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Winter has been busy with bombogenesis, bomb cyclones and atmospheric rivers on the West Coast. But this weather lingo has leaked into the lex…

A frigid December air mass arriving on the Gulf Coast goes beyond uncomfortable to dangerous and sometimes deadly, writes meteorologist Alan Sealls.

You don’t have to be an angel to have a halo. The halo I’m talking about is the ring around the sun or moon. You may not have noticed as you g…

With recent Atlantic hurricanes and recent local tornadoes, did you notice that the official storm wind speed is frequently a multiple of 5 mp…

To freeze or not to freeze? That is the question — whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the sleet and arrival of outrageous weather, or t…

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As a weather journalist, I’ve had the adventure of flying with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters a few times. The Hurricane Hunters…

Photo | Puddle and sunshine. By Alan Sealls The landscape is lush and mush. After this summer of asking “Who’ll stop the rain?” we know the an…

Everybody is talking about the rain, from drizzle to downpour and mud to flood. “How much did you get last night?” That is no longer a persona…

We’re approaching halftime in the hurricane season. Play won’t stop. It usually increases. The score right now is tropical storms 3, hurricane…

Water is a valuable and powerful natural resource. But too much water where it doesn’t belong is a hazard to life, as we’ve seen from the Midw…

Anniversaries cause pause for reflection, celebration and sometimes somber remembrance. Anniversaries also are a time to stop and assess growt…

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  For the first time since 2014, no named storm formed in the Atlantic before June 1 — although Tropical Storm Alex almost kept that streak go…

When you hear hurricane ACE, you might envision the name of the first storm of the season. It’s not. You might think it’s the nickname of a ho…

I recently spent a lot of time trying to help a man understand that not every tornado will be preceded by a warning; there was none for the tw…

Beach season on the Gulf Coast — we flock to the shore to take in the sunshine, salt air, sights and sounds of crashing waves and seagulls, we…

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s a … vapor trail. You know what a vapor trail is, although you may have never given it m…

Our ancestors of centuries ago were probably more in tune with the night sky than we are. There was less light pollution in cities, people wer…

Some of us won’t admit it, but at some point, we’ve all woken up in a fog. It’s when the environment is out of focus and you can’t see detail.…

Snow on the beach sounds like a frosty, fantasy cocktail served in a wide-rimmed glass. Cocktail or meteorological, it was out of reach for al…

 We had more than enough rain to wash away 2021. For a while, it seemed as though we would break a record around the Mobile Bay area. Most of …

Tornadoes do happen in December. Think back to the Mobile “Christmas tornado” in 2012. There were several tornadoes also that day in nearby co…