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Today and Tonight. 

After a cold and frosty start this morning, we will warm up into the 
50s across much of the area along with abundant sunshine. High 
pressure will build in and provide dry weather to the area through 
tonight. Look for temperatures to fall into the low 40s and upper 
30s by 10 pm, so it will be blanket, scarf, thick jacket, hot cocoa 
weather if you are outdoors early this evening. Lows will drop into 
low to mid 30s. A few locally cooler areas will still drop to below 
freezing but widespread freeze is not expected, but frost will be 
possible. Looks like we are going to hit our local criteria this 
morning for ending the fall freeze program, so will not issue 
anything at this time. Once the official numbers are in this 
morning, a statement will be made if the program is finished. If
not, a Frost Advisory may be needed.



Saturday through Friday.

A relatively inactive weather outlook is on deck for the long-term 
for central Alabama as most of the central/eastern CONUS will be 
under the influence of a stable continental airmass. The exception 
here is for Monday as split upper-level flow remains in place across 
the country with an elongated positively tilted trough entering the 
picture from the Midwest within the Polar jetstream. This moves 
southeastward and brings another high pressure system and preceding 
cold front along with it. Have mentioned a slight chance for light 
rain in the far northwest on Monday along and behind the frontal 
boundary as some increase in PWs/isentropic ascent develops near 
there, though synoptic forcing looks to be weak overall. Would need 
to see more indication of frontogenetic and/or geostrophic lift to 
increase PoPs much above 15% at this time. Thereafter, high pressure 
settles in across the area and provides more calm and stable weather 
for much of the week. There are some hints in guidance of a more
robust trough/disturbance passing through towards the weekend, 
but don't have any forecast confidence for that at this point. 
Temperatures will remain pretty reasonable. A nice weekend 
featuring mid/upper 60s for highs, with a little cooler airmass 
within the next high pressure system next week bringing mid 


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Regional Hourly Observations For ST. CLAIR County
900 AM CST FRI NOV 16 2018
BIRMINGHAM     PTSUNNY   41  34  76 CALM      30.26S                  
MONTGOMERY     FAIR      41  35  79 S5        30.29R                  
SHELBY CO ARPT FAIR      39  34  82 CALM      30.24F                  
MAXWELL AFB    NOT AVBL                                               
GREENVILLE     NOT AVBL                                               
SELMA          FAIR      39  36  87 SW5       30.28R                  
PRATTVILLE     FAIR      37  35  92 CALM      30.27R                  
BESSEMER       FAIR      39  33  79 CALM      30.24F                  
TALLADEGA      FAIR      35  33  89 CALM      30.27S                  
PELL CITY      SUNNY     36  36 100 CALM      30.26F                  
MARION         FAIR      39  37  94 S6        30.27S WCI  35          
SYLACAUGA      FAIR      38  35  90 CALM      30.25F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 900am CST, Friday November 16, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 38 degrees north, near 41 degrees central, and near 49 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. Winds are from the south at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 32 degrees north. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Mobile and Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 36 degrees at Anniston.

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 ST. CLAIR County, AL

357 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

A freeze and widespread frost are expected across central Alabama 
this morning with temperatures forecast to be in the middle and upper

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

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 ST. CLAIR County, Alabama
405 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018


Mostly sunny. Widespread frost early in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 5 mph.

Clear. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds around 5 mph in the evening then becoming light.

Mostly sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Light winds.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Light winds becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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

Partly cloudy. Highs around 60.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

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 
                   NOV 21-25    NOV 23-29    NOV   NOV18-JAN19                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Above     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above      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

Friday November 16, 2018 the 320th Day of Year

Declination -18.960000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:21 EST Set 17:44 EST
Transit Meridian 12:32 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:56 EST Ends 18:10 EST

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

Record daily precipitation amounts were set: 1.96 inches at Lexington and 
1.50 inches at Bowling Green, KY. (NWS Louisville)
More than six inches of snow fell at Tucson AZ. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
The most severe November cold wave in U.S. history was in progress. A
weather observing station located 14 miles northeast of Lincoln MT reported
a reading of 53 degrees below zero, which established an all-time record
low temperature for the nation for the month of November. Their high that
day was one degree above zero. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
High winds and heavy snow created blizzard conditions across parts of
eastern Colorado. Wind gusts reached 68 mph at Pueblo, and snowfall totals
ranged up to 37 inches at Echo Lake. In Wyoming, the temperature dipped to
14 degrees below zero at Laramie. Strong thunderstorms in Louisiana
drenched Alexandria with 16.65 inches of rain in thirty hours, with an
unofficial total of 21.21 inches north of Olla. Flash flooding in Louisiana
caused five to six million dollars damage. (15th-16th) (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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