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Mobile, AL

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 5:16PM Tuesday January 16, 2018 1:23 AM CST (07:23 UTC) Moonrise 7:24AMMoonset 6:06PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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GMZ630 Northern Mobile Bay- 936 Pm Cst Mon Jan 15 2018
.small craft advisory in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday night...
Rest of tonight..East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots. Waves less than 1 foot.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming north 18 to 23 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..North winds 20 to 25 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of rain, snow and light sleet in the evening, then slight chance of snow after midnight.
Wednesday..North winds 25 to 30 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Wednesday night..North winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 13 to 18 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday..North winds 13 to 18 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday night..West winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot.
Friday..Southeast winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Friday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Saturday..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 8 to 13 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- 936 Pm Cst Mon Jan 15 2018
Synopsis..Generally light east flow continues through Tuesday, before becoming a strong northerly Tuesday night into Wednesday behind a strong frontal passage. Strong offshore flow will continue through Wednesday night, then diminish and become more east to southeasterly later this week and over the weekend as high pressure builds east of the marine area.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Mobile, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service mobile al
1148 pm cst Mon jan 15 2018

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
06z issuance...

vfr conditions expected through the overnight hours. Low clouds
begin to move in along the coast around mid morning ahead of the
cold front. MVFR conditions are anticipated from the cloudy skies
and lowered ceilings. During the evening behind the front winds
shift out of the northwest. Some light showers transitioning into
a wintry mix will be possible along and north of hwy-65 by late
evening though still anticipate MVFR conditions dj 17 &&

Prev discussion issued 552 pm cst Mon jan 15 2018
discussion... Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation...

00z issuance...

vfr conditions expected through the overnight hours. Low clouds
begin to move in along the coast around mid morning ahead of the
cold front. MVFR conditions are anticipated from the cloudy skies
and lowered ceilings. Winds throughout southern alabama and the
gulf coast start light and variable, but shift out of the
northwest by late morning associated with the front. Dj 17
prev discussion... Issued 457 pm cst Mon jan 15 2018
.Wintry weather and very cold temperatures to impact the central
gulf coast region...

near term now through Tuesday night ... An upper level trough
will greatly amplify over the central plains and upper midwestern
states late tonight into Tuesday, while an associated cold front
pushes southeastward to the lower mississippi and tennessee valley
region by midday Tuesday. The cold front still looks on track to
enter our northwestern counties during the early afternoon hours
Tuesday, before pushing through the rest of the area through the
afternoon and early evening hours. Cold advection will begin in
earnest over our northwestern zones, where daytime highs will
occur early with temperatures falling through the afternoon and
around freezing by 5-6 pm. Short range model guidance still
indicates a broad area of enhanced moisture and lift translating
from northwest to southeast across our CWA Tuesday afternoon into
Tuesday night as a strong upper level jet advances across the
region on the east southeast side of the broad upper trough axis.

Short range guidance has come into a little better agreement with
placing a little more moisture in the lower levels across our area
today as this zone of ascent moves our region, versus some of the
drier previous runs. Confidence has increased that precipitation
will develop from northwest to southeast over the area Tuesday
afternoon into Tuesday night, and with the colder airmass in
place, precipitation may start out in the form of a wintry mix of
light rain, sleet and snow, before transitioning to all light snow
before precipitation ends Tuesday evening into Tuesday night.

Given better agreement on model QPF placement, we have added
potential of light accumulations of snow across most locations
away from the immediate coast as the band of lift moves across our
area. General thinking is that accumulations will mostly average
less than one half inch (dusting) across most of our area, but a
few localized spots could receive around or slightly over one
inch. Very cold air settling over the area Tuesday night will
allow any residual moisture left on the roads to freeze and cause
slick spots and travel concerns. We have issued a winter weather
advisory for all but the immediate coastal counties for potential
light accumulations and possible travel impacts Tuesday afternoon
into Tuesday night. Later shifts may need to consider adding the
coastal zones if confidence increases of light accumulations and
impacts across these zones. Precipitation should end over the
northwest west zones by around midnight and over the eastern cwa
by around daybreak.

Other impacts to consider will be hard freeze and wind chill
criteria Tuesday night. Overnight lows are expected to range in
the upper teens to around 20 degrees over southeast ms and
interior southwest and south central al and we have upgraded the
hard freeze watch to a warning over these zones. Elevated
northerly winds will also result in dangerous wind chills in the
single digits over this same area, so have also issued a wind
chill advisory. 21
short term Wednesday through Thursday night ... Cold high
pressure will build across the region Wednesday into Thursday.

Highs Wednesday will likely not get out of the 30s over most of
the interior. Another hard freeze is looking likely Wednesday
night over most of the interior and another hard freeze watch will
likely be needed.

Long term Friday through Monday ... Thursday through Friday
night, several shortwave push surface high pressure over the
southeast eastward, bringing back a more organized onshore flow to
the forecast area. For this section of the forecast, am concerned
with the onshore flow over cool water temps along the northern gulf
coast (general 50s). With that, will have to keep an eye out for sea
fog development Friday night on. Temps moderate upward from the
southerly flow (and outside the persistent fog areas) to around
seasonal levels.

Saturday through Monday, the onshore flow continues and with that,
sea fog along the coast due to continued persistent warm flow over
cool coastal waters. Moisture levels increase area wide, and with
that, am expecting shra coverage to increase, with western areas of
the forecast area seeing the greatest chance due to the strongest
onshore flow. More shortwave energy moves east over the plains,
mississippi river valley and the southeast, pushing a front across
the area Sunday night into Monday and with that, the next best
chance of rain to the area. Temps continue to moderate upward to
above seasonal levels, especially outside of the persistent fog
areas, with upper 60s possible by Sunday.

Marine... A surface ridge over the northern gulf coast will bring
a light southeasterly winds into Tuesday, then a front will cross
the area, bringing strong northerly flow to area coastal waters
late Tuesday into Tuesday night. A surface ridge will move over
the southeast quickly behind the FROPA Wednesday into Wednesday
night, easing the the offshore flow Wednesday night into Thursday.

The surface high will move east of the area Friday into Friday
night, bringing back a light to at times moderate onshore flow for
for the coming weekend. 16

Mob watches warnings advisories
Al... Hard freeze warning from midnight Tuesday night to 10 am cst
Wednesday for alz051>058-261-262.

Winter weather advisory from noon Tuesday to 6 am cst Wednesday
for alz051>060-261>264.

Wind chill advisory from midnight Tuesday night to 10 am cst
Wednesday for alz051>060-261>264.

Fl... Winter weather advisory from noon Tuesday to 6 am cst Wednesday
for flz201-203-205.

Wind chill advisory from midnight Tuesday night to 10 am cst
Wednesday for flz201-203-205.

Ms... Hard freeze warning from midnight Tuesday night to 10 am cst
Wednesday for msz067-075-076-078-079.

Winter weather advisory from noon Tuesday to 6 am cst Wednesday
for msz067-075-076-078-079.

Wind chill advisory from midnight Tuesday night to 10 am cst
Wednesday for msz067-075-076-078-079.

Gm... Small craft advisory from 3 pm Tuesday to 6 am cst Thursday for
gmz630>636-650-655-670-675.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 0 mi54 min 41°F 51°F1028.9 hPa
PTOA1 3 mi54 min 43°F 42°F
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 4 mi54 min Calm G 1 42°F 51°F1029 hPa
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 6 mi54 min Calm 43°F 1028.4 hPa
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 19 mi84 min E 4.1 47°F 1029.5 hPa (-0.0)
WBYA1 23 mi54 min 53°F
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 23 mi99 min 37°F 1029 hPa37°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 28 mi114 min ENE 4.1 48°F 1029.1 hPa
BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL 29 mi54 min NNE 5.1 45°F 1029.5 hPa
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 32 mi84 min ENE 6 G 6 51°F 1028.6 hPa (-0.4)
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 32 mi99 min NE 4.1 44°F 1030 hPa42°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 33 mi54 min E 8.9 G 9.9 52°F
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 33 mi84 min ENE 7 41°F 1029.1 hPa (-0.7)
ULAM6 - 8741041 - Dock E. Port of Pascagoula, MS 35 mi54 min 53°F
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 36 mi54 min 52°F
RARM6 - 8741094 - Range A rear, Pascagoula, MS 36 mi54 min ESE 6 G 8 52°F 1028.2 hPa
DKCM6 - 8741501 - Dock C, Pascagoula, MS 37 mi54 min Calm G 1 47°F 1028.5 hPa
PPTA1 39 mi54 min 44°F 1029.5 hPa
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 42 mi54 min E 5.1 G 7 49°F 1029.4 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 49 mi144 min N 2.9 G 4.1 45°F 51°F1029.5 hPa (+0.0)

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 mi31 minNW 310.00 miFair38°F37°F97%1029.1 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi28 minN 010.00 miFair40°F36°F86%1028.7 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL19 mi29 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy34°F33°F100%1028.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile (Mobile State Docks), Alabama
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Mobile (Mobile State Docks)
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Tue -- 06:23 AM CST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:50 AM CST     Sunrise
Tue -- 10:23 AM CST     -0.56 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:06 PM CST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:14 PM CST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:18 PM CST     New Moon
Tue -- 11:39 PM CST     1.33 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.31.210.80.50.30-0.2-0.4-0.5-0.6-0.5-0.5-0.3-0.10.20.40.50.60.80.91.11.21.3

Tide / Current Tables for Lower Hall Landing, Tensaw River, Alabama
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Lower Hall Landing
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Tue -- 01:08 AM CST     1.21 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:23 AM CST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:49 AM CST     Sunrise
Tue -- 01:28 PM CST     -0.45 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:05 PM CST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:13 PM CST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:18 PM CST     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.21.21.21.110.80.60.40.20-0.2-0.3-0.4-0.4-0.4-0.4-0.200.20.40.50.60.80.9

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Mobile/Pensacola, FL (2,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Mobile, AL
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