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today. This will continue to reinforce the moist airmass over the 
area, with PWs of 1.8 to near 2 inches. Already seeing scattered 
showers developing this morning, generally west of I-65. Weak 
troughing with embedded disturbances across the area will provide 
enough forcing for this activity to continue, increasing in 
coverage through the morning. Best rain chances will be south of 
I-20 this afternoon. The added cloud and rain coverage will keep 
temperatures in the mid 80s today. Activity will diminish quickly 
with sunset, but cannot rule out scattered showers or storms 
lingering into the overnight hours. Lows will be in the upper 60s 
to lower 70s.


Monday through Saturday. 

Models continue to indicate a well-organized system moving from 
the Central Plains toward the Great Lakes on Monday into Tuesday. 
A wide warm sector should be characterized by very high moisture 
content, resulting in numerous showers and storms across the
forecast area on Monday. Models have been trending somewhat faster
with the upper-level shortwave and surface cold front for Tuesday,
and high rain chances should be focused along and southeast of 
Interstate 59. During the Monday-Tuesday timeframe, deep-layer 
shear appears to be insufficient for organized severe storms.

Wednesday has trended much drier with a more forceful frontal 
passage, and rain has been removed from the forecast beginning at 
12Z Wednesday. Drier air and high pressure should remain in place 
Wednesday night through early Friday, and temperatures may fall
well into the 60s each morning. 

Easterly low-level flow may cause a moistening trend and increasing
rain chances from east to west on Friday afternoon into Saturday. 


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Regional Hourly Observations For COLBERT County
600 AM CDT SUN AUG 19 2018
MUSCLE SHOALS  CLOUDY    76  74  93 CALM      29.97R                  
HUNTSVILLE     MOCLDY    74  74 100 CALM      29.96S                  
DECATUR        CLOUDY    74  73  97 CALM      29.96S                  
HALEYVILLE     CLOUDY    73  72  96 SW6       30.00S FOG              
GADSDEN        CLOUDY    73  73 100 CALM      29.99R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 600am CDT, Sunday August 19, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 74 degrees north, near 74 degrees central, and near 75 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Troy and Auburn.

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

448 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Scattered thunderstorms are again possible later today and tonight,
as a weak frontal boundary to the northwest edges closer to the area.
A few of these storms may produce brief heavy rainfall and frequent

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday  

Numerous thunderstorms are expected Monday and Monday night, as the
front settles into the region and stalls. A few of the stronger 
storms will be capable of producing gusty winds, very heavy rainfall 
and frequent lightning. Thunderstorms are then expected to taper off 
Tuesday night into Wednesday, as the front weakens and moves 
southeast of the area.


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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For COLBERT County, Alabama
328 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

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 
                   AUG 24-28 AUG 26-SEP 1    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal     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

Sunday August 19, 2018 the 231th Day of Year

Declination 12.450000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:13 EDT Set 20:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:49 EDT Ends 20:54 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 small but powerful hurricane inflicted great havoc upon forests along a
narrow track from New Jersey to Maine. A similar storm track today would
cause extreme disaster in the now populated area. (David Ludlum)
'Never say die' Camille let loose a cloudburst in Virginia resulting in
flash floods and landslides which killed 151 persons and cause 140 million
dollars damage. Massies Hill VA received 27 inches of rain. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at San Antonio TX soared to an all-time record high of 108
degrees. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
Thunderstorms moving out of southeastern Nebraska spread severe weather
into eastern Kansas and western Missouri during the day. Thunderstorms in
Nebraska produced hail three inches in diameter at Albion, and high winds
which downed a large tent at Waterloo injuring a dozen persons.
Thunderstorms in Kansas produced baseball size hail northwest of Topeka,
and wind gusts to 80 mph at Fulton. Ten persons were injured in a
thunderstorm at Princeton KS, and damage to crops in southern Franklin
County KS was estimated at 3.5 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The National
Weather Summary)
Raleigh NC reported a record hot temperature reading of 103 degrees.
Afternoon thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 75 mph in
southern Pittsburgh County. Thunderstorms in Indiana produced 4.50 inches
of rain at Morgantown. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Early morning thunderstorms deluged southeastern Delaware with six to ten
inches of rain in four to six hours, with local reports of 13 to 20 inches
of rain. Twenty-six major roads were closed or damaged, and fourteen
bridges were washed out. Flooding caused nearly four million dollars damage
to local businesses. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1999...A tornado (F0) touched down briefly near Crab Orchard (Lincoln, 
County, KY), rendering a trailer unsalvageable. The roof of the trailer was 
blown 200 feet. (NWS Louisville)

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