Click on button above to view AL Watches/Warnings/Special Wx Statements.
Bibb County, AL Weather and Climate Synopsis

To access other UK Agricultural Weather Center Pages use the pull-down menu below.

(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
Satellite images from NOAA

Weather Summary Hourly Observations Nowcast Agricultural Weather Outlook
7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook Almanac Historical Facts

US Weekly Rainfall Departure

US Weekly Temperature Departure
Also see:

A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

to the southern portions of Central Alabama this afternoon. Low
level convergence was likely higher across this area as low level
winds had a more southerly component than across the north. Models
show deep moisture remaining across most of the area overnight, with
drier mid level air advecting across areas north of the I-22/I-20
corridor. Expect scattered showers and a few thunderstorms overnight,
with better rain chances south of I-20.


Sunday through Friday.

A pattern of broad low-level confluence will combine with very
moist deep-layer west-southwest flow on Sunday as an upper-level
trough moves eastward off the coast of the Carolinas. This setup 
should be favorable for numerous showers and storms with rain 
chances in the 60-70 percent range. 

Models are in good agreement on Monday into Tuesday and indicate a 
well-organized system ejecting from the Central Plains toward the 
Great Lakes. Low-level convergence and moisture advection is 
expected over a wide area from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley, 
and this should lead to high rain chances across Alabama. Where 
stronger upper-level support exists, some risk of organized severe
storms may be found to our north and west on Monday. This threat 
could shift toward our area on Tuesday but would require more 
deep-layer shear than currently indicated by the global models. 

A cold front may pass through our northern areas on Tuesday night 
into Wednesday and then begin to lose forward momentum across the
middle of the forecast area. However, the front may get shoved 
southward by a secondary shortwave rotating around the base of the
large-scale trough on Wednesday night. This would lead to a dry 
period on Thursday and Friday with much lower humidity and cooler 
mornings as high pressure moves in from the north.


Alabama Forecast Discussion (NWS)
National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary

Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]

Click here for UKAWC Point Agricultural, Lawn & Garden Forecast/Outlook in case of corrupt tables.
Regional Hourly Observations For BIBB County
500 PM CDT SAT AUG 18 2018
BIRMINGHAM     PTSUNNY   85  71  63 SW10      29.98F HX  90           
MONTGOMERY     LGT RAIN  77  75  93 S8        30.01F                  
SHELBY CO ARPT PTSUNNY   81  74  79 CALM      29.97F                  
MAXWELL AFB    LGT RAIN  77  75  95 S7        29.99S                  
GREENVILLE     TSTM      74  70  87 SW7       30.05S VSB 1            
SELMA          FAIR      75  73  94 S6        29.99F                  
PRATTVILLE     FAIR      75  75 100 CALM      29.99F                  
BESSEMER       FAIR      79  75  87 SW7       29.99F                  
TALLADEGA      FAIR      87  74  66 W10       29.96F HX  96           
PELL CITY      PTCLDY    88  75  66 SW14      29.96S HX  97           
MARION         NOT AVBL                                               
SYLACAUGA      TSTM      76  76 100 CALM      30.00S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 500pm CDT, Saturday August 18, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 84 degrees north, near 85 degrees central, and near 80 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, partly sunny central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 77 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and no stress south. Winds are from the west at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 87 degrees at Muscle Shoals. The lowest temperature is 74 degrees at Evergreen 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 BIBB County, AL

502 AM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Outlook through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BIBB County, Alabama
502 PM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph.

Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

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

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 70.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

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 
                   AUG 24-28 AUG 26-SEP 1    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal     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

Saturday August 18, 2018 the 230th Day of Year

Declination 12.780000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:13 EDT Set 20:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:48 EDT Ends 20:55 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

During the late morning hours a severe hailstorm struck southeastern Iowa
completely destroying crops along a path six to ten miles wide and 75 miles
long. The hail also injured and killed poultry and livestock, and caused a
total of 2.5 million dollars damage. The hailstorm flattened fields of corn
to such an extent that many had to leave their farms in search of other
work. It was one of the worst hailstorms of record for the nation. (The
Weather Channel)
Hurricane Alicia, a category 3 storm made landfall near Galveston. Winds 
gusted to 130 mph with a storm surge of 12 feet. 22 tornadoes were spawned. 
Parts of Houston received 11 inches of rain. 12 people died and 1800 were 
injured. Total damage estimated at $3 billion.
(NWS Louisville)
Thirteen cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Orlando FL with a reading of 98 degrees, and Portland
ME with a high of 94 degrees. Newark NJ reached 90 degrees for the
thirty-sixth time of the year, their second highest total of record. (The
National Weather Summary)
Twenty-two cities, from the Carolinas to the Upper Ohio Valley, reported
record high temperatures for the date, pushing the total number of daily
record highs since the first of June above the 1100 mark. Afternoon highs
of 102 degrees at Greensboro NC and 105 degrees at Raleigh NC equalled
all-time records. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to
75 mph at Scobey. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region and the Upper Ohio
Valley produced torrential rains in eastern Virginia during the late
morning and afternoon hours. Totals ranged up to twelve inches at Yorktown.
Williamsburg VA was deluged with 10.78 inches of rain between 6 AM and 10
AM, with 6.72 inches reported in just two hours. Flash flooding caused
nearly twelve million dollars damage in Accomack County VA. Early evening
thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced walnut size hail
and wind gusts to 80 mph around Casper WY. Thunderstorms produced locally
heavy rains in the Yellowstone Park area, causing fifteen mudslides. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
At 1 pm Bowling Green recorded an exceptionally high dew point of 81 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)

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