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Marine Weather and Tides
Pointe a la Hache, LA

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Sunrise 6:50AMSunset 7:18PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 12:08 PM CDT (17:08 UTC) Moonrise 8:08AMMoonset 9:12PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 1023 Am Cdt Wed Mar 29 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 7 pm cdt this evening...
Rest of today..Southeast winds near 20 knots with frequent higher gusts. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Tonight..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds.
Thursday..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Thursday night..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds.
Friday night..Southwest winds near 10 knots becoming southeast in the late evening. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Saturday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Saturday night..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Waves or seas building to 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds in the afternoon. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ500 Synopsis Pascagoula To Sw Pass Mississippi- Synopsis Sw Pass Mississippi River To Atchafalaya River- 1023 Am Cdt Wed Mar 29 2017
Synopsis..High pressure will remain centered over the eastern gulf today. A low pressure system and associated frontal boundary will impact the waters on Thursday. High pressure is expected to build back over the area by Friday. The high should be east of the area by Saturday. Another low pressure system should then impact the coastal waters on Sunday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pointe a la Hache, LA
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Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
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Fxus64 klix 291501
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area forecast discussion
national weather service new orleans la
1001 am cdt Wed mar 29 2017

Sounding discussion
Some minor issues in getting the flight off this morning mainly
due to unstable instrument lock, but this was reconciled and the
flight was successful, using a second instrument. A pretty stable
looking profile at the surface with a steep inversion based around
1900 feet to 6700 feet, then steep lapse rate aloft supportive of
altocumulus based around 13kft. Dry sounding with some low level
moisture only to around 1500 ft and some at cirrus level around
29kft. Winds are SE 15 to 35 kt below the inversion, then veers to
s and SW 15-30kt to about 500 mb, then W to SW 35-76 kt remainder
of the way up. Peak wind was found at 43.6kft at 250/76kt.

Flight terminated at 8.3 millibars, about 20.3 miles up near
county road 542 SW between saucier and success in northern
harrison county, ms. 24/rr

Prev discussion /issued 326 am cdt Wed mar 29 2017/
short term...

latest model run beginning to edge toward the euro's solution of a
divergent upper flow event from the coast southward. The polar
upper trough will still be capable of producing severe
thunderstorms over the area and northward but the majority and
strongest of our thunderstorms look to be from near the coast
southward associated with the divergent area of the polar and
subtropical jets. Could be a bad day for mariners Thursday. The
blow up over the northern gulf and the strong to severe
thunderstorms along the cold front will both help to cause some
strong subsidence between them. This will help limit thunderstorm
potential in that location but not negate it. This looks to fall
somewhere in southern mississippi. Will keep all modes of severe
weather along with the slight risk of severe that SPC continues
for all land areas as the line of sh/ts moves into the area late
tonight.

Long term...

the next system should begin to affect the area by Sunday
afternoon and move through by early Monday. This time the main sfc
low is advertised to be a lot closer to the area with the best
dynamics and lift associated with it. This storm system also looks
to have all modes of severe weather accompany it. Still some time
for this to be shifted slightly north or south over the coming
days so will continue to mainly focus on the Thursday system.

Aviation...

as of this writing, most terminals seeing some sct-bkn clouds in the
fl015-025 range, with the exception of kmcb, which has ifr
conditions. Most will see at least a brief period of MVFR conditions
this morning, but only have kmcb with ifr. Improvement toVFR
conditions is expected by mid to late morning, around 15-16z. Those
conditions should continue for the remainder of the daytime hours.

Another round of MVFR to ifr conditions is expected to redevelop
after sunset this evening, but any mention of tsra isn't likely in
the 12z package unless it is in the 08z-12z Thursday window at kbtr.

Midday package will probably have tsra in most terminals in the 12z-
18z Thursday time frame. 35
marine...

will expand and extend small craft exercise caution headlines to
include all outer waters and western inner open waters through the
afternoon hours. Anticipate those will need extended and/or expanded
beyond this afternoon through at least Thursday night. Mariners will
also have to concern themselves with the threat of a line of
thunderstorms moving through the coastal waters late tonight and
Thursday. Another round of strengthening winds as well as
thunderstorms may require headlines late in the weekend. 35
decision support...

dss code: green.

Deployed: none.

Activation: none.

Activities: assessing convective threats for this week.

Decision support services (dss) code legend
green = no weather impacts that require action.

Blue = long-fused watch, warning, or advisory in effect or
high visibility event.

Yellow = heightened impacts with short-fused watch, warning or
advisory issuances; radar support.

Orange = high impacts; slight to moderate risk severe; nearby tropical
events; hazmat or other large episodes.

Red = full engagement for moderate risk of severe and/or
direct tropical threats; events of national significance.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Mcb 85 66 78 55 / 10 20 70 40
btr 86 68 78 57 / 10 40 80 20
asd 84 68 78 61 / 0 10 70 70
msy 85 70 79 62 / 10 10 70 60
gpt 79 69 78 63 / 10 10 70 80
pql 82 66 80 62 / 0 10 60 80

Lix watches/warnings/advisories
La... None.

Gm... None.

Ms... None.

Gm... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
GISL1 - 8761724 - Grand Isle, LA 11 mi50 min S 5.1 G 11 77°F 75°F1016.4 hPa
GRBL1 23 mi128 min S 19 G 22 1014.3 hPa (+3.6)
KXPY 24 mi33 min SSE 11 77°F 68°F
KDLP 31 mi28 min SSW 8 75°F 72°F
SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA 34 mi50 min SSW 13 G 17 76°F 75°F1017 hPa
BYGL1 - 8762482 - Bayou Gauche, LA 34 mi50 min SSE 12 G 16 79°F 75°F1016 hPa
CARL1 36 mi50 min 58°F
LOPL1 - Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, LA 38 mi50 min 8 G 12 75°F 5 ft1016.1 hPa
NWCL1 - 8761927 - New Canal, LA 42 mi50 min S 7 G 11 79°F 73°F1016.3 hPa
PILL1 42 mi50 min S 9.9 G 12 72°F 58°F1016.3 hPa
PSTL1 - 8760922 - Pilot's East, SW Pass, LA 46 mi50 min S 11 G 13
SPLL1 - South Timbalier Block 52, LA / CSI06 47 mi128 min SSE 19 G 22 75°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Galliano, South Lafourche Airport, LA15 mi33 minS 910.00 miMostly Cloudy79°F65°F63%1016.3 hPa
Port Fourchon, LA24 mi13 minSSE 119.00 miFair79°F68°F70%1015.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Manilla, Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana
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Manilla
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Wed -- 06:52 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:08 AM CDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:19 PM CDT     0.63 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:16 PM CDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:12 PM CDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Independence Island, Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana
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Independence Island
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Wed -- 06:52 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:07 AM CDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:16 PM CDT     0.57 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:16 PM CDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:11 PM CDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:15 PM CDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
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Wind Forecast for New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (13,3,4,5)
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