Thursday, May 23 2013 10:49 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:49:05 GMT
During the dry spells of recent years, many Alabamians became familiar with the yellow and red warning indicators of the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map printed in newspapers and shown on TV weather reports.More >>
Alabama Drought Management Plan outlines for the first time state government's role in preparing the weekly snapshots of current drought conditions, and it specifies steps to be taken in response to potential drought conditions. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:08 GMT
It's that time of year again when our attention shifts from the spring threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes to summer's meteorological menace, hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from JuneMore >>
It's that time of year again when our attention shifts from the spring threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes to summer's meteorological menace, hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. Every April, Colorado State University releases a preseason forecast, and not everyone is a fan of those predictions.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:14 AM EDT2013-05-22 06:14:07 GMT
As reports emerge from Moore, Oklahoma, that nation has learned that schools caught the full impact of Monday's EF-5 tornado.Alabamians have also seen their share of devastation. Eight students died atMore >>
Tuesday, reporter Karen Church investigated how Alabama's newest schools, like Concord Elementary, are being designed to save lives. More >>
The Enhanced Fujita Scale is used by meteorologists to rate the strength of a tornado. More >>
The Enhanced Fujita Scale is used by meteorologists to rate the strength of a tornado.More >>
It's what meteorologists like to call a "persistence" forecast. There are simply no major weather features that would cause any immediate pattern changes.
A large, potent system off the West Coast will bring a lot of rain, gusty winds and mountain snow to the West Coast, but all it will do in the Valley of the Sun is spread some high clouds at times through the weekend. Highs will still top out in the upper 70s, about 8 to 10 degrees above normal.
The warm weather will stick around for at least the next seven days, and there are some indications Arizona could flirt with record highs by the middle of next week.
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