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Spanish Fort, AL

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Sunrise 6:27AMSunset 4:51PM Saturday November 28, 2020 2:31 AM CST (08:31 UTC) Moonrise 4:58PMMoonset 5:48AM Illumination 96% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 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- 931 Pm Cst Fri Nov 27 2020
Rest of tonight..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots becoming northwest 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Areas of fog late in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Showers likely and chance of Thunderstorms.
Saturday..North winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight.
Sunday..East winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of Thunderstorms in the morning. Showers. Chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday night..West winds 18 to 23 knots becoming northwest. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers in the evening.
Monday..Northwest winds 18 to 23 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Monday night..Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Tuesday..North winds 13 to 18 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Tuesday night..Northeast winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves less than 1 foot.
Wednesday..East winds 3 to 8 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Wednesday night..East winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 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- 931 Pm Cst Fri Nov 27 2020
Synopsis..Light onshore flow will shift to offshore overnight as a cold front moves south over the gulf. Moderate to strong onshore flow returns by Sunday as a system approaches from the west. Flow becomes moderate to strong offshore Sunday night as a cold front crosses area waters. Winds weaken mid week as surface high pressure passes over the area.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Spanish Fort, AL
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Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL
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FXUS64 KMOB 280558 AFDMOB

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Mobile AL 1158 PM CST Fri Nov 27 2020

AVIATION. 06Z issuance . Mixed IFR to low end MVFR conditions are expected to persist through the TAF period. The potential for brief LIFR conditions cannot be ruled out. Rain chances begin diminishing as the front continues pushing south. Winds will be mainly northerly and light early in the TAF period, increasing to around 5-10kts in the latter. Patchy fog may also be possible in the early to mid- morning hours. Conditions will continued to be monitored and updated if necessary. JEH/88

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 1054 PM CST Fri Nov 27 2020/

NEAR TERM UPDATE /Now Through Sunday/ . The surface front is currently just south of the I-65 corridor and expected to continue moving south out over the Gulf by Saturday morning and eventually stalling. Mid-level shortwave energy continues moving through zonal mid level flow over the Lower Mississippi River Valley/Southeast. Rain chances will continue through the overnight and begin diminishing into the late morning hours as the front moves out over the Gulf and drier air begins to filter into the area from the north. With clouds remaining persistent over the region, low temps tonight will be similar to last nights overnight lows ranging from the mid 50s to low 60s north of I-65 and low 60s to mid 60s south of I-65. Seasonably warm temps are expected over most of the forecast area again on Saturday, with high temperatures ranging from mid to upper 60s to near 70 northwest of I-65 to low to mid 70s southeast.

The potent upper level system that was over the four corners region begins to traverse over the Great Plains region thru Saturday reaching the ArkLaMiss region by Sunday afternoon. A surface low will develop over the northwest Gulf along the stalled frontal boundary and quickly move northeast into central Alabama by Sunday afternoon. Rain will quickly develop after midnight Saturday night into early Sunday morning as positive vorticity advection and warm air advection enhances lift along and to the north of the frontal zone which will be located very close to the coast. Going through the day on Sunday, the front will try lifting northward as a warm front as the surface low moves northeast and strengthens. Determining how far the boundary will get is still a challenge. This will determine how much of a warm sector and resulting instability will spread inland over the region. Latest GFS guidance keeps the front along the coast and shows significant rain occurring along and just to the cool side of the boundary. Meanwhile, the updated ECMWF and NAM show a slightly greater extent north of the boundary, placing at least the extreme southern region of the CWA more firmly in the warm sector. Determining this potential will ultimately determine severe weather threats. 0-6km bulk shear of 50-60 kt will be more than supportive of severe weather. Additionally, strong SRH values ranging from 400- 600m2s2 are located along and just south of the front. However, if the instability stays just offshore, then there will be less of a chance for severe weather. Determining severe weather threat in a high shear, low CAPE environment is hard to discern fine details of a severe threat. Currently, there is a Marginal Risk of severe weather across much of the forecast area with greater reasonability closer to the coast. With PWATs of 1.5-1.75" present periods of heavy rain as the system moves through will be possible. Conditions will quickly dry out from west to east Sunday night as a strong cold front moves through the region. Low temps Sunday morning will range from the low 50s to around 60 north of I-65 and low to mid 60s south of I-65. High temps Sunday are expected to range from the mid 60s in the northwest region of the CWA increasing southeast to the mid 70s. JEH/88

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 10 mi44 min 67°F
PTOA1 10 mi44 min 67°F 66°F
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 12 mi44 min N 6 G 7 67°F 67°F1015.5 hPa
MBPA1 18 mi44 min 67°F 67°F
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL 22 mi32 min Calm 67°F 1015.6 hPa (-1.4)
WBYA1 22 mi44 min 73°F
BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL 28 mi92 min SSW 1.9 1016.3 hPa (-1.4)
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 35 mi32 min N 1.9 G 1.9 68°F 1016.2 hPa (-1.0)
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 36 mi44 min NNE 1.9 G 1.9 68°F 1016 hPa
PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL 41 mi44 min NNE 1.9 G 2.9 68°F 69°F1015.9 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 45 mi50 min 69°F
42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy 49 mi32 min N 3.9 G 5.8 70°F 74°F1016.4 hPa (-1.0)
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 49 mi44 min W 4.1 G 4.1 69°F 1016.5 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, AL13 mi39 minN 78.00 miOvercast67°F66°F100%1016.7 hPa
Sonny Callahan Airport, AL19 mi57 minN 07.00 miOvercast64°F64°F100%1016.3 hPa
Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL21 mi36 minNNW 71.50 miFog/Mist64°F64°F100%1016.8 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KBFM

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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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Sat -- 12:01 AM CST     1.31 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:48 AM CST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:29 AM CST     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:30 AM CST     0.06 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:57 PM CST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:49 PM CST     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Mobile (Mobile State Docks), Alabama (2) (expired 1989-12-31)
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Mobile (Mobile State Docks)
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Sat -- 04:48 AM CST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:29 AM CST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:35 AM CST     -0.17 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:58 PM CST     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:50 PM CST     Sunset
Sat -- 10:29 PM CST     1.29 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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