Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
1129 PM CST Thursday Jan 29 2015
for 06z aviation.
Cold front from near Rome Georgia to Demopolis late this evening.
Some gusty winds accompany the front...but will last only a few
hours and generally remain in the 20 to 25 miles per hour zone. Local area
radars have been very quiet tonight with hardly any echoes. 00z
soundings were rather dry...even upstream. Therefore...removed
mention of probability of precipitation through the overnight hours. The other main change
was to increase cloud cover and adjust hourly trends with such a
gradient across central Alabama. Updates already out.
06z taf discussion.
Gusty northwesterly winds currently behind the front at the
northern terminals. Expect the front will move through the
southern terminals kmgm and ktoi over the next hour or so with
gusty northwesterly winds for a few hours behind the front.
Satellite imagery indicates an area of stratus behind the front
with ceilings right around 3 kft. For now...have gone pessimistic
with MVFR at all of the northern terminals over the next few hours
conditions should improve by sunrise. Northwest winds will remain
above 10 kts through 00z.