National Weather Service

Weather
11:10 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Alabama bracing for weekend storms

NOAA severe weather outlook for 4/18 and 4/19

Forecasters say severe weather is possible this weekend for much of Alabama.

Parts of southwestern Alabama have already seen over a foot of rain this week, and the National Weather Service says even more rainfall is expected both today and tomorrow.

The NWS says severe storms will likely develop over central and southern Alabama this evening with wind gusts approaching 60 mph. Conditions may be even worse tomorrow night, with the possibility of isolated tornadoes, 70 mph winds and potential golf ball sized hail.

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Weather
9:11 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Severe weather, tornado risk for northern Alabama

National Weather Service forecasters say thunderstorms this evening and tomorrow morning could bring large hail and heavy winds to parts of Alabama, and may spawn small tornadoes.

The latest forecasts and models from the NWS show that the highest potential for severe weather in the state will be in the northwest corner of Alabama, in and around the Florence area.

Forecasters say these storms hold the potential for what they describe as "brief, spin-up" tornadoes.

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Newscast
8:28 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Winter storm causes travel hazards, power outages, price gouging concerns

Emergency Management Officer Paige Colburn, Huntsville - Madison County EMA

Residents in much of northern and central Alabama are digging out this morning after a winter storm dumped a substantial amount of snow on the region.

Roads are impassable in more than ten Alabama counties. The heaviest snow fell north of Birmingham – forecasters say some areas received upwards of ten inches of snow accumulation.

Paige Colburn is the emergency management officer for the Huntsville – Madison County EMA. She says they’re hoping to avoid a repeat of last Friday, when stuck and abandoned cars caused major problems for emergency crews.

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Alabama Storms
3:58 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Storms Leave Scattered Damage In Alabama

A map of reported damage around North Alabama during storms on October 2. A tornado was reported near Huntsville.
Credit National Weather Service

Scattered damage is being reported from strong storms that moved across Alabama overnight.

The National Weather Service says high winds tore the roofs off two homes in the northwest Alabama town of Red Bay, and trees are down on several streets. One fell on to a mobile home.

Authorities say strong winds also left scattered damage around Florence, Decatur and Marshall County.

No injuries are reported, but damage to utility lines left power outages in some areas.

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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.

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Arts & Life
8:34 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Rains From Isaac Remnants Cause Problems in Ala

http://www.srh.noaa.gov The National Weather Service

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac are still causing problems in Alabama.

The National Weather Service says storms caused as much as 4 inches of rain in parts of west Alabama early Tuesday, and another 1 or 2 inches of rain was possible.

Forecasters issued flash flood warnings because runoff from the downpours could cause flooding in areas including Brent, Centreville and parts of Tuscaloosa. Areas of Dallas and Lowndes counties were under flash flood warnings in central Alabama.

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Politics & Government
6:41 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Severe Weather Possible in Ala on Labor Day

Forecasters say remnants of Hurricane Isaac could pose threat of severe weather for Central Alabama.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov National Weather Service

It might be a good Labor Day to be inside in parts of Alabama.

Forecasters say there's a chance of severe weather across the state on Monday as remnants of Hurricane Isaac move across the region.

The National Weather Service says central Alabama is at greatest risk, particularly in the afternoon. Damaging winds are the main threat.

Storms are predicted to continue drifting southeastward across the state through Tuesday.

The beach forecast is sunny for Labor Day, with only a 20 percent chance of rain and highs in the upper 80s and low 90s.

Drought Uneffected By Rain
5:18 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

More rain headed toward Alabama

Drought Monitor information as of July 10, 2012.
The Drought Monitor National Drought Mitigation Center

Forecasters say more storms are headed toward Alabama, but still more rain is needed to break a worsening drought.

The National Weather Service says there's a good chance of precipitation statewide on Thursday. The Tennessee Valley counties in north Alabama could get 1 or 2 inches of rain with gusty winds, and high temperatures will top out around 80 degrees.

There's an 80 percent chance of rain in central Alabama, and a 60 percent chance on the coast.

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