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is lagging just a little behind that to the W over E TN/W NC. We 
only have some lingering stratus in the northern half of AL still 
attributed from this system. With the upper system moved off to the 
E finally, we should be able to have a short break from any light 
rain showers during the day today. Our next frontal system is still 
off to the NW. However, we don't get any good low level onshore 
southerly flow ahead of its arrival. We keep dew points in the 50s 
which should help keep our instability down some. This surface front 
is expected to push toward the Mississippi River Valley today and 
across MS toward W AL tonight. So our rain break will be short with 
rain chances increasing from W to E with the best chances along and 
west of I65/59 after midnight for some rain showers mainly, but a 
few thunderstorms in the far W toward daybreak closer to the front 
are possible. The best instability should hold off until during the 
day.  

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.LONG TERM...
Thursday through Wednesday.

A highly amplified pattern will persist through the rest of this 
week and into the early part of next week. A deep trough is over the 
Eastern US Thursday and Friday.  A shortwave moves through the base 
of the trough Thursday, sparking a weak surface low development that 
will push through Central AL during the day Thursday. Modest 
instability could make its way into the area ahead of the cold front 
that is associated with the surface low; however, I expect the 
forcing to remain relatively weak, limiting any severe potential. 
Will maintain mention for slight chance of thunder with the rainfall 
on Thursday, but will not introduce any severe wording in the HWO at 
this time. 

The surface low and associated cold front will slide off to our east 
fairly quickly, and by Friday morning, rain chances across Central 
AL look limited as dry air moves in behind the departing low. 
Surface high pressure builds in over the weekend as an upper level 
ridge slides over the eastern half of the CONUS. This will in a 
warming trend for our afternoon highs over the weekend with mostly 
clear skies.

The first half of the next week looks to follow a similar trend as 
the weekend. Synoptic scale ridging persists over the Eastern CONUS 
as a trough digs into the Pacific NW and into the Great Basin by 
Monday evening. The high pressure over the Southeast US blocks the 
trough to our west through at least mid-week, resulting in warm and 
dry weather.

25/Owen

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Regional Hourly Observations For COLBERT County
500 AM CDT WED APR 25 2018
NORTHWEST ALABAMA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
SHOALS AIRPORT CLOUDY    57  53  86 NW7       29.99S                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 500am CDT, Wednesday April 25, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 56 degrees north, near 55 degrees central, and near 53 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 57 degrees at Tuscaloosa, Muscle Shoals, Huntsville, Gadsden, and Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 49 degrees at Troy.


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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For COLBERT County, AL

516 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday  

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

A few thunderstorms will be possible on Thursday, mainly south of
the Tennessee River. Small hail and gusty winds up to 30 mph will be
possible with the stronger thunderstorms.

 SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT  

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

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7-Day Forecast For COLBERT County, Alabama
212 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

EARLY THIS MORNING
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

TODAY
Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

TONIGHT
Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds around 5 mph, becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of rain 80 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 50.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 80.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Alabama
                              ALABAMA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                APR 30-MAY 4  MAY 2-MAY 8    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal      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 April 25, 2018 the 115th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.510000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 07:05 EDT Set 20:27 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:45 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 20:52 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

APRIL 25TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1875...
New York City received three inches of snow, the latest measurable snow of
record for that location. (David Ludlum)
...1898...
The temperature at Volcano Springs CA hit 118 degrees to establish a U.S.
record for the month of April. (The Weather Channel)
...1910...
Chicago IL was blanketed with 2.5 inches of snow, and a total of 6.5 inches
between the 22nd and the 26th. It was the latest significant snow of record
for the city. (The Weather Channel)
...1920...
Atlanta GA received 1.5 inches of snow, and experienced their latest freeze
of record with a morning low of 32 degrees. The high of just 39 degrees was
only their second daily high colder than 40 degrees in April. (The Weather
Channel)


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