Sunday (High 60, Low 36): Mostly sunny. Milder temperatures.
Washington's Birthday (High 67, Low 46): Partly to mostly cloudy. Becoming breezy.
Tuesday (High 70, Low 57): Cloudy and breezy. Periods of scattered showers are possible, and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm.
Wednesday (High 76, Low 61): Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of thunderstorms - some could be strong.
Thursday (High 79, Low 63): Partly to mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of lingering showers and thunderstorms.
Friday (High 66, Low 52): Partly cloudy.
Saturday (High 69, Low 55): Partly to mostly cloudy.
There is a SKYWARN class this Tuesday evening 6 P.M. at Cullman City Hall. Then on Thursday evening 6 P.M. there is another SKYWARN class at Gadsden High School. That one is being held by the Birmingham office, which is also doing a lot of online classes. These are some of the first physical classes in a while, because of how things have been the past two or three years. So if you've never taken storm spotter training especially, you're encouraged to come out and learn more about storms and the weather, and how you can help out with public safety when the weather does get ugly. As you probably know, the months of March, April, and May are our primary tornado season. We do have a secondary peak in November, and as we've seen lately, sometimes severe weather can even be a problem during the Winter months. Technically, hey, this is Alabama, we can have tornadoes any month of the year. If you go to one of these classes, they'll show you some charts and statistics. Actually they usually make it fun.
There was a class scheduled in Haleyville, but the recent severe weather threat on the 16th caused it to be postponed. And it has not been rescheduled yet.
One neat thing the Birmingham NWS office is doing is an advanced online class on March 23rd, so even if you take one of the in-person classes, you can still learn even more with that class if you like. These are a great starting point if you are considering a career in meteorology, but they are also fine if you just enjoy watching the weather or would like to be a helpful part of the community by volunteering as a storm spotter.
And then our neighbors up in Tennessee are having Severe Weather Awareness Week this coming week, from tomorrow February 19th through Saturday February 25th. On Saturday (next Saturday), they will have Severe Weather Awareness Day, with talks by media personalities like Danielle Breezy and Lisa Spencer, as well as Sam Shamburger and Krissy Hurley from the National Weather Service. Ms. Krissy is the new Meteorologist-In-Charge of the Nashville office. And they even have Kathy O'Nan, the mayor of Mayfield, Kentucky, coming in to talk about their terrible tornado outbreak in December of 2021. This is an all-day event being held at the Boone Business Center on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University.
And it looks like the NWS Nashville is also holding several online classes about the basics of weather safety. Since public storm shelters are rare across Tennessee compared to Alabama, I think this is a great idea. I could not tell if they were already done with SKYWARN for this season or were waiting to schedule more classes, saw where they had one in early February.
Here at midday, skies are sunny in Cullman with a temperature of 43 degrees. Dewpoint is 21, making the relative humidity 42%. Winds are variable from 6 miles per hour to higher gusts up to 13 mph. Making the wind chill value 39 degrees. Pressure is 30.48 inches and falling slowly. The Low this morning was 21.
Haleyville is sunny and 43 degrees, North winds. Sunny with calm winds in Fort Payne, temperature of 44.
A low pressure system will be moving through Tennessee Monday night into Tuesday.
The NAM is showing more moisture available on the Alabama side, and I think that's right.