Tuesday, April25, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Belle Fontaine, AL

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3/12/2015 - Added section for Gulf current for users in the GMZ marine zones.
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Sunrise 6:12AMSunset 7:28PM Tuesday April 25, 2017 7:38 AM CDT (12:38 UTC) Moonrise 5:50AMMoonset 6:44PM Illumination 0% 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- 447 Am Cdt Tue Apr 25 2017
Today..Winds light becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots. Smooth becoming a moderate chop.
Tonight..Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots becoming south. A light chop.
Wednesday..South winds 8 to 13 knots increasing to 13 to 18 knots. A light chop becoming choppy.
Wednesday night..South winds 13 to 18 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Choppy becoming a moderate chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday..South winds 13 to 18 knots. Choppy. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots. A light chop.
Friday..South winds 13 to 18 knots. Choppy.
Friday night..South winds 13 to 18 knots. Choppy.
Saturday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Choppy to rough. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 13 to 18 knots. Choppy. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Destin Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 60 Nm Including Mobile Bay- 447 Am Cdt Tue Apr 25 2017
Synopsis..A light to moderate onshore flow will develop today and gradually strengthens tonight through the end of the week as high pressure settles along the eastern seaboard and a cold front approaches from the west. The increase in southerly fetch will support building seas through the end of the week.

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... Updated
national weather service mobile al
636 am cdt Tue apr 25 2017

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
12z issuance...VFR conditions will prevail through much of the
period. Patchy MVFR fog can be expected late tonight. /13

Prev discussion /issued 432 am cdt Tue apr 25 2017/
near term /now through Tuesday night/... A deep layer dry and
subsident airmass will remain in place across our forecast area
today and tonight underneath weak shortwave ridging aloft. A surface
ridge of high pressure centered over the central gulf of mexico will
also extend northward over our region. Mostly clear skies/dry
weather and southerly flow can be expected through tonight, along
with warm afternoon temperatures and milder overnight lows. Highs
today are forecast to range from the lower to mid 80s over the
interior, with readings in the mid 70s to around 80 near the
immediate coast and beaches. Lows tonight should range from the mid
50s to around 60 inland to the lower to mid 60s near the
coast/beaches. /21
short term /Wednesday through Thursday night/... A trough will dig
across the plains and move eastward. This will send a cold front
toward the area Wednesday night. A line of showers and
thunderstorms is expected to be ongoing along the front by
Wednesday afternoon and evening. This line will move toward the
area and across the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Plenty of instability combined with weak shear will favor the
possibility of a few strong to severe storms with straight line
winds the main threat. The main upper dynamics will be pulling
well to the north and this will likely lead to the weakening of
line as it approaches the area. Therefore, the severe risk is only
marginal at this time. This front will stall across northern
potions of the area Thursday afternoon with continued chances of
showers and thunderstorms. The stalled front will move northward
as a warm front Thursday night in advance of a developing system
across the western states. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s
each day with lows in the mid and upper 60s inland to low 70s
along the coast. /13
long term /Friday through Monday/... Warm and dry conditions
follow on Friday as a trough digs across the western states. The
trough and associated cold front move east on Saturday with
isolated showers and thunderstorms possible. Rain chances increase
Sunday into Sunday night as the cold front is expected to move
across the gulf coast. This system will also have to monitored for
the potential of severe thudnerstorms and heavy rain.

Temperatures remain above normal levels through the period. /13
marine... A surface ridge of high pressure will gradually move from
the central gulf of mexico to the western atlantic ocean through
Thursday as a cold front approaches the mississippi valley and gulf
coast region. A light to moderate southerly to southwesterly flow
will develop over the marine area today, with southerly flow
gradually increasing late tonight through Thursday. The cold front
will weaken/become diffuse Thursday, so moderate southerly flow will
continue over the marine area through the end of the week into the
weekend. Seas gradually build to 4-6 feet offshore through the end
of the week and into Saturday. Southerly flow becomes strong
Saturday night into Sunday ahead of a more substantial cold front
approaching from the west. This front looks to cross the marine area
Sunday night or early Monday, with stronger offshore flow following
its passage. Seas trend even higher late this weekend in response to
the increasing southerly flow ahead of the approaching front. /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
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 6 mi80 min NW 1.9 G 1.9 59°F 75°F1010 hPa
PTOA1 8 mi80 min 60°F 58°F
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 10 mi98 min E 5.1 67°F 1009.1 hPa (-0.0)
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 10 mi80 min 58°F 75°F1009.3 hPa
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 11 mi68 min NNE 1 58°F 1009.5 hPa
WBYA1 18 mi80 min 72°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 18 mi98 min SSE 4.1 68°F 1008.8 hPa (+0.3)
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 22 mi98 min SE 4.1 G 5.1 68°F 1008.9 hPa (-0.0)
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi113 min N 2.9 61°F 1010 hPa58°F
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 23 mi98 min SSE 5.1 69°F 1009.1 hPa (+0.3)
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 24 mi80 min SSE 5.1 G 6 67°F
RARM6 - 8741094 - Range A rear, Pascagoula, MS 27 mi80 min SE 2.9 G 4.1 59°F 1008.8 hPa
ULAM6 - 8741041 - Dock E. Port of Pascagoula, MS 27 mi80 min 73°F
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 29 mi80 min 74°F
DKCM6 - 8741501 - Dock C, Pascagoula, MS 29 mi80 min Calm G 1 62°F 1009.1 hPa
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 33 mi80 min SSE 5.1 G 7 68°F 1009.9 hPa
PPTA1 35 mi98 min Calm 62°F 1009.1 hPa (-0.3)
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 45 mi108 min SSW 1.9 G 1.9 68°F 73°F1 ft1008.8 hPa (+0.0)56°F
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 48 mi80 min N 2.9 G 4.1 59°F 72°F1009.4 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 mi1.8 hrsWNW 310.00 miFair54°F54°F100%1009.7 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi1.7 hrsN 07.00 miA Few Clouds52°F50°F93%1009.3 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL14 mi83 minN 010.00 miFair48°F46°F94%1009.5 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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Tue -- 03:09 AM CDT     0.88 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:50 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:14 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:29 AM CDT     0.82 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:17 PM CDT     1.22 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:44 PM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:26 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:49 PM CDT     0.44 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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Tue -- 12:53 AM CDT     0.30 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 02:47 AM CDT     0.30 knots Min Flood
Tue -- 04:54 AM CDT     0.30 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 05:49 AM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:14 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:53 AM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 03:54 PM CDT     -0.77 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 06:43 PM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 07:26 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:27 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 (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Mobile, AL
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