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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
307 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES FORECAST TO CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND...

.SHORT TERM [TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT]...HOT...HUMID CONDITIONS TO
CONTINUE AS THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE UMBRELLAS THE REGION. DANGEROUS
HEAT INDEX VALUES REACHING 106 TO 110 DEGREES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
LATE AFTERNOON AND RETURN LATE SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY EVENING. SPOTTY THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD DISSIPATE EARLY THIS
EVENING AND FIRE UP AGAIN TOMORROW AFTERNOON AS MINOR WAVES ROTATING
AROUND THE UPPER LEVEL HIGH MANAGE TO RELEASE SOME OF THE
INSTABILITY OVERLYING THE REGION. /08 JVW

DEEP LAYER RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE HOLDS STRONG SATURDAY NIGHT WITH
ANY ISOLATED STORMS FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON...DISSIPATING QUICKLY AFTER
SUNSET. LITTLE CHANGE IN OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES...RANGING FROM
74 TO 79...THE UPPER END OF THIS RANGE BEING CLOSEST TO THE COAST.
/10

.LONG TERM [SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY]...THE LARGE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI AND
TENNESSEE VALLEY REGION AND THROUGH MUCH OF THE DEEP SOUTH AGAIN
SUNDAY. AN INVERTED SURFACE TROUGH WILL STRETCH ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE INTO SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI. HOT AND
HUMID CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST WITH THESE FEATURES...WITH TEMPERATURES
AGAIN RANGING FROM THE MID 90S TO NEAR 100. HEAT INDICES MAY AGAIN
RANGE FROM 105-110 ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION...AND LATER SHIFTS WILL
NEED TO MONITOR FOR POTENTIAL EXTENSION OF THE HEAT ADVISORY ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE AREA SUNDAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
AGAIN POSSIBLE SUNDAY...POTENTIALLY MORE SCATTERED IN COVERAGE ACROSS
EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE CWFA WHERE PRECIPITABLE WATER (PWAT) VALUES
INCREASE TO 1.8 TO 2 INCHES BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE UPPER LEVEL
RIDGE WILL SLOWLY PIVOT WESTWARD BY MONDAY...STILL EXTENDING ACROSS
MUCH OF THE THE MISSISSIPPI AND TENNESSEE VALLEY REGIONS. MEDIUM
RANGE SOLUTIONS ARE STILL IN AGREEMENT WITH BRINGING AN AREA OF
DEEPER MOISTURE SOUTHWESTWARD INTO OUR FORECAST AREA ON THE
SOUTHEASTERN AND SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE RIDGE AXIS BY MONDAY
AFTERNOON. WITH PWATS POTENTIALLY INCREASING TO OVER 2.25 INCHES...AT
LEAST SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LOOK TO BE A GOOD BET
ACROSS THE REGION... AND WILL MAINTAIN THUNDERSTORM PROBABILITIES IN
THE 30-50 PERCENT RANGE ACROSS THE CWFA MONDAY. UPPER RIDGING MAY
BUILD BACK EASTWARD THROUGH THE DEEP SOUTH TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY
BEFORE BREAKING DOWN LATE IN THE WEEK AS WESTERLY FLOW INCREASES
AHEAD OF THE NEXT TROUGH ADVANCING EAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL CONUS.
THUNDERSTORM PROBABILITIES TREND DOWNWARD TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AS
THE DEEPER MOISTURE LOOKS TO MOVE TO THE WEST OF THE REGION AND AS
UPPER RIDGING BUILDS BACK IN. A GRADUAL INCREASING TREND IN
PROBABILITIES OFFERED TO CLOSE OUT THE WEEK...THE BETTER CHANCES
LOOKING TO RETURN ON FRIDAY...AS GULF MOISTURE OPENS UP AHEAD OF
UPPER TROUGH MOVING OUT OF THE PLAINS.

TEMPERATURE-WISE...THE INCREASED CHANCE OF RAIN SHOULD KNOCK HIGHS
DOWN CLOSER TO NORMAL MONDAY. READINGS THEN LOOK TO AVERAGE NEAR TO
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE EXTENDED FORECAST
PERIOD. /21 /10

&&

.AVIATION (18Z ISSUANCE)...PREDOMINANTLY VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS. HOWEVER...MVFR CONDITIONS CAN
BE EXPECTED IN AND AROUND THE SPOTTY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY OCCURRING
ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON. STORMS THOUGH SHOULD BE SHORT
LIVED...QUICKLY DISSIPATING AFTER SUNSET THIS EVENING. 08/JW

&&

.MARINE...GENERALLY A LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE WIND FLOW
REGIME WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS
A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM REMAINS CENTERED OVER THE REGION.
SURFACE WINDS WILL BEGIN INCREASING AND WAVES BUILDING BY THE
BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK AS A FRONTAL SYSTEM PUSHES INTO THE AREA
FROM THE NORTHEAST. /08

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
MOBILE      74  96  75  97  75 /  20  20  10  20  20
PENSACOLA   78  95  79  97  79 /  20  20  10  20  20
DESTIN      83  95  82  96  82 /  10  20  10  20  30
EVERGREEN   72  99  74  99  74 /  20  20  05  20  20
WAYNESBORO  71  98  74  99  74 /  20  20  05  20  20
CAMDEN      72  99  75  98  75 /  20  10  05  20  20
CRESTVIEW   73  99  75  99  75 /  20  20  10  20  20

&&

.MOB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM FRIDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES:
     BUTLER...CHOCTAW...CLARKE...CONECUH...COVINGTON...
     CRENSHAW...ESCAMBIA...LOWER BALDWIN...LOWER MOBILE...
     MONROE...UPPER BALDWIN...UPPER MOBILE...WASHINGTON...
     WILCOX...

     HEAT ADVISORY FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 7 PM SATURDAY FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: BUTLER...CHOCTAW...CLARKE...CONECUH...
     COVINGTON...CRENSHAW...ESCAMBIA...LOWER BALDWIN...LOWER
     MOBILE...MONROE...UPPER BALDWIN...UPPER MOBILE...
     WASHINGTON...WILCOX...

FL...HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM FRIDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: COASTAL
     ESCAMBIA...COASTAL OKALOOSA...COASTAL SANTA ROSA...INLAND
     ESCAMBIA...INLAND OKALOOSA...INLAND SANTA ROSA...

     HEAT ADVISORY FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 7 PM SATURDAY FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: COASTAL ESCAMBIA...COASTAL OKALOOSA...
     COASTAL SANTA ROSA...INLAND ESCAMBIA...INLAND OKALOOSA...
     INLAND SANTA ROSA...

MS...HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM FRIDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES:
     GEORGE...GREENE...PERRY...STONE...WAYNE...

     HEAT ADVISORY FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 7 PM SATURDAY FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: GEORGE...GREENE...PERRY...STONE...WAYNE...

GM...NONE.
&&

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