The October 13-14 Severe Weather Outbreak In Alabama / Georgia


Geek Alabama Weather Alert

We are already seeing severe storms with heavy winds move north through Central Alabama.  Now, most of Central and North Alabama is under a tornado watch until 12 am midnight.  Expect to see the watch more eastward.

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So, here is what to expect.  A strong storm system is currently moving through the southeast.  The storm system has a squall line with extremely high winds ahead of a cold front.  As of 5 pm Central, the squall line is in Central Mississippi, and moving East.  The Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk for severe weather for North Mississippi and West Alabama, this will move eastward as well.

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As for timings, the squall line will enter West Alabama this evening.  It will move through Alabama during the overnight hours.  It should exit Alabama and move into Georgia around the early morning hours of Tuesday.  The squall line will have high winds, heavy rain, hail, and a possibility of an embedded tornado.  The main worry is if supercell storms form ahead of the squall line, which could bring high winds and tornadoes, that is already happening.

Before the squall line and supercell storms get into NE Alabama / NW Georgia, winds will be gusty.  We are under a wind advisory.  And after the storms, we could deal with some flooding problems.  The storms and severe weather will be gone by Tuesday afternoon.  Temps will drop, and it will feel like Fall again!  Here is the official timeline from the National Weather Service in Birmingham.  You could see these times be moved up!

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The bottomline, expect to see storms with strong winds and heavy rain!  A tornado is not out of the question.  Since this event will happen during the overnight hours here in NE Alabama / NW Georgia, you need to have a way to wake yourself up if a weather warning is issued.  Have a NOAA weather radio or a weather app on your smartphone that can alert you and wake you up when severe weather arrives in your area.  Do not rely on outdoor sirens!  Also, make sure your phone is fully charged before the storms arrive in your area!

By Tuesday night, the storms will be gone, and the weather will be awesome for the next 5-7 days!  Here is my map below!

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The January 28th Snow Nightmare In Alabama


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UPDATE: This will be one of the few posts on Geek Alabama today due to the weather emergency going on in Alabama.

No doubt about it, many people in Central Alabama were surprised about the snow we got today.  People are stuck in not moving traffic while some have abandoned their cars, some kids are stuck at school, and some people are stuck at other places or shelters, and some people are enjoying the snow.  Governor Bentley has declared a state of emergency, and the Alabama National Guard has been activated.

All Alabama state offices will be closed until noon Thursday, many schools will be closed until Friday, and many businesses are also closed.  For right now, do not go out onto the roads and stay home!  I went out on foot to take photos and video of the conditions in my area, so enjoy!

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14 Days Left Until Christmas 2012


Geek Alabama Christmas 2012

14 Days Left Until Christmas

At the North Pole:

We are now two weeks away until Christmas Day!  And that means the elves at the North Pole are in overtime mode getting ready for the Christmas sleigh ride.  The toy making plant is running 24/7 to make sure all the nice kids get their presents.  The elves will be glad to see Christmas 2012 go smoothly so they can relax!  Many of them go with Santa to the beach for a vacation after Christmas!

Christmas Song:

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas was written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Burl Ives in 1965.  Christmas is the best time of the year!

Adult Gift Idea:

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Here in Alabama we enjoy cold drinks during the summer time.  So if you are a Star Wars fan why not get the Death Star Ice Sphere Mold.  Now you can have the power of the dark side in your drink!  Find at Thinkgeek.com

Child Gift Idea:

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Remember the old Etch-A-Sketch?  Well the classic writing tablet for kids has moved to the digital age.  The Boogie Board LCD Tablet is a paperless LCD writing tablet that writes just like the classic toy.  And it erases with a push of a button.  Find at Thinkgeek.com.

Christmas Charity:

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The need for Christmas gifts for deserving kids in Alabama is huge!  It’s even worse in the Anniston/Oxford area when 250 people are losing their jobs during the Christmas season.  ABC 33/40 is doing the Toys for Tots toy drive and they have a goal of 80,000 toys.  As of December 11th they have around 20,000 toys.  That means they need around 60,000 toys by December 20th.  Yes the need is that great in Central Alabama.

Click on the link below to find out the nearest Central Alabama location where you can donate toys for Toys For Tots.  http://www.abc3340.com/category/201003/toys-for-tots-information.

Alabama Gives Day: Local Charities


Alabama Gives Day is coming up on Thursday, Feburary 2nd.  We are asking everyone to help donate and make this a record breaking event.  Everyone in the state of Alabama has gone through a lot in the last year.  And the charities need support now more than ever.  I found this list from 97.9 WVOK that lists all the charities that have signed up for this event in the Anniston/Gadsden areas.  Click on any of the charities below and please donate on Thursday online at http://algives.razoo.com/

 UNITED WAY OF EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

United Way of East Central Alabama is investing in the building blocks of a good life for all – Education, Income and Health.

TRIUMPH YOUTH AND ADULT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

We are an organization whose mission is to meet the needs within communities in an effort to help improve the quality of life for families.

INTERFAITH MINISTRIES INC OF CALHOUN COUNTY ALABAMA

Bringing God’s people together to serve God’s people in need

2ND CHANCE INC

2nd Chance provides safe shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence escaping abusive situations.

THE NORTHEAST ALABAMA CRISIS CENTER INC

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHEAST ALABAMA

Our mission is to wisely assess needs and channel donor resources to maximize community well-being.

East Central Alabama United Cerebral Palsy

Serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in East Central Alabama.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

NORTHEAST ALABAMA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

SAVING ANIMALS VOLUNTEER EFFORT INC

SAVE is dedicated to to reducing the population of unwanted dogs & cats in order to empty all the shelters in our area through spay/neuter.

ANNISTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Anniston Community Education Foundation (ACEF) is dedicated to holistic development and empowerment of the youth in Calhoun County, AL.

WEST ANNISTON FOUNDATION

We provide services that promote the health,education and community development of current and former residents of West Anniston.

BAYSIDE MEDICAL MISSIONS AND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH INC

Help volunteer surgeons offer hope for better quality of life by correcting deformities for people with unavailable specialty surgical care

ATC Men’s Training Center (Lincoln)

Alabama Teen Challenge is part of the oldest, largest, and most successful faith-based addictions recovery programs in the world.

TALLADEGA COUNTY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER INC

Talladega County Child Advocacy Center-Palmer Place

Alabama Teen Challenge

Alabama Teen Challenge is part of the oldest, largest, and most successful faith-based addictions recovery programs in the world.

NORTHEAST ALABAMA CENTER FOR COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

The Northeast Alabama Center for Community Initiatives (NACCI) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, public charity corporation

CALHOUN CLEBURNE CHILDRENS CENTER INC

The Calhoun/Cleburne Children’s Center provides free counseling and therapy to child abuse victims.

JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE MOBILE MINISTRIES

Our goal is Feeding Hope to God’s People by bringing awareness to the invisible problem of hunger/poverty in our community through mobility.

KID ONE TRANSPORT SYSTEM INC

Transporting Children to Better Health

PIEDMONT EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUAD

Piedmont Rescue is a not for profit ambulance and rescue service providing care to the citizens of a 400 square mile area around Piedmont AL

PIEDMONT BENEVOLENCE CENTER

The Piedmont Benevolence Center is a Charitable organization that assist needy in the 36272 postal zip code.

ALABAMA BAPTIST CHILDRENS HOME AND FAMILY MINISTRIES

We exist to protect, nurture & restore children and families through Christ-centered foster care, group homes, family care & counseling.

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We provide a continuum of support services for children and youth by maximizing their school readiness and encouraging positive life choices

SIGHT SAVERS AMERICA

We provide children with vision screenings, eye exams, eyeglasses, medications, surgeries, low vision assessments, vision aids and more.

THREE HOTS & A COT

Provide services for homeless veterans while transitioning into affordable housing. Serving those who have served our nation.

THE NORTHEAST ALABAMA CRISIS CENTER INC

ALABAMA 4-H CLUB FOUNDATION INC

Head. Heart. Hands. Health. For 103 years, Alabama 4-H has been a guiding force to help youth across state achieve life success….

A ROCK FOUNDATION

A Rock Foundation is a Disater Relief and Community Revitalization 501 c 3 non profit organization.

SAMARITAN HOUSE

The Samaritan House of Talladega was founded in 1978 as a ministry to meet the physical and financial needs to those facing challenges.

·TALLADEGA COUNTY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER INC

Talladega County Child Advocacy Center-Palmer Place

THE ARC OF NORTH TALLADEGA COUNTY INC

ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR DEAF AND BLIND FOUNDATION INC

AIDB is the world’s most comprehensive education and service program for children and adults of all ages with hearing and vision loss.

SHOCCO SPRINGS BAPTIST CONFERENCE CENTER INC

Shocco Springs is a Christian Conference Center in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains near Talladega, Alabama.

SYLACAUGA ALLIANCE FOR FAMILY ENHANCEMENT INC – SAFE

SAFE is a community-based, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide meaningful opportunities for families.

SUSAN G KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.