Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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FXUS64 KHUN 060312
AFDHUN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
912 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015

.UPDATE...
LOWERED TEMPS FOR MOST AREAS THIS EVENING.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
THE LOW LEVEL CLOUD DECK ASSOCIATED WITH OUR WINTER SYSTEM HAVE
CLEARED OUT OF THE AREA. HOWEVER...NORTHERLY WINDS ENCOUNTERING THE
CUMBERLAND PLATEAU HAVE ALLOWED FOR A SCATTERED DECK OF CLOUDS TO
HANG AROUND THIS EVENING. COLD/DRY AIR ASSOCIATED WITH A HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDING INTO THE AREA WILL START TO MOVE IN LATE
TONIGHT.

THE QUESTION FOR TONIGHT WILL BE...AS THE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO
THE AREA AND WINDS BECOME ORIENTED MORE TO THE N/NE...IF THE CLOUD
DECK ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU BUILDS BACK
SLIGHTLY WESTWARD. IF CLOUDS DO BUILD BACK WESTWARD WE MAY NOT SEE
TEMPERATURES DROP INTO THE LOW TO MID TEENS...INSTEAD WE MAY HOVER IN
THE UPPER TEENS TO NEAR 20 DEGREES. HOWEVER...WITH THE RECENT
SLEET/SNOW...COLD/DRY AIR TO OUR NORTH MAY WIN OUT TONIGHT AND THE
LOW LEVEL CLOUDS WILL BE SCATTERED AND LIMITED. THE DRIER AIR
ARRIVING LATER TONIGHT SHOULD ALSO HELP TEMPERATURES FALL INTO THE
TEENS.

ANY MELTING OF THE ICE/SLEET EARLIER TODAY WILL REFREEZE TONIGHT AND
ROADS WILL REMAIN SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT CLEAR
SKIES TOMORROW AND TEMPERATURES NEAR 40 DEGREES SHOULD HELP MELT THE
REMAINDER OF ANY ICE ON THE ROADS. THE REST OF THE FORECAST IS ON
TRACK AND NO OTHER UPDATES ARE NEEDED.

STUMPF

&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 534 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015/
FOR 00Z TAFS...
THE LOW CLOUDS HAS CLEARED THE MSL TERMINAL AND SHOULD CLEAR THE HSV
TERMINAL BETWEEN 01-02Z. BASED ON LATEST VIS/IR SATELLITE IMAGERY
THERE MAY A FEW/SCT DECK OF CLOUDS THIS EVENING AROUND 5KFT AND HAVE
LEFT THIS IN THE TAF FOR NOW. OTHERWISE...EXPECT CLEAR SKIES THROUGH
THE REMAINDER OF THE PERIOD.

BREEZY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING WITH SPEEDS
AROUND 10KTS AND OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 15KTS POSSIBLE. WINDS BEGIN TO
DECREASE TOWARDS SUNRISE FRIDAY AND SHOULD BECOME LIGHT AND VARIABLE
BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

STUMPF

&&

.HUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...NONE.
TN...NONE.
&&

$$

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AT WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE.


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