Saturday, June23, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Norco, LA

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What's New / NOTES
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 6:00AMSunset 8:08PM Saturday June 23, 2018 6:40 PM CDT (23:40 UTC) Moonrise 3:12PMMoonset 1:59AM Illumination 80% 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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GMZ530 Lake Pontchartrain And Lake Maurepas- 332 Pm Cdt Sat Jun 23 2018
Tonight..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Sunday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Sunday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Monday..South winds near 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Tuesday..Variable winds near 5 knots. Waves less than 1 foot. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers through the day. Slight chance of Thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Wednesday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. 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.
Thursday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
GMZ500 Synopsis Pascagoula To Sw Pass Mississippi- Synopsis Sw Pass Mississippi River To Atchafalaya River- 332 Pm Cdt Sat Jun 23 2018
Synopsis..A ridge of high pressure will prevail across the coastal waters through early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Norco, LA
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Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
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325 pm cdt Sat jun 23 2018

Short term (tonight through Tuesday night)
A deep layer ridge, extending from near florida across the gulf
of mexico and north gulf coast today, will gradually become
centered a bit north Sunday into Tuesday with the mid to upper
level high center expected to be over the interior southeast
states lower mississippi valley region Monday and Tuesday. This
will deflect systems in the westerlies well north of the forecast
area, and any wave features or deeper moisture in the tropical
easterlies should remain well to the south. The only source of any
showers and thunderstorms in this pattern is the strong diurnal
heating combined with available moisture and low level convergence
boundaries. This was largely absent today except for a couple
brief light showers here and there due the capping effects of a
warm nose in the 850-750 mb layer that was observed on the 12z
lix sounding. The westerly winds in this capping layer should back
to southerly then easterly over the next couple days, so that
should allow for a bit more coverage of showers and some
thunderstorms over the next few days, although am only expecting
pops of 10-20% on Sunday and 15-25% on Monday and Tuesday.

Daytime highs may start to nudge up from the lower 90s to some mid
90s in warmer inland locations, but the lows should be able to
lower from the last couple very warm nights due to the lighter
winds that are expected. The combination of heat and humidity will
continue to push heat index values up into the 100 to 106 degree
range each afternoon which would remain below heat advisory

Long term (Wednesday through Saturday night)
Little change in the overall pattern is forecast going through
Thursday with deep layer high pressure in place, except the
typical seabreeze and lake breeze regime may be sufficient for
slightly higher rain chances (20 to 30%). Still expect hot high
temperatures in the lower to mid 90s.

Heading through the latter part of the week, the deep layer high
is expected to push very slowly west across the lower mississippi
valley while a broad mid upper low moves west over the eastern
gulf coast florida panhandle. This should bring some higher
precipitable water nearing 2 inches over eastern portions of the
forecast area on Saturday. Rain chances should start to go up
over the mississippi gulf coast during the Friday to Saturday
periods while other locations to the west continue to experience
only isolated to low scattered coverage of showers and storms.

Expect temperatures to continue near to slightly higher than the
seasonal normals which will mean heat indices approaching 105
degrees or slightly higher on some afternoons. 22 td

Currently experiencingVFR conditions across the terminals. Have
noted the development of a few showers over the coastal waters, and
even one or two over land over the last 30 minutes. Will need to
continue to monitor this through the afternoon, but still not high
enough to carry in terminal forecast. AnticipateVFR conditions to
be dominant, although cannot rule out a few hours of MVFR ceilings
again around sunrise. These conditions will improve by 15 or 16z
Sunday. 35

Cannot rule out a few observations possibly reaching exercise
caution criteria this evening, but think most sustained winds should
remain below 15 knots. Beyond tonight, expect relatively quiet
conditions on the waters with flow generally becoming diurnally
driven. 35

Decision support
Dss code: green.

Deployed: none.

Activation: none.

Activities: none.

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; marginal risk severe or excessive rain.

Yellow = heightened impacts with short-fused watch, warning or
advisory issuances; radar support for slight risk severe
or excessive rain.

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

Red = full engagement for moderate to high risk of severe and or
excessive rainfall, or direct tropical threats; events of
national significance.

Preliminary point temps pops
Mcb 74 92 74 92 10 10 10 10
btr 76 92 75 94 10 20 10 20
asd 78 93 76 93 10 10 10 10
msy 78 93 78 93 10 10 10 20
gpt 80 92 78 92 10 10 10 10
pql 77 94 75 93 10 20 10 10

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
FREL1 6 mi41 min SSW 5.1 G 9.9 90°F 1010.8 hPa (-1.8)
NWCL1 - 8761927 - New Canal, LA 16 mi41 min S 9.9 G 16 89°F 87°F1012.1 hPa (-1.6)
BYGL1 - 8762482 - Bayou Gauche, LA 16 mi41 min SSW 5.1 G 8 90°F 90°F1012.4 hPa (-1.6)
CARL1 16 mi41 min 85°F
SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA 41 mi41 min SSW 11 G 13 89°F 90°F1012.6 hPa (-1.6)

Wind History for East Bank 1, Norco, B. LaBranche, LA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
New Orleans, New Orleans International Airport, LA9 mi48 minS 1010.00 miPartly Cloudy91°F75°F61%1012.4 hPa
New Orleans, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, LA21 mi48 minSSW 910.00 miPartly Cloudy90°F75°F62%1011.5 hPa
New Orleans Naval Air Station - Alvin Callender Field, LA24 mi46 minSSW 910.00 miFair88°F78°F73%1012.2 hPa

Wind History from MSY (wind in knots)
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Tide / Current Tables for East Bank 1, Norco, Bayou Labranche, Louisiana
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East Bank 1
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Sat -- 02:59 AM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 05:30 AM CDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:01 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 04:11 PM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:34 PM CDT     0.37 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:06 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for New Canal USCG station, Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
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New Canal USCG station
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Sat -- 02:58 AM CDT     Moonset
Sat -- 04:28 AM CDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:00 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 04:10 PM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:40 PM CDT     0.40 feet High Tide
Sat -- 08:05 PM CDT     Sunset
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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