James Spann

James Spann pays visit to Breakthrough Charter School

Famed meteorologist James Spann paid a visit to Breakthrough Charter School in Marion on Thursday to speak with the fourth through sixth grade students. There he spoke with students on several topics related to weather and weather preparedness. Founding Head of School Darren Ramalho said, "While on campus, James Spann...
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James Spann to deliver keynote address at Thompson graduation

ALABASTER – As graduation dates near, Thompson High School has announced a special keynote speaker for the class of 2022 commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 24. Before graduating inside the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Bartow Arena in downtown Birmingham, this year’s senior class and all guests will here local weather meteorologist James Spann deliver the keynote address.

Check out these awesome James Spann cookies

James Spann typically receives a warm welcome from school groups. Children in these groups often greet the Birmingham TV meteorologist with drawings, letters and more. Sometimes the gifts will satisfy a sweet tooth, and Tuesday provided a perfect example. On Twitter and Facebook, Spann revealed that a home-school group in...

James Spann stirs memories of blizzard of ‘93, gas for $1.07 a gallon

When $1 gas prices are more shocking than a foot of snow in Alabama, you know something is wrong. Alabama icon and ABC 33/40 meteorologist James Spann shared a photo on Facebook Sunday morning of the infamous blizzard of 1993, when all 67 counties in Alabama reported snow cover. The storm dumped several inches of snow each hour on Birmingham, which officially ended up with 13 inches of snow. The National Weather Service called it the “Superstorm of 1993,″ while Wikipedia calls it “The Storm of the Century.” Alabamians just call it the “Blizzard of 93.”