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Sunrise 6:34AMSunset 4:51PM Sunday December 8, 2019 9:01 PM CST (03:01 UTC) Moonrise 3:45PMMoonset 4:02AM Illumination 92% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 12 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ631 Southern Mobile Bay-mississippi Sound- 548 Pm Cst Sun Dec 8 2019
Rest of tonight..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers early in the evening, then slight chance of showers in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight.
Monday..Southwest winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Patchy fog in the morning.
Monday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Patchy fog. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Tuesday..South winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southwest. Waves around 1 foot. Patchy fog in the morning. Chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely and slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 18 to 23 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Waves around 2 feet. Rain likely.
Wednesday..North winds 18 to 23 knots becoming northeast. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Showers likely.
Wednesday night..Northeast winds 18 to 23 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers.
Thursday..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers.
Thursday night..East winds 13 to 18 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers.
Friday..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves around 2 feet. Chance of showers.
Friday night..North winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 548 Pm Cst Sun Dec 8 2019
Synopsis..A light to moderate easterly to southeasterly flow continues this evening before winds decrease and become more southerly to southwesterly tonight into Monday ahead of an approaching cold front. An increasing offshore flow will then develop with frontal passage late Tuesday, persisting through early Thursday in its wake. A small craft advisory will likely be necessary by Tuesday night through at least Thursday morning, especially over the gulf waters.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Point Clear, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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FXUS64 KMOB 090215 AAA AFDMOB

Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Mobile AL 815 PM CST Sun Dec 8 2019

DISCUSSION. See updated information for land areas below.

UPDATE. Another update was just sent to the forecast to increase POPs to likely (~60-70%) chance across a small portion of the northwest FL panhandle through the remainder of the evening as a narrow but steady band of rain showers continues to lift north toward portions of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties over the next few hours. This band should eventually shift east after 11 PM- midnight, and continued the trend of lower POPs late tonight over our eastern zones. Will continue to monitor radar trends. /21

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 608 PM CST Sun Dec 8 2019/

DISCUSSION . See updated information for marine areas and aviation discussion below.

MARINE UPDATE . A weak area of surface low pressure is located off the LA/MS coast this evening, with an associated weak frontal boundary extending eastward from this feature across the far northern Gulf. Winds are subsequently a little more backed to the east to northeast along bays and sounds west of Pensacola, with a slightly stronger east to southeast flow noted in marine observations along marine zones from Pensacola to the Okaloosa- Walton County line. We have updated wind grids to reflect these trends through the early evening hours, with Small Craft Exercise Caution headlines mainly focused over the waters from Pensacola FL to Okaloosa-Walton County Line FL out 60 NM this evening. Winds should gradually decrease and transition more south to southwest by late this evening as the surface low pressure moves east and weakens. A narrow band of rain showers has been moving from south to north across the Gulf from near Pensacola to about 60 nm south of Pensacola for the past few hours. These showers will be capable of producing reduced visibility from locally heavy rainfall and perhaps brief gusty winds.

Conditions will gradually become favorable for fog development near bays/sounds later this evening into late tonight. The current forecast does have mention of patchy dense fog over these marine zones late, which looks good. We will be monitoring visibility trends closely. /21

AVIATION . 00Z issuance . Across the forecast area at 23z, IFR CIGs to low end MVFR CIGs with VFR VISBYs were noted along and south I-10, rising to general VFR conditions well north of I-10. Light rain was streaming inland from the Gulf over portions of coastal Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle, but remains generally light enough to limit any effects to current conditions.

This evening, am expecting the rain to last to around 06Z, then taper off, with little change in general conditions. Guidance is strongly indicating fog forming after 06z, dropping VISBYs to IFR or lower and lasting through sunrise before beginning to rise. Winds from the east around 5 knots or less are expected overnight through sunrise. Conditions are expected to rise to general VFR during the morning hours and remain so through the day, as winds become more southerly and increase to around 10 knots. /16

PREV DISCUSSION . /issued 355 PM CST Sun Dec 8 2019/

NEAR TERM /Now Through Monday/ . An upper level shortwave is currently making its way over the southeastern CONUS and will progress over the east coast by tomorrow morning. At the surface, a stalled front is currently draped over the northern Gulf coast through north-central Florida and off the east coast into the Atlantic. This has led to some light shower activity inland and along the coast, with some heavier showers over the Gulf waters this afternoon. Expecting showers to continue to progress northward, eventually tapering off from west to east during the overnight as the surface front and upper level disturbance progresses out of the area. The Hi-Res models are also in agreement with this trend. However, the Hi-Res models do show a slight chance of some isolated showers moving in from the west Monday evening ahead of an approaching cold front as well.

Temperatures through tomorrow will run above the seasonal norm for this time of year. Low temperatures overnight into early tomorrow morning will be in the lower 50s for interior SW AL and SE MS and in the mid to upper 50s for the western portion of our area and along the coast. Highs tomorrow will be a bit warmer than they were today, with temperatures reaching the lower to mid 70s area-wide due to southerly flow bringing in warmer, moist air up from the Gulf.

Model guidance also suggests the possibility of fog development overnight into early tomorrow morning, particularly for areas just north of the I-10 corridor and southward. Locally dense fog formation is also possible towards dawn. /26

SHORT TERM /Monday night Through Wednesday night/ . Rain chances increase from northwest to southeast Monday night into Tuesday as a cold front approaches the area. Fog development is also likely, particularly closer to the coast where it could be dense at times. Widespread showers and storms are expected along and behind the front as it passes through Tuesday morning/afternoon, pushing offshore by late Tuesday evening. No severe threat expected with this front given modest instability, linear forcing, and weak low- level jet (~30 knots at 850 mb). However, with upper divergence improving ahead of the advancing trough and strong ascent along the front itself, could still get a few thunderstorms embedded within the shower activity, so left slight chance for thunder in the forecast. Temps cool down in the wake of the front as north winds usher in a more stable airmass. The parent upper trough lags the surface front, with its primary axis passing over the local area during the day Wednesday. Thus, expecting cloud cover and showers to linger through the remainder of the short term period in the wake of the front. /49

LONG TERM /Thursday Through Sunday/ . Another upper trough digs across the central CONUS right on the heels of the Tuesday system, supporting shower activity straight through the remainder of the week. We remain firmly entrenched within a cool and stable airmass below 925 mb. However, with south to southwest flow and WAA setting up in the 925-850 mb layer, could be a classic setup for some weak elevated instability to develop above the 925 mb inversion. Thus, can't rule out a few rumbles of thunder mixed in with showers during this time. Meanwhile, surface low forms beneath the advancing trough Friday into Saturday as it digs into the Deep South. Right now, majority of guidance suggests this low forms over the Gulf and lifts northeast, remaining to our south and east and therefore leaving us under a "cold rain" pattern. However, it should be noted that some of the more aggressive solutions continue to suggest a more potent shortwave gaining a negative tilt as it approaches, and thus a much deeper surface low forming farther west over the north-central Gulf. This would change local impacts, so will need to continue closely monitoring this system throughout the week. /49

MARINE . Southeast winds will continue to decrease, becoming light into tonight. Winds will become more southerly by Monday afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. An increasing offshore flow will then develop with frontal passage late Tuesday, and will persist through early Thursday in its wake. Thus, a Small Craft Advisory will likely be necessary by Tuesday night through at least Thursday morning, especially over the Gulf waters. Light to moderate northerly flow will follow for late week. /26

MOB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. AL . High Rip Current Risk through late Tuesday night for ALZ265-266.

FL . High Rip Current Risk through late Tuesday night for FLZ202-204- 206.

MS . None. GM . None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 9 mi76 min 65°F 1017 hPa64°F
MBPA1 9 mi43 min 64°F 64°F
WBYA1 9 mi43 min 64°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 11 mi61 min E 5.1 64°F 1016.6 hPa (+0.3)
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 12 mi61 min E 4.1 G 4.1 65°F 1016.6 hPa (+0.0)
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 13 mi43 min SE 8 G 8.9 66°F 1016.5 hPa
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 16 mi43 min NNE 1 G 1.9 71°F 62°F1017.7 hPa
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 16 mi61 min E 8 63°F 1016.9 hPa (-0.3)
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 17 mi31 min E 2.9 65°F 1017.6 hPa
PTOA1 17 mi43 min 65°F 63°F
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 20 mi49 min 64°F 61°F1017.4 hPa
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi76 min Calm 64°F 1018 hPa62°F
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 30 mi49 min 64°F
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 30 mi49 min NW 5.1 G 5.1 63°F 1016.9 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 34 mi21 min SE 5.8 G 7.8 70°F 68°F1016.8 hPa69°F
42067 - USM3M02 40 mi61 min NNW 5.8 G 5.8 65°F 3 ft1016.6 hPa (+0.7)
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 42 mi43 min SSE 4.1 G 12 68°F 61°F1017.4 hPa

Wind History for Dauphin Island, AL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL7 mi66 minN 07.00 miMostly Cloudy63°F62°F100%1016.9 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Downtown Airport, AL16 mi68 minN 010.00 miOvercast66°F64°F93%1017.3 hPa
Jack Edwards Airport, AL20 mi66 minW 47.00 miOvercast64°F63°F98%1016.9 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL22 mi65 minENE 310.00 miOvercast65°F62°F90%1017.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Great Point Clear, Mobile Bay, Alabama
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Great Point Clear
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Sun -- 03:02 AM CST     Moonset
Sun -- 06:36 AM CST     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:56 AM CST     0.19 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:44 PM CST     Moonrise
Sun -- 04:50 PM CST     Sunset
Sun -- 08:22 PM CST     1.28 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama Current
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Mobile Bay Entrance
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Sun -- 02:24 AM CST     -0.72 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 03:02 AM CST     Moonset
Sun -- 06:36 AM CST     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:00 AM CST     0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:45 PM CST     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:56 PM CST     0.76 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 04:51 PM CST     Sunset
Sun -- 09:03 PM CST     -0.00 knots Slack
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