November 27th, 2013 at 3:14 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Outdoors, FOX10 Weather
It’s been a very cold day with highs in the upper 40’s. Winds have been very strong out of the n’west, adding to the chill factor. The precipitation is long gone, and the main focus is on cold weather the next two nights.
Colder air arrives tonight. We expect the first hard freeze of the season, with lows in the low 20’s in most spots north of I-10. Expect mid-upper 20’s in the coastal locations. The hard freeze means that there is an increased risk for exposed pipes and sensitive vegetation.
The gfs model is suggesting a low of 23 degrees tonight for Mobile Regional Airport. Keep in mind, that last year’s winter was relatively mild. We haven’t seen temperatures this cold since January of 2011 when the readings bottomed out at 21 degrees. This could also be a record breaking cold snap for the region. The record for November 28th is 25 degrees set in 1938.
Thanksgiving Day & the Weekend
The forecast looks cold and sunny for Thanksgiving. Highs will only be in the 50’s. We will see plenty of sunshine. More light freezing temperatures are possible Thanksgiving Night. Expect a warming trend for Black Friday and the weekend. Temperatures will be back into the 60’s by Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
October 31st, 2013 at 8:25 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Outdoors, FOX10 Weather, Uncategorized
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Skies are mostly cloudy and temperatures are quite warm tonight! Winds are also very breezy, averaging about 15 mph out of the south with higher gusts. Our radar is mainly clear closer to the coast, with the exception of a few very light showers over Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. The main area of rain is just now entering Greene, Washington, and Clarke counties at 8:30pm.. We saw only isolated rain, with temperatures near 70 for the trick or treaters earlier tonight.
Late Tonight & Friday AM Rain
A slow moving cold front, gradually pushes through on Friday. Ahead of this feature, rain chances really ramp up late tonight and Friday. We expect at least an inch of rain with this system in most areas. Heavier rain totals and a more significant severe weather threat will be an issue for areas just to our north & west. We do expect a few strong thunderstorms, however, widespread severe weather is not expected.
The rain will end rather quickly by Friday afternoon. Lows will range from near 50 along I-10 Friday night, to the mid 40’s for the inland locations. Surface ridging will keep things dry through early next week. Highs will remain near 70, with lows in the 40’s through the weekend. Skies will be mostly clear.
August 16th, 2013 at 4:25 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Outdoors, FOX10 Weather
The surface low over the Yucatan is struggling to develop and is more likely to track well to our west. This broad low still has a good chance of developing into a depression or storm in the next few days. Moisture from this feature, along with a stalled front, and upper energy will combine to bring us impressive rain chances this weekend. The highest totals are most likely across the Panhandle. Some areas may see 3″-5″ amounts by Sunday evening. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Florida Panhandle.
February 2nd, 2012 at 9:49 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Outdoors, FOX10 Weather
It was an honor to be invited to speak to a group of the top anglers in the Mobile area! I talked to a group of a hundred fisherman from around the area about weather patterns and fishing. I covered topics like spring trout fishing, seasonal trends, and local weather impacts. The weather has a tremendous impact on where I choose to fish on a given day. It is always fun to meet other anglers from around the area. For more information, check out www.acfafish.com .
July 12th, 2011 at 8:46 pm by Lenise Ligon under FOX10 Outdoors, Uncategorized
My family and I were invited to go kayaking with Alabama Kayaking Adventures last Saturday. To say we had a good time, would be an understatement.
Did you know that Alabama’s coastal area includes 607 miles of shoreline with over 400,000 acres of estuaries? Talk about having plenty to see!
Captain Chris Nelson was our guide.
Our adventure started in Foley, at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve. It was a 4-mile kayak (round-trip) that took us into Wolf Bay near Orange Beach, AL. We went from fresh water to salt water and back to fresh water.
Now, if you’re an outdoor enthusiast what I’m about to say next –may come as no surprise. But as soon as you hit the water, the kind of peace you experience is hard to put into words. The water is calm. The rhythm from paddling is hypnotizing. And the sounds of nature, like the different calls from shore birds, offer such tranquility.
We saw just about everything you could imagine on our trip:
Swamp Iris, Coastal Morning Glory, Wax Myrtle aka Bayberry, Red-winged Blackbirds, Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, jellyfish, a couple of snakes and a whole of lot of wasps’ nests.
It was quite the experience and especially for my 4-year-old son.
The Gulf Coast is filled with such beauty. My only wish is that I had more time to get out and enjoy it.
January 27th, 2011 at 4:25 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Outdoors, FOX10 Weather
Upper level cloudiness kept it a little cool today, despite a wind shift to the southwest. This image was taken around 10am on County Road 9 in Washington County, AL. I was up that way on assignment today with Fox Ten Outdoors. The upper trough that created the high clouds today will exit out of the region leaving us clear for tonight. Temperatures are still expected to be fairly mild on Friday and Saturday. We could hit highs of nearly 70 degrees on Saturday. Showers are looking more likely for Sunday.
November 4th, 2010 at 5:27 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 News, FOX10 Outdoors
We ran a story in our 5pm news about a dog that caught a Chum (aka Dog) Salmon in Washington State as it crossed a flooded road. Salmon head upriver to spawn, only to die a few hours after reproducing. Here is another pic that shows the species ”dog” salmon that was caught by the canine… Is the fish caught a Dog Salmon ? You be the judge: http://www.theawl.com/2010/11/dog-catches-fish
August 18th, 2010 at 4:25 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Outdoors
All Alabama Waters Now Open for Fishing
August 16, 2010
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Marine Resources Division (MRD) announces the re-opening to the harvest of fish from all areas previously closed as a precautionary response to the presence of oil from the Deepwater Horizon Incident. These areas include all Alabama Gulf of Mexico waters out to three miles and the remaining closed waters of Mobile Bay that are just north of the Fort Morgan Peninsula. These waters reopened at 6 a.m., Monday, August 16. This includes both commercial and recreational fishing. In addition to finfish, the area north of Fort Morgan is also open to shrimping.
ADCNR has worked closely with the Alabama Department of Public Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to ensure the health and safety of the public during the events following the Deepwater Horizon incident. In correspondence addressing the results of recent testing of seafood from the remaining closed areas, the FDA states that, “Sensory evaluation of 50 finfish and 16 shrimp samples for odors indicative of contamination was conducted on August 11-12, 2010. No samples demonstrated odors indicative of oil or dispersant contamination. After sensory evaluation, the samples were forwarded to a chemistry laboratory for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) analysis. Compositing of like species from like sample locations resulted in 10 separate finfish and three separate shrimp samples for PAH analysis. All samples were analyzed using the LC-Fluorescence method. The chemical analyses were completed on August 13, 2010. PAH levels in all samples are significantly below the levels of concern established in the reopening protocol, which was agreed upon by Alabama officials, NOAA and FDA.”
Harvest of crabs is still prohibited in all areas that were closed including the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Sound, Pelican Bay and the area in Mobile Bay north of Fort Morgan. Analyses are currently being conducted on blue crabs from affected areas. The results will be made public as soon as they are received.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries