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 6:55AM||Sunset 6:01PM||Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:53 AM CDT (16:53 UTC)||Moonrise 5:52PM||Moonset 5:42AM||Illumination 99%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gadsden, 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
632 am cdt Tue oct 23 2018
For 12z aviation.
Today and tonight.
The center of the high pressure has moved east and is now in the
atlantic. This has allowed to winds to shift to more of southerly
flow and has been slowly increasing dewpoints across the area.
Temperatures will be a little bit warmer as many areas will reach
the low 70s. However, portions of the northeast may remain in the
60s. We will see cloud cover in the south through the afternoon as a
backdoor trough to our northeast will help in the lift department,
resulting in the cloud cover. However, with the dry air in place,
moisture will not be abundant enough for any rain. Clouds will be on
the decrease tonight, with lows in the 40s and 50s.
Wednesday through Tuesday.
Ridging builds in across most of the eastern CONUS Wednesday ahead
of a trough sliding through the rockies. The trough picks up the
remnant energy from hurricane willa and lifts the now shortwave
energy through southern tx and into the northern gulf of mexico by
Wednesday night into Thursday morning. A surface low forms early
Thursday and is expected to push eastward along the gulf coast
Thursday into Friday, increasing rain chances for central al. Models
have come into good agreement on the overall timing of this system,
so i've trended pops upward, closer to the 80-90% range, for the
southern half of our area.
The main longwave trough remains over the eastern CONUS for several
days, and at least two more shortwaves dip into the gulf states
before we get into early next week. The first of these comes|
Saturday evening into early Sunday as an upper low digs through the
ohio river valley and into the central appalachians. Expect early
Saturday to be mostly rain-free, but chances increase through the
afternoon and evening as the shortwave axis moves through.
Sunday should remain mostly dry ahead of the 2nd shortwave that
follows a similar track to the previous one. However, moisture
return ahead of this one is more limited, and guidance keeps most of
the energy to our north and west, so I have held off adding
mentionable pops in the forecast for early next week.
12z TAF discussion.
Vfr conditions to continue through the period, as high pressure
will slowly exit the area to the northeast. Cirrus from an upper
level disturbance over texas will continue to spread eastward
across alabama through tomorrow. Calm winds overnight once again.
Much cooler and drier weather is expected for the first half of
this week. The next chance for rain builds in on Thursday. There
are no fire weather concerns at this time.
Preliminary point temps pops
Gadsden 69 43 69 47 57 0 0 0 0 70
anniston 70 44 71 51 57 0 0 0 0 70
birmingham 71 48 70 52 58 0 0 0 0 80
tuscaloosa 72 49 72 54 59 0 0 0 20 80
calera 71 47 71 53 57 0 0 0 10 80
auburn 72 51 71 52 56 0 0 0 0 80
montgomery 73 49 75 56 60 0 0 0 10 90
troy 72 51 74 55 60 0 0 0 10 90
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|Gadsden, Gadsden Municipal Airport, AL||6 mi||57 min||NE 5||10.00 mi||Fair||59°F||48°F||67%||1025.5 hPa|
|Albertville, Albertville Municipal Airport, AL||20 mi||58 min||NE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||59°F||50°F||72%||1024.4 hPa|
Wind History from GAD (wind in knots)
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