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.SHORT TERM...
Today and Tonight.

The combination of a surface trough across the eastern Gulf of
Mexico along with surface high pressure centered just offshore of 
the Mid Atlantic states is producing a general easterly flow 
through the low and mid levels with more of a southeast flow near 
the surface. This pattern will continue to support a moist airmass
in the low to mid levels and will support higher rain chances 
with some thunderstorm activity across our southeast and eastern 
counties today. Expect the overall coverage to decrease overnight,
but then increase again southeast just before daybreak. Pops
Tuesday will generally be the same as today.

Through the short term period, low temperatures will remain in the
upper 60's to around 70 degrees while high temperatures will
depend heavily on the coverage of precipitation. Highs will
continue to range from lower readings around 80 across the eastern
counties while readings will range from the mid to upper 80's
across the western counties due to thinner cloud cover and a lower
coverage of shower and thunderstorm activity.

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.LONG TERM...
Tuesday through Sunday. 

Enhanced rain chances will continue on Tuesday as a disturbance 
drifts across Southeast Alabama. POPs range from around 40 percent  
in the Northwest to 65 percent in our southeastern counties. The 
disturbance may be hard to detect by Wednesday and Thursday, but a
similar range and distribution of POPs seems reasonable as high 
PWAT values remain in place. 

Models continue to indicate the development of a large trough 
encompassing the Southeast states and the Gulf of Mexico for
Friday through Sunday. This system has the potential to gain 
subtropical characteristics with perhaps an area of surface low 
pressure in the Gulf. Above normal rain chances are expected 
during this period as the trough remains nearly stationary. 

87/Grantham

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Regional Hourly Observations For BARBOUR County
1200 AM CDT TUE MAY 22 2018
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
DOTHAN         TSTM      73  71  93 SE10      30.06F                  
OZARK          MOCLDY    71  70  98 CALM      30.02F                  
TROY           CLOUDY    70  68  93 E3        30.04F                  
EUFAULA        CLOUDY    72  70  93 SE7       30.04F                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 1200am CDT, Tuesday May 22, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 67 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 73 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 75 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 67 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.

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 BARBOUR County, AL

448 AM CDT Mon May 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Outlook through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

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 BARBOUR County, Alabama
1230 AM CDT Tue May 22 2018

REST OF THE NIGHT
Cloudy. Thunderstorms likely late in the evening, then chance of thunderstorms early this morning. Near steady temperature in the upper 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 5 mph in the evening then becoming light.

WEDNESDAY
Cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Light winds becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Light winds.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY
Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

MEMORIAL DAY
Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 60 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
                              ALABAMA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               MAY 27-MAY 31 MAY 29-JUN 4    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below     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

Tuesday May 22, 2018 the 142th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.580000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:43 EDT Set 20:47 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:16 EDT Ends 21:14 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

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MAY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1876...
Denver CO was drenched with 6.53 inches of rain in 24 hours, an all-time
record for that location. (The Weather Channel)
...1911...
The temperature at Lewiston ME soared to 101 degrees. It was the hottest
temperature ever recorded in New England during the month of May. (David
Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful tornado virtually wiped the small southwest Texas community of
Saragosa off the map. The twister destroyed eighty- five percent of the
structures in the town killing thirty persons and injuring 121 others in
the town of population 183. The tornado hurled trucks and autos through
adobe and wood- frame homes, with some vehicles blown 500 feet. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)


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