Category Archives: Weather

Beach Day for Only the Brave

January 23, 2016

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.

Heavy weather overnight leaves trees, power lines downed across – FOX10 News | WALA

January 22, 2016

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.

Baldwin County EMA tracking potential flooding – FOX10 News | WALA

December 31, 2015

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

Weather Concerns In Baldwin County

December 31, 2015

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.

Fast-moving storms rip through Mobile, Baldwin counties – FOX10 News | WALA

December 29, 2015

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.

Raw sewage overflow in Bay Minette: ‘Not a public concern’ | AL.com

December 29, 2015

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.

Fort Pickens area closes due to predicted high surf – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

December 28, 2015

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.

Styx River flooding forces campers to higher ground – FOX10 News | WALA

December 25, 2015

Styx River Flooding

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.

Baldwin County Health Department warns of sewage overflow – FOX10 News | WALA

December 24, 2015

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.

Tornado threat today: Severe weather likely in Alabama | AL.com

December 23, 2015

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.

Weather closes Fort Pickens over the weekend – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC

November 25, 2015

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.

Temperatures drop overnight, protect your home from the freeze – FOX10 News | WALA

November 23, 2015

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.

Fort Pickens closes due to predicted weather

November 17, 2015

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.

Heavy rains put some Baldwin County crops at risk – FOX10 News | WALA

November 03, 2015

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.

Four yachts retire from Pensacola race

November 02, 2015

Pensacola to Cuba Sailboat Race

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.

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