Safe From the Storm

Safe from the Storm: Seeking Shelter

When severe weather threatens, we are often told to seek shelter if we're in a mobile home or in a flood-prone area. But Alabama News Network found out that sometimes, shelters are hard to…

Safe from the Storm: Inland Flooding Threat

When most of us think of hurricanes, we think first of high winds. But flooding is also a threat, even far inland. When people don't take the flooding threat seriously, lives and property can…

Safe from the Storm: Remembering Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael will forever be remembered on the Gulf Coast. The Category 5 hurricane hit the Panama City, Florida, area in October 2018, bringing devastation that was experienced far inland, including in Alabama. Here…

Safe From The Storm: Lightning

There is a vast amount of technology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  They have a variety of ways they conduct research on severe weather and elaborate on how they can learn more…

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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