Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS62 KFFC 300730 AFDFFC Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 330 AM EDT Fri Sep 30 2016 .SHORT TERM /Today through Saturday/...
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Quiet weather expected across the area this short term period. The 500mb low pressure center moves n this period which further minimizes its effect on the forecast area. Some cloud cover can be expected over the northern counties today but for the most part little or no cloud cover is expected for most of the forecast area and hence dry conditions will prevail. With the surface front over se GA drifting away...a cooler airmass will continue to move in over the area today. Forecast high temperatures are running near to 4 degrees below normal today and slightly above normal for Saturday. Forecast low temperatures are running 5-9 degrees below normal for tonight. Overall confidence is high. BDL .LONG TERM /Saturday Night through Thursday/... NListemaa Very little chances for precipitation for the CWFA in the long term portion of the extended forecast. A longwave trough will remain in place across the SE US through early next week before shifting eastward. Ridging aloft will build for the latter half of the week. For much of the forecast period, high pressure will dominate at the surface. The ridging at the surface will begin to break down by the latter half of next week as a front approaches from the west. Models currently prog the front to begin approaching the CWFA by Friday. Temperatures will remain seasonable for much of the period, but begin to creep to slightly above normal values by mid to late next week. Still of note...the official NHC forecast does keep Matthew moving just east of the FL peninsula. Both the GFS and ECMWF handle the hurricane a little differently with timing and location next week, but they both are keeping the storm offshore the SE coast of the US. However,interested parties should remain alert of any changes in the track.
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&& .FIRE WEATHER...
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While no critical fire weather conditions are expected today... relative humidities will get down into the upper 20s and lower 30s for portions of east and central GA. A larger portion of n and all of central GA can expect min rh`s in the upper 20s and lower 30s on Saturday with some areas of central GA around 25 percent. Winds of 10 mph or less can be expected today and mainly light winds for Saturday.
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&& .AVIATION...
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06Z Update... VFR conditions expected with clear to sct cu/sc/ac in the 4500-9000 ft range. Surface winds nnw becoming wnw 10 kts or less through the day. //ATL Confidence...06Z Update... HIGH Confidence on all elements. BDL
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&& .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
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Athens 77 51 82 55 / 0 0 0 0 Atlanta 75 55 80 60 / 0 0 0 0 Blairsville 71 47 75 51 / 0 0 0 0 Cartersville 74 48 79 55 / 0 0 0 0 Columbus 78 54 84 59 / 0 0 0 0 Gainesville 74 53 78 57 / 0 0 0 0 Macon 80 50 84 54 / 0 0 0 0 Rome 75 50 80 54 / 0 0 5 0 Peachtree City 75 50 81 54 / 0 0 0 0 Vidalia 85 57 86 61 / 0 0 0 0
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&& .FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...BDL LONG TERM....NListemaa AVIATION...BDL

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