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Marine Weather and Tides
Belle Fontaine, AL

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Sunrise 6:40AMSunset 6:49PM Friday September 22, 2017 1:14 AM CDT (06:14 UTC) Moonrise 8:52AMMoonset 8:38PM Illumination 3% 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- 1017 Pm Cdt Thu Sep 21 2017
Rest of tonight..Winds light becoming north to northeast 3 to 8 knots. Smooth.
Friday..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots. Smooth becoming smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening.
Saturday..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday night..East winds 8 to 13 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday..East winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Sunday night..East winds 5 to 10 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..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..East winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..West winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Destin Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 60 Nm Including Mobile Bay- 1017 Pm Cdt Thu Sep 21 2017
Synopsis..High pressure centered over the marine area will weaken through late Monday. A light to occasionally moderate easterly flow is expected through the period, with a slight offshore component during the late night and early morning hours and a slight onshore component during the afternoon and early evening hours. A slight building of seas is expected into the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Belle Fontaine CDP, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mobile al
1151 pm cdt Thu sep 21 2017

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
06z issuance... Localized patchy fog with associated MVFR to ifr
visibility reductions will be possible across a few locations
late tonight into early Friday morning. Localized MVFR or lower
conditions will also be possible with isolated to scattered
shra tsra that develop by Friday afternoon. We have maintained
vcts mention in the kmob kbfm kpns tafs after 22.18z.VFR is
otherwise expected to prevail through the period. 21

Prev discussion issued 649 pm cdt Thu sep 21 2017
discussion... See updated information for land areas below.

Update... Have extended the shra tsra into the early evening
hours for coastal and near coastal counties, with only isolated
coverage. Coverage and intesity is steadily decreasing, so only
extended into the first two hours of the forecast.

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prev discussion... Issued 634 pm cdt Thu sep 21 2017
discussion... Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation...

00z issuance... Isolated tsra will impact portions of the
northwest fl panhandle and far southwest al early this evening,
but should gradually dissipate over the next couple of hours.VFR
should otherwise prevail through the period, except for potential
of localized patchy fog and associated MVFR visibility reductions
early Friday morning. Additional isolated to scattered shra tsra
will develop again Friday, and have opted to include vcts mention
in the kmob kbfm kpns tafs after 22.18z. 21
prev discussion... Issued 403 pm cdt Thu sep 21 2017
near term now through Friday ... Ongoing showers and thunderstorms
along the coast this afternoon will dissipate after sunset this
evening, giving way to a mostly clear night as a slug of dry air
moves through from northeast to southwest. Expect overnight lows
to dip into the upper 60's to around 70 inland and the mid 70's
along the immediate coast.

A weak mid to upper level trough builds southwest from tropical
storm jose into the northeastern gulf through Friday, squeezed
between a large area of high pressure over the midwestern u.S. And
the broad area of low pressure around hurricane maria east of the
bahamas. At the surface, a weak ridge extends southwest from the
great lakes into the lower mississippi river valley, maintaining a
generally light easterly flow across our area. Given this pattern,
expect diurnally driven shower and thunderstorm activity to
continue through Friday, with the best chances Friday afternoon
and evening over interior portions of the area northwest of i-65.

Stronger storms will be capable of producing locally heavy
rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. High temps Friday
reach the upper 80's to low 90's inland and mid to upper 80's
along the coast. 49
short term Friday night through Sunday night ... The northern
portion of the elongated upper level ridge extending from the
central texas to the great lakes region will shift east over the
northeast CONUS through the short term. A cutoff upper low
pressure area is expected to develop over southern georgia out the
east coast upper level trough by Saturday morning. The upper low
is then expected to slowly drift west over the forecast area over
the weekend, reaching southern mississippi by late Sunday night.

A surface ridge across the eastern CONUS and gulf of mexico will
also remain intact as hurricane jose remains stalled off the coast
of new england, and hurricane maria tracks northward of caribbean
islands. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected Saturday,
followed by scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms on
Sunday as the upper low passes overhead.

Low temperatures over the weekend will range from 66 to 70
degrees inland areas, with lower 70s along the coastal sections.

High temperatures Saturday will range from 87 to 90 degrees inland
areas, with mid 80s along the immediate coastal sections. High
temperatures Sunday will be in the mid 80s across the entire
forecast area due to increasing clouds. 22
long term Monday through Thursday ... Hurricane maria is forecast
to continue moving slowly northward over the western atlantic
through the long term. Meanwhile, the upper low pressure area over
southern mississippi will begin to fill and weaken on Monday,
followed by upper level ridging building over the region from the
west. Surface high pressure will continue across the region, but
generally weaken. The high rain chances will continue through
Monday, especially in the vicinity of the upper low, followed by
lower rain chances on Tuesday and dry conditions Tuesday night
through Thursday. High temps each day will range from the upper
80s to near 90 inland and the middle 80s along the immediate
coast. Lows each night will range from the mid to upper 60s inland
and the lower 70s along the immediate coast. 22
marine... A weak surface ridge extending southwest into the northern
gulf will maintain light to occasionally moderate easterly winds
through the period, with a diurnal cycle adding a slight onshore
component each day and offshore component each night. Seas around
a foot on Friday increase to 2 to 3 feet this weekend into early
next week before settling back to around 1 to 2 feet by the middle
of next week. Isolated to scattered showers and storms will be
possible through the period, with locally higher winds and waves
in and around the stronger storms. 49

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
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 6 mi44 min NW 1 G 1.9 77°F 82°F1014.8 hPa
PTOA1 8 mi44 min 79°F 73°F
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 10 mi74 min NW 1 81°F 1015.2 hPa (-0.0)
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 10 mi44 min 78°F 82°F1014.9 hPa
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 11 mi44 min E 1 77°F 1015.2 hPa
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 17 mi89 min 75°F 1015 hPa74°F
WBYA1 18 mi44 min 84°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 18 mi44 min N 2.9 80°F 1014.9 hPa
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 22 mi74 min Calm G 0 81°F 1014.7 hPa (+0.0)
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 23 mi74 min N 1 82°F 1015.2 hPa (+0.3)
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi89 min N 2.9 75°F 1016 hPa72°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 24 mi44 min Calm G 0 81°F
RARM6 - 8741094 - Range A rear, Pascagoula, MS 27 mi44 min NNE 4.1 G 5.1 75°F 1014.4 hPa
ULAM6 - 8741041 - Dock E. Port of Pascagoula, MS 27 mi44 min 84°F
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 29 mi44 min 82°F
DKCM6 - 8741501 - Dock C, Pascagoula, MS 29 mi44 min N 2.9 G 4.1 76°F 1014.7 hPa
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 33 mi44 min NE 4.1 G 5.1 81°F 1015.6 hPa
PPTA1 35 mi44 min N 1.9 80°F 1015.2 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 45 mi84 min ESE 1.9 G 3.9 82°F 84°F1 ft1014.7 hPa (+0.0)75°F
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 48 mi44 min 80°F 83°F1014.8 hPa

Wind History for Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Mobile, Mobile Downtown Airport, AL5 mi81 minN 010.00 miFair75°F73°F94%1015.5 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi78 minN 010.00 miFair73°F70°F90%1015.1 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL14 mi79 minN 04.00 miFog/Mist72°F71°F100%1015.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Fowl River, Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama
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Fowl River
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Fri -- 02:10 AM CDT     1.30 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:40 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:52 AM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:44 AM CDT     0.74 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:45 PM CDT     1.23 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:48 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:38 PM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:44 PM CDT     1.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama Current
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Mobile Bay Entrance
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Fri -- 04:20 AM CDT     -0.45 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 06:40 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:51 AM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 08:57 AM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 01:35 PM CDT     0.34 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 05:03 PM CDT     0.30 knots Min Flood
Fri -- 06:48 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 07:55 PM CDT     0.33 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 08:38 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 (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Mobile, AL
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