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Mobile, AL

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Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 5:24PM Monday January 27, 2020 11:02 PM CST (05:02 UTC) Moonrise 9:43AMMoonset 9:03PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 928 Pm Cst Mon Jan 27 2020
Rest of tonight..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Tuesday..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southeast. Waves less than 1 foot.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming east 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday..East winds 8 to 13 knots becoming northeast. Waves around 1 foot. Showers likely and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..North winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots diminishing to 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Thursday night..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers.
Friday..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Chance of showers.
Friday night..North winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves less than 1 foot. Chance of showers.
Saturday..Northwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday night..Northwest winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 928 Pm Cst Mon Jan 27 2020
Synopsis..A very progressive pattern this week as a series of surface lows move from west to east across the marine area. Offshore winds will continue tonight. Expect an increase in winds and rain chances with each of the additional passing weather system Wednesday and Friday, especially the one on Wednesday. Seas gradually build through the week.


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 272321 AAA AFDMOB

Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service Mobile AL 521 PM CST Mon Jan 27 2020

DISCUSSION. Updated for latest aviation discussion below.

AVIATION. 00Z issuance . An MVFR ceiling over the southern portion of the area shifts southward into the marine area shortly after issuance time leaving VFR conditions over the area. Will need to monitor for fog development overnight, with the potential for IFR or lower conditions late tonight. Any fog that develops will dissipate by mid Tuesday morning leaving VFR conditions. Light northerly winds tonight become easterly 5 to 10 knots Tuesday morning, then switch to the southeast in the afternoon. /29

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 242 PM CST Mon Jan 27 2020/

NEAR TERM /Now Through Tuesday/ . Surface low pressure over the northeastern Gulf south of Apalachicola Florida early this evening is expected to open into a trough and be oriented over the southeastern Gulf by late tonight as high pressure (surface and aloft) builds into our forecast area from the west. During the day on Tuesday the high pressure will drift over and then just to the east of the forecast area. A drier northeasterly low level flow is expected tonight, becoming more easterly on Tuesday. This will bring drier air into the region, with dewpoints dropping from the mid and upper 40s today to the low and mid 40s by Tuesday. The drier air combined with the ridging aloft should result in less cloud cover on Tuesday, but some thin high clouds may persist. No rainfall is expected through the near term forecast period. Tonight, skies may clear slightly during the evening (but this is more uncertain than previously thought due to the lingering clouds during the day on Monday). With the wet ground from the recent rainfall, could see enough radiational cooling this evening for the development of patchy fog, possibly becoming more widespread overnight and potentially dense in some locations if there are enough breaks in low cloud cover this evening. Due to the uncertainties of how much radiational cooling we will get due to lingering cloud cover, we will not issue a Dense Fog Advisory for tonight at this time but will have to monitor for that possibility overnight. Lows tonight ranging from the upper 30s and lower 40s over interior zones, but low to mid 40s down toward and along the coast. Highs on Tuesday expected to mainly be in the low to mid 60s. /12

SHORT TERM /Tuesday night Through Thursday night/ . An upper shortwave ejects from the southern Rockies eastward across the South Plains Tuesday night. Surface cyclogenesis associated with this upper wave develops a weak low over the TX/OK Red River Valley which then pushes quickly southeast into the lower Mississippi River Valley by early Wednesday morning. As this system approaches, rain chances increase across the local area from west to east throughout the day Wednesday. Guidance remains in good agreement with tracking this surface low right along the coast, leaving most land areas entrenched in a cool and stable airmass. Thus, expecting showers to be primary mode, though a few rumbles of thunder can't be ruled out in heavier cells as some weak elevated instability (MUCAPE ~200 J/kg) could develop right above the stable surface layer. Greatest chance for thunder will be right along the coast and offshore where there will be more instability along/south of a weak warm front.

This system pushes through quickly on Wednesday, with rain chances quickly tapering off from west to east by Wednesday night. Thursday will be dry as high pressure briefly builds back into the area. Temperatures change little through the short term, with highs in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees each afternoon and lows in the 40s each night. /49

LONG TERM /Friday Through Monday/ . A much deeper trough pushes east across the Great Plains states to begin the long term period and a broad swath of enhanced upper-level winds spreads downstream over the Deep South and Southeast. Expecting showers to return to the area as a result Friday into early Saturday. However, any surface reflection would occur to our south over the open Gulf waters, leaving the local area still firmly entrenched in a cool and stable airmass at the surface. Thus, still expecting a cool rain regime with little chance for thunder, let alone organized convection.

It takes some time for the upper longwave trough to organize as a series of weak shortwave impulses progress through the flow. By the time the longwave trough can fall into phase and deepen, it will be over the far eastern CONUS and the local area beneath its western flank and large-scale subsidence aloft. A surface low forms off the Southeast Atlantic coast and lifts northeast along the eastern seaboard. Meanwhile, here along the central Gulf coast, dry conditions prevail under northwest flow Sunday into early next week. Temperatures continue to run steadily in the upper 50s and 60s each afternoon and 40s each night throughout the period. /49

MARINE . A very progressive pattern continues over the coastal waters this week as a series of low pressure areas move east across or near the marine area. Expect an increase in both winds and seas with each of the passing weather systems, but most likely remaining just below Small Craft Advisory criteria. The first low will be departing the marine area to the east Monday evening. A second area of low pressure will move east across the marine area on Wednesday, and a third low pressure area will move east across the Gulf (most likely to the south of our marine area) Friday and Friday night. Winds and seas will most likely be highest in association with the Wednesday system as current model data indicates that system will move east directly across the marine area and also that it will likely be the stronger of the two systems. This is the system that will have to be monitored most closely for a potential Small Craft Advisory. Seas generally in the 2 to 4 foot range through most of the week, but potentially as high as 4 to 6 feet (possibly higher) Wednesday and Wednesday night. /12

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
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 0 mi50 min 49°F 53°F1017.7 hPa
PTOA1 3 mi44 min 50°F 47°F
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 4 mi44 min NNW 4.1 G 5.1
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 6 mi62 min N 1.9 49°F 1017.6 hPa (+1.0)
MBPA1 13 mi44 min 47°F 47°F
WBYA1 23 mi44 min 58°F
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 23 mi77 min 46°F 1017 hPa46°F
CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL 28 mi62 min NNW 4.1 51°F 1017.6 hPa (+1.4)
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 32 mi62 min N 5.1 G 6 53°F 1017.5 hPa (+1.2)
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 32 mi77 min N 2.9 49°F 1019 hPa47°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 33 mi44 min NNE 8 G 11 53°F 1017.4 hPa
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 33 mi62 min N 8 52°F 1017.6 hPa (+1.0)
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 36 mi50 min 58°F
PPTA1 39 mi62 min 51°F 1017.3 hPa (+0.7)
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 42 mi50 min N 8 G 8.9
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 49 mi44 min N 2.9 G 5.1 50°F 1017.4 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 mi69 minNW 310.00 miFair47°F45°F93%1018 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL11 mi66 minN 06.00 miFog/Mist42°F42°F100%1017.6 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL19 mi67 minN 07.00 miFair43°F42°F100%1017.6 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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Tue -- 01:54 AM CST     1.10 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:45 AM CST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:13 AM CST     Moonrise
Tue -- 11:29 AM CST     -0.14 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:24 PM CST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:57 PM CST     Moonset
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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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Tue -- 04:09 AM CST     0.95 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:45 AM CST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:13 AM CST     Moonrise
Tue -- 02:34 PM CST     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:23 PM CST     Sunset
Tue -- 08:56 PM CST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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