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Marine Weather and Tides
Belle Fontaine, 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 6:12AMSunset 7:28PM Friday April 26, 2019 2:46 AM CDT (07:46 UTC) Moonrise 1:33AMMoonset 12:09PM Illumination 57% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 22 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- 1030 Pm Cdt Thu Apr 25 2019
Rest of tonight..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Isolated showers late in the evening.
Friday..North winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Friday night..North winds 8 to 13 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Saturday..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots becoming south. Waves around 1 foot.
Saturday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Sunday..East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south. Waves less than 1 foot.
Sunday night..South winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Monday..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Monday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves less than 1 foot.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 1030 Pm Cdt Thu Apr 25 2019
Synopsis..A moderate onshore flow will gradually subside and shift west to northwest as a cold front moves east across the coastal waters. A light to moderate offshore flow is then expected to continue Friday through Saturday, before becoming more east and southeasterly Sunday through the early part of next week as surface high pressure builds east across the marine area.


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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Fxus64 kmob 260614 aaa
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service mobile al
114 am cdt Fri apr 26 2019

Discussion See updated information for land areas below.

Update Patchy dense will be possible for most land areas
through about 8 am this morning. Have updated the current zone
forecast to reflect this. Will monitor closely for possible
advisories if needed. 32 ee

Prev discussion issued 1141 pm cdt Thu apr 25 2019
discussion... Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation...

06z issuance... Lowest CIGS rotating through look to range from 2
to 4 kft in the near term. Front makes passage overnight bringing
northwest flow on Friday which may be gusty at times.VFR
conditions Friday. 10
prev discussion... Issued 900 pm cdt Thu apr 25 2019
discussion... See updated information for land areas below.

Update... Upper level trof axis was pivoting eastward over the
eastern ms western al state borders this evening. On the east
side of this feature, deep convection has moved rapidly eastward
with the back edge of the shield of showers and embedded storms
moving out of the far eastern zones. To the south, beyond 20
nautical miles offshore, organized stronger storms continue to
track eastward and has required the issuance of marine warnings.

Storms may remain potent for awhile longer well offshore. A large
plume of deep dry air, per water vapor satellite imagery, was
advancing over the forecast area in the wake of earlier passing
storms. Despite this, forecasters note bands of showers rotating
eastward over central northern ms within the colder portions of
the upper trof axis itself where the back edge of -12 to -14c 500
mb air is aiding in some instability aloft. Lingering moisture was
also being lifted by an eastward moving north to south draped
frontal boundary positioned from western ky to the central gulf.

Following the departure of the bulk of precipitation, the 26.00z
hrrr high resolution guidance supports the passage of isolated to
perhaps scattered showers thunder thru the remainder of the
evening. This activity is shown mainly over the interior with an
eastward shift into the eastern zones overnight, as the upper
level trof axis and surface front makes passage. 10
prev discussion... Issued 743 pm cdt Thu apr 25 2019
discussion... See updated information for land areas below.

Update... Shield of showers and embedded storms have moved
steadily eastward early this evening and is now over the far eastern
zones. Strongest convection is confined to the 20 to 60 nautical mile
zones over the marine area and will remain so thru mid, to perhaps
late evening. Over the land zones, the severe weather threat has
ended. Convective watches have been cancelled and headlines removed
from public zones. Another cluster of showers and isolated storms
were developing over eastern ms and has been moving east. West of the
higher pops this evening in the eastern zones, will maintain a small
pop to account for new activity to the northeast. 10
prev discussion... Issued 649 pm cdt Thu apr 25 2019
discussion... Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation...

26 00z issuance... Rain shield is moving east across the area, now
primarily east of a camden to gulf shores line. The stronger
storms are now located out over the gulf to the south. Rains will
be ending across nearly the entire area by around 20 03z. Low
clouds (MVFR) will persist through most of the night, with some
patchy light fog possible (but generally MVFR or greater). Light
east to southeast winds overnight, becoming more southwesterly
early Friday morning and then light to moderate northwesterly
late Friday morning. 12 ds
prev discussion... Issued 532 pm cdt Thu apr 25 2019
discussion... Updated for latest marine discussion below.

Marine... Currently have a well defined book-end vortex currently
moving east across the gulf just offshore of the alabama coast
south of the mouth of mobile bay. Kmob velocity data is indicating
winds up to as high as 74 knots just below 3000 feet. Special
marine warnings are in effect for much of our marine area, where
localized wind gusts above 50 knots and very rough seas are
expected. 12 ds
prev discussion... Issued 358 pm cdt Thu apr 25 2019
near term now through Friday ... As of 315 pm this afternoon, a
convective outflow boundary extends from butler county southwest
generally along i-65 down to mobile county. A weakly defined warm
front appears to extend inland across the western fl panhandle and
intersects the outflow boundary somewhere in the vicinity of conecuh
county (where remnants of earlier strong convection has flared up
once again). At this time most of that inland convection is expected
to continue over our eastern interior zones into early evening,
generally remaining strong but sub-severe (although an isolated
severe storm could be possible). Further south toward the coast in
the areas bounded by by old outflow boundary to the west and the
warm front to the east (generally mobile, baldwin, escambia fl,
santa rosa and okaloosa counties) we still have a severe threat this
evening, and a tornado watch continues until 8 pm cdt. Cooling cloud
tops associated with intensifying convection over the offshore ms
coastal waters that hires models indicate will move east-northeast
across our coastal counties early this evening and generally moving
east of our area by late evening. This stronger convection will be
coincident with the strong 30 to 40 knot low level jet and the
better instabilities with mlcapes continuing to approach 1500 j kg
in this area. Some severe storms with damaging wind gusts and or a
brief tornado possible. Could see some lingering showers over the
eastern half of our forecast area overnight into the predawn hours
Friday, but all precipitation is expected to have moved east of our
area after daybreak on Friday with no rain expected for the
remainder of the day. Lows tonight in the upper 50s over
northwestern counties to lower 60s elsewhere. Highs on Friday will
be ranging from the mid upper 70s to the lower 80s. 12 ds
short term Friday night through Sunday night ... Weak upper
ridging builds into the eastern CONUS in the wake of today's
shortwave trough, bringing quieter weather and clearer skies to
the local area this weekend. A weak impulse passes by to our
north on Sunday and brings another front south into central and
northern al ms, where it should stall well north of the local
area. No precip is expected in our area with this front due to a
lack of moisture and forcing, though areas well inland may see
some additional cloudiness on Sunday. Plenty of daytime heating
beneath mostly clear skies will support high temps in the upper
70s and low 80s both Saturday and Sunday. Dry air and efficient
radiative cooling help overnight lows dip into the upper 40s
inland and low 50s along the coast Friday night, then low to mid
50s everywhere Saturday and Sunday nights. 49
long term Monday through Thursday ... Upper ridging amplifies
over the eastern CONUS as we head into early next week, leading to
stronger subsidence and a continuation of warm and sunny weather
for the local area. No rain chances in the forecast until late
next week. High temps reach the low to mid 80s along the coast and
mid to upper 80s inland each afternoon through the long term. High
surface pressure over the eastern gulf maintains a light southerly
wind through the period, which helps gradually bring gulf moisture
back into the area. As a result, overnight lows see a slow warming
trend, ranging from upper 50s Monday night to mid 60s by the end
of the week. 49
marine... A moderate to strong onshore flow will continue across the
marine area tonight, gradually subsiding after midnight. A small
craft advisory continues for the gulf waters, ms sound and southern
mobile bay until 1 am, with scec elsewhere. Some strong to severe
storms will be possible near shore early this evening, but
convection is expected to move on off to the east of our marine area
late this evening. Winds will shift to the northwest and decrease
somewhat behind the line of storms as a cold front moves east across
the coastal waters. A light to moderate offshore flow is then
expected to continue Friday through Saturday, before becoming more
east and southeasterly Sunday trough the early part of next week as
surface high pressure builds east across the marine area. 12 ds

Mob watches warnings advisories
Al... High rip current risk until 10 am cdt this morning for alz265-
266.

Fl... High rip current risk until 10 am cdt this morning for flz202-
204-206.

Ms... None.

Gm... None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MBPA1 3 mi29 min 64°F 64°F
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 6 mi29 min NW 1.9 G 2.9 65°F 69°F1010.4 hPa
PTOA1 8 mi29 min 64°F 64°F
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 10 mi29 min 1010.2 hPa
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 11 mi47 min Calm 64°F 1010.8 hPa (-0.3)
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 17 mi62 min 65°F 1010 hPa64°F
WBYA1 18 mi29 min 70°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 18 mi47 min NW 8.9 66°F 1010.5 hPa (+0.0)
GBRM6 20 mi107 min 63°F
BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL 22 mi77 min NW 2.9 69°F 1010.5 hPa
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 22 mi47 min NW 13 G 16 68°F 1010.5 hPa (-0.3)
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi62 min NW 5.1 65°F 1012 hPa65°F
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 23 mi47 min NNW 13 -20°F 1011.2 hPa (+0.0)
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 24 mi29 min NW 12 G 14 67°F 1010.2 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 29 mi35 min 67°F
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 33 mi29 min WNW 13 G 16 69°F 1011.6 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 45 mi37 min 12 G 14 1010.4 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 48 mi29 min NNW 2.9 G 4.1 64°F 71°F1009.9 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 mi54 minW 31.50 miFog/Mist65°F64°F97%1010.7 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi51 minWNW 30.50 miFog62°F61°F96%1010.4 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL14 mi52 minN 03.00 miFog/Mist61°F60°F100%1010.5 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 -- 01:32 AM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:26 AM CDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:13 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 12:09 PM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:19 PM CDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 05:30 PM CDT     1.74 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:27 PM CDT     Sunset
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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 -- 01:31 AM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:27 AM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:13 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:43 AM CDT     1.61 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 12:09 PM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:16 PM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:19 PM CDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 07:26 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:17 PM CDT     -1.67 knots Max Ebb
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