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Heavy rains were able to develop just out ahead of the front, and
Troy actually received 1.54 inches of rain in just over an hour.
Most of the heavier rains have moved off to the east over
Georgia. Meanwhile most of the rain has tapered off for most other
locations, except for maybe a few sprinkles along the U.S. 80/I-85
corridors. Northwesterly surface flow will continue as a longwave
trough continues to dig southward. Clouds will gradually clear
from north to south this evening, but may be a few hours later to
clear than previously forecast. The coolest temperatures are 
lagging behind a bit to our north according to surface obs, and
will delay the coolest temperatures in the forecast tonight until
very close to sunrise. Another push of cooler and drier air is 
expected to arrive by that time, which will send us down into the
40s and perhaps upper 30s north. With northerly winds staying 
around 5-10mph tonight, this will be an advection cooling rather 
than radiational cooling scenario under mostly clear skies.


Sunday through Saturday.

Ridging builds in across the region on Sunday as the main trough 
axis shifts off the East Coast. The surface high is centered over 
the Mid-Mississippi Valley Sunday morning and builds eastward 
through TN/KY during the day. Expect the cold air advection behind 
the departing cold front to continue, limiting the afternoon high 
temps Sunday to the low to mid 60 for most of Central AL. 

The center of the 850mb ridging slides over Central AL Sunday 
evening through the overnight hours as the surface high shifts 
into the Central Appalachians. Expect clear skies and calm winds 
to allow for effective radiational cooling as we get into the 
early morning hours Monday. Lows will drop into the low 40s area-
wide with some locations north of I-20 and I-22 corridors dipping 
below 40. Latest guidance suggests areas in Marion, Winston, 
Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee Counties could drop into the 35-37 
degree range, so I've added mention of frost in the forecast for 
those locations forecast to drop at or below 36. 

By Monday afternoon, the upper level ridging begins to flatten to a 
more zonal flow and the surface high pressure system is situated off 
the coast from the Outer Banks. A weak shortwave impulse moves 
eastward across the Gulf Coast late Monday night into Tuesday, 
increasing cloud cover for the region, which will help limit our 
overnight cooling for Tuesday morning, especially south of the I-20 
corridor. I won't rule out an isolated shower or two from that 
shortwave along the far southern tier of counties Tuesday afternoon, 
but I think most will stay along the coastline. Guidance has trended 
much slower with the trough in the Western US for the second half of 
the week, so I've started trending PoPs downward for Wednesday, 
Thursday, and Friday. With that said, confidence remains low as 
models haven't show much run to run consistency, so I've kept at 
least mention for chance of rain into the weekend. Temperature-wise, 
with lack of significant deep moisture return, expect more 
seasonable diurnal ranges for the second half of the week with lows 
in the 50s and highs in the 60s to low 70s. 


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Regional Hourly Observations For MORGAN County
400 PM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018
MUSCLE SHOALS  FAIR      65  54  67 NW6       30.09S                  
HUNTSVILLE     PTSUNNY   67  57  70 NW13      30.06R                  
DECATUR        LGT RAIN  65  55  70 NW13      30.07R                  
HALEYVILLE     FAIR      61  55  81 NW9       30.11R                  
GADSDEN        PTSUNNY   66  59  77 NW8       30.04S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 400pm CDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 65 degrees north, near 64 degrees central, and near 78 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, cloudy central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the northwest at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 78 degrees at Mobile and Dothan. The lowest temperature is 64 degrees at Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.

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 MORGAN County, AL

300 PM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018

 DAY ONE  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 personnel is 
not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MORGAN County, Alabama
242 PM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018

Mostly cloudy. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Clear, cooler with lows in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

Areas of frost in the morning. Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph in the evening becoming light.

Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 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 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 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

Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

Declination -10.680000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:57 EDT Set 19:08 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:32 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:33 EDT Ends 19:32 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

An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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