Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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FXUS64 KHUN 191735 AAC
AFDHUN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1235 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

.UPDATE...
FOR 18Z TAFS

&&

.DISCUSSION...
/ISSUED 1101 AM CDT SAT APR 19 2014/
AN UPPER LOW NOW OVER SOUTHERN GEORGIA CONTINUED TO MOVE TO THE
EAST...IN WHAT CAN BE DESCRIBED AS AN ACTIVE PROGRESSIVE MID/UPPER
LEVEL PATTERN. PRECIP FROM THIS FEATURE HAS MOSTLY STAYED TO THE
SOUTH OF THIS REGION. DESPITE THAT...SOME LOCATIONS...ESPECIALLY
SOUTH OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER AND EAST OF I-65 DID REPORT MEASURABLE
RAIN OVER THE LAST DAY. AT THE PRESENT...ONLY SCATTERED...MOSTLY HIGH
ALTITUDE CLOUDS FLOWED ACROSS THE REGION IN A NORTH TO SOUTH MANNER.
THIS HAS RESULTED IN GENERALLY CLEAR SKIES OVER NW ALABAMA...WITH
PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE MIDDLE AND EASTERN SECTIONS...
WITH N-NE SURFACE WINDS OF 5-15 MPH.

PREVIOUS AND NEW GUIDANCE CONTINUED A TREND OF MOVING THE SE SYSTEM
FURTHER OFF SHORE BY THE EVENING. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN A SLOW
CLEARING OF CLOUDS FROM WEST TO EAST LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND
THIS EVENING. FEWER CLOUDS OUT WEST HAVE RESULTED IN TEMPS TRENDING
WARMER FASTER THAN IN THE PAST FORECAST...SO SOME ADJUSTMENTS WERE IN
ORDER. WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES SO FAR OUT WEST...HAVE INCREASED
HIGHS OVER NW ALABAMA A DEGREE OR TWO...AND LEFT THEM AS IS
ELSEWHERE. HAVE ALSO LOWERED WIND SPEEDS SOME...SUSTAINED IN THE
5-15 MPH RANGE...WITH FEWER GUSTS ABOVE 20 MPH. MORE SUN SHOULD HELP
TEMPERATURES FINALLY WARM ABOVE SEASONABLE NORMS...WHICH ARE NOW IN
THE MID 70S.

RSB

&&

.AVIATION...
FOR 18Z TAFS...
VFR CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. NE WINDS OF
10-20KT SHOULD CONTINUE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON. WINDS
WILL DIMINISH TO AROUND 5KT FROM THE EAST AFTER DUSK THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT...THEN BECOME SE AROUND 5KT BY LATE SUNDAY MORNING.

RSB

&&

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

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