Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:50AM||Sunset 5:08PM||Saturday December 16, 2017 8:59 AM CST (14:59 UTC)||Moonrise 5:20AM||Moonset 4:18PM||Illumination 3%|
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|GMZ435 Vermilion Bay- 358 Am Cst Sat Dec 16 2017 |
Today..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Tonight..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy. Slight chance of rain showers in the evening. Slight chance of Thunderstorms through the night. Rain showers after midnight.
Sunday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Rain showers in the morning. Chance of Thunderstorms through the day. Rain showers likely in the afternoon.
Sunday night..Southeast winds up to 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Monday night..Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Rain showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Chance of rain showers.
Wednesday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
|GMZ400 Synopsis For Lower Atchafalaya River La To High Island Tx Out 60 Nm Including Sabine And Calcasieu Lakes And Vermilion Bay 358 Am Cst Sat Dec 16 2017 |
Synopsis.. An upper trough will approach the area late Saturday into Sunday resulting in widespread showers and Thunderstorms. East and then southeast winds are forecast to increase as an associated weak area of low pressure develops and tracks northeast along the texas coast into the sabine river valley. The south winds will aid in transporting very moist air northward atop relatively cool nearshore shelf waters, so there is some potential for marine fog starting late Saturday night and possibly persisting for a few days. A second upper trough follows Monday keeping rain chances elevated for the early part of next week.
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Area Discussion for - Lake Charles, LA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus64 klch 161139|
area forecast discussion
national weather service lake charles la
539 am cst Sat dec 16 2017
Some fog being noted on observations around the region this am.
Clouds have been around 080 to 100 over most of SE tx and SRN la
this am. The approach of the sfc low and upper lvl trof will see
winds increasing and ceiling falling thru the day and into the
overnight hours. Areas of rain and showers twrds the late aftn
into the eve hrs. Tstms move into the mix twrds midnight as the
sfc low and warm front lifts into SRN la around midnight. Ceilings
xpcd to drop to MVFR ifr drg the eve hrs W lifr ifr during the
Prev discussion issued 412 am cst Sat dec 16 2017
our Saturday will begin on the chilly side with temperatures
north of the i-10 corridor presently in the low to mid 30's.
Some patchy fog is also being observed across southeast texas and
into central louisiana this morning the likes of which may be a
bit slower to dissipate than normal due to overcast skies.
By this evening, the well forecast upper trough over mexico and
its developing surface low across the western gulf will begin to
spread its influence across southeast texas bringing widespread
showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms to the region before
spreading into southwest louisiana overnight. Forecast soundings
continue to indicate a very moist airmass associated with this
system with forecast precipitable water values as high as 1.7
inches making it a pretty efficient rain producer. My forecast
rainfall totals which were produced using a combination of wpc's
official forecast and tweaks from other model guidance is going to
indicate around an inch for the Saturday night through Sunday
afternoon timeframe. Of course locally higher amounts can be
expected. On the severe side of things, SPC has redrawn their
marginal risk area to once again include portions of acadiana.
Forecast soundings indicate that overall shear Sunday will be very
favorable. The limiting factor continues to be the distinct lack
of instability. If there is going to be anything in the way of
severe weather Sunday, it will likely come during the maximum
heating of early to mid afternoon. Even so, the overall threat
remains very low.
The upper trough quickly ejects off to the north Sunday, but
leaves a channel of very moist air in its wake which will quickly
begin to be utilized by a second upper trough swinging east out of
california. Thus, while there may be a bit of a break in the
precipitation Sunday afternoon, activity is expected to quickly
pick back up again Sunday night into Monday. Even more atmospheric
moisture is expected to be available to this system with
precipitable water values Monday climbing to as high as 1.8
inches. Thus, widespread amounts of around an inch with locally
higher amounts will be possible once again Monday. In addition to
the increased moisture, forecast guidance is indicating more
instability with this system and while shear values wont be as
favorable for severe weather, there will likely be more
thunderstorms Monday and into Tuesday than will be seen Saturday
night and Sunday. SPC once again hatches acadiana in a marginal
risk for severe weather Monday.|
Guidance has come into much better agreement this morning with
regards to the evolution of this trough through midweek with the
euro siding with the GFS solution which swings the trough just
north of the area Wednesday bringing a weak cold front through the
area. The drier airmass behind the front will quickly be overtaken
by yet another upper trough digging south out of the pacific
northwest late Thursday bringing back high rain chances for at
least the early part of the christmas holiday weekend. There
remains considerable uncertainty with regards to this trough and
a potential strong arctic front that the euro plows through the
area clearing the rain out in time for christmas while the gfs
brings the front through, but keeps abundant moisture in place
over the area courtesy of yet another trough to the west. Early
thinking is that the GFS is overdoing the moisture, but this far
out that's little more than a hunch. With christmas day still
beyond our day 8 forecast, there's plenty of time to sort that
My forecast rainfall totals for the series of events beginning
this evening through early Thursday are between 3 and 4 inches
areawide with local amounts of up to 8 inches possible in some
an upper trough will approach the area late Saturday into Sunday
resulting in widespread showers and thunderstorms. East and then
southeast winds are forecast to increase as an associated weak
area of low pressure develops and tracks northeast along the
texas coast into the sabine river valley. The south winds will
aid in transporting very moist air northward atop relatively cool
nearshore shelf waters, so there is some potential for marine fog
starting late Saturday night and possibly persisting for a few
days. A second upper trough follows Monday keeping rain chances
elevated for the early part of next week.
Preliminary point temps pops
Aex 57 48 68 56 10 100 50 40
lch 58 55 72 60 10 100 50 50
lft 59 55 72 62 10 80 90 50
bpt 58 54 71 60 10 90 30 50
Lch watches warnings advisories
Gm... Small craft exercise caution through late tonight for gmz475.
Small craft advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to midnight cst
tonight for gmz470-472.
Small craft exercise caution until 4 pm cst this afternoon for
Small craft exercise caution late tonight for gmz470-472.
Small craft exercise caution through late tonight for gmz450-452-
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|TESL1 - Tesoro Marine Terminal - 8764044 - Berwick, LA||5 mi||47 min||NE 6 G 8||46°F||50°F||1025.2 hPa|
|AMRL1 - 8764227 - Amerada Pass, LA||21 mi||47 min||NE 6 G 12||45°F||49°F||1024.6 hPa|
|EINL1||27 mi||47 min||E 12 G 15||46°F||51°F||1024.2 hPa||38°F|
|BYGL1 - 8762482 - Bayou Gauche, LA||43 mi||41 min||NE 2.9 G 8||46°F||50°F||1025.9 hPa|
|MRSL1 - Marsh Island, LA / CSI03||49 mi||119 min||13 G 15||46°F|
Wind History for Tesoro Marine Terminal, LA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Patterson Memorial, LA||5 mi||63 min||ENE 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||44°F||37°F||76%||1025.4 hPa|
|Salt Point, LA||20 mi||66 min||Var 3||mi||46°F||37°F||71%||1024.5 hPa|
Wind History from PTN (wind in knots)
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Sat -- 01:29 AM CST 0.58 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:15 AM CST 0.60 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:19 AM CST Moonrise
Sat -- 06:53 AM CST Sunrise
Sat -- 11:28 AM CST -0.08 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:18 PM CST Moonset
Sat -- 05:07 PM CST Sunset
Sat -- 07:35 PM CST 0.96 feet High Tide
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|Shell Island |
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Sat -- 01:57 AM CST 1.12 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:18 AM CST Moonrise
Sat -- 06:53 AM CST Sunrise
Sat -- 08:17 AM CST -0.38 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:19 PM CST Moonset
Sat -- 05:08 PM CST Sunset
Sat -- 05:50 PM CST 1.30 feet High Tide
Sat -- 09:33 PM CST 1.06 feet Low Tide
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Wind Forecast for Lake Charles, LA (9,2,3,4)(on/off)  Help
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