Click on button above to view AL Watches/Warnings/Special Wx Statements.
Bibb County, AL Weather and Climate Synopsis

To access other UK Agricultural Weather Center Pages use the pull-down menu below.

(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
Satellite images from NOAA

Weather Summary Hourly Observations Nowcast Agricultural Weather Outlook
7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook Almanac Historical Facts

US Weekly Rainfall Departure

US Weekly Temperature Departure
Also see:

A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

This afternoon and tonight.

A very dry air mass will prevail across the area through tonight,
although surface dewpoint temperatures are considerably higher 
than yesterday afternoon. The moisture layer is very shallow, and 
surface dewpoints will fall overnight and the air mass cools. 
Temperatures Friday morning will be a little warmer than this 
morning, especially across the southern counties.


Friday through Wednesday.

A slow warming trend will continue for Friday and Saturday as a
ridge aloft and at the surface moves eastward and gives way to an
approaching Plains trough. The western edge of the ridge should
extend far enough west to keep higher moisture content aimed to
areas west of Alabama on Saturday. 

Rain chances will begin to increase sometime in the Sunday 
afternoon to Monday morning timeframe, but models continue to 
struggle with the handling of our next weather system. The 
forecast is a blend of the faster GFS and slower ECMWF until 
better agreement is reached. Widespread soaking rainfall looks 
likely on Monday with both models indicating a slow-moving closed
upper trough affecting the region. An upstream disturbance will 
cause the trough to become an open wave and accelerate eastward 
Monday night, putting an end to the rainfall. Much cooler
conditions are expected for Tuesday into Wednesday as the coolest
air of the season becomes entrenched across the eastern CONUS. 


Alabama Forecast Discussion (NWS)
National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary

Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]

Click here for UKAWC Point Agricultural, Lawn & Garden Forecast/Outlook in case of corrupt tables.
Regional Hourly Observations For BIBB County
900 PM CDT THU OCT 19 2017
BIRMINGHAM     CLEAR     58  51  78 CALM      30.26S                  
MONTGOMERY     CLEAR     64  53  67 CALM      30.21S                  
SHELBY CO ARPT CLEAR     57  56  96 CALM      30.24R                  
MAXWELL AFB    CLEAR     62  57  84 CALM      30.21R                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      61  56  83 N3        30.21R                  
SELMA          FAIR      57  55  94 CALM      30.21R                  
PRATTVILLE     FAIR      56  55  94 CALM      30.21S                  
BESSEMER       FAIR      60  53  77 E6        30.24S                  
TALLADEGA      FAIR      55  53  95 CALM      30.26R                  
PELL CITY      CLEAR     50  50 100 CALM      30.25S                  
MARION         NOT AVBL                                               
SYLACAUGA      FAIR      55  55 100 CALM      30.24S                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 900pm CDT, Thursday October 19, 2017

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 52 degrees north, near 58 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 74 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 51 degrees at Gadsden.

Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

U.S. Radar Map, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BIBB County, AL

308 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

 DAY ONE  Outlook through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management is not
expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BIBB County, Alabama
1002 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Light winds becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 80. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Alabama
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Below      Below                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Thursday October 19, 2017 the 292th Day of Year

Declination -10.410000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:56 EDT Set 19:09 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:32 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:32 EDT Ends 19:33 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky