National Weather Service Alabama http://apr.org en Mercury Plunges Across Alabama; More Cold Coming http://apr.org/post/mercury-plunges-across-alabama-more-cold-coming <p></p><p>Temperatures plunged into the teens across much of Alabama, but forecasters say a blast of potentially colder air is on the way.</p><p>Low temperatures hit 16 degrees in Decatur and 17 degrees in Huntsville early Friday morning -- some of the lowest marks in Alabama Friday.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:01:53 +0000 The Associated Press 44354 at http://apr.org Mercury Plunges Across Alabama; More Cold Coming Heat Advisory Issued for Parts of Northern Alabama http://apr.org/post/heat-advisory-issued-parts-northern-alabama <p>Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat in parts of northern Alabama.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for nine counties, including the cities of Athens, Cullman, Decatur, Florence, Huntsville and surrounding areas.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Forecasters project that temperatures will soar into the mid and upper 90s in the area on Wednesday afternoon and early evening.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The heat advisory is set to run from 1 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:24:42 +0000 The Associated Press 32203 at http://apr.org Heat Advisory Issued for Parts of Northern Alabama Storms Lead to Possible Damage in Birmingham http://apr.org/post/storms-lead-possible-damage-birmingham <div><p>UPDATE: Birmingham Mayor William Bell said there are no reports of injuries from severe weather that damaged roofs and broke windows in one part of the city.</p><p>The severe weather struck about 4:45 a.m. Monday in the area around Finley Avenue. Residents reported seeing a funnel cloud, but the mayor said officials have not yet confirmed if it was a tornado. He said the city is providing tarps to residents whose roofs were damaged.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:14:29 +0000 The Associated Press 21761 at http://apr.org Storms Lead to Possible Damage in Birmingham NWS: 2012 Below Average Year for Twisters in Ala http://apr.org/post/nws-2012-below-average-year-twisters-ala <P>Forecasters say 2012 is a below-average year for tornadoes in Alabama, at least so far.</P> <P>While Alabama has 40 tornadoes in an average year, the National Weather Service says only 32 tornadoes occurred in the state through Thanksgiving.</P> <DIV> <P>If no more twisters occur this year, 2012 will end with the state's lowest tornado total since 1999, when 23 occurred. But November and December are considered a secondary tornado season for the state.</P> <P>The slow period comes just a year after Alabama recorded a record of more than 140 tornadoes in 2011. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:43:52 +0000 The Associated Press 21160 at http://apr.org NWS: 2012 Below Average Year for Twisters in Ala North Alabama Remains Under Flood Threat http://apr.org/post/north-alabama-remains-under-flood-threat <P>Forecasters say north Alabama remains under a flood threat following storms that will dump as much as 7 inches of rain on the region before they leave the state.</P> <P>Heavy downpours caused flooding in northwest Alabama on Monday, and the weather service says northeast Alabama is now most at risk.</P> <P>Forecasters have issued a flood warning that includes all or parts of Colbert, DeKalb, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties.</P> <P>Forecasters say parts of the Tennessee Valley received as much as 5 inches of rain overnight, and 2 more inches Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:24:16 +0000 The Associated Press 18004 at http://apr.org North Alabama Remains Under Flood Threat