Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:42AM||Sunset 6:54PM||Thursday March 21, 2019 10:31 AM CDT (15:31 UTC)||Moonrise 7:49PM||Moonset 7:22AM||Illumination 100%|
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Area Discussion for - Birmingham, AL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service birmingham al
659 am cdt Thu mar 21 2019
For 12z aviation.
Today and tonight.
Cold front with associated surface low is currently working through
central alabama. As of 3 am the surface low is beginning to slide in
the northwest and will continue to slide eastward through the
morning. Looks like the cold front is now right along the i-65
corridor and the rain associated with the front will continue to
push east through the morning. By sunrise the rain and the front
should be to our east, with juts the low pressure system and its
light rain left over in the northeast. Look for that to exit by 10
am at the latest. Clouds will eventually give way to sunshine in the
north this afternoon, with highs in the 50s north to 60s and
possibly a few 70s south. Clear skies tonight with another chilly
night night. Thinking that the winds stay up just enough tonight to
keep any areas or widespread frost from forming, but a few isolated,
protected areas may see some patchy frost. Lows will be in the 30s
Friday through Thursday.
A highly amplified synoptic pattern persists on Friday with a deep
trough over the east coast with a ridge in the central plains, and
another trough in the great basin. This will lead to mostly clear
skies for central al Friday and Saturday as the ridge slowly moves
eastward. The pattern begins for flatten slightly on Sunday morning
as the upper trough swings through the central plains and the ridge
moves off the east coast. This will shift our winds more southerly,
allowing for warm air advection across our area. High temperatures
on Sunday afternoon could be in the low to mid 70s for most of
central al, with some locations in the far south reaching the upper
A surface low lifts northeastward along the ohio river valley Sunday
evening through Monday as the main trough becomes more positively
tilted. A cold front is pushed through the region during the day on
Monday, but much of the synoptic forcing is well north of our area.
Instability is able to work in ahead of the front, so I have
continued to mention chance for thunderstorms in the forecast. At
this time, severe potential remains low due to the weaker forcing
and veered surface winds. The trough axis pushes through by Monday
evening night, decreasing rain chances for central al. Some guidance
still tries to bring another upper level impulse through the base of
the trough Tuesday morning, but even if this happens, moisture
return right behind the departing front is unlikely, so any
secondary front that pushes through should remain dry.
High pressure builds in Wednesday and Thursday, and a cold air
damming pattern sets up on the leeward side of the appalachians.
This will cause a backdoor cold front to move from east to west
across central al on Wednesday, which will help keep temperatures on
the milder side (highs in the mid to upper 60s, lows in the low
40s). We should remain dry through Thursday.
12z TAF discussion.
A few lower MVFR CIGS may develop with or shortly after the
showers for a few hours this morning. Winds will increase as the
boundary moves through to the northwest and may be gusty during
the day. Skies clear and winds become light for Thursday evening.
Clearing skies today with a few drier days ahead. Min rhs don't
drop quite as bit as the past few days, but remain in the 30-40%
range. No fire weather concerns are expected at this time.
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 63 35 65 36 64 20 0 0 0 0
anniston 63 36 66 38 66 10 0 0 0 0
birmingham 65 38 67 40 67 10 0 0 0 0
tuscaloosa 68 39 69 41 70 0 0 0 0 0
calera 65 38 68 41 68 10 0 0 0 0
auburn 65 39 67 42 68 0 0 0 0 0
montgomery 68 39 70 42 72 0 0 0 0 0
troy 68 40 69 42 72 0 0 0 0 0
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|Auburn-Opelika Airport, AL||17 mi||36 min||WNW 10||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||53°F||39°F||61%||1019.3 hPa|
|LaGrange-Callaway Airport, GA||17 mi||37 min||WNW 12 G 16||10.00 mi||Overcast||55°F||41°F||61%||1015.6 hPa|
|Columbus, Columbus Metropolitan Airport, GA||22 mi||41 min||NNW 14||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||56°F||37°F||51%||1015.5 hPa|
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