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Marine Weather and Tides
Belle Fontaine, AL

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Sunrise 6:21AMSunset 7:30PM Saturday August 19, 2017 1:34 PM CDT (18:34 UTC) Moonrise 4:00AMMoonset 6:00PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 1020 Am Cdt Sat Aug 19 2017
Rest of today..North winds 3 to 8 knots becoming northwest. Smooth becoming smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms late in the morning, then chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop becoming smooth. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..North winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south. Smooth becoming smooth to a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday night..South winds 3 to 8 knots becoming east. Smooth to a light chop becoming smooth. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening.
Monday..East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots diminishing to 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop becoming smooth. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..West winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..West winds 3 to 8 knots. Smooth to a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Destin Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 60 Nm Including Mobile Bay- 1020 Am Cdt Sat Aug 19 2017
Synopsis..Weak surface high pressure continues across the northern gulf of mexico, leading to a persisting pattern of light northwest flow during late night and morning hours and southwest flow during afternoon hours. High pressure builds west from the western atlantic into the southeast u.s. Sunday into early next week, with local winds becoming more east to southeasterly as a result. Little change in seas expected. Winds and seas higher in and around showers and storms through the period.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Belle Fontaine, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service mobile al
1251 pm cdt Sat aug 19 2017

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
18z issuance... MVFR ifr conditions will be possible in and around
scattered showers and storms through this evening. Convection will
dissipate shortly after sunset, withVFR conditions expected
overnight. 13

Prev discussion issued 711 am cdt Sat aug 19 2017
discussion... Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation...

19 12z issuance... GeneralVFR conditions expected through most of the
period. Another round of shra tsra are expected to develop today,
primarily coastal counties and interior western counties of the
forecast area. Localized drops to MVFR levels likely in the
storms, along with possible winds gusts to 30 knots in the
stronger storms this afternoon early evening. Convection will
diminish shortly after sunset this evening. Light surface winds,
initially light northwesterly most locations this morning,
becoming more west or southwest (especially near the coast) this
afternoon before becoming light and variable tonight. 12 ds
prev discussion... Issued 454 am cdt Sat aug 19 2017
near term now through Saturday night ... Similar to yesterday,
expect isolated to scattered showers and storms to develop again
this afternoon over parts of the forecast area, especially coastal
and western zones. Upper ridging breaks down just a bit, with a
col developing just east of the forecast area on the north side of
the tutt low trof that is moving slowly west across the eastern
gulf of mexico. Some offshore scattered convection has fired on
the north side of the tutt this morning, and these showers and
storms will likely continue today with weak upper level impulses
over that area. Over inland portions of the forecast area, a weak
backdoor front will approach our interior northeastern zones
today, bringing slightly drier air to that area. As a result,
there will be a low level moisture gradient across the region,
with pwat's ranging from around 1.5 inches over northeast zones,
to near 2.0 inches west and southwest zones. It is where the
deeper moisture is indicated (southern and western zones) that we
expect scattered showers and storms to develop later today, with
afternoon heating, instability, and weak impulses aloft moving
west on the northern periphery of the tutt low trof over the gulf.

A slight chance for showers and storms will continue for the
coastal counties and out over the marine area tonight as a
slightly stronger disturbance aloft moves west across the northern
gulf, but little to no rain is expected inland overnight. Highs
today generally in the low to mid 90s across the area. Lows
tonight in the low to mid 70s. 12 ds
short term Sunday through Monday night ... Tutt upper level low
is progged to be centered over the central gulf Sunday. This
feature tracks very slowly westward to south of the louisiana
coast by Monday on the southern periphery of a deep layer ridge,
positioned from the western atlantic to texas. At the surface, a
weak frontal boundary over the southeast on Sunday dissipates by
Monday. As the tutt low moves more to the west of the local area,
deep layer moisture levels trend higher with precipitable water
values 1.5 to 1.8 inches on Sunday climbing to 1.9 to 2.1 inches
by Monday. Will indicate a slightly better chance of showers and
storms along the southern zones on Sunday with nearly equal
chances on Monday. Unfortunately, increased cloud cover on Monday
may present problems in solar eclipse viewing.

Highs on Sunday 94 to 97 interior to upper 80s lower 90s coast. Heat
index values between 102-106 in most areas. Monday's highs 90 to
93 interior to upper 80s lower 90s coast. Overnight lows in the
mid to upper 70s. 10
long term Tuesday through Friday ... Upper ridge over the deep
south Tuesday begins to break down by the latter half of the week
as geo-potential heights aloft begin to lower east of the mississippi
river valley due to deepening trof. As this occurs, a frontal
boundary is forecast to advance east and south from the new
england states to the southern plains Wednesday. The front
continues to sink southward over the deep south on Thursday, but
could begin to stall near or just off the coast by Friday as
suggested by the latest longer range global spectral weather
models.

A typical august pattern is maintained with respect to showers
and thunderstorms, which will be higher each day and lower at
night. Some storms could become strong and produce gusty winds,
locally heavy rain and frequent lightning. Probabilities may trend
a category or so higher on subsequent forecasts for the day
Thursday as approaching front brings enhanced lift.

Highs in the lower to mid 90s interior north of the coast to
upper 80s lower 90s coast. May see lows sinking into the upper 60s
for portions of the far northern zones Thursday night north of
the front. Elsewhere, lows change little thru the outlook. 10
marine... A surface high pressure ridge axis will weaken across
the northern and eastern gulf of mexico through tonight, but begin
to build in from the east again Sunday into the early part of next
week. This pattern will result in a somewhat variable light wind
flow through tonight, but becoming more east to southeasterly into
the early part of next week as the ridge begins to rebuild from the
east. By the middle part of next week, a weak frontal boundary is
expected to drop to the southeastern states and approach the
coast or extreme northern gulf, with a light west to northwest
wind flow developing. Little change in seas expected through the
period. Winds and seas will however be locally higher in and
around isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. 12 ds

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 mi47 min NE 8.9 G 11 88°F 86°F1016 hPa
PTOA1 8 mi47 min 91°F 76°F
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 10 mi65 min N 8 89°F 1015.6 hPa
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 10 mi53 min 95°F 86°F1015.3 hPa
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 11 mi35 min NNW 5.1 89°F 1015.6 hPa (-1.4)
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 17 mi110 min 91°F 77°F
WBYA1 18 mi47 min 84°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 18 mi65 min E 6 86°F 1015.9 hPa
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 22 mi35 min SSE 1.9 G 1.9 86°F 1015.4 hPa (-0.6)
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 23 mi65 min E 7 85°F 1015.6 hPa
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi110 min ESE 8 88°F 1017 hPa76°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 24 mi47 min NE 2.9 G 5.1 88°F
RARM6 - 8741094 - Range A rear, Pascagoula, MS 27 mi47 min SE 8 G 13 80°F 1015.9 hPa
ULAM6 - 8741041 - Dock E. Port of Pascagoula, MS 27 mi47 min 85°F
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 29 mi47 min 85°F
DKCM6 - 8741501 - Dock C, Pascagoula, MS 29 mi47 min ESE 8 G 9.9 82°F 1015.8 hPa
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 33 mi47 min SE 5.1 G 6 88°F 1016.8 hPa
PPTA1 35 mi65 min ESE 2.9 87°F 1015.2 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 45 mi45 min E 1.9 G 1.9 84°F 88°F1 ft1015.4 hPa (-0.9)77°F
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 48 mi53 min 89°F 86°F1015.5 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 mi42 minENE 710.00 miPartly Cloudy91°F79°F68%1015.7 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi39 minWNW 410.00 miThunderstorm in Vicinity92°F75°F60%1015.5 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL14 mi60 minNE 610.00 miMostly Cloudy90°F77°F67%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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Sat -- 04:00 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:21 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:40 AM CDT     1.90 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:00 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:29 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:30 PM CDT     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.10.40.60.80.91.11.31.51.71.81.91.91.81.71.61.41.10.90.60.40.20-0-0

Tide / Current Tables for Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama Current
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Mobile Bay Entrance
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Sat -- 04:00 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:01 AM CDT     2.15 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:21 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 10:04 AM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 03:54 PM CDT     -2.27 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:59 PM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 07:29 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:20 PM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.31.61.92.12.12.11.91.61.20.60-0.6-1.1-1.6-2-2.2-2.3-2.2-1.9-1.6-1.2-0.7-0.20.3

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Mobile/Pensacola, FL (14,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Mobile, AL
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