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02/18/2020

2/18, 11:45am: Heavy rain and storms continue across northwest counties (Vernon, Hamilton, Double Springs) and we're watching closely, as the flood potential is increasing. Meanwhile, only light shower/drizzle activity is ongoing farther south. #alwx

11:13am, 2/18:  Flash Flood Watch has been extended in area to also include our northern counties from Marion eastward t...
02/18/2020

11:13am, 2/18: Flash Flood Watch has been extended in area to also include our northern counties from Marion eastward to Cherokee through 6am Wednesday morning. 1.5 to 2.5 inches of additional rainfall are expected.

11:10am 2/18: We're watching areas across our NW counties for the potential for Flash Flooding.  Storms continue to move...
02/18/2020

11:10am 2/18: We're watching areas across our NW counties for the potential for Flash Flooding. Storms continue to move over the same areas in Lamar, Marion, and Winston Counties. A Flood Advisory has been issued through 4:45pm this afternoon in these areas as well.

02/18/2020

This is Alabama, severe weather is inevitable. Where will you go for safety? Plan ahead.

If it takes you more than a few minutes to reach your safe place, don’t wait until a warning is issued. Go early! #SeverePrep #SevereSafety

Dense Fog Advisory now in effect for southern counties until 10am. Visibility may drop to 1/4 mile or less at times. #al...
02/18/2020

Dense Fog Advisory now in effect for southern counties until 10am. Visibility may drop to 1/4 mile or less at times. #alwx

Soils remain saturated across Central Alabama due to recent rounds of rainfall over the past couple of weeks, and we've ...
02/18/2020

Soils remain saturated across Central Alabama due to recent rounds of rainfall over the past couple of weeks, and we've issued a Flash Flood Watch until 6am Wednesday morning. Additional rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are expected, with isolated higher amounts. Remember to never drive across a flooded roadway! Widespread rains with a few storms will continue today with very mild temps in the upper 60s to low 70s.

02/18/2020

5:20am: Folks are waking up this morning to...you guessed it, more rain. The rain will be heavy at times, and is the most widespread generally along and east of I-65. #alwx

Feb 17: What's coming up? Areas of rain overnight & Tuesday > cloudiness & a lingering shower Wednesday > more rain Wedn...
02/18/2020

Feb 17: What's coming up? Areas of rain overnight & Tuesday > cloudiness & a lingering shower Wednesday > more rain Wednesday night & Thursday > sunshine returns Friday & Saturday > additional periods of rain next week. Get your local forecast at weather.gov -enter city or zip.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
02/17/2020

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Given a streak of global heat records in recent years, should we expect this trend to continue for the next several years? NOAA researchers and partners posed this question and created a method to assess the probability of future global average temperature reaching record levels. Their conclusion: More near-record warm years are likely ahead. Read more: http://bit.ly/31Yr7kO

🔦🔋⛑Need to finish that emergency kit? Take advantage of the Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Feb 21...
02/17/2020
Sales Tax Holidays

🔦🔋⛑Need to finish that emergency kit? Take advantage of the Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Feb 21-23. Details -> https://revenue.alabama.gov/sales-use/sales-tax-holidays/ #SeverePrep

Alabama has two sales tax holidays: Back-to-School and Severe Weather Preparedness. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday – July 19 – 21, 2019 The Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on the third Friday in July, and ends at twelve midnight on the following Sunday, pursuant to 40-23-...

Feb 17: Raindrops return tonight, featuring a batch of widespread rain/isolated t'storm. There should be a bit of a lull...
02/17/2020

Feb 17: Raindrops return tonight, featuring a batch of widespread rain/isolated t'storm. There should be a bit of a lull mid-AM to early-PM on Tuesday, but expect another round of widespread rain/a few storms to return for the rest of the day. No severe weather expected.

Not knowing where you are on a map = not knowing the outlook for your area = not knowing how to prepare. Think about it....
02/17/2020

Not knowing where you are on a map = not knowing the outlook for your area = not knowing how to prepare. Think about it. 🤔

Here’s an Alabama county map. Print it. Study it. Memorize it. Be able to determine your risk & take action if needed when the next severe system impacts the area. #SeverePrep

Moderate flood stage continues on the Tombigbee River at Demopolis Lock and Dam. Crest forecast as of this morning is ex...
02/17/2020

Moderate flood stage continues on the Tombigbee River at Demopolis Lock and Dam. Crest forecast as of this morning is expected right at 85 feet. The last time the river rose over 85 feet at this location was on May 27, 1983 when it rose to 85.1 feet.

What happens if your primary source of weather alerts fails? Do you have a backup? Don’t be left in the dark. 📱📻 Have MU...
02/17/2020

What happens if your primary source of weather alerts fails? Do you have a backup? Don’t be left in the dark. 📱📻 Have MULTIPLE ways to get warnings! #SeverePrep

Early morning fog, otherwise mostly cloudy and mild. Highs in the 60s.
02/17/2020

Early morning fog, otherwise mostly cloudy and mild. Highs in the 60s.

Fog may reduce visibilities below one-half mile at times through 9 AM in the advisory area.  Use caution when driving.
02/17/2020

Fog may reduce visibilities below one-half mile at times through 9 AM in the advisory area. Use caution when driving.

Feb 16: Well look at what Mr. Roger's trolley brought in ... more rain this week. These 4 models (and others not shown) ...
02/17/2020

Feb 16: Well look at what Mr. Roger's trolley brought in ... more rain this week. These 4 models (and others not shown) have a few rounds of rain that could rack up around 1-3 inches Monday night through Thursday.

Feb 16: Clouds stay around tonight & Monday, though we're expecting afternoon highs to be about 10 degrees higher than t...
02/16/2020

Feb 16: Clouds stay around tonight & Monday, though we're expecting afternoon highs to be about 10 degrees higher than today. Patchy fog/drizzle tonight into early Monday morning.

Rain showers will remain possible south and east through late this afternoon while mostly cloudy skies are expected else...
02/16/2020

Rain showers will remain possible south and east through late this afternoon while mostly cloudy skies are expected elsewhere. Highs will be in the 50s.

Rain showers are moving east, mainly over our southeast counties where rain chances remain the highest through early thi...
02/16/2020

Rain showers are moving east, mainly over our southeast counties where rain chances remain the highest through early this afternoon.

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama! More info -> https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_swaw We will be...
02/16/2020
Severe Weather Awareness Week

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama! More info -> https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_swaw

We will be posting safety & preparedness info all week. #SeverePrep #SevereSafety

irst and foremost, KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!! No matter what you have in your severe weather plan, it will never be complete until you can pinpoint your location on a map. Take a few moments NOW to learn some local geography so you can be more prepared when severe weather  strikes. Don't just stop at yo...

Expect rain showers to continue to move east through late this morning. Best chances across our eastern and southern cou...
02/16/2020

Expect rain showers to continue to move east through late this morning. Best chances across our eastern and southern counties.

Increasing clouds with rain chances increasing south and central. Highs in the 50's. Mostly cloudy with a few showers so...
02/16/2020

Increasing clouds with rain chances increasing south and central. Highs in the 50's. Mostly cloudy with a few showers southeast and patchy fog south-central tonight. Lows in the 40's. Mostly cloudy with morning patchy fog south-central on Monday. Highs in the 60's.

Cloudiness increases tonight w/ some locations in central/south AL getting some raindrops on Sunday. Additional chances ...
02/15/2020

Cloudiness increases tonight w/ some locations in central/south AL getting some raindrops on Sunday. Additional chances through the week area-wide. 📰 Get your local 7-day at weather.gov/bmx -enter city or zip.

02/15/2020

We will conduct our Saturday weather radio test this morning at 11 am.

Sunny today with highs ranging from the upper 50's north to the low 60's south. Increasing clouds tonight with isolated ...
02/15/2020

Sunny today with highs ranging from the upper 50's north to the low 60's south. Increasing clouds tonight with isolated showers west and southwest late. Lows will range from the upper 30's north to the low 40's south. Mostly cloudy Sunday with chances of rain showers south and central. Highs will range from the upper 50's north to the low 60's south.

After a clear and chilly night tonight, another dry is on tap for Saturday, with slightly warmer temperatures. #alwx
02/15/2020

After a clear and chilly night tonight, another dry is on tap for Saturday, with slightly warmer temperatures. #alwx

Feb 14: 🧐 We're just over 1 week from our first storm spotter class as we near spring. Check out our lineup ... FREE and...
02/14/2020

Feb 14: 🧐 We're just over 1 week from our first storm spotter class as we near spring. Check out our lineup ... FREE and easy to join for newcomers or seasonal refresher. 🚒🚓 Are you a first responder? We have 2 afternoon courses for at-work groups!

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02/14/2020

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Thankfully, drier weather has returned across Central AL. (We're glad to talk about the ☀️ here at the forecast office.)...
02/14/2020

Thankfully, drier weather has returned across Central AL. (We're glad to talk about the ☀️ here at the forecast office.) Temperatures will be chilly this morning & again tonight, but we'll take it for the nice weather! #ALwx

Specific forecast info -> weather.gov/bmx

Ready for a return to some sunshine. If so, you'll be happy to see Friday's forecast. The price to pay -- noticeably col...
02/13/2020

Ready for a return to some sunshine. If so, you'll be happy to see Friday's forecast. The price to pay -- noticeably colder conditions tonight. #alwx

Cold temperatures return tomorrow for a couple of days! 🥶 You can get your 7 day forecast at the link provided below by ...
02/13/2020

Cold temperatures return tomorrow for a couple of days! 🥶 You can get your 7 day forecast at the link provided below by clicking your location on the map or using the search bar: http://ow.ly/WNqQ50ylJTS

Plenty of rain still across the area this morning as the front works its way east. There is no severe threat at this poi...
02/13/2020

Plenty of rain still across the area this morning as the front works its way east. There is no severe threat at this point, but winds may still gust up to 40mph at times along the front. Conditions improve through the day with rain chances ending tonight. Highs today will be in the upper 40s NW to upper 60s SE. #alwx

02/13/2020

Feb 13 12:10am: A midnight look at where the rain is at. ICYMI: the severe threat has ended. Cooler air is inbound for today as the cold front completes its passage through Central Alabama.

Feb 12: Several area rivers are in flood. If you are in need of current water levels and/or forecasts, visit water.weath...
02/13/2020

Feb 12: Several area rivers are in flood. If you are in need of current water levels and/or forecasts, visit water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=bmx But be sure to check back daily for updated forecasts, especially with additional chances for rain next week.

Feb 12 9pm ... NEW: Based on our latest analysis & expectations through tonight, we have removed the severe weather thre...
02/13/2020

Feb 12 9pm ... NEW: Based on our latest analysis & expectations through tonight, we have removed the severe weather threat & CANCELLED the severe thunderstorm watch. What to expect through tonight? A cold front with rain and perhaps a storm moving east through AL.

02/13/2020

Feb 12 8:25pm- No strong or severe activity at this time. RADAR shows rain and just a few shallow storms.

02/13/2020

Feb 12: 🎈 Our evening weather balloon confirms our expectations & weather model guidance leading up: a good amount of wind shear but meager instability with some warmer & drier air aloft. In all, could still have an instance of an isolated severe storm.

Feb 12 6:55pm: Once the leading edge of the line passes by your area, your severe threat is over; however, there will st...
02/13/2020

Feb 12 6:55pm: Once the leading edge of the line passes by your area, your severe threat is over; however, there will still be a period of rain. We still cannot rule out an instance of a severe storm as the line continues eastward.

02/12/2020

Here's a regional look at 5:50pm. We've a line of rain and storms along a cold front. This activity will move eastward through the state through tonight. Some storms could be severe & a few have produced wind damage in northern AL so far.

UPDATE: ALL OF THESE WARNING HAVE EXPIRED.----------Feb 12: Severe Thunderstorm Warning now includes Winston County unti...
02/12/2020

UPDATE: ALL OF THESE WARNING HAVE EXPIRED.
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Feb 12: Severe Thunderstorm Warning now includes Winston County until 6:45pm. Strong winds could easily bring down trees given saturated ground. Be aware of your surroundings!

UPDATE: BOTH OF THESE WARNINGS HAVE EXPIRED.----------Feb 12: Severe Thunderstorm Warning expanded to include Marion Cou...
02/12/2020

UPDATE: BOTH OF THESE WARNINGS HAVE EXPIRED.
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Feb 12: Severe Thunderstorm Warning expanded to include Marion County until 6:15pm. Strong winds could easily bring down trees due to saturated ground. Stay aware of your surroundings!

UPDATE: THIS WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. ----------Feb 12: Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for northern Lamar Coun...
02/12/2020

UPDATE: THIS WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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Feb 12: Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for northern Lamar County until 6pm. Strong winds could take down trees, especially given saturated ground. Be aware of your surroundings!

02/12/2020

445 PM: Although storms don't look 'severe' (in the sense that winds aren't meeting severe criteria), they will likely bring down trees (due to saturated soils) & cause some power outages. We'll start by issuing strongly worded Significant Weather Advisories along the line as it moves into Marion/Lamar Counties & go from there.

Please seek shelter indoors before the storms arrive! Damage can happen with sub-severe storms.

Feb12: ⚠ Severe Thunderstorm WATCH now in effect for northwestern portions of Central AL until Midnight. Main threat wil...
02/12/2020

Feb12: ⚠ Severe Thunderstorm WATCH now in effect for northwestern portions of Central AL until Midnight. Main threat will be strong/damaging winds. Still can't completely rule out a quick tornado though.

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what US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama fan email address for fan mail please
getting trees down on flat top rd highway 78 pleasant grove and warrior jasper road is flooding all scanner reports
Where can I find historical weather predictions? I'm specifically looking for the winter weather predictions for the winter storm of 2017. I need them for training and exercise purposes.
Greetings, Where can I find water temperature for the Black Warrior River? Thank you
I saw that this could major outbreak in severe storms for Saturday is that true? Spotter for Lamar County
why does the ENTIRE state of Georgia have a flood watch, but nothing for me in lee county, al alabama
I just wanted to say one of the very few things I hated about moving away from Tuscaloosa this fall was leaving your umbrella of coverage. Sure, down here in Dothan, we have the Tallahassee office, but they are nowhere near as on the ball as y'all! Thank you for your work posting social media updates and keeping us informed of what is coming from the northwest since Tallahassee seems to forget that is the stuff that typically impacts us here. Since I enjoy recreational opportunities in northern Alabama counties (Barbour and northward), so I keep following you guys anyways!
One of my favorite old saying, "can't never could do nothing". That is all
Why isn't Cullman County in the CWA and it Huntsville's instead? The surounding counties (Marion, Winston, Blount, Etowah) are essentially the same latitude in their northernmost areas as Cullman County.
why does Brooksville Mississippi have this:Tornado Watch until November 30, 11:00 PM CST Severe Thunderstorm Warning until November 30, 08:30 PM CST BUT Pickensville AL has nothing?? they're 19 miles apart. Birmingham NWS would you please DO YOUR JOB?
Just a bit cool but closer to normal
Will the tornado warnings going on to our south have any affect on us in the Northwest central area??