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Beach Safety: Do’s and Dont’s of Rip Currents

There's nothing as relaxing as a beach vacation. The Gulf Coast attracts thousands of visitors every year, especially to the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. Swimming in the open ocean comes with its own set of rules, and travelers should be especially cautious of wind and weather conditions before hitting the beach.

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NWS Birmingham
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Severe Storms Likely This Evening

Tonight's forecast calls for a 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe. Damaging straight-line winds are possible along with hail and even the chance of an isolated tornado.

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There’s a New ‘Tornado Alley:’ See Which States Had The Most Tornado Warnings Since 2005

The Midwest has long been perceived as the "tornado capital" of the US. States like Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska are popular hunting grounds for storm chasers; most people seem to think that these states see more tornadoes than any other place in America. New data from the National Weather Service proves that simply isn't true. Where, then, is tornado alley really located? The answer may surprise you. 

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School Closings and Delays for Thursday Feb. 13th

More winter weather for the area has led to more school delays and closings for Thursday, Feb 13th.

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Tuscaloosa, Central Alabama – Winter Weather Update for Wednesday, February 12th

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has updated its forecast for Winter Weather in and around Tuscaloosa and Central Alabama.

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Counties shaded purple are under a Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday.
Counties shaded purple are under a Winter Storm Advisory through Thursday.
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Winter Storm Advisory in Effect for Tuscaloosa County [UPDATED]

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Advisory for Tuscaloosa County in effect until 6pm Thursday, February 13. Sleet, snow, and freezing rain are likely over the next two days.

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Counties under the Winter Storm Warning are in pink. (NWS Birmingham)
Counties under the Winter Storm Warning are in pink. (NWS Birmingham)
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Winter Storm Warning Now in Effect Until Wednesday Night

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 9 pm Monday, February 10 through midnight Wednesday, February 12 in advance of a major winter storm projected to bring up to an inch of sleet and snow and up to 1/5 inch of freezing rain and ice to Alabama. 

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Wintry Mix of Precipitation Expected This Afternoon Around Tuscaloosa

The National Weather Service office in Birmingham has updated the afternoon forecast to call for a mixture of wintry precipitation.

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New York Digs Out From Winter Snowstorm
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Extreme Cold Weather Preparedness Tips

Artic weather is approaching the Tuscaloosa and West Alabama area and will be with us through Wednesday. The time is now to prepare.

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Amid Frigid Temperatures, Boston Begins To Dig Out After Major Snow Storm
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Hazardous Winter Weather Conditions for Tuscaloosa and West Alabama

An artic cold front is racing towards Tuscaloosa and West Alabama. It will deliver extremely cold and hazardous winter weather conditions through Wednesday.

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