Marine Weather and Tides
1/26/2021 -- The West Coast Satellite images havd been updated. They now use GEOS-17.
1/1/2021 -- The 7 day forecast are now working well. Thank you NOAA for your support.
|Sunrise 6:41AM||Sunset 5:12PM||Wednesday January 27, 2021 7:15 PM CST (01:15 UTC)||Moonrise 5:10PM||Moonset 7:03AM||Illumination 100%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Birmingham AL 610 PM CST Wed Jan 27 2021
UPDATE. For 00Z Aviation.
SHORT TERM. /Updated at 1138 AM CST Wed Jan 27 2021/
An upper level trough over Missouri will move east across the Ohio and Tennessee Valley regions this afternoon and evening. This will result in thicker cloud cover across the area through the afternoon with an increasing chance for rain showers from north to southeast with time. Expect the rain showers to become confined to areas east of Interstate 65 after sunset tonight with dry conditions areawide expected by midnight. A sharp cold front will move through the area tonight with blustery northwest winds that will usher in colder and drier air. Cloud cover will gradually decrease overnight through Thursday morning.
Highs today will range from the low 50s northwest to the mid 60s south followed by a freeze tonight for areas along and northwest of Interstate 85. Lows will range from the upper 20s northwest to the low 30s southeast. Highs Thursday will only range from the mid 40s north to the low 50s southeast.
LONG TERM. /Updated at 0132 PM CST Wed Jan 27 2021/
The only notable change to the long term was to shift the timing of the weekend rain back just a bit. The long range guidance is beginning to trend towards a much slower development of the surface low as it ejects out of the MS Valley. It continues to show signs of weakening through Sunday, so convection appears unlikely at this point as the surface heating and moisture return looks to be meager, at best. The most likely timing of any heavier stratiform QPF will remain overnight into Sunday morning.
Previous long-term discussion: /Updated at 0230 AM CST Wed Jan 27 2021/
Thursday night through Tuesday.
High pressure and light winds on the heels of cold advection will lead to a widespread freeze for Thursday night and Friday morning. Lows should range from the lower 20s in the north to the upper 20s in the south. A deep-layer ridge will shift eastward toward the region on Friday, leading to a warming trend. This will continue into Saturday as a strong shortwave moves toward the Mississippi Valley. Moisture advection and the upper-level shortwave will be supportive of showers by Saturday afternoon across the northwest. This activity will become widespread Saturday night through Sunday morning as a front moves through. Colder and drier conditions will follow for Monday and Tuesday.
AVIATION. 00Z TAF Discussion.
Generally VFR ceilings to start the period. A cold front was moving across Central Alabama at this writing. Winds have shifted to the northwest in most locations and are gusty. Expect the northerly winds and gusts to continue into Thursday. Lower ceilings will filter into the area in the next 3-8 hours associated with the upper trough. Ceilings will be MVFR and range 012-028. Skies will begin clearing from 12-15z.
Expect a transition to breezy northwesterly winds as frontal passage occurs. Expect minimum RH values in the 35-45% range Thursday afternoon, with 30-35% values Friday afternoon. Another system and widespread rain chance occurs later this weekend.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Gadsden 30 45 22 53 28 / 10 0 0 0 0 Anniston 30 46 26 55 31 / 10 0 0 0 0 Birmingham 30 45 27 54 34 / 10 0 0 0 0 Tuscaloosa 31 49 27 55 35 / 0 0 0 0 0 Calera 30 46 29 54 35 / 10 0 0 0 0 Auburn 32 48 29 55 34 / 10 0 0 0 0 Montgomery 33 51 28 57 35 / 10 0 0 0 0 Troy 33 51 27 58 32 / 10 0 0 0 0
BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/. None.
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