Wednesday, April 11, 2007

 

Hunters Crossing

Barry Durand

Rain: .007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

 

Update

Winter is back and in a big way! Walking into to work today the wind was simply brutal and at last check, we had wind chills between 28 and 30-degrees. The cities of Jasper and Hamilton actually started off the day with a cold morning low of 27. As of 10:00 the temperature at the Tuscaloosa Airport had climbed to 38-degrees and I feel we are going to stay quite cold, with a slow warm-up. There are plenty of clouds overhead and the cloudy conditions will prevail through the next several days.

A southwest flow aloft continues to spread overrunning precipitation in our direction. Later today we are expecting precipitation to start showing up on local radar screens, as the next batch of precipitation is now crossing into western Mississippi. Nevertheless, like yesterday a dry/northerly flow at the surface will cause most of the precipitation to evaporate before reaching the surface. A few sprinkles or a sleet pellet could reach the surface late today.

Even though we have a strong flow of dry air in place, this flow will weaken somewhat tonight and this will increase the chance of a shower or some light sleet reaching the ground, if the precipitation aloft is heavy enough. As for temperatures the lows around here are expected to drop to near 34-degrees. With that being said, if the precipitation is heavy enough, through dynamic cooling, we could have colder readings. I’m going to include a small chance for a shower or light sleet overnight. Right now I’m not expecting any problems, but if anything changes we will let you know.

Look for more clouds tomorrow and Friday, with chilly temperatures. Highs will be in the 40s, with the chance for a stray shower each day. On Saturday as stronger disturbance embedded in the flow will be producing heavier precipitation west of us. This activity will march into Alabama on Sunday and bring us a good chance of rain.

Be sure to join us tonight for more details!

Friday, December 01, 2006

 

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

 
Good afternoon and thanks for stopping by! As I was walking into work today a gentleman approached me and said, “keep doing what you are doing because this weather is perfect.” I gladly replied that there is more nice weather on the way! I can recall some nasty weather setups during past holidays. Thankfully, high-pressure building in will keep the sky sunny to mostly sunny through at-least Sunday.

The big story weather-wise has been the morning temperatures. Early morning lows today were just below freezing and some of the reports include Centreville at 31-degrees, Clanton at 31, and Selma at 31-degrees. Tuscaloosa had a morning low temperature of 30-degrees. The air is still very dry and this will allow us to cool quickly after sunset. Don’t forget the jacket before you head out this evening! Lows tonight will be dropping to near freezing.

A low-pressure system, which can also be termed a “nor-easter,” is now impacting the mid-Atlantic region. Winds will be gusting over 30 mph over the Carolinas and Virginia. If you have some late travel plans, maybe catching a flight out of Birmingham, you may encounter some delays in Charlotte or D.C. The rest of the region looks good for travel and no major weather changes are expected for Alabama.

Thanksgiving day will be sunny and the bright skies will last into the weekend. Temperatures by
Saturday and Sunday will be topping out near the 70-degree mark. Clouds will be on the increase Monday as high pressure shifts east and sets up a south flow over the state. As moisture increase a few showers can’t be ruled out late Monday night and on Tuesday. A strong cold front will move in Tuesday night and bring a passing shower or thunderstorm. This activity will gradually taper off with lingering clouds into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will likely fall throughout the day on Wednesday.

(Image: Projected surface temperatures for noon tomorrow.)

Updated by: Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt

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