Marine Weather and Tides
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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 6:45AM||Sunset 7:01PM||Saturday March 23, 2019 9:25 AM CDT (14:25 UTC)||Moonrise 10:08PM||Moonset 8:43AM||Illumination 93%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Brook Highland, ALHourly EDIT Help
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 Sat mar 23 2019
For 12z aviation.
Today and tonight.
Another pleasant spring day on tap across central alabama with
light winds, low humidity, and plenty of sunshine. Some cirrus
will spread across the area in advance of the next storm system.
Temperatures today will be about 2-3 degrees warmer than Friday,
which will result in readings mostly in the lower to middle 70s,
with upper 60s in the northeast. Warmer temperatures expected
tonight as boundary layer winds become southerly 10-15 mph after
midnight, with lows in the 40s.
Sunday through Friday.
Sunday should feature warm and dry conditions for most of the
forecast area. However, moisture will be increasing as southerly
flow takes shape ahead of an upper-level trough. Aided by an
approaching 300 mb jet streak, there may be enough moisture and
lift for isolated shower activity Sunday afternoon and evening
north of interstate 20. Additional vorticity is expected to
develop in the base of the approaching trough across the southern
plains on Sunday night. This will give support to a strengthening
cold front to our northwest on Monday morning. A broad area of
lift should overspread the forecast area during the day on Monday,
resulting in multiple bands of showers and perhaps some
thunderstorms due to the presence of relatively cold 700-500 mb
temperatures. Forecast soundings reveal unidirectional flow with
500 mb winds around 50 kt, which would support a potential for
instances of damaging winds with the strongest storms. However,
this potential still remains unclear and will depend upon
convective evolution. Confidence is too low to include any mention
of severe storms in the hwo.|
A cold front will move through Monday afternoon and evening with
rain chances decreasing Monday night. Most of the forecast area
should remain cooler and dry on Tuesday, but there is a small
chance of additional shower activity in our eastern counties as a
secondary 500 mb shortwaves moves through. Cool and dry conditions
should prevail for Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure
becomes entrenched across the southeast and mid-atlantic states.
Warmer conditions are expected on Friday as easterly surface winds
become southerly in advance of an upstream trough.
12z TAF discussion.
With the exception of some smoke producing MVFR vsbys at sites
kasn and kanb,VFR conds expected thru the period. A sfc ridge
will shift east of alabama by 18z and sfc winds will become east
and northeast at 3-5 kts. Sct-bkn cirrus after 18z.
High pressure will keep conditions dry through Saturday. An
approaching cold front will bring rain chances back to the area in
the Sunday night to Monday time frame. There are no fire weather
concerns at this time.
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 68 40 73 53 67 0 0 10 40 70
anniston 69 44 75 53 69 0 0 10 30 70
birmingham 72 48 75 55 69 0 0 10 40 70
tuscaloosa 74 48 75 56 71 0 0 10 50 70
calera 72 46 75 55 70 0 0 10 30 70
auburn 72 46 76 54 71 0 0 0 10 70
montgomery 75 46 79 55 75 0 0 0 10 70
troy 75 43 78 54 76 0 0 0 10 70
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|Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, AL||8 mi||33 min||ENE 5||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||56°F||33°F||42%||1025.6 hPa|
|Alabaster, Shelby County Airport, AL||19 mi||33 min||E 4||10.00 mi||Fair||53°F||34°F||48%||1025.3 hPa|
Wind History from BHM (wind in knots)
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