Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:30AM||Sunset 7:35PM||Monday August 21, 2017 10:54 AM CDT (15:54 UTC)||Moonrise 6:16AM||Moonset 7:41PM||Illumination 0%|
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|GMZ538 Chandeleur Sound-breton Sound- 958 Am Cdt Mon Aug 21 2017 |
Rest of today..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon.
Tonight..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms through the night.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms through the night.
Wednesday..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast early in the afternoon, then becoming south late in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the late morning and early afternoon, then becoming southeast late in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Friday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
|GMZ500 Synopsis Pascagoula To Sw Pass Mississippi- Synopsis Sw Pass Mississippi River To Atchafalaya River- 958 Am Cdt Mon Aug 21 2017 |
Synopsis..High pressure will remain over the coastal waters through mid-week. A weak front will approach the coast from the north Wednesday. This front should stall along the coast for the latter part of the week.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Port Sulphur, LAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus64 klix 211428|
area forecast discussion
national weather service new orleans la
928 am cdt Mon aug 21 2017
Sounding discussion Flight this morning went well and burst
about 32565 meters above the ground. Biggest change from last
nights sounding is the increase in moisture and slightly cooler
profile. The bad thing is this could lead to a few more showers
and thunderstorms today. There is no real cap either so convection
may begin to develop rather quickly this morning. One good thing
is winds aloft are out of the east and east-northeast so this
should hopefully keep any cirrus from thunderstorms from drifting
too far into the area. Right now all is good with mainly scattered
clouds close to the coast.
Hopefully convection holds off so most everyone can view the
eclipse today which will begin at 1157am with the peak at 129pm.
We will not see totality but with the appropriate viewing
equipment it will still be something cool to see with around
75-79% of the Sun being blocked out over southeast la and southern
ms. Locations in our area with the greatest percentage of the sun
being blocked will be in ms where both mccomb and pascagoula will
have around 79% blocked. Cab
Prev discussion issued 401 am cdt Mon aug 21 2017
numbers of sh TS will be low again today as we remain under a
drier and more subsident environment. The dry air is moving into
the area from the east and southeast. This is occurring as meso-
ridge waves rotate around the low to mid level stacked high
centered near the carolinas. This will slowly change as a wave of
moisture moves in Tuesday and Wednesday. The upper low will also
contribute as it moves west very slowly.
One thing that is helping us stay tropical cyclone free is the
bermuda ridge holding strong as it is connected with the stacked
high over the southwest conus. This provides a nice strong ridge
pattern from 500mb up and stretches across the entire southern
gulf coast. But this changes a bit through the week as the mid-
upper ridge breaks down Wednesday and Thursday. This will be due
to a trough, currently located over saskatchewan canada, digging
southward into the ridge by mid and late week. This will occur
rapidly through Tuesday then slows to a crawl as it approaches the
southeast conus. This weakness will keep the sh TS going over our
area as well by weeks' end. But alas, the mid and upper bermuda
ridge will not give in as it will build back over the area by
a possible wet weekend coming up and global models want to leave
the sfc weakness very close or even over the area into the first
of next week. This should keep the chances of sh TS on the higher
than average side as we move through the weekend into the start of|
Aviation Tsra will show a low coverage again today. There will
not be enough probability to include in this TAF cycle.VFR
conditions should be the prevailing conditions with the only
exception being some vis reduction due to br or even fg for a
short time around sunrise. This should mainly affect terminals
west and north.
Marine No changes as high pressure remains the dominant
factor over the northern gulf. Diurnal fluctuations will remain the
main driver of winds. Most nights, look for a weak enhanced jet over
the waters east of the ms delta where winds could bump up to near 10
knots. Seas will remain around 2 ft or less.
Dss code: blue.
Activities: dss support for nohsep; monitoring convective trends.
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 92 73 92 74 20 10 30 20
btr 93 76 91 75 20 10 30 20
asd 92 76 92 76 30 20 30 20
msy 91 78 90 78 20 20 30 30
gpt 90 77 91 76 30 20 30 20
pql 91 76 91 75 30 20 30 20
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA||19 mi||54 min||NE 9.9 G 11||85°F||90°F||1020.1 hPa (+1.4)|
|GISL1 - 8761724 - Grand Isle, LA||29 mi||54 min||NE 2.9 G 6||87°F||89°F||1019.7 hPa (+1.4)|
|KDLP||33 mi||39 min||E 9.9||93°F||75°F|
|PILL1||35 mi||54 min||NE 6 G 9.9||86°F||85°F||1019.6 hPa (+1.6)|
|CARL1||36 mi||54 min||85°F|
|GRBL1||39 mi||114 min||NE 2.9 G 4.1||1019.2 hPa (+1.3)|
|NWCL1 - 8761927 - New Canal, LA||39 mi||54 min||NE 12 G 13||84°F||88°F||1019.7 hPa (+1.3)|
|BYGL1 - 8762482 - Bayou Gauche, LA||44 mi||54 min||E 2.9 G 5.1||89°F||88°F||1019.9 hPa (+1.1)|
|KXPY||45 mi||39 min||E 4.1||88°F||73°F|
|KMIS||46 mi||34 min||4.1||90°F||75°F|
|PSTL1 - 8760922 - Pilot's East, SW Pass, LA||48 mi||54 min||ENE 8 G 9.9||90°F|
|BURL1 - Southwest Pass, LA||49 mi||54 min||NE 7 G 7||87°F||1019.8 hPa (+1.6)||78°F|
Wind History for Shell Beach, LA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Boothville, LA||22 mi||63 min||NE 5||10.00 mi||Fair||89°F||78°F||70%||1019.7 hPa|
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|Bay Gardene |
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Mon -- 06:16 AM CDT Moonrise
Mon -- 06:29 AM CDT Sunrise
Mon -- 01:11 PM CDT 1.77 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:31 PM CDT New Moon
Mon -- 07:32 PM CDT Sunset
Mon -- 07:40 PM CDT Moonset
Mon -- 11:27 PM CDT 0.20 feet Low Tide
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|Gardner Island |
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Mon -- 06:15 AM CDT Moonrise
Mon -- 06:28 AM CDT Sunrise
Mon -- 11:03 AM CDT 1.93 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:31 PM CDT New Moon
Mon -- 07:31 PM CDT Sunset
Mon -- 07:39 PM CDT Moonset
Mon -- 10:25 PM CDT 0.39 feet Low Tide
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