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Mobile, AL

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7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:41AMSunset 7:11PM Monday March 30, 2020 1:32 PM CDT (18:32 UTC) Moonrise 10:38AMMoonset 12:03AM Illumination 41% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 7 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- 1044 Am Cdt Mon Mar 30 2020
.small craft advisory in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening...
Rest of today..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Tonight..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers after midnight.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 18 to 23 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots. Waves around 2 feet. Showers and chance of Thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Northwest winds 13 to 18 knots becoming north. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday..North winds 13 to 18 knots with gusts to around 20 knots diminishing to 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 2 feet.
Wednesday night..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday..East winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday night..Southeast winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot.
Friday..Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers.
Friday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves less than 1 foot. Slight chance of showers.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 1044 Am Cdt Mon Mar 30 2020
Synopsis..A light onshore flow will redevelop later today as a weak frontal boundary lifts northward over the region. A strong southwest to westerly flow with building seas will develop on Tuesday ahead of a strong cold front approaching from the west. Winds and seas will be locally higher in and near showers and Thunderstorms on Tuesday. A moderate to strong offshore flow will develop early Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday morning in the wake of the cold front. Winds and seas will diminish late Wednesday and continue through the end of the week as high pressure builds across the eastern states.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Mobile, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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FXUS64 KMOB 301622 AAA AFDMOB

Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Mobile AL 1122 AM CDT Mon Mar 30 2020

UPDATE. A Wind Advisory is now in effect for lower parts of southwest and south central AL . lower parts of inland southeast MS and all locations in the western FL Panhandle on Tue from 9 AM CDT through 7 PM CDT. Southwest to westerly winds at 15 to 25 mph with frequent gusts to 30 mph can be expected during this time frame. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. 32/ee

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 638 AM CDT Mon Mar 30 2020/

AVIATION . 12Z issuance . Clouds were streaming from west to east over the central Gulf coast. Bases today are expected to be at mid to high levels. Vsby ok. Light northeast winds this morning. Wind changes more from the east to southeast along the coastal portions mid-day into the afternoon. /10

PREV DISCUSSION . /issued 450 AM CDT Mon Mar 30 2020/

NEAR TERM UPDATE /Now Through Tuesday/ . 30.06Z Surface analysis shows a front draped just off the central Gulf coast with a cooler and drier air-mass in place. Unfortunately, this "less humid" weather will not last as the front begins to ease slowly northward as a warm, front today. Aloft, a flat ridge centered over the central Gulf supports a zonal west to east flow atop the area today with rain-free conditions. The next rain maker comes late tonight into Tuesday. A mid-level impulse in the southern stream over the central plains today ejects eastward tonight, approaching the Mid-South by daybreak Tuesday. Concentrated height falls allows for surface pressures to lower causing a frontal wave of surface low pressure to become better defined as it tracks east across central MS and AL Tuesday morning. In advance of the mid-level impulse, surface front and low, an increasingly diffluent flow operating on deeper Gulf moisture and increased layer ascent from the passage of a 120 to 130 kt speed max at high levels just to our north leads to increased coverage of showers and storms as the evolving warm sector undergoes destabilization. 0-6 km bulk shear magnitudes increase to 50 to 70 knots and with the passage of a modest H85 jet streak from 35 to 45 knots, the stage is set for strong to severe storms perhaps beginning as early as near daybreak Tuesday over interior southeast MS before spreading east through the remainder of the morning. Forecast soundings show veering low levels beneath strengthening westerly flow with height, supportive of organized storm updrafts, including supercells. In addition to damaging straight line wind gusts with the stronger storms, a tornado risk could develop as well. The Storm Prediction Center has outlooked the local area Tuesday for a slight risk of severe storms over portions of interior southeast MS eastward to the interior of southwest/southcentral AL. A marginal risk is outlooked over the Gulf coastal counties. The severe weather threat looks to taper off early afternoon over the eastern zones with any lingering convection there before moving out as the low moves quickly east over GA and SC.

Highs mostly in the lower to mid 80s today. Lows Monday night will be warm in the presence of increasing moisture ranging from near 70 at the coast to lower to mid 60s inland. Highs Tuesday in the upper 70s to lower 80s. /10/03

SHORT TERM /Tuesday night Through Wednesday night/ . An upper trof over the eastern states moves off into the western Atlantic through Wednesday morning and will be followed by an upper ridge which builds from the Plains into the eastern states through Wednesday night. A surface low associated with the upper trof will be located near coastal South Carolina early Tuesday evening with a trailing cold front which extends back westward to across the marine portion of the forecast area. As the front moves well off into the Gulf, much drier and cooler air flows into the region and remains in place during the remainder of the period as a surface ridge builds into the eastern states. Have continued with a dry forecast through Wednesday night. Lows Tuesday night range from the mid 40s well inland to the lower 50s at the coast and lows Wednesday night will be similar. Highs on Wednesday range from the upper 60s well inland to the lower 70s elsewhere. A moderate risk of rip currents is expected Tuesday night through Wednesday then a low risk follows for Wednesday night. /29

EXTENDED TERM /Thursday Through Sunday/ . Ridging both at surface and aloft prevails on Thursday, maintaining the dry and relatively mild conditions. By Thursday night, the ridging slides off to the east of the forecast area, allowing slight moisture return from off of the Gulf of Mexico to begin. Nearly zonal flow aloft Friday and Saturday, bringing a series of weak upper level disturbances east across the area. The combination of the increasing low level moisture and the weak impulses aloft will support isolated to low- end chances for showers Friday and Saturday, perhaps even lasting into Sunday. Models are hinting however at renewed ridging aloft on Sunday, and this may limit rain chances somewhat then, but a little too early to tell for sure. A slight warming trend returns Thursday through the weekend, but not nearly as extreme as it was prior to Tuesday's cold front thanks to persistent cloud cover, scattered showers, and a lack of strong upper ridging and associated deep- layer subsidence. High temps reach the upper 70s to lower 80s (over the interior) each afternoon and lows dipping into the upper 50s inland to low 60s each night, with the warmer temps along the coast. /12

MARINE . Main impacts to commercial and recreational boating interests comes Tuesday. A moderate to strong southwest to westerly flow and building seas to develop on Tuesday ahead of an approaching low pressure system and associated cold front. Winds, waves and seas locally higher in and near storms Tuesday. A moderate to strong offshore flow sets up Tuesday night in the wake of the frontal passage with seas continuing to build. Small craft advisories are in effect for southern Mobile Bay, adjacent MS Sound waters and over the open Gulf waters Tuesday through Mid-morning Wednesday morning. /10

MOB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. AL . Wind Advisory from 9 AM to 7 PM CDT Tuesday for ALZ059-060- 261>266.

FL . Wind Advisory from 9 AM to 7 PM CDT Tuesday for FLZ201>206.

MS . Wind Advisory from 9 AM to 7 PM CDT Tuesday for MSZ078-079.

GM . Small Craft Advisory from 7 AM Tuesday to 10 AM CDT Wednesday for GMZ631-632-650-655-670-675.

Small Craft Advisory from 9 AM to 8 PM CDT Tuesday for GMZ630- 633>636.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 0 mi44 min 79°F 69°F1019.8 hPa
PTOA1 3 mi44 min 78°F 49°F
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 4 mi50 min NE 6 G 8.9 81°F 74°F1020.1 hPa
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 6 mi32 min ESE 1 78°F 1019.6 hPa (-2.4)
MBPA1 13 mi44 min 78°F 53°F
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 19 mi92 min NNW 12 75°F 1019.3 hPa (-1.0)
WBYA1 23 mi44 min 78°F
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 23 mi107 min 80°F 1020 hPa54°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 28 mi62 min NNE 8 74°F 1019.6 hPa
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 32 mi107 min E 8.9 76°F 1022 hPa54°F
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 32 mi32 min ESE 8.9 G 9.9 75°F 1019.5 hPa (-1.5)
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 33 mi62 min NE 11 74°F 1020.3 hPa
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 33 mi50 min E 7 G 14 76°F 1019.8 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 36 mi50 min 74°F
PPTA1 39 mi62 min 75°F 1020 hPa
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 42 mi44 min ENE 8.9 G 12 76°F 1020 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 49 mi44 min SE 1 G 4.1 82°F 77°F1019.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Mobile, Mobile Downtown Airport, AL5 mi39 minNNE 510.00 miFair81°F48°F33%1020.1 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi36 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy79°F51°F38%1019.7 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL19 mi57 minN 010.00 miPartly Cloudy79°F51°F39%1019.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile (Mobile State Docks), Alabama
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Mobile (Mobile State Docks)
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Mon -- 12:03 AM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 04:15 AM CDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:42 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:38 AM CDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:49 PM CDT     1.70 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:10 PM CDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Lower Hall Landing, Tensaw River, Alabama
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Lower Hall Landing
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Mon -- 12:03 AM CDT     Moonset
Mon -- 06:42 AM CDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:20 AM CDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:37 AM CDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:05 PM CDT     1.48 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:09 PM CDT     Sunset
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