Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:43AM||Sunset 5:09PM||Saturday January 25, 2020 7:24 AM CST (13:24 UTC)||Moonrise 8:27AM||Moonset 6:59PM||Illumination 0%|
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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 553 AM CST Sat Jan 25 2020
UPDATE. For 12Z Aviation.
SHORT TERM. /Updated at 0300 AM CST Sat Jan 25 2020/
High pressure will build into the area today. However the stubborn upper level low must exit across the north. Until it does later this afternoon, look for low clouds to persist across the north Clouds will keep the north in the 40 to low 50s. A mix of clouds and sun will allow the south to warm up into the low to mid 50s. A cool night on tap tonight, but not perfect radiational cooling so look for lows in the low to mid 30s.
As we work into Sunday, a gulf low will swing eastward and will help increase clouds during the morning. As the day progresses, we will see the clouds continue to slide north and east as we begin to saturate across the area. Look for rain chances to increase across the southwest with the influx of the moisture from the south. The better chances will be Sunday night and will be discussed in the extended. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
LONG TERM. /Updated at 0300 AM CST Sat Jan 25 2020/
Sunday evening through Monday night.
A northern stream shortwave trough will continue an east- southeastward trajectory toward the Lower Mississippi River Valley on Sunday, generally becoming more phased with and complimentary to a southern stream perturbation. This will continue an already ongoing trend of increasing rain chances as the mid and lower troposphere become more saturated. Areas of light rain, possibly some light shower activity, will continue from west to east into Monday morning. Forecast soundings suggest a surface-based moist layer up to ~1 km into early Monday afternoon, so carried patchy drizzle through Noon despite the decreasing PoP trend. Have no mentionable PoPs for Monday afternoon, though low overcast and drizzle may continue until drier air can advect back into the area.
Tuesday through Friday.
A broad, complex upper-level pattern appears likely to continue into the long-term forecast period. Rain chances will come and go during this time, owing to the timing of any shortwave trough that enters our region. There are consistent signs another shortwave ejects from the Four Corners region into the Southern Plains By Tuesday morning. This disturbance will likely bring another chance of light rain to Central Alabama late Tuesday and into Wednesday. Have truncated PoPs to 30-40% until better timing and other details can be resolved until then.
Thereafter, little forecast confidence exists on any one particular solution toward mid/late next week. An active pattern will likely yield yet another system by late-week and into the weekend, however. Global models depicts this next trough/disturbance with more amplification & resultant poleward extent of quality moisture. Increased PoPs have been placed in the forecast later Thursday through early Saturday as a result of latest trends suggestive of a more moderate rainfall event. Again, PoPs are truncated to ~40% as this remains a low confidence forecast until we get closer to this time. Temperature trends for the entire forecast period remain quite seasonable with highs in the 50s, and lows in the 30s & 40s.
AVIATION. 12Z TAF Discussion.
Upper low swinging slowly through the north this morning. Ceilings have remained around 3000 to 4000 feet, generally VFR for TAF sites this morning. There still could be a drop to MVFR ceilings this morning through 16z so included a TEMPO for the northern sites. Skies clear in the north finally after 18z and we will see VFR for the rest of the cycle. Clouds could increase again by 12z in the west but will leave out for now and focus on the initial 6 hours.
Northwest winds, becoming more westerly at 5-10 mph, are expected throughout today with a south to north distribution of cloud cover, at least into the afternoon. Dry weather will stick around today, though another chance of light rain moves in from the west by Sunday afternoon. Recent rainfall and seasonable temperatures will help maintain relative humidity values >40% into next week where another chance of rain possibly affecting Central Alabama by Wednesday.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Gadsden 49 31 52 42 54 / 0 0 20 60 20 Anniston 50 32 54 43 55 / 0 0 20 50 20 Birmingham 50 35 54 45 56 / 0 0 20 60 10 Tuscaloosa 54 37 55 46 58 / 0 0 40 60 10 Calera 52 34 54 44 56 / 0 0 20 60 10 Auburn 52 35 55 44 55 / 0 0 20 50 10 Montgomery 55 36 57 45 60 / 0 0 20 60 10 Troy 56 37 57 45 60 / 0 0 20 50 10
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|Anniston Metro Airport, AL||23 mi||31 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||31°F||28°F||92%||1020.9 hPa|
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