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Through Tonight.

Scattered fair weather cumulus are noted across Central Alabama
this afternoon on satellite. An elongated ridge this afternoon
extending from north to south across Central Conus will nudge
eastward through tonight toward the Mississippi River Valley.
Tight surface pressure gradients were in place today which
required the need for a wind advisory for the eastern 2/3's of
Central Alabama. As the ridge slides eastward, the pressure
gradients should begin to relax. So, the wind advisory should be
good expiring at 00z(7pm CDT). Expecting fair weather cumulus to
to dissipate toward sunset. With clear skies and winds going to 
light/variable this evening, overnight are expected to be a few
degrees lower for all across Central Alabama tonight. Current
county set up in freeze and frost advisories continues to look
good, and no changes are needed at this time for those counties.
Frost should be noted by most across the area.


Thursday through Wednesday.

A highly amplified pattern sets up through the end of the week with 
troughing along the East Coast and Ridging sliding through the 
center CONUS. Surface high pressure will build in across the Gulf 
States Thursday and Friday leading to drier weather and mild temps 
for Central AL. Later Friday evening/night, a surface low slides 
through the Central Plains and into the Ohio River Valley, 
stretching a cold front through the MS and TN River Valleys. This 
cold front will push north to south through Central AL Saturday and 
Sunday bringing a chance for rain. Moisture return ahead of the 
front looks limited, and instability is minimal, so have taken out 
mention for thunderstorms and carried Chance PoPs in the forecast 
for the weekend.

The highly amplified pattern continues for early next week as a 
strong low upper level trough dips into the Great Basin on Monday 
while ridging builds in, once again, over the Gulf States. High 
pressure sets up around the middle of next week with the trough 
still off to the west. This could lead to isentropic lift and 
increased rain chances for the MS River Valley. This could spread 
into the TN Valley and into northern portions of Central AL by 
midweek, but confidence isn't high this far in advance, so have gone 
with 50% chance of rain for now. 

Otherwise, mild temperatures expected for the remainder of this 
week, through the weekend, and into early next week. 


Alabama Forecast Discussion (NWS)
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Regional Hourly Observations For JACKSON County
1000 PM CDT WED MAR 21 2018
ALBERTVILLE    FAIR      43  32  65 NW5       30.17R                  
FORT PAYNE     FAIR      41  21  45 CALM      30.16R                  
SCOTTSBORO AP  FAIR      41  27  56 N5        30.19R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 41 degrees north, near 45 degrees central, and near 55 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 55 degrees at Mobile. The lowest temperature is 40 degrees at Alexander City.

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 JACKSON County, AL

256 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight  

Lows tonight will drop below freezing, into the 28-31 degree range 
across the entire region. A Freeze Warning is now in effect for 2 AM
to 8 AM Thursday morning. Please see the warning product for more 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.  


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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For JACKSON County, Alabama
757 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018


Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows in the upper 40s.

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

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 60.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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 
               MAR 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      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 March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.620000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:50 EDT Set 19:01 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:54 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:26 EDT Ends 19:25 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 tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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