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Through Tonight.

Scattered fair weather cumulus are noted across Central Alabama
this afternoon on satellite. An elongated ridge this afternoon
extending from north to south across Central Conus will nudge
eastward through tonight toward the Mississippi River Valley.
Tight surface pressure gradients were in place today which
required the need for a wind advisory for the eastern 2/3's of
Central Alabama. As the ridge slides eastward, the pressure
gradients should begin to relax. So, the wind advisory should be
good expiring at 00z(7pm CDT). Expecting fair weather cumulus to
to dissipate toward sunset. With clear skies and winds going to 
light/variable this evening, overnight are expected to be a few
degrees lower for all across Central Alabama tonight. Current
county set up in freeze and frost advisories continues to look
good, and no changes are needed at this time for those counties.
Frost should be noted by most across the area.


Thursday through Wednesday.

A highly amplified pattern sets up through the end of the week with 
troughing along the East Coast and Ridging sliding through the 
center CONUS. Surface high pressure will build in across the Gulf 
States Thursday and Friday leading to drier weather and mild temps 
for Central AL. Later Friday evening/night, a surface low slides 
through the Central Plains and into the Ohio River Valley, 
stretching a cold front through the MS and TN River Valleys. This 
cold front will push north to south through Central AL Saturday and 
Sunday bringing a chance for rain. Moisture return ahead of the 
front looks limited, and instability is minimal, so have taken out 
mention for thunderstorms and carried Chance PoPs in the forecast 
for the weekend.

The highly amplified pattern continues for early next week as a 
strong low upper level trough dips into the Great Basin on Monday 
while ridging builds in, once again, over the Gulf States. High 
pressure sets up around the middle of next week with the trough 
still off to the west. This could lead to isentropic lift and 
increased rain chances for the MS River Valley. This could spread 
into the TN Valley and into northern portions of Central AL by 
midweek, but confidence isn't high this far in advance, so have gone 
with 50% chance of rain for now. 

Otherwise, mild temperatures expected for the remainder of this 
week, through the weekend, and into early next week. 


Alabama Forecast Discussion (NWS)
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Regional Hourly Observations For CHILTON County
1000 PM CDT WED MAR 21 2018
BIRMINGHAM     FAIR      45  31  58 NW8       30.22R                  
MONTGOMERY     FAIR      47  35  63 W6        30.20R                  
SHELBY CO ARPT FAIR      45  33  63 W6        30.20R                  
MAXWELL AFB    FAIR      48  32  54 NW7       30.19R                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      51  32  48 N9        30.19R                  
SELMA          FAIR      46  32  57 NW8       30.21R                  
PRATTVILLE     FAIR      45  34  66 CALM      30.20R                  
BESSEMER       FAIR      44  31  60 NW6       30.21R                  
TALLADEGA      FAIR      45  31  58 CALM      30.19R                  
PELL CITY      CLEAR     46  30  53 VRB5      30.19S                  
MARION         FAIR      46  34  64 NW7       30.22R                  
SYLACAUGA      FAIR      44  34  66 CALM      30.19R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 41 degrees north, near 45 degrees central, and near 55 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 55 degrees at Mobile. The lowest temperature is 40 degrees at Alexander City.

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 CHILTON County, AL

431 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Outlook Through Tonight.

Breezy winds of 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH are possible for
the eastern two thirds of Central Alabama through around 7 PM. This
area is east of a Birmingham to Uniontown line. 

Freezing temperatures expected tonight and into Thursday morning for
portions of North Central Alabama. Frost is likely for all of Central

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CHILTON County, Alabama
1030 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018


Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds around 5 mph in the evening then becoming light.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

Warmer. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 60.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 70s.

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 
               MAR 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      

....  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

Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.620000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:50 EDT Set 19:01 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:54 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:26 EDT Ends 19:25 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

A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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