Brilliant lightning, thunder, along with torrential rain as heavy storms headed north from the gulf.
Her name is “Lucky” and according to Robert Brunker, she definitely is. “I looked over in that field and saw that puppy running around in circles on his front paws, not on his back paws. He could not get his back feet underneath him. I knew he was having a heat stroke.”
She’s fine now but that incident started a feud of sorts with his neighbor. Brunker claiming animal cruelty. “It wasn’t one time but it happened two or three times a week. If I hadn’t been there that other puppy would have died.”
Monday may feel like the longest day of the week, but this Monday will actually be the longest day of the year.
That is, it will have the most daylight of the year.
Monday, June 20, is the summer solstice, the day on the calendar with the most daylight for those in the Northern Hemisphere.
Here a few things to know as we begin what many consider the first day of summer.
FOX10 News continues to watch the effects of growth in Baldwin County. Officials want to make sure new residents are prepared should a hurricane hit. That’s one reason why officials in Gulf Shores held a Hurricane Expo Thursday.
It’s been about ten years since a major hurricane hit Baldwin County. But the population has grown rapidly over those years.
A tropical storm in the gulf means only one thing to Billy Sheppard. While Colin was developing in the gulf, Sheppard was planning on heading east too. “I got off work at 7 this morning. I’m a fireman in Biloxi. Loaded up, boom! Here we go. Good trip.”
Tropical Storm Colin took aim for Florida late Sunday, bringing with it waves of rain, strong winds, flooding and even the threat of tornadoes as the National Weather Service issued a round of flood watches and storm warnings.
The National Hurricane Center on Sunday said that a tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula is likely to become a tropical depression or storm by tonight or Monday as it heads toward Florida.
It looks like the Gulf could get its first tropical depression or storm in a while.
The National Hurricane Center raised the chances a tropical depression would form in the next five days to 80 percent and said the system could track into Florida by next week.
It hasn’t even formed yet, but the National Hurricane Center has already pegged the Gulf of Mexico as the breeding ground for what could be a new tropical disturbance.
The hurricane center on Thursday afternoon raised the chances to “medium” — or 40 percent — that a developing area of low pressure could organize into a tropical depression or storm over the next five days.
Did the overnight storms wake you up? The rain, heavy wind and lightning and thunder moved through our area quickly. The high winds brought down trees and limbs across the area.
Thunderstorms, a few strong to severe, were rolling across south Alabama on Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service in Mobiie said there was a risk of isolated strong storms across southwest Alabama through noon today.
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WPMI) This week’s rainfall could cause problems for a neighborhood in Baldwin County.
Some Robertsdale residents say they deal with constant flooding.
For Roberstdale resident Kyle Allison, heavy rainfall means constant flooding that threatens his neighborhood along South Frances street and Highway 90.
GULF SHORES, AL- For the second day in a row, rain ruined a lot of beach plans for Spring Breakers!
Beaches, picnic areas and outdoor attractions are deserted, but indoor entertainment destinations like bowling alleys, arcades and laser tag venues in South Baldwin County are packed.
The upcoming hurricane season could be busier than the past three.
That’s according to researchers at Colorado State University, who released their 33rd annual hurricane season forecast this week.
The report, written by CSU’s Philip Klotzbach with an assist by veteran hurricane forecaster William Gray, suggests the Atlantic will have a near-average season in 2016.
El Nino appears to be on the way out, but another climate phenomenon may be waiting to take its place.
A group of researchers including the National Weather Service issued a La Nina watch this week in its monthly report updating El Nino’s status.
A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of La Nina in the next six months, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.
A soggy spring break to say the least. Even the seagulls agree. Parking lots are empty, the boardwalk and benches usually cluttered with people and beach gear are dripping in rain. Any attempt at a beach activity, like a picnic, quickly cut short or cancelled altogether.
A search of the beaches from Gulf Shores to Orange Beach turned up two brothers determined not to let the weather stop them.
The next few days promise to be on the damp side for parts of Alabama.
But nowhere more so than on the Gulf Coast, where 3-5 inches of rain will be possible starting this afternoon through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
A pretty day with low humidity and comfortable temperatures can mask a serious threat… UV rays from the sun.
Ultraviolet radiation soars in the early spring as the sun angle increases. On a scale of 0 to 11 the UV index hit 10 Monday. So even on a comfortable, beautiful day your skin could easily get to much exposure too the springtime sun.
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Recent rains have been more than an inconvenience for some local farmers. In Baldwin County, many farmers are late planting corn because the soil doesn’t have time to dry before the rains come again. It’s also putting a damper on getting one of the county’s most sought after spring berries to the market.
Most of Alabama will have a really nice day today, but rain and storms are lurking close behind.
Wednesday and Thursday will likely be wet and stormy across much of Alabama.
Frost and freeze warnings covered much of Alabama on Monday as a cold morning dawned, and another cold night was anticipated.
Temperatures as of 7 a.m. were in the 30s statewide and were expected to dip again tonight.
Some people who live in our stretch of the Gulf Coast will be cleaning up today after a band of severe storms swept through last night leaving some damage behind. A tornado was reported near Saucier, Mississippi– not far from Gulfport. In Alabama, there were several reports of hail, some of them the size of a quarter.
FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) Residents living at Foley Housing Authority are concerned this weekend’s heavy rainfall will continue to ruin their already hazardous units.
Local 15 looked at several units that have had leak and mold exposure for years. Residents living in those units tell us they’ve suffered from serious bacterial issues since movin
Bad news, spring breakers: The National Weather Service has issued a warning that the risk of potentially lethal rip currents will be high for the next few days.
The warning affects a wide swath of the coast, covering all Alabama beaches and extending well along the Florida Panhandle. A surf zone forecast issued Wednesday warned that conditions off coastal beaches would be “dangerous for all levels of swimmers” and advised beachgoers to heed local warning flags and the advice of beach patrols.
An unusual storm system that is bringing significant flooding to parts of Louisiana and Texas could bring heavy rain to parts of Alabama as well this weekend.
An area of low pressure that was moving slowly over Mexico and parts of Texas on Thursday is expected to track northward, bringing a better chance of rain and storms to the state starting tonight. The heaviest rain is expected to spread into south Alabama by Saturday.
Dangerous surf and winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. This is when going to the beach can be deadly.
“They can walk out and all of a sudden there’s a drop-off,” says lifeguard Scott Smothers, “when they get in the drop-off, that’s when the current starts taking them.”
It will be another very windy day on the Gulf Coast and the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama has issued a Wind Advisory for the area.
Southeasterly winds between 15 and 25 miles per hour with occasional gusts over 30 can be expected, especially in the afternoon. The advisory runs from 9:00 AM through 7:00 PM.
The surf continued to churn off Alabama’s beaches, driven by strong southerly winds Wednesday, March 09, 2016. It created strong rip currents and beach safety officials flew single red flags at Gulf Shores’ public beaches. That didn’t keep everyone out of the water and lifeguards were patrolling the beaches to keep a close eye on everyone.
Following a second tornado that devastated parts of Escambia County within the span of a week, local organizations are offering multiple ways to provide help to victims.
PENSACOLA, FL – We were able to get an aerial perspective of the tornado devastation in Pensacola and the images are heartbreaking.
News 5 drone pilot Jim Johnson flew directly over the Moorings, an apartment complex on Old Spanish Trail. The EF-3 tornado ripped through the complex, totaling cars, trucks and SUV’s and wiping out entire apartments.