Alabama National Weather Service http://apr.org en Storm, Flood Warnings Issued Throughout Alabama http://apr.org/post/storm-flood-warnings-issued-throughout-alabama <p></p><p>The National Weather Service is warning of severe thunderstorms and flash floods in in several areas of Alabama.</p><p>Forecasters said Tuesday that a storm capable of producing winds of up to 60 mph was spotted 14 miles north of Evergreen and is expected to move northeast at about 35 mph. The severe thunderstorm watch spans several areas of northeast, central and south Alabama.</p><p>Forecasters say the storm is expected to cause rain in areas where the soil is already saturated from a previous round of bad weather.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:12:41 +0000 The Associated Press 53635 at http://apr.org Storm, Flood Warnings Issued Throughout Alabama Storms Cause Power Outages In North Alabama http://apr.org/post/storms-cause-power-outages-north-alabama <p></p><p>Power is out in parts of north Alabama after storms moved across the area.</p><p>Huntsville Utilities says a line of storms with lightning and winds knocked out electrical service in the Hazel Green area of Madison County on Thursday.</p><p>Crews were working on that outage along with several smaller ones in the area.</p><p>The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Madison and Limestone counties after as much as 3 inches of rain fell in a brief period.</p><p>Forecasters say another 2 inches of rain is possible in parts of the Tennessee Valley.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:55:38 +0000 The Associated Press 53346 at http://apr.org Storms Cause Power Outages In North Alabama Forecasters Say More Flooding Possible On Ala. Coast http://apr.org/post/forecasters-say-more-flooding-possible-ala-coast <p></p><p>More rain and the chance of floods are headed toward southwest Alabama, which is still drying out from a deluge last week.</p><p>The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from Friday afternoon through Sunday for an area that includes Mobile and the tourist towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.</p><p>Forecasters say rainfall amounts of 1 inch to 3 inches are expected, and some areas could receive as much as 7 inches of rain.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:00:53 +0000 The Associated Press 51657 at http://apr.org Forecasters Say More Flooding Possible On Ala. Coast State Still Mopping Up After 2 Feet Of Rain http://apr.org/post/state-still-mopping-after-2-feet-rain <p></p><p>As a weekend with little rain in the forecast approached, residents in many parts of Alabama were still mopping up after more than two feet of rain fell in some areas in a two-day span.</p><p>The storms also brought ferocious winds and possible tornadoes to some areas.</p><p>Some of the heaviest totals of Tuesday and Wednesday rains ranged from 22 inches to 26 inches over Perdido Bay, Wolf Bay, Foley and Orange Beach, based on radar estimates, Al.com reported.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:13:20 +0000 The Associated Press 51191 at http://apr.org State Still Mopping Up After 2 Feet Of Rain Weather Service Confirms Multiple Tornadoes http://apr.org/post/weather-service-confirms-multiple-tornadoes <p>The National Weather Service says at least four tornadoes touched down in Alabama during this week's storms, including an EF-2 tornado that flung a semitrailer onto the roof of an industrial plant in the Fort Payne area.</p><p>The Fort Payne-area twister was brief but powerful, with estimated winds up to 125 mph. Survey crews from the weather service say it flipped three large semitrailers, vaulting one into the air and onto the factory's roof around 12:30 a.m. Friday.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 07:45:02 +0000 The Associated Press 47291 at http://apr.org Weather Service Confirms Multiple Tornadoes Up To 6 inches Of Snow Blankets North Ala. http://apr.org/post/6-inches-snow-blankets-north-ala <p></p><p>Forecasters say parts of Alabama could have more than a foot of snow on the ground by the time the wintry precipitation ends.</p><p>A winter storm warning covers nearly the entire northern half of the state. Many schools and businesses are closed or opening late Wednesday.</p><p>The National Weather Service says Tuesday's snow and ice totals ranged from a trace north of Birmingham to 6 inches in Alabama's northeastern corner.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:04:35 +0000 The Associated Press 46618 at http://apr.org Up To 6 inches Of Snow Blankets North Ala. Winter Storm Warning Issued For Alabama http://apr.org/post/winter-storm-warning-issued-alabama <p></p><p>Alabama is bracing for a one-two punch of winter weather expected to bring ice and snow accumulations across central and north Alabama.</p><p>The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a winter storm warning beginning 9 p.m. Monday. The warning area includes the cities of Hamilton, Jasper, Birmingham, Hoover, Pell City Tuscaloosa and Gadsden.</p><p>Forecasters say accumulations of one to two inches of snow are possible across much of north central Alabama. Accumulations of up to two-tenths of freezing rain are also possible.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:54:30 +0000 The Associated Press 46549 at http://apr.org Winter Storm Warning Issued For Alabama Coldest Air Of The Week Expected Early Friday http://apr.org/post/coldest-air-week-expected-early-friday <p></p><p>Alabama's coldest temperatures of the week are expected early Friday morning, with lows dropping into the single-digits in northern parts of the state.</p><p>The National Weather Service will have a wind chill advisory in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday for northern Alabama counties that include the cities of Huntsville, Athens, Guntersville, Scottsboro, Fort Payne and Fayetteville. In those areas, forecasters say the wind chill value could be as low as 8 degrees below zero in higher elevations.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:08:26 +0000 The Associated Press 45494 at http://apr.org Coldest Air Of The Week Expected Early Friday Coldest night yet... http://apr.org/post/coldest-night-yet <p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Temperatures plunged into the single digits in Alabama as the coldest weather of the season settled over the state. Lows around 5 a.m. ranged from 3 degrees in Haleyville to 14 degrees in Montgomery. The National Weather Service on Tuesday also reported pre-dawn temperatures of 5 degrees in Huntsville; 9 degrees in Anniston; and 10 degrees in Tuscaloosa. Many of the temperatures were 20 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. The weather service said that in Huntsville, for instance, the typical low on Jan. 7 is 31.7 degrees. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:44:49 +0000 The Associated Press & Alabama Public Radio 44477 at http://apr.org Coldest night yet... Bitter Cold Weather Moving Into Alabama Area http://apr.org/post/bitter-cold-weather-moving-alabama-area <p>Forecasters say overnight temperatures across Alabama could drop into the teens or single digits as a winter weather system moves through the region.</p><p>The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. A hard freeze warning is in effect between midnight and noon on Tuesday.</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 17:52:19 +0000 The Associated Press 44417 at http://apr.org Bitter Cold Weather Moving Into Alabama Area Ala. Facing Severe Weather Threat Over Weekend http://apr.org/post/ala-facing-severe-weather-threat-over-weekend <p></p><p>Forecasters say Alabama is facing the threat of severe weather over the weekend.</p><p>The National Weather Service says temperatures will reach near record levels across the state on Saturday as moist air flows north off the Gulf of Mexico. That will be followed by drier air moving in from the west, bringing a chance of strong storms.</p><p>Forecasters say there's a medium to high chance of severe storms beginning Saturday night, and there's a low to medium chance of isolated tornadoes through Sunday afternoon.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:13:50 +0000 The Associated Press 43672 at http://apr.org Ala. Facing Severe Weather Threat Over Weekend More Rain Headed To Soggy Alabama http://apr.org/post/more-rain-headed-soggy-alabama <p></p><p>Alabama is soggy after a day of heavy rain, and forecasters say more precipitation is on the way.</p><p>Rains with a few thunderstorms are predicted for Monday in central Alabama, where some areas have received more than 5 inches of rain in a 24-hour period.</p><p>The heaviest rains were in central Alabama. Marengo County received 5.7 inches of rain Sunday, and Calera got 5.5 inches. Bibb County received 4.38 inches of rain.</p><p>Forecasters say rain chances are diminishing in southern counties, but showers will continue to the north.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:27:49 +0000 The Associated Press 42978 at http://apr.org More Rain Headed To Soggy Alabama Storm Will Bring Chance For Snow In Northern Ala. http://apr.org/post/storm-will-bring-chance-snow-northern-ala <p></p><p>Forecasters are predicting a mixture of rain, snow and sleet across parts of northern Alabama Tuesday before the precipitation changes to all snow late Tuesday night.</p><p>The National Weather Service predicts less than a half-inch of new snow and sleet accumulation in cities such as Huntsville and Florence. Higher amounts will be possible at higher elevations of northeast Alabama, such as areas near Lookout Mountain.</p><p>Forecasters say that some icy and slick spots on roads will develop, especially on bridges, overpasses and less-traveled secondary roads.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:03:03 +0000 The Associated Press 42282 at http://apr.org Storm Will Bring Chance For Snow In Northern Ala. More Freezing Temperatures Expected For Much Of Alabama Tonight http://apr.org/post/more-freezing-temperatures-expected-much-alabama-tonight <p>It was brutally cold over night in parts of Alabama, and forecasters say it's not over yet. Tonight's forecast is for more cold weather for the Tennessee Valley, with temperatures dropping to the mid-twenties again.</p><p>Tuscaloosa is predicted to have upper twenties, and Mobile could be in the mid thirties.</p><p>Meteorologist Holly Allen says precautions for tonight are the same as for last night.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:08:13 +0000 Ryan Vasquez & Erin Armstrong 41507 at http://apr.org More Freezing Temperatures Expected For Much Of Alabama Tonight Arctic Air Prompts Freeze Warning For Most Of Ala. http://apr.org/post/arctic-air-prompts-freeze-warning-most-ala <p></p><p>A freeze warning covers most of Alabama as arctic air approaches the area.</p><p>The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Forecasters say temperatures are expected to fall into the middle and upper 20s both mornings.</p><p>The warning covers cities such as Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Gadsden, Opelika and Troy.</p><p>Forecasters say the freeze should bring an end to the growing season across central Alabama.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:30:34 +0000 The Associated Press 41436 at http://apr.org Arctic Air Prompts Freeze Warning For Most Of Ala.