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Hurricane Maria will continue to drift northward northeast of the Bahamas while we only experience some light, easterly winds and limited rain chances for go with our hot, humid conditions with daytime heating and remnant boundaries still the main forcing mechanisms for development of summer-like showers and thunderstorms with the... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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As Hurricane Maria continues to move north across the the Caribbean toward the East Coast an area of low pressure moves out of the western US, leaving an area of high pressure in control of the Southeast weather bringing only a few afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms with... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we've got a story that even the teller admits sounds like a Fish Tale. See how the Bass Man does it. Then, we visit some fine feathered friends and find our who's giving them a helping hand. and a wing up on a new life. We swing open... Continue reading
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This week we're riding along on a carousel and we're not horsing around. Then...Wastin' Away Again? Not These Rock and Rollers. Like Rock and Roll, they're here to stay. Inside The Vault, we're never too tangled up to make a return visit to the Autauga county Vine Man. And... Way... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect from late-day Monday through Tuesday for East Alabama, from Blount county to Etowah county to Cherokee county aNd points south. Sustained winds of 30-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph are possible. Tropical Storm warnings extend as far south as Dothan in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A TROPICAL STORM WATCH LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY FOR EAST ALABAMA Irma is expected bring life-threatening wind and storm surge to the Florida Keys and southwestern Florida as an extremely dangerous today where 10 to 15 feet of inundation above ground level is expected. Wind hazards from Irma are also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Irma maintains its strength as a Category 4 Hurricane The track guidance continues to insist on Irma turning west-northwestward before turning sharply north-northwestward and accelerating, moving parallel to the west coast of Florida and then into Georgia. The new NHC forecast track has again shifted slightly westward. Because of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Irma is now classified as a Category 4 Hurricane by the National Hurricane Center. The track guidance continues to insist on Irma turning west-northwestward soon, moving along the Cuban Keys adjacent to the north coast of Cuba during the next 24 hours. After that time, Irma is expected to turn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we start with a Boom when we re-visit Fort Payne to take part in their historic Boom Days. Then...Lights, Camera, Action! We're down in Dothan for a cinematic story of one woman's search for her own Roots and her efforts to bring it to the big screen. Inside... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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Our Sunday looking a lot like Saturday with only a few clouds and temperatures a degree or two warmer but pleasant conditions continue. Monday should remain dry as a ridge of high pressure migrates east controlling the weather through the beginning of the new work-week. A fairly strong cold front... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The remainder of the weekend and the beginning of next week sets up to be fairly pleasant across Central Alabama as a ridge of high pressure will move over the area today and tomorrow bringing mostly clear skies and rain free conditions. A stronger cold front will push through the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Weak high pressure is building over the region and generally sunny skies will continue through the weekend. Even with a lot more sun than clouds, temperatures will be a few degrees below average for the beginning of September. For the most part, no weather changes are expected through the beginning... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A few areas of patchy fog will be followed by a sunny Saturday as drier air overspreads Central Alabama as high pressure builds across the Deep South as Harvey exits to the north and east. Rain chances along the Gulf Coast could generate enough activity to see an isolated shower... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week is extra special because this is the week Absolutely Alabama joins in the quest for Bama's Best Catfish. The trip takes us from Cullman.... To Red Bay... To Orrville... And Atmore. It's not going to be as easy as fish in a barrel but speaking of barrels, who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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Central Alabama is between Tropical Storm Harvey to the west and an area of low pressure over the Midwest. Light northeasterly winds will continue bringing dry air to Alabama for now although there will be a few more clouds and moisture in West Alabama. A few showers or storms could... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Houston's interstate highways and major streets are starting to flood as Tropical Storm Harvey stalls over Southeast Texas. Many of Houston's roads had spots of flooding Saturday night that were nearly impassable. The city's transportation authority counted more than 50 high water spots just a few hours into the storm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Humidity levels have increased overnight across Central Alabama and with the return flow of moisture low temperatures over the weekend will not be quite so cool. Still no rain is expected through tomorrow. There will be a few more clouds today associated with Harvey, so expect a mix of clouds... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we're turning over...some new ground in Houston county as we wind our way to The Wiregrass... And take a ride with the Maddox Family. Then, we're turning over a new leaf and there are plenty of those in Talladega county at Hunter's Tree Farm. Inside The Vault we'll... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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This week we're in Wicksburg studying the lost art of flint knapping. Also, a story that will be coming your way "fore" you know it. This one will strike your fancy. In fact, it just might bowl you over. Then we're diving deep inside The Vault with the oldest skin... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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The so called cold front which pushed through Central Alabama has meant little more than a bit of a wind shift although generally temperatures remain warm with a hot afternoon and limited rain chances for the rest of the day. This front will try to slide south before stalling out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A weak front has stalled across the area but it is still muggy as dew points remain in the Seventies area-wide. but some drier air has worked into the area limiting the chance for precipitation, at least for today but after midnight, rain chances will begin to increase in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We will continue to see waves of showers and storms move through the area with the best chances for rain across the southern part of the area, with just more of the typical summertime hit and miss thunderstorms across the northern sector. By late this afternoon into the evening we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9 this morning. Visibility will drop to one quarter of mile or less across portions of Central Alabama. Fog may reduce visibilities very quickly and create hazardous driving conditions. If driving slow down, use your headlights on low beam and leave plenty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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As the weekend begins the front just to our north may stall out once again although forecast models keep the front to the north today before it again begins to slide south tomorrow. The front may instead stay north of the area through the weekend. So we will once again... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week you'll fall for our stories especially when you see the scenic water falls of North Alabama. We'll light your fire when we visit the men and women keeping our native forest habitats alive and well. Inside The Vault, you'll meet those dedicated lifeguards who help keep our beaches... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter