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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 6:39AMSunset 4:53PM Wednesday December 12, 2018 10:04 AM CST (16:04 UTC) Moonrise 11:42AMMoonset 10:42PM Illumination 25% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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- 956 Am Cst Wed Dec 12 2018
Rest of today..East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southeast. Waves around 1 foot.
Tonight..Southeast winds 3 to 8 knots increasing to 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Thursday..Southeast winds 13 to 18 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of Thunderstorms in the evening. Showers.
Friday..Southwest winds 13 to 18 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Friday night..West winds 13 to 18 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Saturday night..Northwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Sunday..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Sunday night..North winds 5 to 10 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- 956 Am Cst Wed Dec 12 2018
Synopsis..Winds will become southeasterly today as high pressure builds over the eastern gulf. A moderate to strong onshore flow will develop tonight into Thursday night ahead of the next approaching cold front. Winds become northwesterly behind the front late this week into this weekend. Small craft advisory conditions are likely late this week into the first part of the weekend due to strong winds and rough seas.


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
648 am cst Wed dec 12 2018

Discussion Updated for latest marine discussion below.

Marine A short fuse marine dense fog advisory was recently issued
for mobile bay until 9 am. PORTS observations indicate that
visibility had fallen to around one tenth of a mile near coast
guard sector mobile and pinto island, while local traffic cams
also showed visibility reduced along the bayway and causeway. The
patchy dense fog should gradually lift within the next couple of
hours. 21

Prev discussion issued 603 am cst Wed dec 12 2018
discussion... See updated information for land areas and aviation
discussion below.

Update... Our local office rip current checklist indicates that a
high risk of rip currents will likely return Thursday and Thursday
night given a combination of strengthening onshore flow (ahead of
the next approaching low pressure system and cold front), long
period swell, and high tidal ranges. The high risk may linger into
Friday and Friday night as long period swell persists. We have
decided to issue a rip current statement for a high risk of rip
currents along our local beaches Thursday through Friday night.

Surf heights may also increase to 4-7 feet Thursday night through
Friday night, and a high surf advisory may eventually become
necessary.

One additional note to mention that we included patchy fog in the
northern mobile bay marine zone forecast given a persistent, but
very localized area of patchy fog that has been impacting locations
near the bay way causeway early this morning. We expect patchy fog
to lift within the next couple of hours. 21
aviation...

12z issuance... Localized ifr or lower visibility restrictions may
impact the kbfm terminal and very localized portions of the area
for the next 1-2 hours. Otherwise,VFR expected today with
increasing high level cloud decks this morning, and lowerVFR
decks this afternoon. MVFR ceilings and visibility reductions
could impact portions of the region again tonight. 21
prev discussion... Issued 454 am cst Wed dec 12 2018
near term now through Wednesday night ... A dry zonal flow pattern
aloft is in place across the central gulf coast region early this
morning with surface high pressure also building across the area.

Temperatures are near to slightly below freezing over much of the
area early this morning, except slightly warmer near the beaches.

Some very patchy fog has developed across a few locations near the
coast, but most locations are reporting good visibility as of 4 am
cst. Expect fog to remain quite patchy in nature and lift prior to 9
am cst.

The dry zonal flow pattern will continue over the area today, before
mid level flow becomes more southwesterly by tonight ahead of the
next trough that will be deepening over the rocky mountains. Surface
high pressure will meanwhile shift eastward across the southeastern
states and adjacent western atlantic through tonight, allowing for a
return southerly flow to develop across our region. Dry weather is
expected through this afternoon, but cloud cover should continue to
increase as the day progresses. Weak isentropic ascent may develop
near the coast tonight underneath southwest flow aloft, and we will
keep a slight chance of rain in the forecast mainly south of a new
augusta, ms to navarre, fl line. We may also have to monitor for
patchy fog development across portions of the area again tonight as
low level moisture increases. Slightly warmer temperatures are
expected today, with highs generally ranging from around 60 to the
mid 60s across the region. Increasing low level moisture should
bring warmer overnight lows tonight with readings in the mid 40s to
around 50 over the interior, and in the 50s near the immediate
coast. 21
short term Thursday through Friday night ... An upper trough
moves across the southern plains and forms a deep upper low over
texas on Thursday. An associated sfc low occludes while moving
eastward. Strong deep layer lift will spread across the area from
the west starting Thursday afternoon through Thursday night. This
will bring widespread showers and some thunderstorms to the area.

Only weak destabilization is expected ahead of this system due to
the lack of significant modification of the airmass. As a result,
only weak CAPE values are expected along the coast and this is
where SPC has outlined a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms.

The main threat will likely be locally heavy rain. The heavy rain
will move east of the area Thursday night, however the upper low
will slowly move across the area on Friday. This will keep
conditions cloudy with scattered showers. 13
long term Saturday through Tuesday ... Dry conditions continue
through the extended period as the large, deep system continues
eastward away from the area and into the western atlantic.

Temperatures will be near or slight below seasonable values
through the period, roughly near 40 at night and around 60 each
day. 13
marine... Surface high pressure will build across the eastern gulf
of mexico today, allowing winds to become southeasterly to southerly
over the marine area. Onshore flow will strengthen tonight into
Thursday night as the gradient increases between high pressure
shifting into the western atlantic and a low pressure system and
cold front approaching from the west. Wind speeds will likely
increase to small craft advisory levels Thursday into Thursday
night, with seas also building to 7-10 feet offshore. Small craft
advisory issuance will likely become necessary later today or
tonight. We may also have to monitor for near gale force gusts well
offshore by Thursday night. Showers and a few storms will spread
over the marine area ahead of the approaching front Thursday and
Thursday night, and a few storms could become strong to marginally
severe. Moderate to strong westerly flow and rough seas will
continue Friday into early Saturday, followed by moderate offshore
flow and subsiding seas this weekend. 21

Mob watches warnings advisories
Al... High rip current risk from Thursday morning through late Friday
night for alz265-266.

Fl... High rip current risk from Thursday morning through late Friday
night for flz202-204-206.

Ms... None.

Gm... Dense fog advisory until 9 am cst this morning for gmz630-631.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MBPA1 3 mi47 min 49°F 38°F
PTOA1 8 mi47 min 46°F 41°F
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 10 mi53 min 49°F 53°F1025.9 hPa
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 17 mi80 min 42°F 1026 hPa41°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 18 mi65 min NNE 13 47°F 1025.4 hPa (+0.3)
WBYA1 18 mi47 min 53°F
GBRM6 20 mi47 min 49°F
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 22 mi125 min NNE 11 G 12 49°F 1025.6 hPa (+0.6)41°F
BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL 22 mi95 min NE 7 43°F 1025.4 hPa
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 23 mi65 min NE 14 49°F 1025.7 hPa (+0.3)
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 24 mi47 min NE 12 G 13 47°F 1025.7 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 29 mi53 min 53°F
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 33 mi47 min ENE 12 G 14 50°F 1026.2 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 45 mi35 min 9.7 G 12 1026.4 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 48 mi47 min ESE 4.1 G 7 49°F 55°F1026.2 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 mi72 minENE 610.00 miA Few Clouds48°F42°F80%1026.2 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi69 minENE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy47°F39°F74%1025.9 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL14 mi70 minNE 610.00 miFair45°F35°F71%1026.1 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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Wed -- 01:59 AM CST     1.49 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:39 AM CST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:41 AM CST     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:07 PM CST     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:52 PM CST     Sunset
Wed -- 09:42 PM CST     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama Current
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Mobile Bay Entrance
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Wed -- 01:40 AM CST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 06:39 AM CST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:35 AM CST     -1.87 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 10:40 AM CST     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:41 PM CST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:52 PM CST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:51 PM CST     1.62 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 09:42 PM CST     Moonset
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