Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:49AM||Sunset 6:10PM||Tuesday October 16, 2018 7:30 PM CDT (00:30 UTC)||Moonrise 1:45PM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 50%|
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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
701 pm cdt Tue oct 16 2018
For 00z aviation.
A decelerating cold front was stretched from near selma northeast
to near clanton and extended further northeast to near wedowee in
randolph county. Our far northwest counties are experiencing
temperatures in the upper 50's early this afternoon while the
mercury has reached into the lower 90's in eufaula and across our
far southeast counties. A southwest flow prevails aloft with
abundant cloud cover from east texas east across much of arkansas,
louisiana, tennessee and over all but our far southeast counties.
With upper level winds becoming roughly parallel to the surface
front, its forward progress southeastward is expected to diminish
and will result in a notable thermal gradient across our forecast
area through tonight and into Wednesday. The surface boundary will
gradually become less defined with a loosening thermal gradient
overnight and into Wednesday.
Expect temperatures to fall to around 50 overnight northwest with
a few upper 40 degree readings possible in the more typical
cooler locations while temperatures will only fall into the upper
60's over our southeast counties, roughly along and south of i-85
and areas along and east of i-65 south of montgomery. Temperatures
will reach into the mid 60's on Wednesday north-central and
northwest while the mercury will climb into the lower 80's over
our southeast counties.
The chance for rain showers will be greatest for the remainder of
this afternoon and evening over our northwest and north-central
counties with decreasing chances further south. Rain chances will
remain best over our far northern counties overnight followed by a
decreased chance on Wednesday with best chances remaining across
much of our northwest counties and extending northeast through our
north-central and northeast counties.
Wednesday and Thursday.
Lingering effects from frontal passage (fropa) will be felt on
Wednesday in the form of light rainfall scattered across the
forecast area through the evening. Northerly winds will continue to
provide cold air advection and decreasing tropospheric moisture
through Thursday as the center of high pressure in the plains moves
eastward to our north near the ohio valley. For now have placed 20-
30% pops in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon with decreasing
coverage & southward progression through the evening as low-level
confluent flow & isentropic ascent weakens. Temperature wise, 60s
and 70s are expected for daytime highs with a few counties in the
far southeast reaching the low 80s. Cool low temperatures wed
night Thu morning where mid to upper 40s are likely across the
north, increasing to upper 50s in the south under partly cloudy
skies. Dry on Thursday with pleasant conditions & temperatures,
highs in the mid 60s upper 70s overall with a shift to easterly
winds as high pressure to our north slides towards the east coast.
Friday through Sunday.
After a brief break in the weather, another approaching trough &
frontal boundary will enter the picture by Friday evening. A digging
trough and cold air mass will move from south-central canada and
spill into the northern plains midwest before eventually moving
southward into our region Saturday. With easterly flow in place,
surface low-level pre-frontal winds will veer with time giving a
small window of warm air advection and increasing moisture.|
Frontogenetic forcing up through ~700mb will be in place across
field of higher moisture availability (pws ~1.6") and will likely
develop areas of light to moderate rain Saturday afternoon.
Instability looks to remain low, so have left thunder out of grids
at this time though wouldn't be surprised to see areas in the
southeast hear a few rumbles in heavier showers. Though isentropic
ascent keeps a slight chance of light rain across the south, this
system should move along fairly quickly with FROPA expected by
Saturday evening. Subsidence will improve conditions thereafter with
drier air and sunny skies on Sunday. Highs in the low 60s low 70s
expected by then.
Monday and Tuesday.
High pressure dominates weather conditions through the end of the
forecast period. After drying out on Sunday, the beginning of the
next work week appears to remain calm and pleasant as the jet stream
pattern remains under a period of transition. Split flow is
suggested in the extended with the polar jet amplifying back up into
canada by Tuesday. A persistent upper-level low near the desert
southwest has been aiding in this configuration for the past several
days. Marginal flow aloft will remain in place here with westerly h3
sub-tropical jet stream winds ~50 kts. Pre-dominant easterly winds
at the surface should keep daily our weather pleasant and dry
overall with temperatures in the upper 60s lower 70s under mostly
00z TAF discussion.
Really took it on the chin last night as ifr conditions developed
quickly after 06z. The surface map this evening looks pretty
close to last night. A strong cold front was meandering over
central alabama was between eet mgm. Some convective showers and a
little thunder south of the front. Mostly stratiform light rain
with a few embedded showers. Held restrictions in all locations
much of the overnight hours, mainly ceilings. But there will also
be some fog in areas south of front and where it rains. Surface
based drier air builds into the area on Wednesday and deepens.
There will be ceilings, but they should rise toVFR by afternoon.
The only concern will be mgm toi if the clouds can hold into the
afternoon and beyond. Winds eventually become north at 5-10kts at
Rain chances will increase today as a front slowly moves through
the region. Cooler readings return by mid week with a rain break
for late Wednesday into Thursday. However, rain chances return
again for late Friday into the weekend as another frontal system
moves into the area. No fire weather concerns are expected.
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 58 68 48 71 51 50 30 10 0 0
anniston 60 71 50 73 52 40 30 10 0 0
birmingham 58 68 51 71 55 40 30 10 0 10
tuscaloosa 58 69 51 72 55 40 30 10 10 10
calera 59 70 51 72 54 40 20 10 10 0
auburn 65 76 55 73 55 40 20 10 10 10
montgomery 66 78 56 77 58 40 20 10 10 0
troy 68 80 56 77 58 20 20 0 10 0
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