Category Archives: Weather

Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta

July 07, 2016

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.”

via Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta.

Summer solstice 2016: 8 things about the ‘longest day of the year’ | AL.com

June 21, 2016

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.

via Summer solstice 2016: 8 things about the ‘longest day of the year’ | AL.com.

Hurricane preparedness amid a building boom in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA

June 17, 2016

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.

via Hurricane preparedness amid a building boom in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.

Chances of tropical trouble in Gulf up to 40 percent, says hurricane center | AL.com

June 03, 2016

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.

via Chances of tropical trouble in Gulf up to 40 percent, says hurricane center | AL.com.

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.

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