Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1030 AM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

.UPDATE...
MORNING UPDATE.

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.DISCUSSION...

BASED ON RADAR TRENDS...I HAVE REMOVED THE MENTION OF RAIN FROM
THE FORECAST FOR THE ENTIRE AREA. THERE COULD BE A SPRINKLE OR TWO
IN THE FAR NORTHEAST...OR IN THE SOUTHEAST. BUT NO MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED.

THE CLOUDS WERE HANGING IN PRETTY TOUGH THE EAST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST COUNTIES...BUT THE REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST AREA WAS
EXPERIENCING LOTS OF SUNSHINE THIS MORNING. THE GRADIENT BETWEEN
THE CLEAR IN THE WEST AND THE CLOUDY IN THE EAST MAY BECOME FUZZY
AS WE HEAD INTO THE AFTERNOON. BUT THE GREATER THAN PREVIOUSLY
EXPECTED SUNSHINE HAS CAUSED TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB QUITE NICELY.
WILL THEREFORE NEED TO BUMP UP HIGH TEMPS IN MOST AREAS.

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.AVIATION...
12Z TAF DISCUSSION.

TWO BAND OF RAIN OUT THERE THIS MORNING WITH THE MOST PERSISTENT
ACROSS NORTHERN CHEROKEE AND MOVING INTO GAD. AS FOR IMPACTS TO
TAF SITES. TCL WILL BE CLEARING WITHIN THE NEXT 2 HOURS AND WILL
HAVE NO IMPACTS. BHM AND EET ARE GOING TO BE CLOSE TO THE BAND SO
INCLUDED VCSH THROUGH 18Z UNTIL THESE START TO CLEAR. ANB WENT
WITH SHRA THROUGH 18Z. HOWEVER CIGS SHOULD REMAIN ABOVE 3000 FEET
WITH ONLY THE HEAVIER RAIN CAUSING RESTRICTIONS TO VIS. FOR MGM
AND TOI...LOWER CLOUDS ARE THE ISSUE WITH ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
RAIN THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. CLEARING AT ALL SITES BY MIDNIGHT AND
VFR CONDITIONS RETURN FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

NOTE...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE ISSUING SEASONAL
TERMINAL FORECASTS FOR THE TALLADEGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KASN) IN
TALLADEGA...ALABAMA. THE FORECASTS WILL BE ISSUED FROM APRIL 20TH
00Z THROUGH AT LEAST MAY 8TH 00Z. DUE TO THE LIMITED AVAILABILITY
OF OBSERVATIONS...KASN TAF WILL HAVE AMD NOT SKED APPENDED TO THE
END OF THE FORECAST.

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.BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

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