Alabama National Weather Service

Arts & Life
7:35 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Temperatures to Continue Falling in Alabama

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.


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.


Low temperatures are expected to be around 23 degrees in Huntsville and around 27 degrees in the Birmingham area early Wednesday. In the Montgomery area, the low is expected to be around 31 degrees.

Arts & Life
6:41 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Ala Thawing Out From Snowy Blast

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.


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.


But many people won't forget about the storm for a while.

Read more
Arts & Life
5:46 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Up to 4 Inches of Snow Possible in Parts of Ala.

www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx

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.

Much of the state -- including large parts of northern and central Alabama --- was under a winter storm warning Thursday morning.


National Weather Service officials said periods of heavy snow will be likely, with the heaviest snow falling Thursday morning.

Read more
Arts & Life
7:52 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Rains, Flooding Threat Continues in Alabama

A snapshot of today's forecast.
www.srh.noaa.gov

Rivers are rising and flooding continues to be a threat as rain keeps falling in Alabama.


A flood warning is in effect for most of northern and western Alabama, and a flood watch covers the rest of the region.


The National Weather Service says as much as 1 inch of additional rain could fall Wednesday, increasing flooding problems since the ground already is saturated with water.

Read more
Arts & Life
9:22 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Flooding, Wintry Precipitation Possible in Ala

The mix of heavy rains and colder temperatures is causing potential weather problems across Alabama.

The National Weather Service says persistent rains already have caused flash flooding in areas, and it has issued flood warnings for the Tennessee Valley region and west Alabama.

Some parts of north Alabama received up to 3 inches of rain quickly, and forecasters say additional rains will only increase runoff and cause more flooding.

There's a flood watch out for much of central Alabama.

Read more
Arts & Life
6:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

NWS: Rainfall Totals of 5 Inches Possible in Ala

Get out an umbrella: Forecasters say the next few days will be soggy across Alabama.


The National Weather Service says parts of the state could see as much as 5 inches of rain between Friday and early next week, and some areas could receive even more rain in small downpours.


While forecasters aren't predicting severe weather, they say brief periods of heavy rain and strong, gusty winds are both possible. So are rising streams and rivers that could lead to flooding.

Read more
Arts & Life
9:36 am
Wed December 26, 2012

High Winds Force Shutdown of Mobile Bay Ferry

The Mobile Bay Ferry service.
Mobile Press-Register

High winds have forced the shutdown of the ferry linking Dauphin Island with Alabama's main tourist beaches.

Mobile Bay Ferry operators said they had to suspend service on Wednesday because of gale-force winds.

The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for the coast. Winds blowing to about 35 mph can churn up Mobile and make ferry operations hazardous.

The service should reopen on Thursday.

The ferry links the eastern end of Dauphin Island with the tip of Fort Morgan in Baldwin County.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Science & Health
6:27 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Dry Weather, Gusty Winds Raise Fire Threat in Ala

Forecasters say the dry, windy weather is increasing the risk of wildfires in southeast Alabama.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the area south and east of a line extending from Autaugaville to Alexander City.

Winds blowing 15 mph will gust up to 30 mph, and the relative humidity is expected to drop as low as 27 percent.

Forecasters say the combination will make it easier for fires to start and spread, so they're recommending against any outdoor burning.

Read more

Pages