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.SHORT TERM...
Today and Tonight.

A cold start to the day as we have really maxed out the radiational 
cooling this morning, as high pressure builds into the region. 
Temperatures are going to be starting in the 30s and low 40s but 
warm up nicely to the upper 60s to low 70. Look for temperatures to 
cool off quickly once the sun sets and another cool night in store 
for Central Alabama with lows in the upper 30 north to upper 40s to 
near 50 degrees in the south.

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.LONG TERM...
Tuesday through Monday.

A ridging pattern over the Central US begins to amplify Tuesday as 
high pressure dips into the midwestern states. This will keep 
Central AL rain-free with mild temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday. 
Meanwhile, troughing over Southern California slides eastward into 
the Desert SW as Hurricane Willa is expected to make landfall along 
the Western Coast of Mexico. Willa should weaken rapidly due to the 
terrain in Central Mexico, but the remnant upper level energy gets 
lifted northeastward Southern Texas as the trough continues to move 
eastward through the Central Plains Wednesday evening into the 
overnight hours. This shortwave energy is expected to move across 
the Northern Gulf Coast and develop a low pressure system by 
Thursday. Extra lift associated with the newly-formed baroclinic low 
will lead to increased rain chances across the region Thursday 
through much of the day Friday.

By Friday evening, the low has moved east of our area, ending the 
rain chances for Central AL. Another low pressure system is dipping 
southward through the Upper Midwest and into the Ohio River Valley 
Friday night into early Saturday morning. This could dip far enough 
south to increase our rain chances late Saturday night into Sunday, 
but confidence in the timing is low at this time, so I've kept 20-
30% PoPs Saturday through early morning Sunday. 

High pressure builds in across the region in the wake of the 
departing longwave trough Sunday night into Monday, so expect 
clearing skies by the end of the weekend. 

25/Owen


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Regional Hourly Observations For ELMORE County
600 PM CDT MON OCT 22 2018
CENTRAL ALABAMA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BIRMINGHAM     MOCLDY    61  41  47 E3        30.23R                  
MONTGOMERY     FAIR      66  54  65 E3        30.18S                  
SHELBY CO ARPT FAIR      63  45  51 CALM      30.20S                  
MAXWELL AFB    FAIR      66  52  60 NE5       30.17F                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      67  58  72 NE3       30.17S                  
SELMA            N/A     66  54  63 E3        30.17S                  
PRATTVILLE     FAIR      62  54  76 CALM      30.18S                  
BESSEMER       FAIR      61  45  55 E5        30.21R                  
TALLADEGA      FAIR      59  47  64 E5        30.21F                  
PELL CITY      CLEAR     57  52  82 CALM      30.21S                  
MARION         FAIR      66  49  52 CALM      30.17S                  
SYLACAUGA      FAIR      63  47  56 CALM      30.21S                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 600pm CDT, Monday October 22, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 59 degrees north, near 61 degrees central, and near 72 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 74 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 57 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 ELMORE County, AL

302 AM CDT Mon Oct 22 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 ELMORE County, Alabama
630 PM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. North winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Rain showers likely. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows around 50.

FRIDAY
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY
Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

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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 
                OCT 28-NOV 1 OCT 30-NOV 5    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Above                                            
 Precipitation:     Normal        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

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SUN
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

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OCTOBER 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1965...
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)
...1985...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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)


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