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Even with plentiful sunshine, it has been a tad on the cool side 
out there today thanks to breezy northerly winds. Gusts have 
already begun to subside and will continue to do so through the 
remainder of the afternoon as the pressure gradient relaxes

The only forecast challenge in the short term will be overnight
lows...just how low will they go. Temperatures fell into the mid
30s in a few remote locations across the far north early this
morning. This fact, combined with expected clear skies and near
calm winds, just don't see why we wouldn't see temps drop into the
mid 30s across the northern counties tonight. Patchy frost and 
some areas of frost seem more than viable late tonight into early
Monday morning in this area. Therefore, have issued a Frost 
Advisory for the northern two tiers of counties from 08Z to 13Z. 
Be sure to protect those sensitive plants! Will need to monitor 
evening trends carefully to see if adjustments to the advisory 
area are needed.


Monday through Sunday.

Low level ridging slides eastward to the Coastal Carolinas on 
Monday, shifting our winds more easterly to southeasterly to start 
the week. We've got generally zonal flow aloft Monday into Tuesday, 
so high temps Monday will moderate slightly, just from the lack of 
cold air advection, but likely won't warm significantly. A few weak 
shortwaves move eastward along the Gulf Coast Tuesday, but this 
shouldn't impact our weather in Central AL too much. 

A longwave trough digs into the Rockies Tuesday, amplifying a ridge 
over the Central Plains in response. This will keep our area mostly 
dry through at least mid-week with temps running slightly below 
normal, but not drastically colder than what would be expected for 
this time of year. Models continue to struggle with the evolution of 
this trough as it builds eastward through the Plains and into the 
Eastern US. Guidance suggests several shortwaves moving through the 
region ahead of the main trough axis, which will bring some chances 
for rain Thursday or Friday, but exact timing remains uncertain. 
Given the low confidence in the forecast for the end of the week, 
expect a few more changes as models come into better agreement. 

I do expect the main trough axis to shift east of our area by 
Saturday or Sunday, leading to another round of cooler temperatures. 


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Regional Hourly Observations For CHILTON County
1200 AM CDT MON OCT 22 2018
BIRMINGHAM     FAIR      42  38  85 CALM      30.27F                  
MONTGOMERY     FAIR      47  42  83 N3        30.24S                  
SHELBY CO ARPT FAIR      44  38  79 CALM      30.25S                  
MAXWELL AFB    FAIR      48  42  79 NE6       30.22S                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      46  41  82 N5        30.21F                  
SELMA          FAIR      41  39  93 CALM      30.23F                  
PRATTVILLE     FAIR      44  40  88 CALM      30.23S                  
BESSEMER       FAIR      44  36  73 NE5       30.25F                  
TALLADEGA      FAIR      39  38  97 CALM      30.27S                  
PELL CITY      CLEAR     36  36 100 CALM      30.26F                  
MARION         FAIR      41  33  74 CALM      30.23S                  
SYLACAUGA      FAIR      39  39 100 CALM      30.26R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 1100pm CDT, Sunday October 21, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 40 degrees north, near 43 degrees central, and near 50 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 60 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 39 degrees at Gadsden.

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 CHILTON County, AL

358 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Outlook through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

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 CHILTON County, Alabama
1202 AM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

Mostly clear. Near steady temperature around 40. Light winds.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds around 5 mph.

Not as cool. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 70. Light winds.

Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Light winds.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 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 27-OCT 31 OCT 29-NOV 4    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

....  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

Monday October 22, 2018 the 295th Day of Year

Declination -11.380000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:59 EDT Set 19:06 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:32 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:34 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