Alabama weather 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 NWS Forecasting Moderate Risk of Rip Currents http://apr.org/post/nws-forecasting-moderate-risk-rip-currents <p>Forecasters say there's a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents along the Gulf Coast during the Labor Day weekend.</p><div><p>Thousands of people are heading to the beach for the holiday, but the National Weather Service says rip currents are likely in the surf.</p><p>Forecasters say weak swimmers shouldn't get any deeper than their knees through the weekend.</p><p>Several drownings have been blamed this year on rip currents, which are difficult to detect and can quickly pull swimmers into keep water.</p></div><p></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:50:16 +0000 The Associated Press 37040 at http://apr.org NWS Forecasting Moderate Risk of Rip Currents NWS: Ala at Risk For Heavy Rains, Strong Winds http://apr.org/post/nws-ala-risk-heavy-rains-strong-winds <p>Forecasters say heavy rains could bring flash flooding to north and central Alabama.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The National Weather Service says a slow-moving cold front will cause showers and thunderstorms across the northern two-thirds of the state on Tuesday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Flash floods are possible mainly along and west of Interstate 65, and forecasters say winds could gust to 40 mph.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Rains are supposed to diminish overnight, but the system is expected to slow down and bring more heavy rains on Wednesday, mainly south of Interstate 20.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:23:29 +0000 The Associated Press 35943 at http://apr.org NWS: Ala at Risk For Heavy Rains, Strong Winds Alabama Storms Leave More Flooding, Toppled Trees http://apr.org/post/alabama-storms-leave-more-flooding-toppled-trees <p>Powerful thunderstorms that moved across Alabama have left more flooding and toppled trees across the state.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Forecasters at the National Weather Service said rains of around 1 inch fell within 30 minutes during Tuesday's storms in the Montgomery area. That led to at least one location -- East Ogden Avenue and Norman Bridge Road -- impassable as water flowed across the road.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The weather service also received reports of several trees down and some minor structural damage in the Cloverdale community of Montgomery.<br> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:14:56 +0000 The Associated Press 34725 at http://apr.org Alabama Storms Leave More Flooding, Toppled Trees Storms Cause Flash Flooding In Alabama http://apr.org/post/storms-cause-flash-flooding-alabama <P>Strong thunderstorms caused downpours that resulted in flash flooding in parts of Alabama.</P> <P>The weather service didn't report any severe weather associated with the storms on Tuesday, but the downpours created headaches for some.</P> <P>Streets flooded in parts of Jefferson County and Birmingham, causing traffic tie-ups. The weather service said flash flooding was likely near Montgomery, with deluges of as much as 2 inches of rain possible in a short time.</P> <P>In northwest Alabama, workers had to use brooms to sweep water out of the First Baptist Church of Russellville. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:12:51 +0000 The Associated Press 34697 at http://apr.org Storms Cause Flash Flooding In Alabama Possible Tornado Surprises Athens http://apr.org/post/possible-tornado-surprises-athens <p>An unconfirmed tornado has knocked down trees, flipped Dumpsters and damaged the roof of the nearby WalMart in Athens.</p><div><p>A forecaster at the National Weather Service in Huntsville said the suspected tornado started about a mile south-southeast of Athens and moved in a line toward southwest Ardmore Friday.</p><p>The unsettled weather system continued to concern forecasters as it moved north toward Tennessee.</p><p>Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson says he saw the backside of a wall cloud that had a tail. Police followed as it moved up Route 31 to Interstate 65.</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 14:23:23 +0000 The Associated Press 30649 at http://apr.org Possible Tornado Surprises Athens Heavy Rains, Brisk Winds Forecast for Alabama http://apr.org/post/heavy-rains-brisk-winds-forecast-alabama <P>Forecasters say severe storms are possible in southwestern Alabama, and strong winds are likely in north Alabama.</P> <DIV> <P>A cold front is moving in from the west, and a warm front is pushing north out of the Gulf of Mexico.</P> <P>The National Weather Service says the colliding systems are creating a risk of severe storms in Mobile and the surrounding area on Monday. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:33:09 +0000 The Associated Press 25573 at http://apr.org Heavy Rains, Brisk Winds Forecast for Alabama Cold Front Brings Chance of Snow Flurries to Ala. http://apr.org/post/cold-front-brings-chance-snow-flurries-ala <P>Forecasters say a cold front approaching Alabama could bring snow flurries to some parts of the state.</P> <DIV> <P>Low temperatures are projected to drop below freezing in the Huntsville area Friday night. The National Weather Service is forecasting a slight chance for snow flurries in that area on Saturday.</P> <P>Jennifer Schuller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Huntsville, tells The TimesDaily that the cold front will bring an end to low temperatures that have been above normal lows for this time of year. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:55:44 +0000 The Associated Press 24962 at http://apr.org Cold Front Brings Chance of Snow Flurries to Ala. Storms Drench Parts of Alabama, Damage Homes http://apr.org/post/storms-drench-parts-alabama-damage-homes <p>A crew from the National Weather Service plans to inspect storm damage in southwestern Alabama to determine whether damage to homes in the area was caused for a tornado or high winds.</p><div><p>Preliminary reports from the weather service indicate that homes were damaged near the small community of St. Stephens, a few miles outside Jackson. Survey crews were planning to assess the damage on Monday.</p><p>Forecasters say more than 4 inches of rain has fallen in parts of the Alabama -- and the totals are continuing to climb.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:48:04 +0000 The Associated Press 24729 at http://apr.org Storms Drench Parts of Alabama, Damage Homes NWS Cancels Winter Weather Advisory for North Ala http://apr.org/post/nws-cancels-winter-weather-advisory-north-ala <DIV> <P>Forecasters say the threat of freezing rain is over for most of north Alabama.</P> <P>Temperatures are well above freezing in the Tennessee Valley, and the National Weather Service has canceled a freezing rain advisory for the region.</P> <P>Forecasters say light coatings of ice are still possible in the east Alabama counties of Cherokee and Cleburne along the Georgia line. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:33:48 +0000 The Associated Press 23757 at http://apr.org NWS Cancels Winter Weather Advisory for North Ala Freezing Rain Possible in North Alabama http://apr.org/post/freezing-rain-possible-north-alabama <P>Forecasters say north Alabama could be in for another round of wintry weather.</P> <DIV> <P>The National Weather Service says as much as one-quarter inch of freezing rain is possible across the Tennessee Valley and as far south as Sylacauga in eastern Alabama.</P> <P>Forecasters have issued a freezing rain advisory in effect from midnight Thursday until 9 a.m. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:56:30 +0000 The Associated Press 23679 at http://apr.org Freezing Rain Possible in North Alabama Ala Troopers Re-Evaluating Snow Plans After Jam http://apr.org/post/ala-troopers-re-evaluating-snow-plans-after-jam <p>A spokesman says Alabama state troopers were caught off guard by last week's snow, which caused an overnight traffic jam on Interstate 65.</p><div><p>Trooper spokesman Curtis Summerville says road conditions worsened faster than officials expected once the snow began coming down.</p><p>Summerville tells The Decatur Daily (<a href="http://bit.ly/1416Bez">http://bit.ly/1416Bez</a> ) authorities are looking at ways to do things better in case of a repeat. He says possibilities include using billboard or twitter to inform motorists of blocked roads.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:06:53 +0000 The Associated Press 23524 at http://apr.org Ala Troopers Re-Evaluating Snow Plans After Jam Temperatures to Continue Falling in Alabama http://apr.org/post/temperatures-continue-falling-alabama <DIV> <P>Temperatures are expected to plunge into the mid-20s early Wednesday morning across much of northern Alabama, with freezing temperatures forecast for the central part of the state.</P> <P>Forecasters at the National Weather Service say arctic air is in place over much of the nation, and temperatures are expected to be well below average over the next week.</P> <P>Low temperatures are expected to be around 23 degrees in Huntsville and around 27 degrees in the Birmingham area early Wednesday. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:35:08 +0000 The Associated Press 23522 at http://apr.org Temperatures to Continue Falling in Alabama Ala Thawing Out From Snowy Blast http://apr.org/post/ala-thawing-out-snowy-blast <DIV> <P>North and central Alabama are trying to get back to normal after a winter storm dumped as much as 4 inches of snow on the area.</P> <P>Dozens of school systems, businesses and government offices planned to open late Friday to let roads thaw out after an overnight freeze. The delays extended from the Tennessee line as far south as metro Birmingham.</P> <P>But many people won't forget about the storm for a while.</P> <P>Some motorists were stuck on Interstate 65 north of Cullman for seven or more hours Thursday after a series of wrecks snarled the highway. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:41:46 +0000 The Associated Press 23382 at http://apr.org Ala Thawing Out From Snowy Blast Up to 4 Inches of Snow Possible in Parts of Ala. http://apr.org/post/4-inches-snow-possible-parts-ala <P>Forecasters say they expect two to three inches of snow to accumulate in parts of Alabama, with some isolated amounts of up to four inches.</P> <DIV> <P>Much of the state -- including large parts of northern and central Alabama --- was under a winter storm warning Thursday morning.</P> <P>National Weather Service officials said periods of heavy snow will be likely, with the heaviest snow falling Thursday morning.</P> <P>The weather service said dangerous travel conditions would continue through Thursday morning, with the possibility of bridges and overpasses becoming snow and slush cove Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:46:58 +0000 The Associated Press 23329 at http://apr.org Up to 4 Inches of Snow Possible in Parts of Ala.