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Marine Weather and Tides
Belle Fontaine, AL

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What's New / NOTES
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 6:51AMSunset 7:07PM Saturday March 23, 2019 9:19 AM CDT (14:19 UTC) Moonrise 10:10PMMoonset 8:51AM Illumination 93% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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- 415 Am Cdt Sat Mar 23 2019
Today..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southeast. Waves around 1 foot.
Tonight..South winds 3 to 8 knots becoming east. Waves around 1 foot.
Sunday..East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Sunday night..South winds 3 to 8 knots becoming light. Waves around 1 foot. Patchy fog.
Monday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday night..West winds 8 to 13 knots becoming north. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms in the evening.
Tuesday..North winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Tuesday night..North winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Wednesday..East winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Wednesday night..East 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- 415 Am Cdt Sat Mar 23 2019
Synopsis..A light onshore flow will develop this afternoon through Sunday as a ridge of high pressure to the north shifts east. Westerly winds and seas will build on Monday in response to a cold front approaching from the northwest. The cold front is expected to move across the marine area Monday night into early Tuesday leading to a moderate to strong northerly flow and higher seas through midweek.


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
627 am cdt Sat mar 23 2019

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
12z issuance...VFR conditions will prevail through the next 24
hours. 13

Prev discussion issued 423 am cdt Sat mar 23 2019
near term now through Saturday night ... A deep layer ridge of high
pressure will continue to dominate the area today. As the ridge
slides east this afternoon a light southerly flow will develop
across coastal areas. Clear skies, light winds and low humidity will
continue today with slightly higher humidity along the coast due to
the developing onshore flow. Highs today will climb into the low to
mid 70s and lows tonight will fall into the mid 40s inland to low
50s along the coast. 13
short term Sunday through Monday night ... A broad area of
surface high pressure over the western atlantic will create
a southerly wind flow over the area on Sunday. Aloft, a dry zonal
flow will prevail. Clear to mostly clear skies are expected
Sunday, but mid and high level cloud cover will begin to advect
into the area Sunday afternoon ahead of a developing upstream
frontal system. High temperatures Sunday will be well above
normal, climbing into the mid 70s to near 80 degree mark.

Increasing cloud cover and southerly winds will also keep the
overnight lows considerably warmer, ranging from the mid 50s to
near 60s along the coast.

A cold front will push southeastward across the region Monday
afternoon and evening. Guidance has been consistent in projecting
enough ascent along and ahead of the approaching front to trigger
scattered to locally numerous showers across our region. The best
development is expected to develop over our interior zones by
Monday afternoon. Enough instability will exist for the
development of thunderstorms, but the overall amount of
instability and shear appear limited enough to keep the overall
severe weather potential low Monday afternoon into early Monday
evening. Lingering, light post frontal showers will continue into
Monday evening. The frontal boundary is expected to move out over
the gulf by midnight with light showers ending several hours
later. Highs Monday will warm into the mid to upper 70s, while
lows Monday night will fall into the upper 40s to lower 50s
inland, with mid to upper 50s near the coast.

Long term Tuesday through Friday ... Another dry weather pattern
develops on Tuesday and continues into Friday. Included a slight
chance of light rain showers Friday afternoon ahead of an upstream
developing frontal system. Model to model agreement and run to
run consistency has been lacking on the development and timing of
this system. Suspect any significant chance of precipitation will
not occur until after Friday. Temperatures will trend cooler than
climatological norms Tuesday through Wednesday... Near normal on
Thursday and warmer than normal Thursday night and Friday.

Marine... A light onshore flow will develop this afternoon
through Sunday as a ridge of high pressure to the north shifts east.

Westerly winds and seas will build on Monday in response to a cold
front approaching from the northwest. The cold front is expected to
move across the marine area Monday night into early Tuesday leading
to a moderate to strong northerly flow and higher seas through
midweek. 13

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
MBPA1 3 mi32 min 59°F 51°F
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 6 mi32 min 57°F 63°F1024.7 hPa
PTOA1 8 mi32 min 55°F 50°F
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 10 mi38 min 56°F 60°F1024.5 hPa
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 11 mi50 min Calm 52°F 1025.1 hPa
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 17 mi95 min 44°F 1023 hPa44°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 18 mi50 min NNE 5.1 58°F 1024.4 hPa
WBYA1 18 mi32 min 62°F
GBRM6 20 mi140 min 56°F
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 22 mi80 min N 6 G 7 59°F 1023.7 hPa (+2.4)
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 23 mi50 min NE 5.1 1024.7 hPa
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi95 min Calm 51°F 1024 hPa51°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 24 mi32 min 60°F 1024.3 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 29 mi38 min 64°F
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 33 mi32 min 59°F 1025 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 45 mi30 min 5.8 G 7.8 1 ft1024.8 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 48 mi32 min 62°F 62°F1024.5 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 mi27 minNNE 310.00 miFair60°F52°F75%1025 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi24 minN 07.00 miA Few Clouds62°F50°F65%1024.5 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL14 mi45 minN 010.00 miFair52°F51°F100%1024.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile (Mobile State Docks), Alabama (2) (expired 1989-12-31)
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Mobile (Mobile State Docks)
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Sat -- 06:52 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:51 AM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 03:19 PM CDT     1.27 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:05 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:10 PM CDT     Moonrise
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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Sat -- 06:52 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:46 AM CDT     0.45 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 08:51 AM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 12:22 PM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:07 PM CDT     -0.87 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 07:05 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:09 PM CDT     Moonrise
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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