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Booze ban or the weather? Gulf Shores, reeling from Mardi Gras, welcomes quieter Spring Break | AL.com

March 15, 2017

Who said the booze ban is keeping spring breakers off Alabama’s beaches? It’s Mother Nature that has been the party-pooper thus far.

“I don’t think we’re going out,” Sam Moeller, 22, a senior at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., said Monday while visiting coastal Alabama for the first time during a week-long spring break with friends. “It’s a little cold out here.”

via Booze ban or the weather? Gulf Shores, reeling from Mardi Gras, welcomes quieter Spring Break | AL.com.

Weather Balloon Lands on Ono Island

March 11, 2017

Imagine walking through your yard and finding this?  That’s what happened to Jenny and Wayne King at their house on Ono Island.

“I was supervising as Wayne was working in the yard,” said Jenny King.  “He was transplanting some flowers for me.  I walked down in the back. He had just repotted one of my lemon trees and I saw this kite string and the kite up in the tree.  I said ‘Wow, where’d the kite come from?’”

“And I said, ‘What kite?’” said Wayne King.  “And I turned around and this NOAA weather instrument fell in my garden and this kite got stuck up here in the tree.”

via Weather Balloon Lands on Ono Island.

Severe weather possible Wednesday for all of Alabama | AL.com

February 27, 2017

Confidence is ticking upward for the potential for severe weather across Alabama on Wednesday.

Storms are also possible both today and Tuesday, but Wednesday appears to be the day with the highest probabilities of severe weather, according to forecasters.

A cold front is expected to move into the state on Wednesday, and storms are expected to break out along and ahead of it. Some of them could reach severe limits.

via Severe weather possible Wednesday for all of Alabama | AL.com.

Weather Preparedness Products are Tax Free this Weekend

February 25, 2017

You may not know it, but it’s a severe weather tax-free weekend in Alabama. Items that are used to prepare for hurricanes or tornadoes will be tax-free today through Sunday.

This includes items like batteries, tape, bungee cords, tarps, coolers and plywood. Many hardware stores and even sporting goods stores that carry camping gear will have tax free items. Each item must be less than 60 dollars to get it tax free. Generators are the only exception to that price cap.

via Weather Preparedness Products are Tax Free this Weekend.

Stock up on emergency supplies during tax-free weekend in Alabama | AL.com

February 24, 2017

Retailers across Alabama are stocking their shelves with emergency supplies as the state’s main severe weather season draws near.

To help residents save money on essentials for their homes and businesses, several cities and counties will waive sales and use tax on eligible items from 12:01 a.m. Feb. 24 until midnight Feb. 26.

via Stock up on emergency supplies during tax-free weekend in Alabama | AL.com.

Record highs possible today across Alabama | AL.com

February 24, 2017

A streak of warm February weather could peak today, with record high temperatures likely across the state.

An area of high pressure was forecast to strengthen across the area today and bring more warm air over the state from the south.

That combined with a good amount of sunshine was expected to send temperatures into the high 70s and low 80s across the state, according to the National Weather Service.

via Record highs possible today across Alabama | AL.com.

Dauphin Island Elementary closed due to power outage | AL.com

February 08, 2017

The Mobile County School System is reporting that Dauphin Island Elementary will be closed on Wednesday due to a power outage at the school.

MCPSS Spokeswoman Rena Philips confirmed the power outage and said that classes will resume Thursday morning. Power is expected to be restored to the school at some point on Wednesday.

via Dauphin Island Elementary closed due to power outage | AL.com.

Strong to severe storms possible statewide today | AL.com

February 07, 2017

Strong to severe storms will be possible across nearly all of Alabama on Tuesday — and another round of storms could materialize on Wednesday as well.

However, some forecasters at the National Weather Service said the forecast is a low-confidence one, especially for north and parts of central Alabama, since all the parameters for severe storms don’t look to be in place today.

via Strong to severe storms possible statewide today | AL.com.

Severe weather leaves damage across Mobile | WPMI

January 22, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Storms and heavy rain moved through Mobile Saturday morning, leaving behind down trees and power lines in some areas.

At one point, an estimated 4,600 homes in Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland were without power. Storms brought heavy rain, damaging winds, and lightning to many parts of the Mobile area. In Mobile, trees came toppling down on homes and in the roadways. Crews worked to remove trees from Cottage Hill Road, Martin Luther King Junior Avenue and Lawrence Street.

via Severe weather leaves damage across Mobile | WPMI.

Severe weather possible 2 times this week | AL.com

January 18, 2017

It’s felt like spring this week in Alabama, and that will bring a chance of spring-like severe weather.

There will be two rounds of storms possible this week, the first on Thursday and a second, possibly more substantial threat over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has put much of Alabama under a marginal risk of severe weather for Thursday.

via Severe weather possible 2 times this week | AL.com.

Freezing temps about to take flight | WEAR

January 09, 2017

Get ready for much warmer but foggier weather. Sunday night into Monday morning will mark our last night of freezing temperatures for this particular cold snap. Inland areas will dip back down in the mid to upper 20′s, folks along the coast will wake up to temperatures in the mid to low 30′s. Monday will bring sunny and cool conditions, with highs in the mid 50′s.

via Freezing temps about to take flight | WEAR.

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