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although surface dewpoint temperatures are considerably higher 
than yesterday afternoon. The moisture layer is very shallow, and 
surface dewpoints will fall overnight and the air mass cools. 
Temperatures Friday morning will be a little warmer than this 
morning, especially across the southern counties.


Friday through Wednesday.

A slow warming trend will continue for Friday and Saturday as a
ridge aloft and at the surface moves eastward and gives way to an
approaching Plains trough. The western edge of the ridge should
extend far enough west to keep higher moisture content aimed to
areas west of Alabama on Saturday. 

Rain chances will begin to increase sometime in the Sunday 
afternoon to Monday morning timeframe, but models continue to 
struggle with the handling of our next weather system. The 
forecast is a blend of the faster GFS and slower ECMWF until 
better agreement is reached. Widespread soaking rainfall looks 
likely on Monday with both models indicating a slow-moving closed
upper trough affecting the region. An upstream disturbance will 
cause the trough to become an open wave and accelerate eastward 
Monday night, putting an end to the rainfall. Much cooler
conditions are expected for Tuesday into Wednesday as the coolest
air of the season becomes entrenched across the eastern CONUS. 


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Regional Hourly Observations For WASHINGTON County
400 PM CDT THU OCT 19 2017
GREENVILLE     SUNNY     79  53  40 N7        30.18S                  
EVERGREEN      SUNNY     79  57  46 VRB7      30.17F                  
ATMORE*          N/A    N/A N/A N/A NE3         N/A                   
ANDALUSIA/OPP  SUNNY     83  54  36 NE6       30.16F                  
ANDALUSIA*       N/A     79  55  44 E7        30.16F                  
FLORALA APT    SUNNY     80  57  45 VRB6      30.18S                  
FLORALA*         N/A     79  59  50 NW7       30.88F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 400pm CDT, Thursday October 19, 2017

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 75 degrees north, near 77 degrees central, and near 81 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, mostly sunny central, and mostly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 33%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. Winds are from the south at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 81 degrees at Mobile, Dothan, and Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 74 degrees at Gadsden and 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 WASHINGTON County, AL

536 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

A moderate risk of rip currents is expected to return this weekend
across the beaches of Alabama and the northwest Florida panhandle. 


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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WASHINGTON County, Alabama
339 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds around 5 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds around 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Cooler. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        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

Thursday October 19, 2017 the 292th Day of Year

Declination -10.410000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:56 EDT Set 19:09 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:32 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:32 EDT Ends 19:33 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 famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)

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