Below Normal Temperatures And A Little Breezy At Midday Across Central Alabama


Clear skies and cool temperatures are the story across Central Alabama at the midday hour. The cold front that brought us the thunderstorms on Wednesday night has now pushed well to our east and southeast in to the Florida Peninsula and the open waters. Rain totals were meager from last night, but a few places received some decent rain amounts. Calera received 0.49 inches, and Tuscaloosa got 0.28 inches. Most of everyone else received totals well less than 1/4 inch or none at all.

For the remainder of the afternoon, skies will remain sunny and temperatures will be pretty cool. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 40s to the mid 50s across the area from north to south. It will be quite breezy out there as well, with winds averaging 5-15 MPH out of the northwest, with some gusts approaching 20 MPH. Definitely need a light jacket or windbreaker.


Temperatures Across Central Alabama
At 11:26 AM, temperatures are currently running in the lower to mid 40s in the northern parts of the area, with upper 40s to mid 50s in the south. The warm spot is currently Eufaula at 56ºF, while the cool spot is Cullman at 40ºF.

Clear & Cold For Your Thursday Night
You will definitely need to grab your coat if you are heading out tonight. Skies will be clear and temperatures will be chilly. Overnight lows will fall into the mid 20s to the lower 30s across Central Alabama.

Birmingham’s Average Temperatures February 9th

  • Average High – 57ºF
  • Average Low – 36ºF

Birmingham’s Record Temperatures February 9th

  • Record High – 77ºF set back in 1957.
  • Record Low – 7ºF set back in 1933.

Sunny & Much Warmer For Your Friday
The warming trend begins on Friday… After early morning temperatures start off in the mid 20s to the lower 30s across the area, they will make a nice recovery and be mild for the afternoon. Daytime highs will be in the lower to mid 60s across Central Alabama, which will be 4-8 degrees above normal for this time of the year. A few clouds will move in for your Friday night, but skies will remain mostly clear. Overnight lows will be quite warmer, only falling into the 40s across the area.

Weather History For February 9th

  • 1990 – Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front erupted over eastern Texas late in the morning, and produced severe weather as they swept across the southeastern states. Early evening thunderstorms spawned a tornado which injured one person at Nat TX, and produced tennis balls size hail which caused more than half a million dollars damage around Shreveport LA.
  • 1987 – A storm off the Atlantic coast produced high winds and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S., with blizzard conditions in eastern Massachusetts. Wind gusted to 80 mph and 23.4 inches of snow produced drifts eight feet high at Cape Cod MA. It was the worst blizzard in thirty years for the Cape Cod area. Winds in some of the mountains and ridges of the Appalachian Region gusted to 100 mph.
  • 1933 – The temperature at Moran, WY, located next to Teton National Park, plunged to 63 degrees below zero to establish a state record. The temperature at the Riverside Ranger Station in Montana dipped to 66 below zero to establish a record for the state, and a record for the nation which stood until 1954.

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