Thursday, October18, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Venice, LA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:03AMSunset 6:27PM Thursday October 18, 2018 10:36 PM CDT (03:36 UTC) Moonrise 3:11PMMoonset 1:24AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ552 Coastal Waters From Port Fourchon La To Lower Atchafalaya River La Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From The Southwest Pass Of The Mississippi River To Port Fourchon Louisiana Out 20 Mile- 938 Pm Cdt Thu Oct 18 2018
.small craft exercise caution in effect until 4 am cdt Friday...
Rest of tonight..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Slight chance of showers and isolated Thunderstorms after midnight.
Friday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Slight chance of showers and isolated Thunderstorms through the day.
Friday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Chance of showers.
Saturday..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Chance of showers.
Saturday night..Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Chance of showers through the night.
Sunday..Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.
Sunday night..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.
Monday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds. Chance of showers.
Monday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Chance of showers.
Tuesday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
Tuesday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.
GMZ500 Synopsis Pascagoula To Sw Pass Mississippi- Synopsis Sw Pass Mississippi River To Atchafalaya River- 938 Pm Cdt Thu Oct 18 2018
Synopsis..High pressure covering most of the eastern u.s. And southern plains will move east through Friday. The stalled front in the gulf of mexico will move back to the north towards the coast Friday into early Saturday before another stronger cold front moves through the coastal waters Saturday night into Sunday morning. A coastal trough of weak surface low may develop near the texas coast by Tuesday or Tuesday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Venice, LA
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Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
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Fxus64 klix 182055
afdlix
area forecast discussion
national weather service new orleans la
355 pm cdt Thu oct 18 2018

Discussion
Quite tranquil conditions are in place over the CWA as post frontal
air mass in still in place. The cold front that moved through has
stalled over the northern gulf of mexico and is in the process of
dissipating. Not much change expected overnight with clear skies
prevailing and temps falling down into the upper 50s to upper 60s.

An upper ridge draped along the northern gulf coast will begin to
erode across the local area Friday as trough digs across the upper
and mid mississippi valley. At the same time, a surface ridge north
of the area will be sliding east, allow for onshore flow and
moisture to return. The combination of weakening subsidence aloft
and increasing surface moisture may spark off a few showers Friday.

So will be carrying slight chance pops throughout the day along with
highs in the lower to mid 80s. No reason to stray far from guidance.

The main upper trough north of the area will expand and deepen while
tracking across the eastern third of the country. Due to is broad
shape and track, it will gradually bring a cold front through the
forecast area Saturday afternoon and evening. Little to no
instability leading up to and as the front passes means the
probability is too low for any mention in the forecast. Coverage
should be around the 50% mark although timing of the placement of
highest pops is still uncertain as the ECMWF and GFS are not
consistent on this parameter.

Sunday and Monday will bring fall weather back to the area. The air
mass behind the front will be carrying with it dewpoints in the mid
30s to mid 40s. On the temperature side, 500mb height falls will
keep highs limited to upper 60s lower 70s Sunday. Monday may be
slightly warmer, but not much.

Moving into the middle of next week, its looking like a repeat cycle
of an upper ridge south of the region with a trough swinging through
the mid section of the country. Some runs of the GFS have indicated
a strong surface low will track across northern la & ms. This
pattern can be conducive for severe weather across the cwa. However,
the latest model run of the GFS and the ECMWF no longer show this
scenario. Will have to monitor for changes in model solutions.

Meffer

Aviation
Vfr conditions with generally clear skies and excellent visibilities
are expected to continue through the evening and likely into the
late night and morning hours on Friday. A return of cloud cover from
the south may start to bring some scattered to broken clouds with
bases 030-040 by late morning Friday to khum, kmsy, knew and kgpt.

22 td

Marine
Pressure gradient remains strong enough for marginal small craft
advisory winds near 20 knots with higher gusts over the western
coastal waters, otherwise the weak cold air advection and pressure
gradient has relaxed across remaining waters. Will allow the small
craft advisory (sca) to end at 4 pm and will maintain "small craft
exercise caution" for western waters through most of tonight. High
pressure will continue to work east into the atlantic and return
flow will begin to set back up late Friday but will be mostly weak
with winds around 10 knots or less. The next cold front will quickly
be on the way and will move through the coastal waters Saturday.

Winds will become offshore and weak initially, but by Saturday night
once strong cold air advection sets in winds will quickly pick up
with at least SCA conditions in place. Winds may finally begin to
relax overnight Sunday but more so on Monday.

Forecast becomes quite uncertain heading into next week. Models have
been consistent on the development of a surface low but location and
track of this low has been very inconsistent and this will have
significant differences in the forecast. 22 td

Decision support
Dss code: green.

Deployed: none.

Activation: none.

Activities: none.

Preliminary point temps pops
Mcb 58 83 64 74 0 10 10 40
btr 61 85 66 78 0 20 10 40
asd 62 84 68 83 10 20 10 40
msy 68 85 71 82 10 20 20 40
gpt 65 83 70 82 10 20 20 40
pql 64 84 68 84 10 20 20 40

Lix watches warnings advisories
La... None.

Gm... Small craft advisory until 4 pm cdt this afternoon for gmz570-
572.

Ms... None.

Gm... Small craft advisory until 4 pm cdt this afternoon for gmz572.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PSTL1 - 8760922 - Pilot's East, SW Pass, LA 1 mi37 min ENE 16 G 18 83°F 76°F1023.8 hPa (+1.2)
BURL1 - Southwest Pass, LA 3 mi37 min ENE 16 G 18 79°F 1023.1 hPa (+1.2)71°F
KDLP 15 mi22 min E 14 81°F 70°F
PILL1 18 mi37 min ENE 4.1 G 6 76°F 76°F1023.5 hPa (+1.0)
KMDJ 29 mi22 min ENE 18 81°F 73°F
LOPL1 - Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, LA 33 mi38 min E 17 G 20 78°F 5 ft1024.1 hPa68°F
GISL1 - 8761724 - Grand Isle, LA 37 mi37 min ENE 8 G 12 77°F 80°F1023.5 hPa (+0.7)
KMIS 38 mi22 min ENE 17 81°F 70°F
KXPY 44 mi22 min ENE 9.9 77°F 70°F

Wind History for Pilots Station East, SW Pass, LA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Boothville, LA27 mi2.8 hrsENE 910.00 miFair80°F66°F64%1023.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Southwest Pass, Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana (2)
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Southwest Pass
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Thu -- 01:24 AM CDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:26 AM CDT     1.41 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:00 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 02:21 PM CDT     0.43 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:10 PM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:24 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Joseph Bayou, Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana
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Joseph Bayou
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Thu -- 01:23 AM CDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:28 AM CDT     1.52 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:00 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 02:17 PM CDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 03:10 PM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:23 PM CDT     Sunset
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