Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:45AM||Sunset 8:00PM||Sunday July 12, 2020 5:47 PM CDT (22:47 UTC)||Moonrise 12:17AM||Moonset 12:43PM||Illumination 50%|
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Area Discussion for - Birmingham, AL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Birmingham AL 358 PM CDT Sun Jul 12 2020
SHORT TERM. /Updated at 0955 AM CDT Sun Jul 12 2020/
Multiple lines of convection currently underway as the forecasted moisture gradient and boundary builds south/southeast. The unusual orientations stem from the axis of higher pwats, one across Tennessee and the other in Central Mississippi. It is likely after the initial line moves in from the west and weakens that there will be some limited recovery, therefore, a large portion of the northern CWA will see multiple rounds of thunderstorms through this afternoon. As the day progresses, should see these multiple lines congeal into a more southwest to northeast oriented MCS as it progresses southeastward.
The severe weather threat remains as instability values are high with steeper lapse rates and drier air aloft. Some hail and higher wind gusts are the main threats through the afternoon and early evening.
LONG TERM. /Updated at 0330 PM CDT Sun Jul 12 2020/
Tuesday through Sunday.
An upper trof will remain over the eastern U.S. and maintain a relatively dry mid level air mass over Alabama Tuesday and Wednesday. Slightly higher moisture near the south and southwest periphery of the trof may allow for a few diurnal storms over the southern counties. Drier air aloft will allow for mixing and surface dewpoints will drop in the afternoon and keep heat indices near or just below 100 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday. As the upper ridge over the Southern Plains states expands eastward, it will push the deeper moisture on the west side of the trof axis into Alabama. This will produce more diurnal convection for the period Thursday through Sunday. The increase in heat and humidity will push heat indices back to near 105 degrees.
Shower and thunderstorm activity will continue into the evening hours across the southern counties, with a small chance of showers across the north. The rain should mostly be gone by midnight tonight. Drier mid level air will overspread the area on Monday, and only a slight chance of storms expected south of I-85. Humidity values will slightly drop on Monday as northerly winds 7-12 mph ushers in a drier air mass. Ridging aloft will suppress convective activity for all but the southern counties Tuesday and Wednesday. As the upper ridge breaks down later in the week, rain chances will increase. Minimum afternoon humidity values will range from 35 to 45 percent each day.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Gadsden 70 90 68 93 68 / 10 10 0 0 0 Anniston 71 90 69 93 69 / 10 10 0 0 0 Birmingham 72 92 71 93 72 / 10 10 0 0 0 Tuscaloosa 73 93 71 94 73 / 10 10 0 10 10 Calera 72 92 70 93 71 / 20 10 0 10 0 Auburn 71 91 71 93 71 / 30 20 0 10 10 Montgomery 73 93 73 95 74 / 30 20 0 10 10 Troy 73 93 73 94 74 / 40 20 10 20 10
BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/. None.
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|Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport, AL||8 mi||55 min||SSE 5||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||74°F||66°F||79%||1009.9 hPa|
|Alabaster, Shelby County Airport, AL||19 mi||55 min||S 3||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||71°F||69°F||94%||1009.5 hPa|
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