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Warm, Steamy, But Dry Afternoon in Store; More Strong Storms Tonight, Tomorrow

Warm, Steamy, But Dry Afternoon in Store; More Strong Storms Tonight, Tomorrow

| May 28, 2017 @ 11:56 am

Storms will push into Alabama overnight tonight. Some of the could be strong to severe. More storms are expected on Memorial Day.

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Wet and Showery in Week Ahead

Wet and Showery in Week Ahead

| May 28, 2017 @ 7:05 am

It’s not going to rain every minute of every day during the week ahead, but without a major feature to push the moist air away from us, it looks like the week ahead will be showery with rain chances just about everyday.

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Watch Canceled; Severe Weather Threat Continues for Later Today, Tonight and Monday

Watch Canceled; Severe Weather Threat Continues for Later Today, Tonight and Monday

| May 28, 2017 @ 6:59 am

The main storms have exited into Georgia, but additional severe weather is possible later today, tonight and Monday across Central Alabama.

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Headlines

We Could See An Above-Normal Hurricane Season In 2017

We Could See An Above-Normal Hurricane Season In 2017

| May 27, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Earlier today, forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.

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Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

Our Very Own Scott Martin Will Be A Guest On The Carolina Weather Group’s Podcast

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:30 am

On this week’s edition of the Carolina Weather Group’s podcast, the crew will be talking about auto racing and weather. Their guests will be the guys from Racecast Weather, meteorologists Doug Schneider and Scott Martin. If one of those names sound familiar to you, that is because he is one of the meteorologists here on the AlabamaWx Weather Blog.

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PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

PiBaL 2017 Was A Huge Success

| May 19, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia successfully launched their second weather balloon in two years, leaving the troposphere and returning with incredible video and data.

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Partner News Stories

On This Day In Alabama History: The U.S. Army Established The Mount Vernon Arsenal

On This Day In Alabama History: The U.S. Army Established The Mount Vernon Arsenal

| May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 am

May 28, 1828: The United States Army established the Mount Vernon Arsenal in Alabama.

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What’s Happening In This Week’s Can’t Miss Alabama

What’s Happening In This Week’s Can’t Miss Alabama

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Enjoy The Beach Ball Drop, The Hot Air Balloon Festival Or Jazz In The Park this weekend in this week’s edition of Can’t Miss Alabama.

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Americans Go Hog Wild For Pork As Summer BBQ Season Kicks Off

Americans Go Hog Wild For Pork As Summer BBQ Season Kicks Off

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:01 am

It’s boom times for pork enthusiasts. Americans celebrating Memorial Day this weekend – the unofficial kick-off to summer and the grilling season – can keep the party going with cheaper pork chops.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

May 27, 1973: Two Monster Tornadoes Ravage Parts Of Central Alabama

May 27, 1973: Two Monster Tornadoes Ravage Parts Of Central Alabama

| May 27, 2017 @ 5:35 pm

It was an extremely active end to the month of May of 1973 across a large part of the United States due to severe weather. From May 22nd through the 26th, several large and destructive tornadoes struck parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

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Meteorology 101:  Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

Meteorology 101: Professor Peters’ Hurricane Naming Quiz

| May 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Professor Peters tests your knowledge about hurricane names in this week’s edition of Meteorology 101.

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The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

The Severe Weather Warning Process… We All Have Work To Do

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:15 am

A small, short-lived tornado touched down in western Cullman County Saturday evening producing damage, but thankfully no injuries. It presents an extremely interesting case study in physical science, and social science. The bottom line is we all have much work to do.

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Spacey Stuff

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

What’s In An (Asteroid) Name?

| May 16, 2017 @ 5:40 am

The names given to asteroids and comets is as varied as the interests of the astronomers who discover them.

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Eclipse Glasses Safety

Eclipse Glasses Safety

| May 11, 2017 @ 5:30 am

A total solar eclipse is about as bright as a full moon, and just as safe to look at. But the partial eclipses lasts 2-3 hours and requires the right kind of protection to prevent eye injury.

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Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

| May 2, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Be on the lookout for the Eta Aquariid meteor shower this week, peaking Saturday night May 6 into the 7th.

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WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains 592:  Aubrey Drinking on the Job

WeatherBrains 592: Aubrey Drinking on the Job

| May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with the folks behind the ustornadoes.com web site which includes a discussion of storm chasing as it has become today.

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WeatherBrains 591:  Stick Your Nose on the Screen

WeatherBrains 591: Stick Your Nose on the Screen

| May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Mike Wolfinbarger from Warning Decision Technologies talks all about RadarScope, one of the best apps for displaying radar data.

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WeatherBrains 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

WeatherBrains 590: 32 Pots in my Mud Room

| May 9, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The discussion for this episode of WeatherBrains centers around the study conducted by a graduating senior at OU trying to answer the question of how broadcast meteorologists can be more effective at communicating severe weather to the public.

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Other Recent Posts

A Check On Central Alabama’s Weather At 4:15AM

A Check On Central Alabama’s Weather At 4:15AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 4:18 am

After an early morning that has brought heavy rainfall and strong winds across the northern parts of Central Alabama, things are really starting to calm down at this point.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Cleburne County Until 4:30AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Cleburne County Until 4:30AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 3:41 am

At 4:18 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles southeast of Heflin to near Muscadine, moving southeast at 15 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Central Alabama Until 10:00AM CDT

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Central Alabama Until 10:00AM CDT

| May 28, 2017 @ 3:35 am

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect now until 10:00AM CDT for parts of Central Alabama.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Calhoun And Cherokee Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Calhoun And Cherokee Counties

| May 28, 2017 @ 3:19 am

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

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Dekalb County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Dekalb County

| May 28, 2017 @ 3:16 am

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

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Etowah And St. Clair Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Etowah And St. Clair Counties

| May 28, 2017 @ 2:47 am

The storms which prompted the warning have weakened below severe limits, and have exited the warned area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties Until 3:15AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Dekalb And Marshall Counties Until 3:15AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 2:44 am

At 2:43 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Grant to Cleveland, moving east at 60 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Jefferson County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Jefferson County

| May 28, 2017 @ 2:29 am

The storms which prompted the warning have weakened below severe limits, and no longer pose an immediate threat to life or property.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Blount County Until 3:15AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues For Parts Of Blount County Until 3:15AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 2:23 am

At 2:52 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Dallas to near Oneonta to near McLarty, moving southeast at 50 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Cullman, Marshall, And Morgan Counties Until 2:45AM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Cullman, Marshall, And Morgan Counties Until 2:45AM

| May 28, 2017 @ 2:16 am

At 2:15 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Triana to 6 miles southeast of Helicon, moving southeast at 50 mph.

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