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Marine Weather and Tides
Point Clear, AL

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Sunrise 6:56AMSunset 6:16PM Thursday October 19, 2017 9:14 AM CDT (14:14 UTC) Moonrise 6:41AMMoonset 6:35PM Illumination 1% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 430 Am Cdt Thu Oct 19 2017
Today..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop.
Tonight..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop.
Friday..East winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop.
Friday night..East winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop.
Saturday..East winds 8 to 13 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots. A light chop becoming a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday night..East winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Sunday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Monday..West winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Monday night..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Destin Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 60 Nm Including Mobile Bay- 430 Am Cdt Thu Oct 19 2017
Synopsis..A moderate to occasionally strong northeast to east wind flow will persist through the remainder of the week as a strong surface ridge of high pressure remains across the southeast states. There will be an increasing chance of showers and Thunderstorms over the marine area this weekend as a cold front approaches the marine area. Increasing offshore flow can be expected late Monday following the passage of the front.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Point Clear, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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area forecast discussion
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633 am cdt Thu oct 19 2017

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
12z issuance...VFR conditions are expected through the period.

The goes-16 fog difference channel and surface observations are
indicating that some lower cloud decks are pushing inland over
southern portions of the area early this morning. A brief period
of scattered to locally broken decks around 4 kft agl will be
possible early this morning. Otherwise, expect mostly clear skies
and northeast to east winds between 5-10 knots to prevail. 21

Prev discussion issued 454 am cdt Thu oct 19 2017
near term now through Thursday night ... A surface ridge of high
pressure will continue to extend from the mid-atlantic region and
southwestward through the tennessee valley and central gulf coast
region today and tonight. An upper level ridge of high pressure will
meanwhile build eastward across much of the gulf of mexico and
extend northward across our region through tonight. The deep layer
dry and subsident airmass will hold in place across the area today
and tonight, with precipitable water values remaining under an inch.

Pops will remain nil today and tonight underneath mostly clear
skies. Surface dewpoints may modify slightly today, but an overall
dry airmass will remain in place with continued northeast to east
surface flow. Highs today should trend a few degrees warmer across
the region, with readings generally in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Lows tonight remain fairly cool, ranging from around 50 to the mid
50s over interior areas and generally in the upper 50s to lower 60s
closer to the coast. 21
short term Friday through Saturday night ... The upper ridge over
the area will move eastward as an upper trough approaches from
the west. Meanwhile, the sfc ridge of high pressure will also
shift eastward, allowing east to southeast winds to develop on
Saturday. This will bring deep layer moisture back northward into
the area. As moisture increases, chances for showers and
thunderstorms also increase by late in the day on Saturday. Highs
will be in the low to mid 80s with lows moderating as moisture
levels increase. 13
long term Sunday through Wednesday ... Global models agree on
digging a deep trough over the plains and moving eastward with an
associated cold front moving through the area sometime on Monday.

The GFS sends the front through Monday morning while the ECMWF is
about 12 hours later as it cuts off the upper low farther west
than the GFS causing the slower motion. The euro solution also
develops a more expansive warm sector across the gulf coast with
some higher 850mb winds, which would favor the potential of strong
storms. Due to the large uncertainty, will maintain high rain
chances for the Sunday and Monday time frame. A deeper trough digs
over the east late in the period sending another cold front
southward across the area. While this front will not have any
moisture to work with, it will send a much colder and drier
airmass into the deep south for the second half of next week. 13
marine... A moderate to occasionally strong northeast to east flow
will persist across the marine area through Friday as surface high
pressure continues to extend from the mid-atlantic region to the
northern gulf of mexico. Moderate southeasterly flow will return
this weekend as the surface ridge shifts eastward and a cold front
approaches the mississippi valley region. There will be an
increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms over the marine area
this weekend, especially going into late Sunday and Monday as the
front approaches the marine area. A moderate to strong offshore flow
will follow the passage of the front, which currently looks to be
sometime late Monday or Monday night. 21

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 mi75 min NE 11 68°F 1022 hPa (+2.0)
WBYA1 9 mi45 min 71°F
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 9 mi90 min 61°F 1022 hPa58°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 11 mi75 min ENE 11 68°F 1021.7 hPa (+1.4)
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 12 mi75 min NE 12 G 13 68°F 1021.5 hPa (+1.2)
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 13 mi45 min E 15 G 18 68°F
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 16 mi75 min NE 13 68°F 1022 hPa (+1.4)
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 16 mi45 min ENE 8 G 9.9 64°F 75°F1022.9 hPa
PTOA1 17 mi45 min 64°F 56°F
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 17 mi45 min N 4.1 64°F 1022.7 hPa
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 20 mi45 min 67°F 77°F1023 hPa
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi90 min NE 9.9 64°F 1023 hPa60°F
PPTA1 25 mi45 min 68°F 1022.7 hPa
ULAM6 - 8741041 - Dock E. Port of Pascagoula, MS 27 mi45 min 78°F
RARM6 - 8741094 - Range A rear, Pascagoula, MS 28 mi45 min ENE 9.9 G 12 68°F 1021.6 hPa
DKCM6 - 8741501 - Dock C, Pascagoula, MS 30 mi45 min ENE 7 G 11 67°F 1021.9 hPa
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 30 mi45 min ENE 14 G 17 69°F 1022.6 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 30 mi45 min 77°F
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 34 mi85 min E 16 G 19 75°F 79°F4 ft1021 hPa (+1.3)68°F
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 42 mi45 min 65°F 74°F1023.1 hPa

Wind History for Dauphin Island, AL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL7 mi40 minENE 710.00 miFair63°F59°F88%1022.7 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Downtown Airport, AL16 mi22 minNNE 710.00 miFair67°F60°F79%1023.6 hPa
Jack Edwards Airport, AL20 mi40 minN 410.00 miFair65°F60°F87%1022.7 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL22 mi19 minENE 510.00 miA Few Clouds65°F57°F76%1023.4 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 -- 06:41 AM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:43 AM CDT     0.98 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:57 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 02:12 PM CDT     New Moon
Thu -- 06:16 PM CDT     Sunset
Thu -- 06:35 PM CDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:21 PM CDT     1.86 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.71.61.51.31.21.11111.11.11.21.31.31.41.41.41.51.51.61.71.81.81.9

Tide / Current Tables for Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama Current
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Mobile Bay Entrance
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Thu -- 03:33 AM CDT     -0.55 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 06:41 AM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:57 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:35 AM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 02:12 PM CDT     New Moon
Thu -- 06:16 PM CDT     Sunset
Thu -- 06:35 PM CDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:49 PM CDT     0.51 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 11:11 PM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
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 (10,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Mobile, AL
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Gulf Stream Current


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