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Several Alabama Cities Have Their Coldest May 5 on Record

A late-spring cold snap is sometimes called a “blackberry winter.” Alabama’s temperatures on Friday may have qualified. (AL.com file photo) The numbers are in — almost — and today has been cool enough to score a spot in the record books for several Alabama cities. High temperatures in many areas didn’t get out of the 50s, breaking records for the coolest highs, according to the National Weather Service. All of central Alabama’s climate sites had record low maxes, according to the weather service in Birmingham. Forecasters there said they were watching temperatures in Tuscaloosa, where skies were beginning to clear — which topped out at only 1 degree below the… Read More

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