Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1140 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016

.UPDATE...
FOR 18Z AVIATION.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

THE COLD AIR HAS ARRIVED IN ALABAMA WITH MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTH
ALABAMA STILL IN THE 30S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WILL MAKE IT
FEEL EVEN COLDER. TEMPERATURE TRENDS SEEM TO BE ON TRACK. MAIN
CHANGES TO FORECAST WERE TO LOWER DEWPOINTS AND INCREASE WIND
GUSTS. SCATTERED MID LEVEL CLOUDS WILL MOVE INTO NORTH ALABAMA
THIS AFTERNOON.

58/ROSE


&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAF DISCUSSION.

VFR CONDS THRU THE PERIOD. NORTH WINDS 8-12 KTS WILL DIMINISH
QUICKLY BY 23Z. WINDS BECOME LIGHT EASTERLY AFTER 09Z AS A SURFACE
HIGH SHIFTS TO THE ATLANTIC COAST. SOME MID TO HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS
POSSIBLE OVER NORTH ALABAMA.

58/ROSE


&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

A COLDER AND DRIER AIRMASS WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION TODAY WITH
DEW POINTS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND RH VALUES DROPPING INTO THE 20
TO 30 PERCENT RANGE. 20 FT WINDS SHOULD REMAIN UNDER 15 MPH AND
MOIST GROUND CONDITIONS WILL LIMIT FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS. RAIN
WILL ENTER THE PICTURE LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AS A STORM SYSTEM
DEVELOPS.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
GADSDEN     40  22  47  38  52 /   0   0  20  60 100
ANNISTON    42  24  49  39  53 /   0   0  10  40 100
BIRMINGHAM  41  24  50  42  56 /   0   0  10  60 100
TUSCALOOSA  44  24  53  43  59 /   0   0  10  60 100
CALERA      43  26  52  43  58 /   0   0  10  50 100
AUBURN      43  27  51  40  58 /   0   0   0  20  80
MONTGOMERY  50  27  56  40  64 /   0   0   0  20  90
TROY        52  27  56  40  64 /   0   0   0  20  80

&&

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

&&

$$


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