Marine Weather and Tides
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.
|Sunrise 5:35AM||Sunset 7:47PM||Friday May 26, 2017 12:31 AM CDT (05:31 UTC)||Moonrise 6:36AM||Moonset 8:52PM||Illumination 0%|
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national weather service birmingham al
1140 pm cdt Thu may 25 2017
For 06z aviation.
Tight surface pressure gradients have allowed some gusty winds
for this afternoon as we transition with our exiting low pressure
system toward new england and building high pressure from the gulf
of mexico. Winds are expected to relax tonight as surface ridging
takes over with mostly clear skies, light to near calm winds and
and a dry atmosphere. Look for one more pleasant and cool night
tonight before the atmosphere begins rebound and moderate back as
southwest flow the heat returns as we head into the weekend.
Friday through Thursday.
Warmer temperatures return on Friday as upper level ridging builds
in across the area. The ridge begins to flatten as we go into
Saturday and a surface low moves through the ozarks and into the
ohio river valley. The system is under generally zonal flow and
doesn't feature much in the way of moisture return. The GFS keeps
any precip north of the area, while the ECMWF has the front edging
into our northern counties before stalling and providing just enough
lift for some thunderstorm activity. Have kept mention for a chance
of thunderstorms in the forecast for Saturday night into Sunday for
much of the north half of central al.
On Sunday, an upper low moves into the upper midwest as a trough
digs through the central plains. This low will stretch a cold front
down through the mississippi river and ohio river valleys. Sunday
evening, the GFS shows much higher instability and lower shear,
while the ECMWF shows lower instability with 40-45kt 0-6km bulk
shear magnitudes. Will leave out any mention of severe in the
forecast given the differences in the models, but will continue to
monitor the trends in coming days.
The cold front will push through central al late Sunday night and|
into memorial day leading to widespread rain. Have bumped up the
pops for Monday to account for the latest trends in guidance. Even
with modest instability for this time of year, the upper level jet
remains well to the north of the area, so shear values are on the
lower end. Therefore, current thinking is that any thunderstorms on
Monday will remain below severe limits, though we could see some
isolated storms on the stronger side.
The front slowly pushes southeastward by Tuesday morning. Models
hint that the front stalls around this time as zonal flow returns
aloft. The ECMWF pushes it a little further south than the GFS does,
but either way, the lift along the front could spark a few
thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday as well, especially during peak
heating. Have gone with lower-end chance pops for the southern
counties towards middle of next week to account for any shower storm
activity along the stalled frontal boundary.
06z TAF discussion.
Vfr conds thru the period. Calm winds overnight will become
southwest 5-8 knots by 15z.
Rain free conditions and lower humidity values will prevail
through Friday and for most on Saturday. Significant rain chances
hold off until Sunday when the next upper level system and surface
front approach. Critical fire weather conditions are not
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 52 85 64 86 68 0 0 0 10 30
anniston 54 85 64 87 69 0 0 0 10 20
birmingham 58 87 68 88 73 0 0 0 10 20
tuscaloosa 57 87 66 87 73 0 0 0 10 20
calera 57 87 67 87 71 0 0 0 10 20
auburn 56 84 65 87 70 0 0 0 10 10
montgomery 58 89 65 90 73 0 0 0 10 10
troy 56 88 64 88 70 0 0 0 10 10
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