More Arctic air is on its way to Alabama.
Temperatures on Saturday could be as many as 20 degrees colder than today across Alabama, according to National Weather Service data, as a cold front passes though the state and an Arctic high moves in to dominate the weather pattern.
via Arctic blast to start weekend in Alabama | AL.com.
Tuesday could be the most active severe weather day Alabama has seen in a while.
Strong to severe storms are expected to roll through the state later this afternoon, bringing with them the threat of damaging winds, hail and even a few tornadoes.
via Severe weather threat for large part of Alabama today | AL.com.
The calendar may say January, but it could feel more like March in parts of Alabama by this weekend.
Temperatures are expected to stay near seasonal on Thursday and into Friday, but then the weather pattern is expected shift and bring almost springlike temperatures to the state.
via Spring preview coming this weekend to Alabama | AL.com.
The storm may be gone but in its wake, a churning Gulf of Mexico, howling winds and a blanket of clouds.
“It would be real nice if the wind wasn’t blowing so hard,” says Jerry Wilson from Michigan.
How’s this for a beach day? Hardly a soul on the beaches because it’s cold out here. “I’m just hoping this blows over so we can go play golf next week,” says Wilson.
via Beach Day for Only the Brave.
South Alabama has seen some damage from the heavy weather that moved through the state overnight Thursday into Friday.
FOX10 News reporter Steve Alexander is reporting from Atmore and other spots Friday morning on FOX10 News. He has observed straight line damage, with trees and power lines down in places.
via Heavy weather overnight leaves trees, power lines downed across – FOX10 News | WALA.
Get ready for winter to really make its presence felt.The year’s first batch of Arctic air is on its way southward and is expected to arrive in Alabama by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.And it’s not expected to go anywhere fast — meaning cold temperatures could linger through next week.
via Arctic air is on its way to Alabama | AL.com.
Across Baldwin County, the rain started last night and fell all day Wednesday. FOX10 News drove around the county and did not notice any major road flooding on the roads.
Meanwhile, Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency director, Reggie Chitwood says, the agency is keeping a close eye on the radar for potential flooding through the weekend.
via Baldwin County EMA tracking potential flooding – FOX10 News | WALA.
FOX10 News | WALA
ROBERTSDALE, AL- Local police agencies are pulling double duty this week.
Officers are monitoring both the roads and the weather as additional rounds of substantial rainfall are likely.
Wet roads can be tricky enough to navigate. Pack those wet highways with revelers heading to New Years Eve celebrations of college football bowl parties and things could get dangerous.
via Weather Concerns In Baldwin County.
It was a rough start for Mobile commuters early Monday morning as severe weather moved through the area. Many woke up to the sound of tornado sirens and severe weather alerts, but hardly any storm damage.
All eyes were on the radar, as severe weather moved through Mobile and Baldwin Counties starting at 6:30 a.m. Many stopped to capture the ominous view along the Causeway, and indicators showed wind gusts of up to 40 mph. FOX10 News meteorologist Michael White tracked the storms this morning, and says unlike last week, these storms were fast moving, lowering the risk of flooding and damage.
via Fast-moving storms rip through Mobile, Baldwin counties – FOX10 News | WALA.
A notice sent out by the Baldwin County Health Department seemed ominous at first: Approximately 1 million gallons of raw sewage overflowed into a creek near Bay Minette.
But the general manager at North Baldwin Utilities says it’s not as bad as it seems since much of the sewage was diluted with rainwater. Also, the sewage overflow happened on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and was not the result of the torrential rainfall that soaked South Alabama Monday.
via Raw sewage overflow in Bay Minette: ‘Not a public concern’ | AL.com.
Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area to all incoming public use due to predicted winds and high surf, effective Sunday, December 27, at 5:00 pm.
A mandatory evacuation of the Fort Pickens campground will occur.
The Fort Pickens area will remain closed to all incoming traffic and use until further notice.
via Fort Pickens area closes due to predicted high surf – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.
Showers and thunderstorms will move across the Gulf Coast on Monday, some of which may be severe in the WEAR TV viewing area.
The best chance for dangerous weather will be late morning Monday through around 2 P.M.
via Severe weather threat on Monday – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.
More rain has meant more problems for folks in south Alabama on Thursday, December 24, 2015. With runoff from the north filling area rivers, some have come out of their banks causing some road closures and flooding of low lying areas. Styx River is nearly two and a half feet above flood stage and forced several campers to higher ground overnight.
via Styx River flooding forces campers to higher ground – FOX10 News | WALA.
The Baldwin County health Department has issued a warning of a sewage overflow.
According to a report the City of Robertsdale received from the Baldwin County Health Department, the lift station located at 22891 College St. overflowed due to heavy rainfall and pump failure.
via Baldwin County Health Department warns of sewage overflow – FOX10 News | WALA.
As severe weather moved through Baldwin County Wednesday morning, December 23, 2015 folks there took cover as the threat of a tornado approached. One was never spotted, but hail, heavy rain and strong winds pounded the county. By 7:30 a.m. strong winds and rain moved in. Behind that was the threat of a tornado.
via Baldwin County escapes brunt of storm – FOX10 News | WALA.
PERDIDO BEACH, AL (WALA) -
A road closure has been reported near the Alabama, Florida state line.
Barrineau Park Road at Perdido River is closed due to flooded bridge approaches.
via Road closed at Perdido River – FOX10 News | WALA.
ROBERTSDALE, AL (WALA) - The new Director of the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency, Reggie Chitwood, told FOX10 News Tuesday, December 22, that he’s been doing a bit of preparing in light of threats of severe weather on Wednesday.
via Baldwin EMA prepares for threat of severe weather – FOX10 News | WALA.
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All of Alabama was under some type of severe weather risk on Wednesday, and the National Weather Service said that there is a threat for strong, long-track tornadoes in the northwest part of the state.
But tornadoes will be possible statewide, and the National Weather Service had already issued a tornado warning for Baldwin county earlier Wednesday morning.
via Tornado threat today: Severe weather likely in Alabama | AL.com.
The big holiday week may almost be here, but it may not feel like it across Alabama.
In fact, it’s beginning to look like a warmer-than-average Christmas.
That’s if forecasts from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center ring true.
via No cool Christmas weather this year for Alabama | AL.com.
In a press release Friday afternoon, Gulf Islands National Seashore announced it will close the Fort Pickens area to all incoming public use because of predicted winds and high surf.
The closure and mandatory evacuation of the Fort Pickens campground will be effective at 5 p.m. Saturday.
via Fort Pickens to close due to weather.
A storm system expected to roll through Alabama late this weekend has the potential to bring severe weather with it.
Forecasters at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center have placed most of Alabama under a risk of severe weather on Sunday as a cold front moves across the state.
via Strong storms possible late this weekend in Alabama | AL.com.
On a day like this, a hurricane is the last thing on anyone’s mind.
“I haven’t thought anything about that whatsoever,” says newcomer Mike Hamilton. “I’m just enjoying being here.”
via Another Hurricane Season in the Books.
FORT PICKENS (WEAR) Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area to all public use due to predicted winds and high surf, effective Tuesday, November 24 at 5:00 pm.
The sand dunes between the Fort Pickens Road and the Gulf of Mexico have been eroded due to recent weather events.
via Weather closes Fort Pickens over the weekend – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.
BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - With temperatures expected to drop below freezing Sunday, it may be time to think about what damage the cold can do to your home so you can protect it.
Employees at the Home Depot in Daphne put out these faucet covers Saturday, after seeing how low temperatures were going to drop Sunday. Jim Wehrle, who works in the plumbing department there, says there are many ways to shield your pipes from the cold. Even for just one night, he says it’s better to be safe, than sorry. He also says once pipes are frozen, there is nothing you can do.
via Temperatures drop overnight, protect your home from the freeze – FOX10 News | WALA.
It’s going to be freezing later this weekend in north and central Alabama, and just plain cold farther south.
A freeze warning has been issued for several north-central Alabama counties overnight, and more widespread warnings will go into effect tomorrow night.
via Freeze warnings and watches issued for Alabama | AL.com.
Fort Pickens Road will reopen Saturday.Storms closed the park down, earlier in the week.Park Superintendent, Dan Brown, says damage to Fort Pickens Road was limited, but he is urging drivers to still use caution.
via Ft. Pickens Road reopens Saturday – WEAR – Pensacola Featured – ABC.
Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens area to all public use due to predicted winds and high surf, effective Monday at 5 p.m. All visitors and campers currently at Fort Pickens will be asked to leave and return to the mainland areas by 5 p.m. today. The Fort Pickens area will remain closed until further notice. Visitors may call the Fort Pickens Road hotline to get daily updates 850-934-2656, check their Facebook page www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, or check their website alerts at: www.nps.gov/guis.
via Fort Pickens closes due to predicted weather.
Fall has been put on hold temporarily.
Temperatures across Alabama were in the 60s and 70s early Thursday morning — typically the coldest part of the day — and a balmy day was expected across the state even though the calendar says it’s mid-fall.
via What season is this? One last taste of summer before fall returns to Alabama | AL.com.
With the fall harvest upon us, some farmers in Baldwin County have been working overtime to get their crops harvested. That’s because heavy rains the last couple of weekends have made it difficult to get into the fields.
Many farmers like John Bitto of Bitto Farms in Elberta will spend the next few days doing things besides working crops. That’s because fields are too wet to work. The problem started a week ago when remnants of Hurricane Patricia impacted Baldwin County, bringing with it strong winds and lots of rain. Bitto has more than 400 acres planted in peanuts, 160 acres at a field in Elberta. He was lucky. By midweek, the field had dried enough to turn his peanuts before they got hit with more rain.
via Heavy rains put some Baldwin County crops at risk – FOX10 News | WALA.
With rough conditions during the first 24 hours of the 2015 Andrews Institute Pensacola a la Habana race, four boats have “retired,” stated a Pensacola Yacht Club press release.
The homemade catamaran Surf Rider and the Island Packet 27 Island Sun returned to Pensacola Bay Saturday afternoon. Makani U’l, a Beneteau 40, suffered damage to her jib halyard and roller-furler system and is headed to St. Petersburg for repairs. Midnight Sun II, a Hunter 42, was dismasted at midnight and motored back to Pensacola Yacht Club by 8:30 a.m, said the release.
via Four yachts retire from Pensacola race.