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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 COVINGTON County
200 PM CST SAT JAN 20 2018
INTERIOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GREENVILLE     FAIR      65  35  33 MISG      30.23F                  
EVERGREEN      FAIR      65  39  38 CALM      30.24F                  
ATMORE*          N/A    N/A N/A N/A S2          N/A                   
ANDALUSIA/OPP  FAIR      66  38  35 NE3       30.24F                  
ANDALUSIA*       N/A     63  39  42 E5        30.24F                  
FLORALA APT    FAIR      64  38  38 E5        30.27F                  
FLORALA*         N/A     63  39  42 NE2       31.00F                  

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.

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 COVINGTON County, AL

435 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

Warmer temperatures and a return of a moist southerly wind could 
result in areas of fog Sunday night. Some fog could be locally 
dense, especially near the coast. Hazardous driving conditions due
to poor visibility may be possible Sunday night. 

Scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms are
expected Monday afternoon and Monday night. A few storms may
become strong to marginally severe, with winds gusting to 55 mph
and small hail being the most likely threats. 

A moderate to occasionally strong onshore wind late Sunday 
through Monday will bring a moderate risk of rip currents to area 
beaches. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Activation of SkyWarn Severe Storm Spotter networks is not
expected through Friday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For COVINGTON County, Alabama
337 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Not as cool. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs around 70. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows around 50. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

TUESDAY
Cooler, sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. 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
                              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