Category Archives: Weather

Hurricane season 2016: First forecast from CSU predicts an average Atlantic season | AL.com

April 15, 2016

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.

via Hurricane season 2016: First forecast from CSU predicts an average Atlantic season | AL.com.

El Nino 2016: Watching for the rise of La Nina | AL.com

April 15, 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.

via El Nino 2016: Watching for the rise of La Nina | AL.com.

Spring Break Washout on Baldwin Beaches

April 14, 2016

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.

via Spring Break Washout on Baldwin Beaches.

Rains putting strain on Baldwin County farmers – FOX10 News | WALA

March 29, 2016

FOLEY, AL (WALA) -

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.

via Rains putting strain on Baldwin County farmers – FOX10 News | WALA.

Foley Housing Authority residents concerned rainfall will create new health hazards | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI

March 12, 2016

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

via Foley Housing Authority residents concerned rainfall will create new health hazards | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI.

Spring break weather warning: Deadly rip currents expected | AL.com

March 11, 2016

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.

via Spring break weather warning: Deadly rip currents expected | AL.com.

Heavy rain possible in south Alabama through weekend | AL.com

March 11, 2016

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.

via Heavy rain possible in south Alabama through weekend | AL.com.

Dangerous Surf Along Baldwin County Beaches

March 10, 2016

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.”

via Dangerous Surf Along Baldwin County Beaches.

Wind Advisory for northwest Florida | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR

March 09, 2016

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.

via Wind Advisory for northwest Florida | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR.

Strong rip currents keep red flags flying over Alabama beaches – FOX10 News | WALA

March 09, 2016

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.

via Strong rip currents keep red flags flying over Alabama beaches – FOX10 News | WALA.

Drone Video Shows Tornado Destruction

February 25, 2016

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.

via Drone Video Shows Tornado Destruction.

South Alabama residents clamor for NCIS amid storm coverage (poll) | AL.com

February 25, 2016

With a threat of severe weather approaching, businesses and schools and weather forecasters began to take action early Tuesday.

School districts in Mobile and Baldwin counties both let out shortly after lunch. Businesses closed their doors and sent employees home. People were told to hunker down, stay inside and be safe.

via South Alabama residents clamor for NCIS amid storm coverage (poll) | AL.com.

Heavy damage, some injuries in Pensacola as severe weather strik – FOX10 News | WALA

February 24, 2016

There are multiple injuries and heavy property damage – but no reported fatalities — in northwest Florida after a dangerous storm system yielding possibly multiple tornadoes moved through the region Tuesday night.

Officials said a preliminary path of destruction is estimated to be 2 miles long from Northpointe Boulevard to Scenic Highway in Pensacola.

via Heavy damage, some injuries in Pensacola as severe weather strik – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin County cities preparing for the worst, hoping for the be – FOX10 News | WALA

February 23, 2016

As cities across the Gulf Coast prepare for a severe weather threat Tuesday, FOX10 News caught up with Baldwin County officials about their plans.

Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant said he’s going to have a department head meeting first thing in the morning with all city leaders to discuss the ins and outs of what could come.

He said he will have to make sure police, public works, and other city staff can be on standby to handle the weather threat.

via Baldwin County cities preparing for the worst, hoping for the be – FOX10 News | WALA.

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