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.SHORT TERM...
Today and Tonight. 

Currently this AM, a surface low is present across Western Tennessee 
with a front extending outward from it into the far northern and far 
eastern portions of Alabama. The main swath of heavier rain has 
pushed into Georgia with some light showers still across our far 
eastern tier of Central Alabama counties. The upper low does not lag 
far behind the surface feature. The front is expected to continue to 
make progress eastward this morning as the surface low moves into 
Central Tennessee today and then into Kentucky by Tuesday morning. 
As the upper low rotates and pushes eastward behind the surface 
feature, models indicate a few potential waves of light rain showers 
or drizzle associated with it as lobes cycle around the low. Have 
oriented rain chances accordingly with the best chances of 
measurable precipitation in the northern counties. During tonight we 
could see some breaks in the clouds as some drier air tries to move 
in from the south, but most should remain cloudy. Temperatures will 
be cooler tonight but cooling will be limited be the lingering cloud 
cover.  

Will allow wind advisory to expire at 4 AM as surface pressure 
gradients are not expected to be as tight today, but some gusts will 
not out of the question.  

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.LONG TERM...
Tuesday through Sunday.

The pesky vertically stacked upper low will continue to drift 
eastward over Kentucky and Tennessee on Tuesday, finally pushing 
away from the area as it crosses the Appalachians Tuesday night.
Wraparound low-level moisture and cool air aloft will continue to 
promote scattered light showers across the area in a speckled 
pattern. A spoke of energy/surface trough will be pushing eastward 
across the northern counties during the morning hours Tuesday, 
resulting in the best coverage of showers being over the northeast 
counties, while daytime heating will promote additional development 
by afternoon. Clouds will help keep temperatures in the upper 60s to 
low 70s. CAMs indicate that isolated showers may linger into the 
early evening, before deep layer north-northwesterly flow brings in 
drier air. There will still be enough low-level moisture for low 
clouds to hang around overnight Tuesday night, however. 

The southern portion of a shortwave trough currently over the 
northwestern CONUS will break off and move southeastward as a 
compact/potent shortwave into Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon and move 
towards the area Wednesday night. The cold front will remain 
northwest of the area during the day on Wednesday, but increasing 
mid and upper-level moisture could result in a few showers reaching 
the ground across the northern counties. Dew points will remain in 
the 50s ahead of the front, as surface winds remain northwesterly. 
The best dynamics and moisture look to be post-frontal, so not 
expecting anything strong/severe with this front.
Models are indicating that a weak wave of low pressure may develop 
along the front, resulting in an area of light to moderate mainly 
stratiform rainfall that moves through late Wednesday night and 
Thursday aided by strong upper-level forcing. Therefore PoPs have 
been increased during these periods and may need to be increased 
further if ensemble spread decreases. 

Another strong shortwave in the northwest flow aloft and associated 
cold front moves through Friday, re-enforcing the eastern CONUS 
trough. Moisture return looks very limited ahead of this wave, but 
the dynamics may be enough to squeeze out some showers with nothing 
strong to severe expected with this system either. Upper-level 
ridging will build over much of the CONUS over the weekend ahead of 
troughing along the West Coast and behind the departing eastern 
CONUS trough. Thus it looks likely that we will see our first dry 
weekend in a while with highs in the 70s and spectacular conditions 
for outdoor activities.

32/Davis

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Regional Hourly Observations For HOUSTON County
1200 PM CDT MON APR 23 2018
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
DOTHAN         FAIR      78  60  53 SW13      29.96F                  
OZARK            N/A     78  64  61 S10       29.91F                  
TROY           FAIR      76  62  62 SW8G17    29.92F                  
EUFAULA        LGT RAIN  79  68  69 VRB6      29.91F                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 1100am CDT, Monday April 23, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 66 degrees north, near 66 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, light rain central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Winds are from the south at 15 mph with gusts at 23 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the west at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Dothan. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Muscle Shoals.


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 HOUSTON County
Hazardous report currently not available
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7-Day Forecast For HOUSTON County, Alabama
831 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

REST OF TODAY
Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers in the late morning and early afternoon, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds up to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

THURSDAY 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 50s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 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
                              ALABAMA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                APR 28-MAY 2 APR 30-MAY 6    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      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

Monday April 23, 2018 the 113th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 12.860000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:08 EDT Set 20:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:46 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:43 EDT Ends 20:50 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 23RD
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1885...
The city of Denver CO was in the midst of a storm which produced 23 inches
of snow in 24 hours, and at Idaho Springs CO produced 32 inches of snow.
(David Ludlum)
...1910...
The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles CA hit 100 degrees to
establish an April record for the city. (The Weather Channel)


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