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air mass across central Alabama. The northern portion of the rain
shield has decreased considerably early this afternoon as the main
energy and lift stays near the coast. Do bot foresee any northward
transport of the more unstable air mass through this evening, and
expect little if any thunderstorm activity across central Alabama.
There could still be some isolated storms later this evening and
overnight as the main forcing associated with the upstream trof
approaches the area. Radar imagery to the west of Alabama shows
mainly scattered shower activity. This activity will likely fill
in as the short wave trof tracks eastward, so will continue with 
high rain chances overnight. The cold front or wind shift should
reach the AL/MS state line near midnight and the I-65 corridor 
around 3 am. The back edge of the rain should be near the surface
front. Rainfall amounts have been trimmed back considerably based
on affects from the MCV and lack of upstream convective activity.


Monday through Sunday.

Models are in better agreement with faster progression of the
upper trough on Monday. Rain should come to an end before noon,
and a mild afternoon is expected with some breaks in the clouds.
An upstream shortwave will reinforce the cold advection regime on
Tuesday into Wednesday with afternoon temperatures in the upper 
50s to lower 60s in the North on Wednesday. 

A transition to warmer conditions is expected on Thursday and 
Friday as southerly flow develops in response to a large trough
forming in the western CONUS. Model spread is quite large on the 
timing of the next front sometime in the Friday night through 
Sunday timeframe. Our forecast leans more toward the slower and 
more consistent ECMWF with the highest rain chances centered on 
Saturday night. 


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Regional Hourly Observations For LIMESTONE County
500 PM CDT SUN OCT 22 2017
MUSCLE SHOALS  CLOUDY    76  64  66 SE12      30.01F                  
HUNTSVILLE     CLOUDY    77  65  66 SE12      30.03F                  
DECATUR        LGT RAIN  76  66  71 SE13      30.03F                  
HALEYVILLE     CLOUDY    73  68  84 SE9       30.05F                  
GADSDEN        CLOUDY    76  68  76 SE5         N/A                   

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 500pm CDT, Sunday October 22, 2017

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 76 degrees north, near 75 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, cloudy central, and heavy rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. There is patchy fog south. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southeast at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 7 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to heavy rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at Dothan. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Mobile.

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 LIMESTONE County, AL

149 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and Tonight  

Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are expected this
afternoon along and ahead of an approaching upper-level storm 
system, with coverage increasing significantly this evening. The 
primary impacts with any of the stronger storms that develop will be 
heavy rainfall and gusty winds. In addition, areas that receive 
excessive rainfall could see localized flooding. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday  

Showers will taper off over the course of Monday from west to east 
as the front passes through. Threat will continue for heavy rainfall
in the morning especially areas east of I-65, which could lead to 
localized flooding. 


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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For LIMESTONE County, Alabama
227 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Near steady temperature in the lower 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Cooler with lows in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows around 40.

Clear. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                OCT 28-NOV 1 OCT 30-NOV 5    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Below      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

Sunday October 22, 2017 the 295th Day of Year

Declination -11.470000
Distance 0.999722 AU
Rise 07:59 EDT Set 19:05 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:32 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:35 EDT Ends 19:30 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

The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego CA. Southern California
was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten
consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees. (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle WA was seriously injured
while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are
killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels
via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel)
Yakutat AK surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of
190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September
with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast
states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30
degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson
AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National
Weather Summary)
Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up
to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten
injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75
mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A
heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of
snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the
Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the
mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six
cities in Florida reported record low temp-eratures for the date, including
Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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