Sterrett, AL Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Sterrett, AL

April 12, 2024 3:43 PM CDT (20:43 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:18 AM   Sunset 7:17 PM
Moonrise 8:53 AM   Moonset 12:00 AM 
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Birmingham AL 142 PM CDT Fri Apr 12 2024

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SHORT TERM
(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 142 PM CDT FRI APR 12 2024

This afternoon.

A closed low was located over Lake Huron of the Great Lakes while deep troughing extended southwest over the Southern Appalachians.
To our west, amplified longwave ridging extended over the Plains states while a shortwave trough was offshore of Southern California. Deep occluded surface low pressure was located just northeast of Lake Huron with another area of low pressure at the triple point located across far Northwest New York State. A surface cold front extended south along the Mid Atlantic and further south offshore of the Southeast Atlantic Coast. Surface high pressure was centered across the ArkLaTex Region.

The pressure gradient remains tight enough again today to support breezy to windy conditions at times under sunny skies except for the northeast counties that may see a few cumulus clouds moving southeast through the afternoon hours. Winds will be from the northwest at 15-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph possible in the more open areas and areas in higher terrain. High temperatures will range from the mid 60s in the higher terrain east to the mid 70s far southwest.

Tonight.

The deep upper low will move east over Northern New York overnight while longwave ridging continues to build over the Plains and moves east toward the Mid-South Region. Both deep surface low pressure areas will move northeast into Canada while surface high pressure moves east, becoming centered across the Lower to Middle Mississippi River Valley.

Expect clear skies across much of the area with exception far northeast where a few clouds may linger before moving east of the state later in the night and far southwest where a few high clouds will begin to approach from the west. Some patchy fog may develop due to the recent rains that have resulted in rather moist ground conditions. This potential looks to be best across portions of the southwest and in vicinity of rivers and lakes. The winds will decrease substantially as surface high pressure moves closer to the area with northwest winds from 2-4 mph forecast. Low temperatures will range from near 40 in the normally colder spots north and northeast to the mid 40s south and southwest.

Saturday.

Amplified ridging in the mid levels will continue to move east toward the area on Saturday while troughing will persist over New England with a closed low along the Central California Coast. A surface trough will be located to the east along the Coastal Carolinas while surface high pressure will be centered near the Florida Big Bend.

Mostly sunny skies are forecast on Saturday as some high level clouds move in from the west and southwest through the day. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 6-12 mph. High temperatures will range from the mid 70s in the higher elevations east to the low 80s southwest.

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LONG TERM
(Saturday night through Thursday)
Issued at 348 AM CDT FRI APR 12 2024

A period of quiet weather is expected for Sunday through Tuesday as an upper-level ridge amplifies over the region in response to a strong trough moving toward the Southern Plains. Conditions will remain dry with temperatures should reaching the low to mid 80s each afternoon. As the trough in the Plains moves toward the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, the tail end of a weakening front should arrive on Wednesday. This could bring a few showers and thunderstorms to our north counties, but widespread significant rain is not expected.

Another trough is expected to move across the Middle Mississippi Valley late Thursday. Much of the day should remain dry, but rain chances will increase Thursday evening into early Friday as a front approaches from the northwest.

87/Grantham

AVIATION
(18Z TAFS)
Issued at 1155 AM CDT FRI APR 12 2024

VFR conditions will prevail through this cycle. Clear skies will persist at all sites this afternoon and evening with only a few scattered cumulus possible far northeast. Breezy low-level west to northwest winds will continue through the afternoon with gusts from 15-25 kts generally. Expect winds to slacken greatly overnight with speeds generally less than 5 kts overnight. Some high clouds will move east over much of the south and west parts of the area into the day Saturday with low-level winds lighter from the northwest at 4-8 kts.

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FIRE WEATHER

Dry conditions will be in place through the weekend. Min RHs will drop into the 26-35 percent range for much of the area this afternoon, with 20 ft northwesterly winds in the 10-18 mph range.
Max RH values overnight will be in the low 70s to mid 90s. Could see some critical conditions even though red flag criteria will not be met. The 20 ft winds diminish Saturday to less than 10 mph and become more westerly. Minimum RH values will be in the 28-38 percent range. Dry conditions continue through the first of next week.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
Gadsden 42 77 50 82 / 0 0 0 0 Anniston 41 77 53 82 / 0 0 0 0 Birmingham 45 78 55 82 / 0 0 0 0 Tuscaloosa 44 81 53 82 / 0 0 0 0 Calera 43 79 54 81 / 0 0 0 0 Auburn 45 77 54 80 / 0 0 0 0 Montgomery 44 79 52 83 / 0 0 0 0 Troy 46 79 52 83 / 0 0 0 0

BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KPLR ST CLAIR COUNTY,AL 16 sm28 minW 14G2210 smClear70°F32°F25%30.10
KBHM BIRMINGHAMSHUTTLESWORTH INTL,AL 18 sm50 minWNW 14G2610 smClear70°F34°F26%30.12
KSCD MERKEL FIELD SYLACAUGA MUNI,AL 19 sm28 minWNW 13G2610 smClear70°F34°F26%30.10
KEET SHELBY COUNTY,AL 22 sm50 minNW 14G2610 smClear70°F32°F25%30.11
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