Marine Weather and Tides
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 6:03AM||Sunset 7:22PM||Tuesday April 23, 2019 5:35 AM CDT (10:35 UTC)||Moonrise 11:54PM||Moonset 9:20AM||Illumination 84%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pell City, 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
333 am cdt Tue apr 23 2019
Today and tonight.
Surface ridging is in control across central alabama this am with
high pressure across the southeast u.S. As a result, we have near
calm winds and generally clear skies except for a few cirrus clouds
noted on satellite that are going through the upper zonal flow
across the top of the gulf of mexico ridge. The surface ridge will
begin to slowly weaken tonight. Our airmass will moderate with
milder temperatures expected for today and tonight. However with
southwest low level flow, moisture will be slow to reenter the
picture. Our forecast will continue to be rain free today and
Wednesday through Friday.
A positively tilted trough upper-level low with begin to eject from
the southern rockies into the southern plains Wednesday. This will
be our next weather maker across central alabama in the Thu fri
timeframe. Not a lot of changes in expectations for weather across
the area with a warm Wednesday afternoon (upper 70s to mid 80s)
despite increasing cloud cover from upstream convection and
southwesterly flow aloft. Broad ridging across the southeast will
help set the stage for increasing rain chances as theta-e advection
and southerly surface flow increase on the western periphery of a
surface high to our east-southeast. Though no rainfall is
anticipated Wednesday, increasing pops from the west have been
placed in the forecast on Thursday as better quality moisture and
deep-layer forcing approach the lower mississippi river valley by
A look at the thunderstorm parameter space has continued to suggest
best coverage of convection will remain along the gulf coast &
offshore where the best jet dynamics & tropical moisture are
available, but have trended farther north with modest shear profiles
(30-40 kts 0-6 km bulk shear with indications of a stronger mid-
level jet). Synoptically speaking a strong severe storm cannot be
ruled out at this point, especially across the south where the best
overlap of ingredients occur, but likely ongoing re-intensifying
gulf coast convection would limit destabilization such that more
favorable shear profiles are not taken advantage of. Regardless,
trends will continue to be monitored closely as we get closer to
Thursday. Once antecedent rounds of strong severe thunderstorms have
taken place across texas today and tomorrow, we can get a better
picture of where mesoscale areas more favorable for stronger
convection may develop. Due to low forecast confidence in any
particular outcome that involves severe weather at this time, will
continue to forego inclusion in the hwo again tonight.|
Saturday through Monday.
Despite uncertainties specific details of how weather evolves
thu fri, the synoptic scale trough will be out of the area and to
our east by Saturday. Have decreased pops such that only a lingering
shower may be possible across the east southeast early Saturday
morning. Thereafter, a polar jet across the northern tier of the
conus and zonal split-flow will help stabilize weather across the
area with high pressure drier air establishing across the southeast.
Warm temperature trends appear likely as we head into the long-term
with upper 80s possible by early next week.
06z TAF discussion.
AVFR forecast is expected for the next 24 hours. Surface high
pressure is in place over the southeast u.S. With fair skies. We
have only some thin cirrus noted on satellite that is transversing
through zonal flow around an upper gulf of mexico ridge.
Overnight winds are light to near calm across central alabama.
With daytime mixing, southwest winds of 5-10 kts are expected
around the surface ridge.
A dry airmass remains across the area through mid-week. Increasing
cloud cover is expected today but will generally remain mid to
high-level. With surface high pressure slowly working its way
eastward, winds will become more southwesterly today and increase
to 5-8 knots by this afternoon. Relative humidity values in the
mid 30-40% range are expected this afternoon as well. Next
forecast rain chances begin Thursday morning from the west and
will continue through Friday.
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 82 55 82 58 78 0 0 0 10 30
anniston 81 57 83 58 79 0 0 0 0 30
birmingham 82 59 84 61 79 0 0 0 10 40
tuscaloosa 82 57 84 60 78 0 0 0 10 50
calera 82 58 82 59 78 0 0 0 10 40
auburn 82 59 82 58 79 0 0 0 0 10
montgomery 84 58 84 59 81 0 0 0 0 30
troy 83 57 83 58 80 0 0 0 0 20
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|Anniston Metro Airport, AL||23 mi||42 min||ENE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||50°F||48°F||93%||1019.8 hPa|
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