Skies are currently clear across Central Alabama, but the sunshine is not helping out our temperatures at the noon hour. There will not be that much help with the temperatures warming any, as we have winds from the north-northwest at 5-10 MPH. This will keep the wind chills running about 3-6 degrees cooler than the actual ambient temperatures. Be sure to bundle up when heading out.
Temperatures Across Central Alabama
Temperatures are currently ranging from the lower 30s across the northern parts of the area, to the mid 40s in the south. The warm spots are currently Montgomery and Eufaula at 45ºF, while the cool spots are Cullman and Haleyville at 33ºF.
Average Temperatures And Records For March 15th
Average daytime high for Birmingham for today is 66ºF, while the average low is 42ºF. The record high was set back in 1984 when the mercury hit an impressive 84ºF. The record low was recorded at 12ºF back in 1993, as we were recovering from the “Blizzard of 93.”
For the Rest of Your Wednesday
Clear skies and chilly temperatures will continue through the remainder of the afternoon, with below freezing temperatures expected for the overnight hours tonight. Daytime highs will top out in the upper 30 to the upper 40s across Central Alabama from north to south. A Freeze Warning is in effect starting at 9PM tonight and goes until 10AM Thursday, as overnight lows are expected to be in the 20s to near 30 degrees across the area.
Clouds Will Be On The Increase On Thursday and So Will The Temperatures
Skies will start of mostly clear with cold temperatures, but highs will only recover into the 50s across Central Alabama for the afternoon. Clouds will be on the increase during the early morning hours throughout the day, and we’ll end up with partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. Skies will remain partly cloudy for the overnight hours, and lows will be in the mid to upper 30s across the area.
Today In Weather History: March 15, 1941
The most severe blizzard in modern history struck North Dakota and Minnesota. The blizzard hit on a Saturday night while many are traveling, and thus claimed 71 lives. Winds gusted to 75 mph at Duluth MN, and reached 85 mph at Grand Forks ND. Snow drifts twelve feet high were reported in north central Minnesota. A cold front traveling 30 mph crossed Minnesota in just seven hours.