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Marine Weather and Tides
Mobile, 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 6:46AMSunset 5:22PM Thursday January 24, 2019 4:48 AM CST (10:48 UTC) Moonrise 10:32PMMoonset 10:33AM Illumination 87% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 343 Am Cst Thu Jan 24 2019
.small craft should exercise caution early...
Today..Northwest winds 13 to 18 knots becoming north 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Tonight..North winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Friday..North winds 8 to 13 knots diminishing to 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Friday night..North winds 3 to 8 knots becoming northeast. Waves less than 1 foot.
Saturday..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming northwest. Waves less than 1 foot.
Saturday night..Winds light becoming northwest 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot.
Sunday..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot.
Sunday night..South winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot.
Monday..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Monday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 343 Am Cst Thu Jan 24 2019
Synopsis..Northerly winds and seas will slowly diminish through tonight as strong high pressure to the northwest and west slowly shifts east. A light to moderate northerly wind flow will continue over the marine area through Sunday as high pressure settles over the region.


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
1131 pm cst Wed jan 23 2019

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
06z issuance...

ifr to lifr conditions will persist overnight from lowered cloud
bases behind the cold front. Skies will begin to clear around
sunrise withVFR conditions expected afterwords. Winds are
anticipated to be breezy and out of the northwest through the
remainder of the forecast period. Dj 17

Prev discussion issued 840 pm cst Wed jan 23 2019
discussion... See updated information for land areas below.

Update... The cold front and main band of convection have shifted
east of the forecast area. Have removed thunderstorms and advisory
level winds from the forecast package. Light post frontal rainfall to
continue into the evening but become more spotty tonight. A
secondary cold front currently moving eastward over southeast
mississippi will usher in much cooler air tonight with
temperatures dropping near to below freezing over more northern
interior sections of southeast mississippi and southwest alabama.

As a result, some ice may form over bridges and overpasses in
these areas late tonight before melting in the morning.

Heavy rainfalls today over portions of southeast mississippi and
southwest alabama produced flash flooding. Although heavy
rainfall is no longer anticipated, many locations remain inundated
with water and some streams are still well above bankfull so will
keep an areal flood warning in effect at least through the night
as some flooding continues as the excess water slowly subsides.

Strong subsidence in the wake of the front should scatter out
cloud cover by tomorrow morning giving the region a mostly sunny
day. Daytime high temperatures though will remain on the cool side
remaining generally in the low 50s. 08
prev discussion... Issued 644 pm cst Wed jan 23 2019
discussion... See updated information for land and marine areas below.

Land update... Currently, a strong cold front is moving east over
the eastern counties of the forecast area. Behind the front,
winds have settled to below wind advisory levels, so have dropped
the advisory for these counties. With the eastern counties
expected to see strong, gusty winds ahead of the front past the
7pm expiration time, have extended the wind advisory to 8pm for
crenshaw, covington and eastern escambia counties in alabama and
most of our florida panhandle zones. Am expecting the front to be
east of the forecast area by 8 pm 02z.

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marine update... With reported gusts over gulf waters and along
the immediate gulf coast generally below gale levels, have dropped
the gale warning for area waters and went with a general small
craft advisory for area waters.

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prev discussion... Issued 538 pm cst Wed jan 23 2019
discussion... Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation...

00z issuance...

ifr with isolated lifr conditions possible associated with an ongoing
line of heavy rainfall now east of highway 65. This line will
continue to slowly moving eastward throughout the early evening.

Light stratiform rain and MVFR ceilings behind the line are expected
to linger until midnight. West to northwest winds will persist
overnight and into the day as clouds are expected to clear out
withVFR conditions by the late morning hours. Dj 17
prev discussion... Issued 305 pm cst Wed jan 23 2019
near term now through Thursday ... Showers and thunderstorms
will remain possible ahead of a cold front through this evening.

An isolated strong or severe storm remains possible near the
coast. However, locally heavy rain will remain the greatest
threat. A colder and drier airmass will move into the area this
tonight as the front moves east of the area and continues through
Thursday as high pressure builds into the area. 13
short term Thursday night through Saturday night ... A cold and
dry pattern continues through the end of the week as an area of
high pressure moves across the area. Highs will be in the low to
mid 50s. Thursday night will feature lows in the low 30s inland
to mid and upper 30s along the coast. Colder Friday night as high
pressure settles over the area, with mid and upper 20s inland to
mid 30s along the coast. Saturday night's lows will be in the mid
and upper 30s. 13
long term Sunday through Wednesday ... The dry period will persist
through Monday as a strong surface high pressure area continues
across the region. The GFS and ECMWF models both still develop a
weak surface low pressure area over the southern gulf of mexico by
the end of the weekend that moves east into the early part of
next week. With ridging still over our area and with this weak low
passing so far to the south, still looking at precipitation
chances continuing near zero through Monday. The next chance of
light rain showers looks to be on Tuesday ahead of the next system
that will be approaching from the west. Yet another shot of cold
air is expected to follow this front for the middle of next week.

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marine... Strong southerly winds switch to the northwest late this
afternoon into this evening as a strong cold front moves through,
with frequent gusts to gale force over much of the area. Showers and
thunderstorms will also be likely ahead and along the front with a
few strong to severe thunderstorms possible. The offshore flow
gradually subsides to a light northerly flow by Friday. 13

Mob watches warnings advisories
Al... High rip current risk until 9 am cst Thursday for alz265-266.

High surf advisory until 6 am cst Thursday for alz265-266.

Fl... High rip current risk until 9 am cst Thursday for flz202-204-206.

High surf advisory until 6 am cst Thursday for flz202-204-206.

Ms... None.

Gm... Small craft advisory until 9 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 mi49 min 40°F 53°F1015.4 hPa (+2.0)
PTOA1 3 mi49 min 40°F 40°F
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 6 mi49 min WNW 12 41°F 1015.9 hPa (+1.7)
MBPA1 13 mi49 min 40°F 36°F
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 19 mi79 min W 23 42°F 1014.2 hPa
WBYA1 23 mi49 min 59°F
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 23 mi64 min 42°F 1015 hPa41°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 28 mi49 min WNW 14 40°F 1015.2 hPa (+2.4)
BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL 29 mi79 min NW 20 44°F 1014.2 hPa
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 32 mi49 min NW 16 G 19 41°F 1015.2 hPa (+2.2)36°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 33 mi49 min NNW 16 G 20 41°F 1014.9 hPa (+2.3)
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 33 mi79 min NNW 19 42°F 1015.6 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 36 mi49 min 56°F
PPTA1 39 mi49 min 44°F 1014.6 hPa (+2.4)
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 49 mi49 min NW 7 G 12 46°F 58°F1013.8 hPa (+2.4)

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 mi56 minNW 1110.00 miOvercast41°F36°F82%1015.8 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi53 minNNW 10 G 1910.00 miOvercast37°F0°F%1015.4 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL19 mi54 minNW 8 G 165.00 miFog/Mist37°F37°F100%1014.9 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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Thu -- 01:50 AM CST     1.28 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:47 AM CST     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:32 AM CST     Moonset
Thu -- 11:55 AM CST     -0.25 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:20 PM CST     Sunset
Thu -- 09:32 PM CST     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Lower Hall Landing, Tensaw River, Alabama
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Lower Hall Landing
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Thu -- 04:06 AM CST     1.11 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:47 AM CST     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:32 AM CST     Moonset
Thu -- 03:00 PM CST     -0.22 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:20 PM CST     Sunset
Thu -- 09:31 PM CST     Moonrise
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