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over the Carolinas with a cold front extending southward to the 
Florida Big Bend region. Another cold front extends from the Great 
Lakes to the Southern Plains. A weak surface trough/wind shift 
extends westward from the Carolinas low into the middle of Central 
Alabama. Areas of low stratus are indicated along/north to this 
boundary, most widespread from the Birmingham metro eastward to the 
state line. Drier air moving in at 925mb has resulted in clearing 
skies over northwest Alabama, while a lack of near-surface dry 
air/low dew point advection has resulted in fog development. GOES-16 
nighttime microphysics imagery indicates some of this fog over 
our northwest counties, as well as in some of the valleys of far 
northeast Alabama and adjacent areas of Tennessee. So far, light 
northerly winds and lingering low clouds have prevented widespread
dense fog development in Central Alabama, despite its presence in
northern Mississippi and parts of Tennessee. Have a mention of 
patchy dense fog in the grids for areas along/north of I-59 and 
visibilities less than a mile in the HWO for the northern half of 
Central Alabama. Will monitor obs closely to determine if a dense 
fog advisory becomes necessary towards sunrise.

At upper-levels today, several embedded shortwaves will rotate 
through the longwave trough over the eastern CONUS. Yesterday's 
system will continue to lift up into New England, while a vort max 
digs into the Great Lakes. A lobe of vorticity will trail from the 
Great Lakes wave to a moisture-starved shortwave that will treck 
eastward along the northern Gulf and Gulf Coast. This wave will 
produce some high clouds over our area at times but the atmosphere 
will be too dry for any precipitation with it due to offshore flow. 
Meanwhile, lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating will 
result in a tiny bit of instability over the area, resulting in a 
cumulus field across the area. Can't entirely rule out a stray 
sprinkle this afternoon, but chances of measurable precipitation are 
less than 10 percent. Daytime heating and a lack of strong CAA will 
compensate for northwest winds, allowing temperatures to reach the 
low to mid 70s. A couple showers could develop over TN as a cold 
front moves in, but should dissipate prior to reaching Central 
Alabama. The cold front will weaken as it sinks towards our northern 
counties around sunrise. Clear skies and light winds will allow low 
temperatures to fall into the upper 40s to low 50s. Will have to 
monitor for light fog development, especially near bodies of water.

32/Davis


.LONG TERM...
Saturday through Friday.

Upper level ridging starts to build eastward across the Central 
Plains Saturday as a low pressure system pushes eastward through the 
Great Lakes region. Behind this low, expect a cold front to push 
southward through the Ohio River Valley late Saturday into Sunday. 
This cold front brushes Central AL during the day Sunday, but very 
limited moisture return will prevent much of anything in the way of 
rainfall. Behind the front, a surface high builds in across the area 
under upper level ridging. This will lead to clear skies and warming 
temperatures for the first half of next week. There could be some 
low level moisture return late Tuesday into Wednesday as the high 
pressure slides off the East Coast and a more southerly flow builds 
in. I'm not overly confident in any rain chances, so will only 
mention some chance PoPs in the far southwestern counties Tuesday 
afternoon.

A trough digs into the Pacific NW and into the Western US Wednesday 
into Thursday. This will act to amplify the ridging over the Eastern 
and Southeastern US, so expect dry weather to continue, though the 
southerly flow will increase the dewpoints for Central AL, leading 
to a more humid air mass for the second half of the week ahead of 
the deepening trough to our west. Models continue to be inconsistent 
with timing and evolution of the trough as it breaks down and 
becomes more of a shortwave towards the end of the week. For now, 
expect the rain chances to hold off until next weekend,but lack of 
confidence results in me leaving PoPs around the 30% range that far 
out.

25/Owen


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Regional Hourly Observations For MACON County
300 AM CDT FRI APR 27 2018
EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ANNISTON       MOCLDY    55  51  86 N10       29.87R                  
ALEXANDER CITY MOCLDY    53  53 100 CALM      29.85R                  
AUBURN         MOCLDY    52  52 100 NW5       29.86R                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 200am CDT, Friday April 27, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 48 degrees north, near 55 degrees central, and near 56 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fog north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 48 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Visibility is less than one mile north. Winds are from the north at 3 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to fog. Winds are from the north at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 59 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 48 degrees at Decatur.


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 MACON County, AL

1030 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Areas of fog will develop overnight. Visibilities may drop below one
mile at times generally along and north of a Geiger to Bessemer to
Lanett line through 9 AM.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MACON County, Alabama
302 AM CDT Fri Apr 27 2018

REST OF THE NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early this morning. Near steady temperature around 50. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph in the evening then becoming light.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 50. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 60.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Alabama
                              ALABAMA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAY 2-MAY 6 MAY 4-MAY 10    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below     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

Friday April 27, 2018 the 117th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 14.150000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 07:03 EDT Set 20:28 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:45 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:38 EDT Ends 20:54 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 27TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1899...
A tornado struck Kirksville MO killing 34 persons and destroying 300
buildings. (David Ludlum)
...1931...
The temperature at Pahala, located on the main island of Hawaii, soared to
100 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1938...Bowling Green's warmest April low: 69 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)
...1937...Beginning today, Bowling Green received 10 consecutive 
days with measurable precipitation, a record.
(NWS Louisville)	
...1942...
A destructive tornado swept across Rogers County and Mayes County in
Oklahoma. The tornado struck the town of Pryor killing 52 persons and
causing two million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
...1971...
A tornado tore through Green and Adair counties with F4 
damage in its wake. Two and a half million dollars in damage 
was done along the 14 mile long path. Six people were killed 
and 58 hurt. The twister dropped to earth near Bramlett and 
proceeded to Vester and Christine. The six fatalities 
occurred in the Mount Pleasant Church area along KY 551 north 
of Columbia. In Butler and Warren counties a tornado did F3 
damage, killing one person and costing two and a half million 
dollars. South View (Butler County) and Riverside (Warren 
County) were struck. A tornado of F1 strength injured 2 
people in Harrison County IN between Mauckport and Laconia. 
Debris from a demolished barn was carried a quarter mile. An 
F3 tornado did damage in Ohio and Butler counties. It touched 
down near Island Lake along Wysox Road in Ohio County and 
moved east near Logansport and Little Bend, lifting just 
outside of Morgantown. An asphalt shingle was found embedded 
two inches deep into an oak tree. An F4 tornado killed two 
people in Russell County. It began east of Russell Springs 
and moved through Salem to Faubush. The two fatalities 
occurred when a farm was swept away at Gosser Ridge near 
Dorena. At one point there were actually two distinct paths, 
as two funnels moved parallel to each other. (NWS Louisville)

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