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2016 Mobile Weather and Marine Almanac

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26th Edition

Dr. Bill Williams

Pete McCarty

TABLE OF CONTENTS Astronomical Events for 2016........................................................................ 2 Astronomical and Meteorological Calendar for 2016................................... 3 2015 Mobile Area Weather Highlights......................................................... 15 2015 National Weather Highlights............................................................... 16 2015 Hurricane Season................................................................................ 17 2016 Hurricane Tracking Chart.................................................................... 18 2015 Hurricane Season in Review............................................................... 20 Tropical Storms and Hurricanes 1990-2015............................................... 24 Mobile Weather Extremes............................................................................ 28 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.............................................................. 30 2016 Predicted Tides for Mobile and Vicinity............................................. 32 FRONT COVER PHOTO: Kristin Harris and her nephew, Ryland Vernor, enjoy kayaking the calm waters of a picturesque cove along the Daphne shore. Photo by A. Williams. Astronomical data: U.S. Naval Observatory. Tidal information: National Ocean Survey. Temperature and precipitation records: Courtesy of the National Weather Service. When a record has been tied on pages 3-14, only the latest record is shown. Typography, layout and printing: University of South Alabama Publication Services. The authors wish to thank Dr. Keith Blackwell for his contribution on the 2015 hurricane season and Mr. Andrew Murray for his assistance in proofreading the manuscript. Many thanks to Dewey English of the Mobile Press-Register for his valuable assistance with this year’s photographs. (All temperatures in this book are in Fahrenheit) © Copyright 2015 University of South Alabama, Coastal Weather Research Center ALL RIGHTS RESERVED This copyrighted material may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the University of South Alabama, Coastal Weather Research Center, MC 1623, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002.

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