Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:35AM||Sunset 5:55PM||Monday February 19, 2018 1:23 PM CST (19:23 UTC)||Moonrise 9:01AM||Moonset 9:36PM||Illumination 20%|
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|GMZ530 Lake Pontchartrain And Lake Maurepas- 927 Am Cst Mon Feb 19 2018 |
Rest of today..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Tonight..Southeast winds near 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds near 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Wednesday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers.
Thursday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..Southeast winds near 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Friday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Friday night..Southeast winds near 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers.
|GMZ500 Synopsis Pascagoula To Sw Pass Mississippi- Synopsis Sw Pass Mississippi River To Atchafalaya River- 927 Am Cst Mon Feb 19 2018 |
Synopsis..The next cold front will begin to approach the area by the middle of this week before stalling well north of the coast. A cold front will move to the coast by the weekend.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Norco, LAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus64 klix 191745|
area forecast discussion
national weather service new orleans la
1145 am cst Mon feb 19 2018
Clouds should continue to break up this afternoon. Winds will be
slightly elevated today and tomorrow as onshore flow continues.
ExpectVFR conditions to prevail this afternoon into the evening.
Tonight expect status and patchy fog to develop again. Expect MVFR
to periods of ifr conditions possible tonight into Tuesday
morning. 13 mh
Prev discussion issued 419 am cst Mon feb 19 2018
short term... An upper level ridge centered east of the bahamas
will strengthen while slowly moving northwest towards the carolina
coastlines through Tuesday. Surface high pressure that is offset to
the east of the upper ridge expands all the way to the western gulf
of mexico. Clockwise flow around this high will keep local winds
onshore and moisture levels high. A few showers may develop this
afternoon with daytime heating. Coverage and intensities should be
minimal. Oriented pops to be similar to a blend of the GFS and hrrr.
Meanwhile, near record high temperatures will persist. Blended
models continue to be too cold for fcst highs, so went closer to the
mav mex. Tuesday will be similar to today with a slight uptick in
shower coverage as an upper trough west of the rockies nudges east.
rain chances will increase considerably Wednesday through Thursday
as a shortwave from the main upper trough to the west moves through
the central plains and brings a cold front towards the area. This
boundary is expected to stall across east texas and northern
louisiana. Showers and storms will develop on both sides of the
boundary, decreasing in coverage farther away from the centerline of
the front. This means there will be much higher rain chances in
northwestern zones of the CWA compared to southeastern ones. Didn't
make many changes from the previous forecast during the Wed Thu time
The upper ridge to the east will build back slightly across the
region Friday through Saturday morning. This will reduce rain
chances back to around 20 percent.
The main upper trough to the west will finally lift northeast and
race across the midsection of the country this weekend. This will
send a weaker front through the forecast area early Sunday. A few
showers and thunderstorms should accompany the boundary.
patchy fog may be encountered near and along colder water areas such|
as nearshore waters and especially the mississippi river. But for
the most part, winds speeds are rising which is helping to lift this
fog layer into a low stratus deck. While in the miss river, the wind
is causing fog to pack into river bends and turns as well as pushing
it over the levee systems. The next cold front will move toward the
coast and stall well north of the coastal waters Wednesday before
moving back to the northwest, then stalling once again over the
central plains states. This will simply help maintain the onshore
flow through the week. This stalled front will finally start moving
south again by Saturday morning reaching the gulf coast by Sunday
before possibly stalling again.
dss code: green.
Decision support services (dss) code legend green = no weather
impacts that require action.
Blue = long-fused watch, warning, or advisory in effect or high
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 83 65 83 67 20 10 30 20
btr 85 65 84 67 10 10 30 10
asd 83 65 82 67 20 10 30 20
msy 82 67 84 68 20 10 30 20
gpt 78 64 79 67 20 10 30 30
pql 80 63 80 67 20 10 30 30
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FREL1||6 mi||54 min||SSE 16 G 22||77°F||1019.5 hPa||66°F|
|NWCL1 - 8761927 - New Canal, LA||16 mi||54 min||SSE 7 G 12||81°F||65°F||1020.4 hPa|
|BYGL1 - 8762482 - Bayou Gauche, LA||16 mi||54 min||SSE 9.9 G 17||81°F||72°F||1020.5 hPa|
|CARL1||16 mi||54 min||46°F|
|SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA||41 mi||54 min||SSE 20 G 23||78°F||74°F||1021 hPa|
Wind History for East Bank 1, Norco, B. LaBranche, LA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|New Orleans, New Orleans International Airport, LA||9 mi||31 min||S 17||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||82°F||68°F||63%||1020.2 hPa|
|New Orleans, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, LA||21 mi||31 min||SSE 13 G 22||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||81°F||64°F||58%||1019.6 hPa|
|New Orleans Naval Air Station - Alvin Callender Field, LA||24 mi||29 min||S 13 G 21||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||80°F||66°F||64%||1020 hPa|
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|East Bank 1 |
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Mon -- 06:37 AM CST Sunrise
Mon -- 07:06 AM CST 0.30 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:00 AM CST Moonrise
Mon -- 03:09 PM CST 0.20 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:53 PM CST Sunset
Mon -- 08:00 PM CST 0.25 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:36 PM CST Moonset
Mon -- 10:02 PM CST 0.24 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:31 PM CST 0.24 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|New Canal USCG station |
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Mon -- 12:00 AM CST 0.20 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:36 AM CST Sunrise
Mon -- 07:23 AM CST 0.29 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:10 AM CST 0.29 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 08:59 AM CST Moonrise
Mon -- 09:25 AM CST 0.29 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:18 PM CST 0.25 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:12 PM CST 0.28 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:52 PM CST Sunset
Mon -- 06:14 PM CST 0.27 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:04 PM CST 0.27 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:35 PM CST Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (14,3,4,5)(on/off)  Help
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