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|Sunrise 6:42AM||Sunset 5:18PM||Tuesday January 23, 2018 1:51 AM CST (07:51 UTC)||Moonrise 11:45AM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 40%|
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|GMZ655 Coastal Waters From Pensacola Fl To Pascagoula Ms Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl To Pensacola Fl Out 20 Nm- 1104 Pm Cst Mon Jan 22 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 am cst Tuesday...
Rest of tonight..West winds 13 to 18 knots becoming northwest 18 to 23 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Tuesday..Northwest winds 18 to 23 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds 13 to 18 knots becoming north. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Wednesday..North winds 13 to 18 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds.
Wednesday night..North winds 13 to 18 knots becoming northeast. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds.
Thursday..Northeast winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.
Thursday night..East winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas around 2 feet building to around 4 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds.
Friday..East winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds.
Friday night..East winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds. Chance of showers.
Saturday..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Showers likely.
Saturday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet. Showers likely.
|GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 1104 Pm Cst Mon Jan 22 2018 |
Synopsis..Patchy dense fog will continue over inland bays and sounds and the near shore gulf waters ahead of a cold front that moves across the region late this evening and overnight. A moderate to occasionally strong offshore wind flow is expected in the wake of the front late tonight through Tuesday morning. A moderate offshore flow will persist over the marine area through midweek.
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service mobile al
1137 pm cst Mon jan 22 2018
Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.
06z issuance... MostlyVFR conditions through 24.00z. Still expect
ifr to lifr CIGS and visibilities in low stratus and fog at kpns
through about 23.08z ahead of a cold front that is moving across
the forecast area late this evening and overnight. Winds will
shift to the northwest at 8 to 12 knots in the wake of the front
late this evening and overnight and continue through 24.00z,
diminishing to 3 to 6 knots through 24.06z. 32 ee
Prev discussion issued 910 pm cst Mon jan 22 2018
discussion... See updated information for land and marine areas below.
Update... Have updated to remove slight chance pops over the
easternmost portion of the area with dry conditions expected for
the remainder of the night. Made other minor adjustments. 29
marine... Have extended the marine dense fog advisory for the
mobile bay area and the adjacent near shore waters until 05z. A
cold front currently advancing across southeast mississippi will
move through later this evening and scour out the fog where the
advisory is in effect. 29
prev discussion... Issued 601 pm cst Mon jan 22 2018
discussion... Updated for latest aviation discussion below.
00z issuance... Mostly MVFR CIGS and visibilities through about
23.04z followed byVFR conditions through 24.00z. A short period
of low stratus and fog will also be possible through 24.04z ahead
of a cold front approaching from the northwest. Winds will be
south to southwest at 8 to 12 knots through about 23.04z shifting
northwest late this evening through 24.00z. 32 ee
prev discussion... Issued 535 pm cst Mon jan 22 2018
discussion... See updated information for land areas below.
Update... Have updated to lower pops to slight chance over the
eastern third of the area based on current radar trends and the
latest high resolution guidance. No other major changes. 29
prev discussion... Issued 400 pm cst Mon jan 22 2018
near term now through Tuesday ... Surface analysis indicates that
the surface cold front is making its way into east central ms and
southeast la. Winds are veering southwesterly to westerly with
dewpoints falling into the 30s and 40s behind the boundary. The
front is entering our far northwestern zones as of 3 pm, with clouds
beginning to decrease over wayne and choctaw counties. Overcast
skies and moist southerly flow otherwise persists over much of our
area ahead of the front. Radar indicates convection has become
scattered in nature over much of the region, except for a zone of
better coverage near the northwest fl panhandle coast. Ascent
associated with the shortwave trough axis will become focused over
the eastern CWA ahead of the approaching front through the rest of
this afternoon, and this is where the best chance of convection will
be through 00z. Pops will meanwhile quickly decrease over western
and northern areas as the front moves across this portion of the
region through late afternoon. We still cannot rule out an isolated|
strong storm or two over the eastern CWA through the rest of the
afternoon where residual weak MLCAPE values mostly below 400 j kg
will persist, but the overall lack of instability will preclude an
organized severe threat.
There could be some patchy fog develop near the immediate coast late
this afternoon into early this evening prior to the passage of the
front. Otherwise, winds will gradually turn west to northwest
following frontal passage late this evening into the overnight hours
with a cooler and drier airmass arriving in the wake of this
feature. Sunny skies and dry conditions are expected Tuesday
underneath dry zonal flow aloft. 21
short term Tuesday night through Thursday night ... Upper level
zonal flow along with building high pressure will keep conditions
dry and cool through Thursday. Although this airmass will not be
anywhere near as cold as the past few systems. Clear skies can be
expected with temperatures near seasonable levels. 13
long term Friday through Monday ... An upper trough will develop
across the plains and move east late in the week. As this system
approaches, moisture levels will increase across the area as
southerly flow develops. This will bring increasing rain chances
from the west on Friday. Rain becomes widespread Saturday and
Saturday night as an area of low pressure develops and moves east
ahead of the trough. The GFS and ECMWF differ on how strong the
low will and where it tracks as they handle the upper shortwave
differently. The euro is much more amplified which allows the low
to move across the area Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, GFS has a weaker shortwave and keeps the low track
across the gulf. We have left thunder out of the forecast for now,
but will be something to watch to see how it develops late in the
marine... Moist southerly flow over the cool nearshore waters
will maintain potential for areas of dense marine fog over mobile
bay, the mississippi sound, perdido bay, and the adjacent offshore
waters out 20 nm through early this evening. The nam, rap, and hrrr
all show continued potential for areas of fog over these areas, with
relatively high probabilities for fog also indicated on the sref.
Will keep the dense fog advisory in effect for these areas until 9
pm. A drier airmass then arrives with increasing northwest winds this
evening following the passage of a cold front. Winds will be at
advisory levels offshore, so will have a small craft advisory in
effect for the gulf waters out 60 nm from midnight tonight through 9
am Tuesday. A moderate to occasionally strong offshore flow will
continue Wednesday and Thursday, before becoming more easterly
Friday and into the weekend. 21
Mob watches warnings advisories
Gm... Small craft advisory until 9 am cst Tuesday for gmz650-655-670-
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL||17 mi||51 min||NW 8 G 13||61°F||51°F||1015.5 hPa (+0.9)|
|PPTA1||36 mi||51 min||58°F||1015.6 hPa (+1.0)|
|WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL||44 mi||66 min||55°F||1016 hPa||54°F|
|WBYA1||44 mi||51 min||59°F|
|MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL||48 mi||51 min||N 2.9||54°F||1016.3 hPa (+0.7)|
Wind History for Pensacola, FL(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Milton, Whiting Field South, FL||7 mi||55 min||NW 8 G 15||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||64°F||59°F||84%||1014 hPa|
|Milton - Whiting Field Naval Air Station North, FL||8 mi||55 min||WNW 10||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||60°F||57°F||93%||1014.1 hPa|
|Pensacola - Pensacola International Airport, FL||13 mi||58 min||WNW 9||10.00 mi||Fair||61°F||57°F||90%||1015.6 hPa|
|Hurlburt Field, FL||22 mi||1.9 hrs||W 5||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||64°F||63°F||98%||1014.4 hPa|
|Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL||23 mi||55 min||NW 7||mi||Fair||60°F||55°F||86%||1015.5 hPa|
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Tue -- 03:14 AM CST 0.43 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:43 AM CST Sunrise
Tue -- 10:45 AM CST Moonrise
Tue -- 11:38 AM CST -0.01 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:16 PM CST Sunset
Tue -- 07:16 PM CST 0.50 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:27 PM CST Moonset
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Tue -- 02:10 AM CST 0.43 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:44 AM CST Sunrise
Tue -- 10:45 AM CST Moonrise
Tue -- 10:54 AM CST -0.01 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:17 PM CST Sunset
Tue -- 06:12 PM CST 0.50 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:28 PM CST Moonset
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