Alabama National Weather Service

Winter Weather- Alabama
3:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Arctic Air Prompts Freeze Warning For Most Of Ala.

A freeze warning covers most of Alabama for Wednesday and Thursday morning as arctic air approaches the area.
Credit National Weather Service

A freeze warning covers most of Alabama as arctic air approaches the area.

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.

The warning covers cities such as Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Gadsden, Opelika and Troy.

Forecasters say the freeze should bring an end to the growing season across central Alabama.

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Alabama weather
7:50 am
Sat August 31, 2013

NWS Forecasting Moderate Risk of Rip Currents

The NWS says there's a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents along the coast during the holiday weekend.
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Forecasters say there's a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents along the Gulf Coast during the Labor Day weekend.

Thousands of people are heading to the beach for the holiday, but the National Weather Service says rip currents are likely in the surf.

Forecasters say weak swimmers shouldn't get any deeper than their knees through the weekend.

Several drownings have been blamed this year on rip currents, which are difficult to detect and can quickly pull swimmers into keep water.

Arts & Life
8:23 am
Tue August 13, 2013

NWS: Ala at Risk For Heavy Rains, Strong Winds

NWS forecast for August 13, 2013.
The National Weather Service-Birmingham

Forecasters say heavy rains could bring flash flooding to north and central Alabama.

   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.

   Flash floods are possible mainly along and west of Interstate 65, and forecasters say winds could gust to 40 mph.

   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.

Arts & Life
8:17 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Flash Floods Make Roads and Highways Impassable

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Cullman County until 9:15AM.
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Heavy rains flooded roads and highways in parts of Alabama, and one county was under a flash flood warning.

   The National Weather Service early Wednesday issued a flash flood warning for Cullman County, where an emergency manager reported more than a foot of water covering Highway 69 in front of a truck stop. Forecasters said heavy thunderstorms were expected to produce even more rain in the area.

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Alabama Weather
5:12 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Storms Cause Flash Flooding In Alabama

Strong thunderstorms caused downpours that resulted in flash flooding in parts of Alabama.
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Strong thunderstorms caused downpours that resulted in flash flooding in parts of Alabama.


The weather service didn't report any severe weather associated with the storms on Tuesday, but the downpours created headaches for some.


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.

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Hurricane Exercise
4:52 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Alabama Officials Practice For Hurricane Season

Alabama officials conducted their largest hurricane exercise ever to make sure state officials were prepared for such a storm and were unified in their response.
Credit http://www.ema.alabama.gov/

Alabama Emergency Management Agency officials received an early wake-up call and were notified that Hurricane Juliet had made landfall at about 2 a.m. near Pascagoula, Miss.


Hurricane Juliet was not real, but it gave EMA local officials and the National Weather Service a chance Tuesday to practice what they would do in the event of a real category 3 storm.


Most of the exercise took place at EMA headquarters in Clanton.

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Flood Warning
3:17 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Forecasters Issue Flash Flood Warnings In Alabama

Lots of rain expected for Alabama of the next couple of days with flood warnings Thursday evening and a flood watch through Saturday morning.
Credit National Weather Service Birmingham / http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

Heavy rains have prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings for several Alabama counties.

Huntsville forecasters placed northwest Madison County under a flood warning Thursday until 6 p.m. CDT. A warning was also in effect until 5:15 p.m. for central Morgan County, southeast Limestone County, southeast Lawrence and northwest Cullman County.

Meteorologist Jennifer Schuller says the weather service received many phone calls from people reporting heavy rain and roads blocked by flooding in north Alabama.

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Severe Weather
9:05 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Storms Bring Threat of Some Wind Damage to Alabama

Wind damage was reported after a severe weather system moved across Alabama Friday morning.

However, forecasters said the chances for tornadoes appeared to be diminishing.

A hazardous weather advisory said the storms could produce isolated damaging winds as the system moved from Alabama to Georgia Friday afternoon, and there was "a very small chance" for an isolated tornado.

Alabama Weather
6:36 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Strong Storms Bring High Wind, Hail to State

A member of the University of Alabama Grounds Department surveys damage after an oak tree fell in front of Moore Hall on the University of Alabama campus.
Robert Sutton | The Tuscaloosa News

Strong storms that moved across much of Alabama on Monday plunged thousands in the dark and also pummeled the state with hail, high winds and heavy rainfall.


The National Weather Service said the strongest of the storms had wind gusts nearing 60 mph and there also was hail the size of quarters.

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Alabama Storms
5:07 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Strong Storms Bring High Wind, Hail To State

Severe weather across Alabama today brought a wide arrange of threats including damaging winds and hail.
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Strong storms moved across much of Alabama, bringing hail, high winds, and heavy rainfall as a cold front passes through the state.


The National Weather Service warns that the strongest storms will be capable of producing wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail the size of quarters.

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Alabama Severe Weather
7:33 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Heavy Rains, Brisk Winds Forecast for Alabama

Forecasters say severe storms are possible in southwest Alabama. Strong winds likely in North Alabama.
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Forecasters say severe storms are possible in southwestern Alabama, and strong winds are likely in north Alabama.

A cold front is moving in from the west, and a warm front is pushing north out of the Gulf of Mexico.


The National Weather Service says the colliding systems are creating a risk of severe storms in Mobile and the surrounding area on Monday. Rainfall totals could exceed 4 inches.


Wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible in central Alabama, along with heavy rains.

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Alabama Weather
9:55 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cold Front Brings Chance of Snow Flurries to Ala.

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Forecasters say a cold front approaching Alabama could bring snow flurries to some parts of the state.

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.

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Alabama Weather
8:48 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Storms Drench Parts of Alabama, Damage Homes

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.

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.

Forecasters say more than 4 inches of rain has fallen in parts of the Alabama -- and the totals are continuing to climb.

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Arts & Life
5:54 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Forecasters Say Ala at Risk for Severe Weather

National Weather Service forecast for Central Alabama.
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Forecasters say clashing weather systems are creating a chance for severe weather in Alabama.


The National Weather Service says severe storms with damaging winds, heavy rains and isolated tornadoes are possible Tuesday night into Wednesday.


The problem is an advancing cold front that's moving toward Alabama from the west. Forecasters say strong storms could develop as the cooler air meets with warm, moist flowing northward from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Arts & Life
7:33 am
Fri January 25, 2013

NWS Cancels Winter Weather Advisory for North Ala

A snapshot of the National Weather Service forecast for North Alabama.
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Forecasters say the threat of freezing rain is over for most of north Alabama.


Temperatures are well above freezing in the Tennessee Valley, and the National Weather Service has canceled a freezing rain advisory for the region.


Forecasters say light coatings of ice are still possible in the east Alabama counties of Cherokee and Cleburne along the Georgia line. But any problems should be gone by mid-morning Friday.


Dozens of schools delayed opening as a precaution against slippery roads.

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