Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:47AM||Sunset 6:38PM||Thursday October 1, 2020 2:55 PM CDT (19:55 UTC)||Moonrise 6:55PM||Moonset 6:25AM||Illumination 100%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Birmingham AL 138 PM CDT Thu Oct 1 2020
SHORT TERM. /Updated at 1148 AM CDT Thu Oct 01 2020/
Re-enforcing cold front working through Alabama this afternoon is hardly noticable outside of a mild wind shift. We will continue with the sunny skies and mild temperatures, although a slight cool down is expected behind this front, especially by Saturday morning.
LONG TERM. /Updated at 0135 PM CDT Thu Oct 01 2020/
The extended forecast remains on track. Overall, persistent troughing over the eastern CONUS will ensure the dry continental airmass remains in place across Central AL through this period. Gradual warming can be expected through mid next week as high pressure begins building into the Lower MS Valley. 86
Previous long-term discussion: /Updated at 319 AM CDT Thu Oct 01 2020/ Friday night through Wednesday.
Cool and dry weather will persist through the weekend and into next week.
The overall synoptic pattern doesn't change that much as we go into the weekend. Deep troughing across the Eastern CONUS with ridging in the west will persist. A shortwave trough does dip through the Upper Midwest Saturday through Sunday and could send a cold front southward towards Central AL. The ECMWF had hinted towards a stronger frontal boundary and potentially some light rain in the northwest, but that has backed off substantially in the last couple of runs. The front is expected to weaken before it reaches Central AL and any forcing clips north of our area; therefore, I've removed any mention of precip from the forecast for Sunday.
The pattern changes briefly Monday into Tuesday as the deep trough axis shifts eastward and more zonal flow develops across the region. This will result in a slight warming trend. This could persist through Wednesday, though model guidance begins to diverge beyond Tuesday. The question becomes how Disturbance 1, highlighted by NHC, evolves. It's possible we see some retrograde motion of the stalled frontal boundary along the coast and an increase in moisture across the south by Wednesday, but this is highly uncertain and the statistical guidance maintains generally less than 10-15% probability of any measurable precip through Wednesday night. Therefore, given the low probability and uncertainty in the models, I'll leave any mention of precip out of the forecast for Wednesday.
AVIATION. 18Z TAF Discussion.
All sites are expected to remain VFR through the period with few aviation weather concerns.
Dry weather will persist through the weekend. Minimum RHs will run in the 30-45% range. Winds will shift more to the north on today as a dry cold front pushes through the area. As the front moves through, there could be more breezy conditions, but this will remain below any critical values. Generally light northerly flow continues Friday into Saturday before becoming more easterly Saturday afternoon and evening.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Gadsden 45 69 44 72 47 / 0 0 0 0 0 Anniston 46 70 45 74 48 / 0 0 0 0 0 Birmingham 48 70 47 74 51 / 0 0 0 0 0 Tuscaloosa 48 72 47 75 51 / 0 0 0 0 0 Calera 48 70 47 74 51 / 0 0 0 0 0 Auburn 50 71 48 73 51 / 0 0 0 0 0 Montgomery 50 74 48 76 51 / 0 0 0 0 0 Troy 51 72 49 74 53 / 0 0 0 0 0
BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/. None.
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