Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMOB 100540
AFDMOB

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1140 PM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

.DISCUSSION...UPDATED FOR LATEST AVIATION DISCUSSION BELOW.

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z ISSUANCE...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH
CONTINUED CLEAR SKIES. LIGHT WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
OVERNIGHT. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10-15 KNOTS WITH
A FEW GUSTS AROUND 20 KNOTS MID TO LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT BY EARLY
WEDNESDAY EVENING. /21

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1001 PM CST TUE FEB 9 2016/

DISCUSSION...UPDATED FOR LATEST MARINE DISCUSSION BELOW.

MARINE UPDATE...OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE
GRADUALLY SUBSIDING OVER THE PROTECTED WATERS THIS EVENING. WIND
SPEEDS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW ADVISORY CRITERIA THROUGH THE REST OF THE
NIGHT...AND HAVE OPTED TO DROP THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THAT WAS IN
EFFECT FOR THE BAYS AND SOUNDS. STILL SOME POTENTIAL FOR OFFSHORE
FLOW TO STRENGTHEN BACK TO CAUTIONARY LEVELS OVER MOBILE BAY AND THE
MS SOUND LATER TONIGHT...SO WILL KEEP SCEC HEADLINES IN PLACE THERE.
STRONGER NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST OVER THE OPEN GULF WATERS
OUT TO 60 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...AND A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
REMAINS IN EFFECT. SOME GUSTS AROUND OR JUST OVER 30 KT WILL BE
POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY BEYOND 20 NM THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
WINDS AND SEAS SHOULD GRADUALLY SUBSIDE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. /21

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 619 PM CST TUE FEB 9 2016/

DISCUSSION...SEE UPDATED INFORMATION BELOW.

UPDATE...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED AND AN UPDATED
FORECAST WAS SENT TO REMOVE WIND ADVISORY HEADLINES. /21

&&

.MOB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...NONE.
FL...NONE.
MS...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL NOON CST WEDNESDAY FOR GMZ650-655-670-
     675.

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