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Office: BMX NOUS44 KBMX 181134 PNSBMX ALZ011>015-017>050-191200- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Birmingham AL 534 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018 ...THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ALABAMA... THIS WEEK HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ALABAMA BY GOVERNOR KAY IVEY. DURING THIS SPECIAL WEEK, ALABAMIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LEARN AND OR REVIEW THE PROPER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY FOR PROTECTING THEIR LIVES DURING SEVERE WEATHER. ADVANCE PLANNING AND INCREASED AWARENESS WILL HELP ALABAMA RESIDENTS SURVIVE THESE POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORMS. SEVERE WEATHER HAS OCCURRED IN ALABAMA EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR AND AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. BUT THE SPRING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON TYPICALLY IS THE MOST ACTIVE OF THE YEAR. THE SPRING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON RUNS FROM MARCH THROUGH MAY. WE ALSO ENDURE A FALL SEVERE WEATHER SEASON WHERE ANOTHER PEAK IN ACTIVITY OCCURS. THIS SEASON TYPICALLY RUNS FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH MID DECEMBER. WE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING VARIOUS SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. HERE ARE THE TOPICS WE WILL BE COVERING EACH DAY. MONDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. TUESDAY...FLOODING AND FLASH FLOODING. WEDNESDAY...TORNADOES. THURSDAY...LIGHTNING. FRIDAY...RECEIVING WEATHER ALERTS. GRAPHICS RELATING TO THESE TOPICS WILL BE POSTED TO THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA EACH DAY OF THE WEEK. YOU CAN VIEW THESE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL GRAPHICS BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV AND THEN CLICKING ON CENTRAL ALABAMA, OR LIKE US ON FACEBOOK BY SEARCHING FOR NWS BIRMINGHAM AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @NWSBIRMINGHAM. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, YOU MAY CONTACT JOHN DE BLOCK, WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, AT 205-664-3010, EXTENSION 223. $$ SXUS74 KBMX 180213 RERMGM RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, AL 0812 PM CST SAT FEB 17 2018 ...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT MONTGOMERY... A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES WAS SET AT MONTGOMERY TODAY. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 80 SET IN 1956. $$ SXUS74 KBMX 180854 RERMGM RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM, AL 0252 AM CST SUN FEB 18 2018 ...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT MONTGOMERY... A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 80 DEGREES WAS SET AT MONTGOMERY YESTERDAY. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 80 SET IN 1956. $$