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Marine Weather and Tides
Orange Beach, AL

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 7:42PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 8:04 AM CDT (13:04 UTC) Moonrise 11:23PMMoonset 9:03AM Illumination 87% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ650 Coastal Waters From Pensacola Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl To Pensacola Fl Out 20 Nm- 355 Am Cdt Wed May 22 2019
Today..South winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Tonight..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Thursday..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Thursday night..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Friday..East winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southeast. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Friday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming 3 to 8 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Saturday..East winds 3 to 8 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Saturday night..Southwest winds 3 to 8 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday night..Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 355 Am Cdt Wed May 22 2019
Synopsis..A light to moderate southerly wind flow will persist over the marine area through Sunday as high pressure continues over much of the eastern gulf and western atlantic. Highest winds and seas will occur over the near shore waters out to 20 nm including all inland bays and sounds due to afternoon heating. A persistent swell from the south will also keep seas heights slightly elevated offshore through the week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Orange Beach, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service mobile al
654 am cdt Wed may 22 2019

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
12z issuance... Kbfm will start the first three hours of the taf
with MVFR ceilings (~2500 feet) as a band of low clouds streams
northward from the gulf of mexico. This band is expected to
becoming more scattered in nature through mid morning. Otherwise,
vfr conditions will prevail through much of the next 24 hours
across the coastal sections, including all the TAF sites. Further
inland across southeast mississippi, southwest alabama, and the
western florida panhandle, night fog satellite imagery and surface
observations are detecting patchy fog, some dense, and scattered
to broken low stratus clouds. The fog will dissipate and the low
stratus clouds will gradually lift throughout the morning.

Southeast winds will gradually increase from the south to 10-15
knots by late morning. 22

Prev discussion issued 359 am cdt Wed may 22 2019
near term now through Wednesday night ... A strong 500mb high
pressure system centered over georgia and south carolina will
expand westward over the entire southeast and northern gulf coast
regions through the near term. A surface ridge of high pressure
over the southeast states and northeastern gulf of mexico will
remain in place over the next 24 hours, resulting in a light
southerly wind flow across the forecast area. With large scale
subsidence remaining in place over the region, expect sunny skies
after patchy morning fog and low status clouds burn-off. High
temperatures today will be as much as 10 degrees above normal
inland areas, ranging from 90 to 95 degrees. With southerly winds
off the gulf, highs along the coastal sections will be in the mid
to upper 80s. Light winds and remaining boundary layer moisture
will result in a combination of patchy fog and low status again
tonight. Low temperatures tonight will be around 5 above normal,
ranging from the mid to upper 60s inland areas, and from 70 to 75
degrees along the immediate coastal sections. 22
short term Thursday through Friday night ... High pressure
dominates the local forecast both at the surface and aloft as an
upper ridge amplifies over the eastern CONUS and a surface
anticyclone remains centered over the deep south states. Strong
subsidence beneath the upper ridge will keep skies mostly clear,
except for early morning as light southerly winds and efficient
radiative cooling during nighttime hours allow for some fog and
patchy low stratus to form. High temps reach the upper 80s to low
90s along the coast and mid to upper 90s inland each afternoon,
with heat indices approaching 100 degrees for some interior
locations. Low temps range from upper 60s inland to low 70s along
the coast each night. 49
long term Saturday through Tuesday ... The pattern changes
little through the weekend, continuing the hot and dry weather
into early next week. At this time, Saturday Sunday appear to be
the hottest days in the forecast, with temps ranging from low mid
90s along the coast to upper 90s and low 100s inland. Heat indices
will approach 105 degrees in some locations. Fortunately,
efficient pbl mixing and a relatively dry airmass will prevent the
need for a heat advisory at this time, though will continue to
closely monitor trends should this change. Please keep this heat
in mind if planning any outdoor activities during the holiday
weekend as these temperatures can still be dangerous. Stay
hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade to avoid
overexposure. 49
marine... A light to moderate southerly wind flow will persist
over the marine area through Sunday as high pressure continues over
much of the eastern gulf and western atlantic. Highest winds and
seas will occur over the near shore waters out to 20 nm including
all inland bays and sounds due to afternoon heating. A persistent
swell from the south will also keep seas heights slightly elevated
offshore through the week. 22

Mob watches warnings advisories
Al... None.

Fl... None.

Ms... None.

Gm... None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PPTA1 4 mi35 min 80°F 1016.9 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 11 mi85 min 3 ft
BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL 16 mi95 min S 8.9 79°F 1015.6 hPa
WBYA1 20 mi35 min 80°F
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 20 mi80 min 72°F 1016 hPa71°F
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 22 mi35 min S 7 G 11 80°F 82°F1016.8 hPa
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 25 mi35 min S 11 G 12 79°F 1016.1 hPa
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 27 mi65 min SSE 11 G 12 79°F 1015.7 hPa (+1.6)
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 31 mi65 min SSE 11 80°F 1015.6 hPa (+1.7)
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 35 mi65 min S 11 -22°F 1015.9 hPa (+2.0)
MBPA1 35 mi35 min 80°F 75°F
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 37 mi35 min E 4.1 76°F 1016.9 hPa
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 40 mi35 min SE 5.1 G 7 78°F 81°F1016.4 hPa
PTOA1 40 mi35 min 77°F 73°F
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 42 mi35 min 76°F 77°F1016.4 hPa
GBRM6 47 mi125 min 81°F
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 47 mi80 min S 9.9 80°F 1016 hPa75°F

Wind History for Pensacola, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Jack Edwards Airport, AL8 mi70 minSSE 6 G 1410.00 miMostly Cloudy77°F71°F83%1015.9 hPa
Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL16 mi69 minSSE 910.00 miMostly Cloudy79°F72°F79%1016.1 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL24 mi70 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy72°F71°F100%1015.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bon Secour, Bon Secour River, Alabama
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Bon Secour
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Wed -- 12:55 AM CDT     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:53 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:03 AM CDT     Moonset
Wed -- 01:53 PM CDT     2.07 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:42 PM CDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:23 PM CDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Nix Point, Perdido Bay, Florida
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Wind Forecast for Mobile/Pensacola, FL (9,2,3,4)
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