Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mobile AL
536 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

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536 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Alabama...southwest Alabama...northwest Florida and southeast
Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A light wintry mix will be possible today and tonight over much of
the area. The precip is expected to move over west-central Alabama
and interior southeast Mississippi by the mid-afternoon hours,
then reach the coast and Florida panhandle by mid to late
evening. Snow accumulations are generally expected to be one half
inch or less, though a burst of locally heavier snow may bring
isolated totals up to or just over an inch, mainly over inland
areas. These brief bursts of heavier snow could also produce slick
spots on roads, especially bridges and overpasses. A Winter
Weather Advisory is in effect for much of the area from noon today
until 6am CST Wednesday.

Very cold temperatures move in quickly behind the wintry mix,
leading to the potential for black ice late tonight as any
residual moisture left on roads will freeze. A Hard Freeze Warning
is in effect generally along and west of the I-65 corridor
tonight, where low temps will range from the mid teens to around
20 degrees.

Dangerous wind chill values in the single digits are also expected
tonight across much of the area. A Wind Chill Advisory is in
effect from midnight tonight until 11 am Wednesday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for the entire area Wednesday
night into early Thursday morning, as lows are expected to once
again dip into the mid to upper teens across much of the area.

A Wind Chill Advisory may be required once again Wednesday night
into early Thursday morning as single digit wind chills will be
possible across much of the area.

Southerly flow will return to the northern Gulf Coast by Saturday.
With warmer open Gulf air flowing over cool near-shore waters, dense
sea fog is possible this weekend along the coast.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of SkyWarn severe spotter networks is not expected
through Sunday.

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Northern Mobile Bay-Southern Mobile Bay-Mississippi Sound-
Perdido Bay-Pensacola Bay System-Western Choctawhatchee Bay-
Eastern Choctawhatchee Bay-
Coastal waters from Pensacola FL to Pascagoula MS out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Okaloosa Walton County Line FL to Pensacola
FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Pensacola FL to Pascagoula MS from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Okaloosa Walton County Line FL to Pensacola FL from
20 to 60 NM-
536 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the coastal
waters of Alabama and northwest Florida.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong offshore flow in the wake of a cold front will produce
hazardous conditions for small craft late this evening through
tonight. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the entire marine
area starting at 3pm CST this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Conditions will be hazardous for small craft over the entire
marine area through Wednesday night, with the Small Craft
Advisory continuing until 6am CST Thursday.

Southerly flow returns by the weekend. With warm Gulf air flowing
over cool near shore waters, dense fog formation along the coast
is likely this weekend.

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