm

The storms have moved into St. Clair County. They are no longer severe, but have gusty winds and lightning.

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Strong Storms Moving Across Central Alabama

Strong Storms Moving Across Central Alabama

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:15 pm

Strong storms are moving northeast across Central Alabama at this hour. They are not severe now, but could intensify.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Expired For Parts Of Cherokee And Etowah Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Expired For Parts Of Cherokee And Etowah Counties

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

Storms are between Centre and Piedmont in Cherokee County now but they are not severe. Other storms are over Gadsden and approaching Collinsville.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Marshall County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Marshall County

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:06 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Dekalb County Until 7:30PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Dekalb County Until 7:30PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

At 7:17 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Fort Payne, moving northeast at 40 mph Trees and power lines were reported downed with this storm earlier in Collinsville.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Etowah County Until 7:15PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Etowah County Until 7:15PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

At 6:42 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Aurora to near Steele to near Reece City, moving east at 35 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Lawrence County Until 7:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Lawrence County Until 7:00PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

At 6:48 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Inmanfield, or 13 miles southeast of Moulton, moving east at 40 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Winston County Until 6:45PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Winston County Until 6:45PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:04 pm

At 6:34 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Brushy Lake, or 11 miles southwest of Moulton, moving east at 30 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Blount County Until 6:45PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Blount County Until 6:45PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

At 6:35 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Altoona, or 8 miles east of Oneonta, moving northeast at 35 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of St. Clair County Until 6:30PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of St. Clair County Until 6:30PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:54 pm

At 6:09 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Ashville, or 11 miles southwest of Rainbow City, moving northeast at 45 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Blount County Until 6:30PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Blount County Until 6:30PM

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:35 pm

At 6:11 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Susan Moore, or 7 miles north of Oneonta, moving east at 25 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cullman County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cullman County

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Severe Storms Over North Alabama; Storms Intensifying Over Eastern Mississippi As Well

Severe Storms Over North Alabama; Storms Intensifying Over Eastern Mississippi As Well

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

Strong to severe storms continue across Alabama at this hour, with more storms intensifying over Mississippi.

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