Alabama National Weather Service

Winter Weather-Alabama
4:08 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Coldest Air Of The Week Expected Early Friday

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.
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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.

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.

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Alabama-Winter Weather
3:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Coldest night yet...

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.

Alabama-Winter Weather
11:52 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Bitter Cold Weather Moving Into Alabama Area

Forecasters say overnight temperatures across Alabama could drop into the teens or single digits as a winter weather system moves through the region.
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Forecasters say overnight temperatures across Alabama could drop into the teens or single digits as a winter weather system moves through the region.

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.

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Alabama-Severe Weather Threat
4:13 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Ala. Facing Severe Weather Threat Over Weekend

Severe weather is expected this weekend. This map looks at the threat from midnight to four in the morning on Sunday.
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Forecasters say Alabama is facing the threat of severe weather over the weekend.

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.

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.

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Alabama Rain
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

More Rain Headed To Soggy Alabama

Alabama is soggy after a day of heavy rain, and forecasters say more precipitation is on the way.
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Alabama is soggy after a day of heavy rain, and forecasters say more precipitation is on the way.

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.

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.

Forecasters say rain chances are diminishing in southern counties, but showers will continue to the north.

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Severe Weather-Alabama
4:03 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Storm Will Bring Chance For Snow In Northern Ala.

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.
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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.

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.

Forecasters say that some icy and slick spots on roads will develop, especially on bridges, overpasses and less-traveled secondary roads.

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More Cold Weather
4:08 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

More Freezing Temperatures Expected For Much Of Alabama Tonight

More freezing temperatures expected for much of Alabama late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
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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.

Tuscaloosa is predicted to have upper twenties, and Mobile could be in the mid thirties.

Meteorologist Holly Allen says precautions for tonight are the same as for last night.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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