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Marine Weather and Tides
Point Clear, AL

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Sunrise 6:23AMSunset 7:24PM Thursday August 24, 2017 5:29 AM CDT (10:29 UTC) Moonrise 9:12AMMoonset 9:31PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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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GMZ630 Northern Mobile Bay- 429 Am Cdt Thu Aug 24 2017
Today..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and Thunderstorms.
Tonight..Winds light becoming north 3 to 8 knots. Smooth becoming smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and Thunderstorms in the evening.
Friday..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southeast. Smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday night..Southwest winds 3 to 8 knots becoming northeast. Smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday..East winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth becoming smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..East winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..East winds 8 to 13 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday night..East winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Destin Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 60 Nm Including Mobile Bay- 429 Am Cdt Thu Aug 24 2017
Synopsis..Surface front eases southward into the coastal waters today and stalls over the northern gulf tonight and Friday. Surface high pressure building over the upper mid west today, expands eastward this weekend, resulting in a more established east to northeast flow over the coastal waters. Meanwhile, tropical storm harvey over the southwest gulf is forecast to intensify to a hurricane before making landfall on the texas coast Saturday morning. Long period swell emanating out from the storm should begin arriving by Friday and will likely continue into the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Point Clear, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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430 am cdt Thu aug 24 2017

Near term now through Thursday night Surface front has made
it southward and was draped from off the southeast us coast to
near the hwy 84 corridor over our interior zones, west to the
upper texas coast. Satellite shows a shield of broken to overcast,
mainly high based clouds over the central gulf coast. The frontal
zone is progged to sink a bit more south today and is progged to
slip off the coast in the near term. The slightly better chances
of showers and storms will be aligned east to west over the
southern half of the local area closer to the frontal boundary and
associated better ascent. The front is also noted to be embedded
within a better, but narrow east to west deep layer moisture
profile (pwat's ~2.0 inches). The far northern zones see pwat's
trend lower to ~ 1.6" thru the course of the day and a net lower
precipitation chance (10% or less) is advertised there. Today's
highs generally in the lower 90s. With the frontal boundary off
the coast tonight, a slight chance of showers and storms is
highlighted over the marine area, with land zones looking to
remain rain-free. Overnight lows possibly dipping into the upper
60s far northern zones, while mid to upper 70s hold near the
coast.

Special feature of the day is tropical storm harvey over the
southwest gulf. Satellite representation of harvey this morning is
much improved and the national hurricane center calls for harvey
to continue to intensify over the warm waters of the gulf of mexico,
while tracking northwest, closing in on the texas coast. 10

Short term Friday through Saturday night An upper trof over
the interior easternmost states weakens slightly through Friday
night as upper ridging strengthens a bit over the northeastern
gulf and tropical system harvey nears the southern texas coast.

Upper ridging over the northeastern gulf weakens Saturday into
Saturday night as harvey is expected to move slowly into and
meander over southern texas while the upper trof strengthens over
the eastern states. A weak frontal boundary remains over the far
northern gulf through the period. Friday continues to have the
least convective coverage of the entire forecast with the nearby
upper ridging strengthening a bit over the northeastern gulf and
have gone with mostly isolated convection except for isolated to
scattered convection for the southern fourth of the area. For
Saturday, with harvey lingering over southern texas rather than
beginning to be absorbed into the strengthening eastern states
upper trof along with the frontal boundary being located over the
northern gulf, coverage of convection looks to be at best
scattered and have gone with low end chance pops well inland
ranging to good chance pops closer to the coast. With the steering
flow remaining weak, the stronger storms that develop each day
will be capable of locally heavy rains. Gusty winds and frequent
lightning will also accompany the stronger storms. An elevated rip
current risk is expected during the period due to potentially
long period swell from harvey impacting the area. Highs on Friday
will be in the lower 90s then in the mid to upper 80s on Saturday
due to abundant, thick cloud cover. Lows will be mostly in the
lower 70s except for mid 70s at the coast. 29

Long term Sunday through Wednesday The forecast during the
long term period remains especially challenging. With harvey
expected to linger over southeastern texas into Monday per the
latest NHC track, this has resulted in some downward adjustments
to pops in the beginning of the long term period - really just
keeping pops in the scattered category and eliminating likely
pops. Harvey (or the remnants of) moves slowly east-northeastward
during the remainder of the period but the bulk of the convection
associated with this feature may remain west of the forecast area
except for possibly late in the period depending on how quickly
the system begins to advance. Have continued with good chance pops
for the Tuesday into Wednesday timeframe for now. There remains
at least some potential for a heavy rain and or severe weather
event to occur over the area, but now looks to be delayed until
late in the period at the earliest - with very low confidence on
this timing - and is entirely dependent on how and when harvey
moves out of texas. An elevated risk of rip currents will continue
through the period. 29

Marine Surface front eases southward into the coastal waters
today and moves south of the marine area tonight and Friday before
stalling. Surface high pressure building over the upper mid-west
today, expands eastward this weekend resulting in a more established
east to northeast flow over the coastal waters. Meanwhile tropical
storm harvey is forecast to intensify to a hurricane before
making landfall on the texas coast Saturday morning. Long period
swell emanating out from the storm should begin arriving by Friday
and will likely continue into the weekend. 10

Preliminary point temps pops
Mobile 91 72 92 74 40 10 30 30
pensacola 90 74 92 75 30 10 30 30
destin 90 78 92 77 30 10 30 20
evergreen 91 69 92 72 10 10 20 20
waynesboro 91 68 91 71 20 10 20 20
camden 91 69 91 73 10 10 10 20
crestview 93 72 94 73 20 10 30 20

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
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 1 mi60 min N 8 81°F 1011.9 hPa
WBYA1 9 mi42 min 84°F
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 9 mi105 min 74°F 73°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 11 mi60 min N 4.1 79°F 1011.9 hPa
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 12 mi30 min N 7 G 8 82°F 1011.4 hPa (+0.0)
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 13 mi42 min NE 6 G 8 81°F
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 16 mi60 min N 7 81°F 1011.5 hPa
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 16 mi42 min NNW 1.9 G 5.1 76°F 86°F1012.6 hPa
PTOA1 17 mi42 min 77°F 74°F
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 17 mi30 min N 4.1 76°F 1011.9 hPa (-0.7)
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 20 mi48 min 78°F 1011.8 hPa
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi105 min N 2.9 76°F 1013 hPa73°F
PPTA1 25 mi60 min NNE 6 78°F 1011.9 hPa
ULAM6 - 8741041 - Dock E. Port of Pascagoula, MS 27 mi42 min 86°F
RARM6 - 8741094 - Range A rear, Pascagoula, MS 28 mi42 min NNE 5.1 G 7 77°F 1011.2 hPa
DKCM6 - 8741501 - Dock C, Pascagoula, MS 30 mi42 min N 4.1 G 5.1 78°F 1011.6 hPa
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 30 mi42 min NE 7 G 8 81°F 1012.4 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 30 mi48 min 84°F
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 34 mi40 min NNE 12 G 12 83°F 87°F1 ft1011.1 hPa (-0.5)74°F
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 42 mi48 min 78°F 87°F1011.6 hPa

Wind History for Dauphin Island, AL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL7 mi55 minN 010.00 miFair72°F71°F100%1011.8 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Downtown Airport, AL16 mi37 minNNW 510.00 miFair77°F75°F96%1012.4 hPa
Jack Edwards Airport, AL20 mi55 minNNE 410.00 miFair73°F73°F100%1011.5 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL22 mi94 minNNW 310.00 miFair74°F72°F94%1011.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Gulfport Harbor, Mississippi Sound, Mississippi
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Gulfport Harbor
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Thu -- 06:24 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:11 AM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 01:47 PM CDT     1.34 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:23 PM CDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:27 PM CDT     0.91 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:30 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.80.90.90.90.911111.11.21.21.31.31.31.31.21.1110.90.90.91

Tide / Current Tables for Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama Current
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Mobile Bay Entrance
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Thu -- 02:29 AM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:24 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:11 AM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:27 AM CDT     0.81 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 02:44 PM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:12 PM CDT     -0.58 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 07:23 PM CDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:30 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Mobile/Pensacola, FL (6,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Mobile, AL
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