WFO Birmingham Begins Issuing New Climate Products

Climate information and record reports are now available for the observation sites Anniston (ANB) and Tuscaloosa (TCL). This service improvement will allow detailed Daily Climate Summaries (CLI) to be released twice a day for these two locations along with Birmingham and Montgomery.

Example of New Daily Climate Summary:

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CDUS44 KBMX 112127
CLIANB


CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, AL                              
425 PM CDT TUE AUG 11 2009


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...THE ANNISTON CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR AUGUST 11 2009...
VALID AS OF 0400 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1903 TO 2009


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST            
                VALUE   VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR            
                                           NORMAL                    
...........................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)                                                     
 TODAY                                                               
  MAXIMUM         90    102    2007  90      0       88               
  MINIMUM         72     58    1967  70      2       69               
  AVERAGE         81                                                
                                                                     
PRECIPITATION (IN)                                                   
  TODAY            2.17   2.80 1960   0.11   2.06     0.00           
  MONTH TO DATE    3.19               1.28   1.91     1.01           
  SINCE JUN 1     11.04               9.91   1.13     8.08           
  SINCE JAN 1     37.42              35.36   2.06    30.86           
                                                                     
DEGREE DAYS                                                          
 COOLING                                                             
  TODAY           16                 15      1       14              
  MONTH TO DATE  171                169      2      162              
  SINCE JUN 1    968                982    -14     1016              
  SINCE JAN 1   1211               1204      7     1251              
...........................................................


WIND (MPH)                                                           
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    33   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     N (340)      
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    48   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     N (360)      
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     4.3                                         

                                                                     
SKY COVER                                                            
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.3                                              

                                                                     
WEATHER CONDITIONS                                                  
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.                            
  THUNDERSTORM                                                       
  HEAVY RAIN                                                         
  LIGHT RAIN                                                         
  FOG                                                                
  FOG W/VISIBILITY <= 1/4 MILE                                       

                                                                     
RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)                                          
 HIGHEST   100                                                       
 LOWEST     56                                                       
 AVERAGE    78                                                       

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THE ANNISTON CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR                    
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   90       100      2007                    
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   70        58      1969                    

                                                                     
SUNRISE AND SUNSET                                                   
AUGUST 11 2009........SUNRISE   603 AM CDT   SUNSET   734 PM CDT   
AUGUST 12 2009........SUNRISE   604 AM CDT   SUNSET   733 PM CDT   

                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          




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Record Event Reports (RER) and Monthly Climate Summaries (CLM) will also be available for Anniston and Tuscaloosa.

 

There are two locations to retrieve these new climate products. From the front page of our website,
use the drop down menu to find the product you want.

 

Also from our front page, under Climate, click Central Alabama. This brings you to the Climate Page
where you can select what product you would like to see.

 

 


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