Safe From the Storm

Safe from the Storm: Storm Chasers

Storm chasing, it is a real thing, and each year hundreds if not thousands of people head to the U.S. Plains to do it. Meteorologist Ryan Stinnett  interview famed storm chaser, Accuweather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer, who not only chases…

Safe from the Storm: Weather Balloon

Weather prediction is made possible in part by the use of weather balloons. Meteorologist Ben Lang traveled to one of the launch locations, in Birmingham to see a weather balloon launch first hand and find out the importance the data…

Safe from the Storm-Doppler Radar

Like a beating heart always at work, radar sites across America keep watch of the sky to help keep us safe. Meteorologist Elissia Wilson looks at the ins and outs of a radar site that we use at Alabama News…

Preparing Storm Survival Kits

When preparing for severe weather, there are items that you do not want to forget. We stopped by Montgomery's Home Depot to find out what those items are.  They are making it…

Homes on Alabama Coast in Danger?

The company CoreLogic is out with an annual ranking of states based on how many homes are at risk for damage from hurricanes and how serious the risk is. They…

El Nino Effects

It seems no region of the U.S. is immune to extreme weather.   A driving force behind some it can be attributed to those warmer waters over the eastern Pacific just west…

The Social Media Dilemma

As operational meteorologists, we are dealing with an issue that won’t go away, and seems to be more problematic every year. Today I look at this problem known as…

Lightning Safety

Lightning can be deadly and disruptive by often knocking out power, sparking fires and damaging or destroying electronic devices. "We have system in place once the lightning were to strike to shut the system…

Driving Safety in Severe Weather

  Most of us have been in this situation. On average there are more than five million vehicle crashes each year. Twenty percent of these crashes are weather-related. Most of them related to…

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