Slightly Cooler Air Arrives Thursday… Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! We dealt with another very hot day, with most of west and central Alabama reaching the upper 90s to near 100. Skies remain mostly sunny this afternoon, and I expect a clear sky overnight.

A weak surface front will move in from the northeast on early Thursday, with a developing east breeze. Temperatures will drop into the upper 80s on Thursday. We’ll drop into the mid 60s Thursday night, and lower to middle 60s Friday night and Saturday night. Expect highs in the upper 80s to near 90 Friday and Saturday. Skies will remain sunny…

Alabama takes on Southern Miss at Bryant-Denny on Saturday, with an 11am kickoff. Expect a mostly sunny sky during the game, with temperatures warming from 80 degrees to near 90 throughout the game.

In the tropics, Hurricane Humberto, a category 3 storm is near Bermuda. Fortunately, the core of the strong winds will remain just north of the Island, as Humberto heads out to sea.

Tropical Depression 10 was upgraded to Tropical storm Jerry in the central Atlantic. This feature is expected to become a hurricane by Friday, but it will likely turn out to sea before reaching the US. We’ll watch it close.

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Extreme Heat Now… A Little Cooler By Late Week/Weekend… Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

asdf33.png Good Tuesday afternoon! Hot is the word for today, with many areas reaching the 100 degree mark. Expect temperatures to drop into the 70s overnight, under a clear sky.

Wednesday will feature one more extremely hot day, with a high in the upper 90s to near 100. Look for a mostly sunny sky on Wednesday.

A weak surface front will move in from the northeast on Thursday, with only a small chance of a stray shower or storm. Temperatures will drop into the upper 80s to near 90 on Thursday, with a northeast breeze. We’ll drop into the mid 60s Thursday night, and lower to middle 60s Friday night and Saturday night. Expect highs in the upper 80s to near 90 Friday and Saturday. Skies will remain sunny…

In the tropics, Hurricane Humberto remains east of the southeast US coast, now moving east and away from the US. There is no risk to the US mainland with this particular storm. Bermuda will take a close call for a direct hit on Thursday.

Tropical Storm Imelda formed on the Texas Gulf Coast at midday today and the center has now moved onshore, approaching Houston. Tremendous flooding is expected across east Texas over the next few days, but we will not get any rain off this system.

Tropical Depression 10 formed in the central Atlantic. This feature is expected to become a hurricane by Friday, but it will likely turn out to sea before reaching the US. We’ll watch it close.

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1pm Tuesday: DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM IMELDA ON TEXAS GULF COAST…

Tropical Storm Imelda Tropical Cyclone Update

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112019

1245 PM CDT Tue Sep 17 2019

…DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM IMELDA…

Surface observations indicate that the depression has strengthened

as it nears the coast and has become Tropical Storm Imelda, with

maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 km/h). A National Ocean

Service observing site at Freeport, Texas, recently reported a

sustained wind of 40 mph (65 km/h) and a wind gust of 47 mph (76

km/h).

SUMMARY OF 1245 PM CDT…1745 UTC…INFORMATION

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LOCATION…28.9N 95.3W

ABOUT 0 MI…0 KM S OF FREEPORT TEXAS

ABOUT 40 MI…65 KM SW OF GALVESTON TEXAS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 5 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1009 MB…29.80 INCHES

‪At 12pm Tuesday, tropical Depression 11 just formed on the Texas coast south of Houston

At 12pm, tropical Depression 11 just formed on the Texas coast south of Houston, moving north. A tropical storm warning has been posted for that area. The low moves inland tonight, no Alabama impacts expected… #alwx @wvua23

‪10am Tuesday: Tropical Depression 10 has formed

10am Tuesday: Tropical Depression 10 has formed in the Atlantic. Expected to become a hurricane by Friday. No evidence of this being a Gulf storm at this time, but we’ll be watching trends as always…

Very Hot Days For Now… A Tad Cooler By Late Week… Monday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather started off mild this morning, and summer continues to hang on here in Alabama. Tuscaloosa reached a high of 100 this afternoon, and many communities in west and central Alabama reached the upper 90s to near 100. Expect temperatures to drop into the 70s tonight, under a clear sky.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be identical to today. We’ll start both Tuesday and Wednesday morning in the lower 70s, then rise into the upper 90s to near 100. Look for a good dose of sunshine both afternoons.

A weak surface front will move in from the northeast on Thursday, with only a small chance of a stray shower or storm. Temperatures will drop into the lower 90s on Thursday, with a northeast breeze. We’ll drop into the upper 60s Thursday morning, Friday morning and Saturday morning. Expect highs in the upper 80s to near 90 Friday and Saturday. Skies will remain sunny…

In the tropics, Hurricane Humberto remains east of the southeast US coast, now moving east and away from the US. There is no risk to the US mainland with this particular storm.

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Looking Back at Hurricane Ivan… Sep 16, 2004 #alwx @wvua23

Today is the anniversary of powerful Hurricane Ivan. Ivan caused significant damage to much of Alabama, with numerous trees and power lines down from the coast northward into the Tennessee Valley. Ivan made landfall on September 16, 2004 very close to Gulf Shores, Alabama as a category strong category 3 hurricane. Ivan maintained hurricane status as far north as Uniontown before being downgraded to a strong tropical storm.

Ivan caused extensive damage across nearly all of Central Alabama, with winds of 60 to 80 MPH south of a line from Emelle to Greensboro to Marion. There were some wind gusts near 90 MPH around Linden and Demopolis. I remember Ivan personally, as I was living in Linden at the time. We didn’t have power at my home in Linden for 6 days. Some people in that area didn’t have power for over 2 weeks. The most drastic experience from that storm came from the constant sound of trees snapping and wind roaring through the trees; in-fact, in some of the higher gusts, it sounded similar to a jet engine. There were many others in the area that reported that similar sound.

Winds in the Tuscaloosa area ranged between 50 and 60 MPH. With very heavy rain, Ivan’s winds brought down many trees. As soil becomes saturated, it is easier for winds to bring down trees. Rain was another big deal from Ivan, with the highest rainfall total coming from Birmingham, with a rainfall total of 9.81 inches.

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