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Marine Weather and Tides
Fairhope, AL

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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 6:47AMSunset 5:15PM Thursday January 17, 2019 2:58 AM CST (08:58 UTC) Moonrise 2:59PMMoonset 4:00AM Illumination 86% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 941 Pm Cst Wed Jan 16 2019
Rest of tonight..Southwest winds 3 to 8 knots becoming east. Waves less than 1 foot.
Thursday..East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
Friday..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Friday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southeast. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Showers and chance of Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..West winds 20 to 25 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Showers likely.
Sunday..Northwest winds 18 to 23 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday night..North winds 18 to 23 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Monday..Northeast winds 13 to 18 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Monday night..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 941 Pm Cst Wed Jan 16 2019
Synopsis..Light to at times moderate onshore flow returns tonight into Thursday as surface high pressure shifts east of the area. Winds will become strong later Friday night into Saturday as a strong cold front approaches. Behind the fronts passage Saturday night, strong offshore flow is expected. Winds and seas ease Sunday night into Monday as surface high pressure builds in from the west. Light to moderate onshore flow returns Monday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fairhope, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mobile al
1129 pm cst Wed jan 16 2019

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
06z issuance... Light winds and mostly clear skies prevail tonight.

Cloud cover increases and winds shift to southerly around 10
knots tomorrow as scattered light showers move in from the west.

Cigs remain atVFR levels during the morning and afternoon hours
before lowering to MVFR late tomorrow evening. 49

Prev discussion issued 358 pm cst Wed jan 16 2019
near term now through Thursday ... Surface high pressure will
shift east of the forecast area overnight into Thursday, bringing
return flow off the gulf of mexico back to the area tonight into
Thursday. Thursday, a weak surface cold front moves towards the
forecast area from the northwest as a weak upper shortwave begins to
pass the area, bringing increasing mid level cloud cover to the
area. Thursday, the best combination of moisture return, upper
dynamics and the position of the surface front remain northwest of
the forecast area for rain development, but close enough to bring
isolated to scattered rainshowers to portions of the forecast area
generally northwest of the alabama river. Overnight tonight,
temperatures begin to rebound with the return of southerly flow,
with around seasonal low temperatures expected tonight (upper 30s
inland to low 40s near the coast). Thursday, the increasing cloud
cover will help to limit daytime heating, but am still expecting
daytime highs (generally 60 - 65) a bit above seasonal norms.

16 sam
short term Thursday night through Saturday night ... A cold front will
move into the southeast and stall Thursday night as a stronger system
begins to develop to the west. The front will remain nearly stationary
over the southeastern states through most of Friday, then begin to
move north as a warm front late Friday and Saturday as low pressure
develops across the southern plains and moves east. Only isolated
to scattered pops expected Thursday night into Friday with limited
low level moisture and weak dynamics. Southerly flow will increase
Friday night through the day on Saturday as the low and associated
cold front approach from the west. This southerly flow will transport
deep layer moisture northward across the region, allowing for the
development of widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms
during the day on Saturday as the cold front moves east across our
area. This will be a fast moving front, therefore rain amounts are
not expected to be excessive.

Models still indicate that instability will be rather weak over
most of our forecast area due to widespread clouds and precip out
ahead of the front, but may have a small pocket of surface based
cape of 330-500 j kg over our coastal counties around midday
Saturday. However, models also still indicate rather strong
vertical wind shear over most of our area, which may allow for a
few higher wind gusts with any stronger storms that develop. The
current GFS is indicating an southwesterly 850 mb jet of 55 knots
to near 65 knots over our northwestern zones around midday. It
appears at this time that the better dynamics are slightly out of
phase with the better instabilities, so while an isolated strong
or severe storm is possible, widespread severe storms are not
expected. Showers and storms end west to east Saturday night.

On Saturday, during the period of strongest onshore flow, will be
looking at a probably high risk of rip currents along area gulf
beaches.

Highs will climb into the upper 60s and lower 70s Friday and
Saturday. More of a roller coaster ride for lows, with Thursday
night min temps in the low 50s inland to upper 50s coastal, Friday
night mid 50s to lower 60s. Quite a bit cooler again Saturday
night as the front exits, with lows ranging from the mid upper 30s
northwest counties to the mid 40s coastal areas and southeast
counties. 12 ds
long term Sunday through Wednesday ... Cold but dry high pressure
will build east across the area early Sunday through late Monday.

Rainfree and cold conditions are expected during this time. By
Wednesday return flow off of the gulf sets up and a warming and
moistening trend begins. Daytime highs not warming much more than
mid upper 40s to lower 50s Sunday and Monday, then in the mid upper
50s to lower 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Coldest night in long
term period will be Sunday night, with lows ranging from the upper
20s over most of the interior north of the i-10 corridor, to the
lower 30s south of i-10 with some mid to upper 30s along the
immediate coast. Nighttime lows gradually warming back into the
40s Monday and Tuesday nights, with a few lower 50s along the
coast Tuesday night. Early in the long term period, a breezy northwest
wind will may it feel even colder than the actual temperatures
are. As temps moderate slightly toward the end of the period, will
also be looking at a gradual increase in low mid level moisture as
return flow develops, along with a chance of rain returning to the
area. 12 ds
marine... Surface high pressure over the area will shift east
overnight, bringing southerly flow back to area waters later tonight
into Thursday. Winds will remain generally light into Friday, then
strengthen later Friday and especially into Saturday as a cold
front approaches the area, becoming moderate to strong Friday
night and strong on Saturday. Seas build in response to the
increasing flow, and we are expecting a small craft advisory to
be issued beginning late Friday night at the earliest. A strong
cold front moves over the area later Saturday into Saturday night,
bringing strong offshore winds to area waters by Sunday. Guidance
is advertising winds behind the front being strong enough for
occasional wind gusts to gale force Saturday night through Sunday,
and with strong cold advection behind the front, am agreeing.

Winds and seas begin to ease Sunday night as surface high pressure
moves towards the area, and return to onshore by Monday night as
the surface high moves east of the area. 16 sam

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
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 8 mi59 min N 1.9 44°F 1025.4 hPa (-0.7)
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 10 mi74 min 38°F 1024 hPa38°F
PTOA1 11 mi41 min 45°F 44°F
WBYA1 11 mi41 min 53°F
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 12 mi59 min NW 8 49°F 1024.4 hPa (+0.3)
MBPA1 12 mi41 min 44°F 42°F
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 13 mi47 min 43°F 52°F1024.9 hPa
BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL 17 mi149 min S 1.9 46°F 1023.7 hPa
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 23 mi59 min NNW 6 46°F 1024.7 hPa (-0.3)
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 25 mi59 min N 7 G 8 50°F 1024.8 hPa (-0.0)49°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 25 mi41 min N 8 G 8.9 50°F 1024.8 hPa
PPTA1 26 mi59 min 45°F 1024.7 hPa (-0.0)
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 29 mi59 min N 6 50°F 1025.1 hPa (-0.3)
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 36 mi41 min NNE 2.9 G 2.9 45°F 55°F1024.6 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 39 mi39 min SSE 1.9 G 3.9 57°F 1024.8 hPa43°F
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 40 mi47 min 52°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL8 mi64 minN 04.00 miFog/Mist36°F35°F100%1025.1 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Downtown Airport, AL12 mi66 minWNW 34.00 miFog/Mist39°F39°F100%1025.5 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL22 mi63 minN 05.00 miFog/Mist39°F37°F93%1024.7 hPa
Jack Edwards Airport, AL22 mi64 minN 04.00 miFog/Mist36°F36°F100%1024.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Great Point Clear, Mobile Bay, Alabama
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Great Point Clear
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Thu -- 02:59 AM CST     Moonset
Thu -- 06:49 AM CST     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:59 AM CST     -0.47 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:59 PM CST     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:14 PM CST     Sunset
Thu -- 07:25 PM CST     1.38 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile (Mobile State Docks), Alabama
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Mobile (Mobile State Docks)
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Thu -- 03:00 AM CST     Moonset
Thu -- 06:49 AM CST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:56 AM CST     -0.51 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:59 PM CST     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:14 PM CST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:28 PM CST     1.48 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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