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.SYNOPSIS...

Water vapor imagery depicts an upper level disturbance located
over southwest Mississippi while a shortwave ridge extended
northwest from the Florida peninsula through southwest Georgia 
and into eastern Alabama. Surface high pressure was analyzed
across far southwest Georgia with low-level winds from the south
across our southwest counties and a southwest flow across the
remainder of our CWA. Satellite imagery indicated low level clouds
that are gradually mixing out with time.

20/12z BMX sounding indicates the lower levels below 830mb have
moistened with low-level moisture trapped underneath a stout
subsidence inversion at this level. Further aloft, a relatively
dry vertical profile still exists with generally westerly winds
from 20 to 35 kts through 350mb.

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Regional Hourly Observations For COLBERT County
200 PM CST SAT JAN 20 2018
NORTHWEST ALABAMA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COURTLAND HCN    N/A     64 N/A N/A SW12        N/A                   
RUSSELLVILLE     N/A     64 N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   
SHOALS AIRPORT PTSUNNY   65  39  38 SW16      30.17F                  
SHOALS TVA RES   N/A     64 N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 200pm CST, Saturday January 20, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 64 degrees north, near 63 degrees central, and near 64 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 14 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 67 degrees at Maxwell AFB. The lowest temperature is 58 degrees at 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

122 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday  

Isolated embedded thunderstorms within increasing showers are
possible along and just ahead of a passing cold front Monday and
Monday evening. Gusty winds are possible with any stronger storms.

 SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT  

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
227 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

LATE THIS AFTERNOON
Partly cloudy. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

MONDAY
Cloudy with showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. A slight chance of rain in the evening. Cooler with lows in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in the lower 30s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

SATURDAY
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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
                              ALABAMA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JAN 25-29 JAN 27-FEB 2    FEB       JAN-MAR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      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

Saturday January 20, 2018 the 20th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.900000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:50 EST Set 18:08 EST
Transit Meridian 12:59 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:25 EST Ends 18:34 EST

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

JANUARY 20TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1937...
The wettest Inaugural Day of record with 1.77 inches of rain in 24 hours.
Temperatures were only in the 30s as Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworm in for
his second term. (David Ludlum)
Also...in 1937...A record crest on the Rough River was attained with a stage 
of 31.8 feet at Dundee. (NWS Louisville)
...1943...
Strange vertical antics took place in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
While the temperature at Deadwood was a frigid 16 degrees below zero, the
town of Lead, just a mile and a half away, but 600 feet higher in
elevation, reported a balmy 52 degree reading. (David Ludlum)
...1954...
The temperature at Rogers Pass MT plunged to 70 degrees below zero to
establish a new record for the continental U.S. (David Ludlum)
...1978...
A paralyzing "Nor'easter" produced a record 21 inches of snow at Boston, 15
to 20 inches in Rhode Island, and one to two feet of snow in Pennsylvania.
Winds along the coast of Connecticut gusted to 70 mph. (David Ludlum)
Also... Louisville's deepest snowcover: 19 inches. (NWS Louisville)
...1987...
Gale force winds lingered along the northern Atlantic coast in the wake of
a holiday weekend storm. High winds along the eastern slopes of the
Northern Rockies gusted to 67 mph at Livingston MT, and high winds in
southern California gusted to 70 mph near San Bernardino. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A storm in the Upper Midwest produced heavy snow and gale force winds. Up
to 27.5 inches of snow was reported along the Lake Superior shoreline of
Michigan, with 22 inches at Marquette. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
The temperature in the Washington D.C. area warmed into the lower 50s for
the Presidential Inauguration during the late morning hours, before gusty
northwest winds ushered in colder air that afternoon. (National Weather
Summary)
...1990...
While heavy thunderstorm rains drenched the Central Gulf Coast States, with
4.23 inches reported at Centreville AL in 24 hours, unseasonably warm
weather continued across Florida. Five cities in Florida reported record
high temperatures for the date. Tampa FL equalled their record high for
January of 85 degrees. (National Weather Summary)

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