Let us just admit it. For the past week, we’ve been seeing maps of the “Saharan Dust Plume” inching ever so slowly toward the continental U.S., in particular the Southeast and Alabama. The maps are quite frightening.Continue reading “What is Saharan Dust? When is it coming to Birmingham? Answers from CBS 42’s Ashley Gann”
According to a public statement by the National Weather Service Birmingham office, the month of September 2019 was a record breaker in Central Alabama for warmth and dryness.
Yesterday, September 22, the first day of Fall, was another scorcher in Birmingham. According to AccuWeather, temps have topped 90 degrees in Birmingham for 11 straight days and 19 out of 22 days this month. Are we in the midst of a historic heat wave? What’s up with our weather?
To get an idea, Bham Now submitted a few written questions to WIAT CBS 42’s Chief Meteorologist Ashley Gann for her thoughts about the current heat wave. Here was her response.
Bham Now readers have likely been seeing this beautiful and rare Yellow Cardinal all over their social media feeds this week . The rare bird has captured the hearts of Alabamians and is about to go national with a feature story by the National Audubon Society.
Yesterday, President Obama, through a proclamation under the Antiquities Act, established the Birmingham Civil Rights and Freedom Riders National Monuments.
Bham Now has compiled a list of links from television, radio and newspaper stories that have been published online in the past 12 hours. With the help of photographer Larry Gay, we’ve also created a special photo gallery.
First – the photo gallery.
Some great news for downtown Ensley.
Yesterday, Mayor William Bell unveiled a $40 Million Public Safety Municipal Complex planned for downtown Ensley. According to the Mayor’s office, the plan would create the first ever Public Safety Municipal Complex for the City of Birmingham pulling Municipal Court, Birmingham Police Department Administration and the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Department Administration to one location. The plan will involve public and private funding.
- Read about Freedom Rider Charles Person and his remarkable story – here.
Support for the proposed Freedom Riders National Park in Anniston received a big boost today in the opinion section of al.com with an essay by prominent National Park advocate and conservationist Frank Peterman.