Saturday, May27, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Cartersville, GA

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Sunrise 6:28AMSunset 8:44PM Saturday May 27, 2017 5:54 AM EDT (09:54 UTC) Moonrise 7:27AMMoonset 9:51PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cartersville, GA
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Area Discussion for - Peachtree City, GA
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356 am edt Sat may 27 2017

Short term today through Sunday
Unsettled weather is expected across portions of northern ga through
the short term period.

Surface high pressure remains well to the south, while aloft the
cwfa will remain on the periphery of ridge. A couple of strong upper
level disturbances are progged to move across the top of the ridge,
one today and another during the first part of Sunday. The synoptic
and hi-res models do struggle with these types of systems,
especially with timing. Both of the locally run WRF models are
similar with trends for today's system, a potential mcs. The hrrr
looks like it may be catching on, if the last frames are any
indication. There are still some timing issues, so have taken a
blend between the two locally run wrf's and whatever frames of the
hrrr that are in.

The MCS is currently winding up across southern mo and northern ar.

The system should continue eastward in the flow for the next few
hours, then start to make a southeast dive during the late
morning early afternoon... Clipping northern ga. Have increased pops
to likely across those areas most likely impacted by the mcs. Do
think areas north of the metro will have the best chances of

With very steep mid level lapse rates, good deep level shear and
very good surface instability present... Storms will have the
potential to become severe. Isolated to scattered severe
thunderstorms will be possible across the north, with the primary
severe weathers modes begin large hail and damaging wind gusts.

The models are suggesting another round of convection during the
early part of Sunday... Another potential mcs. Have taken a more
broadbrushed approach to pops for now... But it does look like areas
mainly north of interstate 20 will be impacted. In addition, a few
of the storms could also be strong to severe.


Long term Sunday night through Friday
Main forecast concern in long term period is chance for
strong severe convection on Monday. 00z model guidance in pretty
good agreement with Monday forecast. Front progged to continue to
sag into the state Monday with above normal sfc temps and
dewpoints. SBCAPE rises to fairly high values even for late may,
gfs 2500-3500 j kg. Deep layer shear should be sufficient for
severe convection, 0-6km bulk shear mags > 30kts over much of the
cwa, however low level shear quite weak with 0-1km bulk shear
around 5-10kts. In such environments, we typically see severe
storms with large hail and wind threats but very low risk of
tornadoes. Pw will be fairly high but not too abnormally high for
this time of year (gfs values around 1.6 in). With large scale
lift not too high, QPF also less than 1 inch in most locations
mon, so will likely see periods of heavy rain but flash flooding
risk somewhat low.

After front sags into middle or south ga, essentially washes out
Tuesday. Moisture remains plentiful but without any forcing, any
storms would be fairly isolated thru Thursday. Have kept pops
fairly low but unlikely we will see a dry period with weak swly
flow aloft. By thurs night or Friday, warm advection should kick
in with increase in moisture as well. Have bumped up pops then.


06z update...

models still showing a disturbance dropping down across northern
ga today... Accompanied by showers and thunderstorms. Not confident
that the isold sct activity will make it as far south as atl, so
have left out the mention of vcsh for now. Will probably have to
reconsider if the hi-res models come more into line and as the
actual cluster of storms continues to develop to the west. Winds
will remain on the west side, with some low end gusts during the
afternoon. There is some potential for bkn MVFR CIGS overnight.

Atl confidence... 06z update...

medium confidence on any convective timing coverage and MVFR cigs
early Sunday morning. Otherwise, high confidence.

Preliminary point temps pops
Athens 88 69 89 70 20 20 20 30
atlanta 87 71 87 70 10 10 10 40
blairsville 82 63 82 63 60 50 40 60
cartersville 86 69 88 68 30 20 20 50
columbus 89 71 90 73 0 5 10 20
gainesville 85 69 86 69 50 30 20 40
macon 90 68 91 71 0 5 10 20
rome 85 68 87 68 30 20 30 60
peachtree city 87 68 88 69 10 10 10 30
vidalia 91 70 94 73 0 0 10 10

Ffc watches warnings advisories

Short term... Nlistemaa
long term... .Snelson
aviation... Nlistemaa

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cartersville, Cartersville Airport, GA6 mi61 minN 010.00 miFair63°F63°F100%1015.2 hPa
Dallas Paulding County Regional Airport, GA21 mi59 minN 07.00 miFair68°F68°F100%1016.9 hPa
Rome, R. B. Russell Airport, GA23 mi61 minN 0 miFair64°F64°F100%1014.7 hPa
Marietta / Dobbins Air Force Base, GA23 mi56 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy66°F61°F84%1015.7 hPa

Wind History from VPC (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm344334S3S4S3S3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm
1 day agoCalm33534Calm443--4Calm33CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm
2 days agoS6S4S3SE8S6

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