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Marine Weather and Tides
Belle Fontaine, AL

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Sunrise 6:22AMSunset 7:27PM Friday August 23, 2019 2:38 PM CDT (19:38 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 1:30PM Illumination 43% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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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GMZ630 Northern Mobile Bay- 1030 Am Cdt Fri Aug 23 2019
Today..Winds light becoming south 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Tonight..Southwest winds 3 to 8 knots becoming light. Waves less than 1 foot. Showers and Thunderstorms likely in the evening, then chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday..North winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south. Waves less than 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Saturday night..Southwest winds 3 to 8 knots becoming light. Waves less than 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..Northwest winds 3 to 8 knots becoming south. Waves less than 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..Southwest winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Monday night..Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Tuesday night..West winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 1030 Am Cdt Fri Aug 23 2019
Synopsis..A light and predominately onshore wind flow will continue today and tonight, becoming more variable and at times light offshore over the weekend before becoming mostly light to moderate onshore again by early next week. Seas will range between one and two feet outside of scattered late night and early morning shower and Thunderstorm activity.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Belle Fontaine CDP, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service mobile al
1237 pm cdt Fri aug 23 2019

Discussion Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

Aviation
18z issuance... VFR conditions will prevail through much of the
period. Brief periods of ifr MVFR conditions are possible in and
around shra tsra. 13

Prev discussion issued 451 am cdt Fri aug 23 2019
near term now through Friday night ... Weak mid upper ridging
over the area today will weaken further tonight as it will be
influenced by two developing mid upper level low pressure areas,
one over the western gulf and the other over the bahamas. At the
surface, weak high pressure continues along the gulf coast and
over the eastern gulf of mexico, while a weak trof or frontal
boundary continues well north of the area over extreme northern
alabama and tennessee. Deeper layer moisture will continue to be
pooled south of the surface boundary, with pwats in the 1.9 to 2.2
inch range through the near term. The moist atmosphere, when
combined with daytime heating and instability, will continue to
support a diurnal convective pattern with mostly afternoon and
evening showers and storms. A few storms could be briefly strong
this afternoon, but the more likely threat will be localized heavy
rainfall. Highs today expected to be in the upper 80s and lower
90s. Lows tonight in the lower 70s most areas except along the
coast where mid to upper 70s are expected. 12 ds
short term Saturday through Sunday night ... The base of an upper
trof is in place over the deep south Saturday with a slightly
sharper presentation of the trof evolving on Sunday. Deepest gulf
moisture streams north and eastward out of the western gulf up
into the southeast through the weekend. Considering moisture
availability, daily instability, mid-level impulses and interactions
of convective outflow boundaries in the mesoscale favor scattered
to perhaps numerous convective coverages each day. Storms could
be strong at times, producing brief strong wind gusts, frequent
lightning and locally heavy rains which can fall over a short time
span. At the surface, a weak pressure pattern results in light
winds which take on a southerly direction each day, especially
closer to the coast.

Daily highs range from the upper 80s to lower 90s. Highest heat
indices near 105 closer to area rivers. Overnight lows in the
70s. 10
long term Monday through Thursday ... Upper trof axis from the
upper mid-west southward to the central gulf coast Monday morning
eases eastward over the southeast us by the middle of the week
allowing for a slow southward advance of a frontal boundary.

With respect to deep moisture, pwats range from 1.8 to 2.1 inches
over the local area. See no reason to deviate from modest daily
pops through the mid-week time frame. By Thursday, the 23.00z
ecmwf suggests a drier deep layer environment will overspread the
area while the GFS continues to remain unsettled. Considering
these differences, will maintain lower end chance of showers and
storms Thursday. 10
marine... A light and predominately onshore wind flow will continue
today and tonight, becoming more variable and at times light
offshore over the weekend before becoming mostly light to moderate
onshore again by early next week. Seas will range between one and
two feet outside of scattered late night and early morning shower
and thunderstorm activity. 12 ds

Mob watches warnings advisories
Al... None.

Fl... None.

Ms... None.

Gm... None.

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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MBPA1 3 mi51 min 84°F 76°F
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 6 mi51 min S 6 G 9.9 88°F 87°F1015.9 hPa
PTOA1 8 mi51 min 87°F 76°F
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 10 mi69 min SSE 8 84°F 1015.9 hPa
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 10 mi57 min 87°F 87°F1015.7 hPa
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 11 mi39 min S 8.9 85°F 1016.3 hPa (-1.0)
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 17 mi114 min 86°F 1016 hPa77°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 18 mi69 min S 7 85°F 1015.9 hPa
WBYA1 18 mi51 min 87°F
GBRM6 20 mi159 min 85°F
BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL 22 mi99 min SSE 7 1015.9 hPa (-1.4)
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 22 mi39 min SSE 8 G 8.9 84°F 1016.1 hPa (-0.9)
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 23 mi69 min SSW 5.1 84°F 1016.6 hPa
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 23 mi114 min S 4.1 85°F 1017 hPa78°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 24 mi51 min SSE 8 G 8.9 84°F 1016.2 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 29 mi57 min 86°F
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 33 mi57 min S 6 G 8 83°F 1016.2 hPa
PPTA1 35 mi69 min 85°F 1016.9 hPa
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 45 mi39 min SE 1.9 G 3.9 84°F 85°F1016.3 hPa (-1.1)73°F
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 48 mi57 min S 5.1 G 7 83°F 86°F1016.3 hPa

Wind History for Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Mobile, Mobile Downtown Airport, AL5 mi1.8 hrsSE 710.00 miMostly Cloudy92°F77°F62%1016.2 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi1.7 hrsSW 47.00 miMostly Cloudy89°F77°F68%1015.9 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KBFM

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Last 24hrSE10SE7SE6S5----S7--------------Calm--CalmNW3--E4--SE6S6SE7
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Tide / Current Tables for Fowl River, Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama
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Fowl River
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Fri -- 05:42 AM CDT     1.51 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:23 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:58 AM CDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 01:29 PM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:35 PM CDT     0.51 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:25 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile Bay Entrance, Alabama Current
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Mobile Bay Entrance
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Fri -- 05:15 AM CDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 06:23 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:58 AM CDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 11:53 AM CDT     -1.02 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 01:28 PM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:28 PM CDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:25 PM CDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:43 PM CDT     1.15 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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