Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:30AM||Sunset 5:02PM||Wednesday November 22, 2017 2:28 PM CST (20:28 UTC)||Moonrise 9:50AM||Moonset 8:34PM||Illumination 17%|
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|GMZ530 Lake Pontchartrain And Lake Maurepas- 916 Am Cst Wed Nov 22 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect through late tonight...
Rest of today..North winds 20 knots gusts to 30 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Tonight..North winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Thursday..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Thursday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Friday..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Waves or seas subsiding to less than 1 foot. Dominant period 4 seconds in the afternoon.
Friday night..Northwest winds near 5 knots. Waves less than 1 foot. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Saturday..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Saturday night..North winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Sunday..North winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Sunday night..Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
|GMZ500 Synopsis Pascagoula To Sw Pass Mississippi- Synopsis Sw Pass Mississippi River To Atchafalaya River- 916 Am Cst Wed Nov 22 2017 |
Synopsis..A strong disturbance will move southeast today ahead of a cold front that will move through the northern gulf this afternoon. High pressure will slowly settle over the area through the end of the week.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Arabi, LAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus64 klix 221719|
area forecast discussion
national weather service new orleans la
1119 am cst Wed nov 22 2017
Vfr conditions to prevail. Gusty winds and some minor llws
considerations with surge of colder air currently advancing
southward through the area today. Winds should abate Thursday
mid-morning. 24 rr
Extended the small craft advisory areally to now include the tidal
lakes and sounds that were previously omitted. Latest observations
past couple of hours show minimal criteria being met in those
areas as cold air advection with latest surge continues to take
place over the relatively warmer waters. This may need to be
adjusted in time this afternoon package to end sooner than the
coastal waters, but will continue to assess. 24 rr
Prev discussion issued 753 am cst Wed nov 22 2017
winds are breezy from the north northeast near the surface as
cooler and drier air moves in this morning with building high
pressure. The wind is at 25 kts by 1000 feet then becomes light
and variable at mid levels. Flow is westerly above 400 mb. A broad
inversion layer from the surface through 850mb has the atmosphere
stable. There is an altocumulus deck overhead and that is evident
on the sounding at 550 mb.
prev discussion... Issued 300 am cst Wed nov 22 2017
upper analysis shows a southern stream trough moving into the
northwestern gulf of mexico, a northern trough draped across the
great lakes and appalachian mountains, and ridges well to the east
and west. Radar imagery shows rainfall associated with the southern
trough is moving south and will be a mostly coastal issue by
daybreak. Things are slightly more complex at the surface.
Observations show that the southern disturbance has drawn some drier
air into the CWA ahead of the actual cold front to the north. This
has induced development of a prefrontal surface trough. It will be
moving south across the area over the next few hours. The
continental air mass associated with the northern upper trough will
likely not reach the northern CWA zones until late morning and track
across the area through the early afternoon. This cold front will be
bringing another round of cold mornings with temperatures falling
into the 30s thanksgiving and Friday.
the CWA will generally remain under troughing going through this
weekend. Temperatures will try to rebound Saturday as the upper
level pattern bulges east before another trough dives southeast out
of canada across the northeastern us. In response to this, a
reinforcing cold front will swing through the forecast area Saturday
night and keep the area below normal through Monday.
A change in the pattern will finally take place early next week.
Upper ridge that had been stationary to the west of the region will
track east across the gulf south late Monday through late Tuesday.
Increasing column heights will allow for temperatures to return to
normal or slightly above. Both GFS and ECMWF show a trough following
the movement of the ridge and bring the next chance of rainfall to
lowest ceilings will dissipate rapidly this morning as a cold front
moves through. Ceilings will run ovc120+ for the next few hours
after ceilings at 030 clear and total clearing will occur toward
late morning for most and all sites by afternoon.VFR through this
winds will abruptly rise today as a disturbance moves through the
coastal waters. This disturbance will get forced south this morning
by an approaching cold front that will move through the northern
gulf clearing things out late today but causing winds to remain
elevated. Between the disturbance getting forced south and the front
moving in, winds will ease a bit back to around 15 to 20kt this
afternoon. The front will pass by late afternoon and early evening
causing winds to rise abruptly once again. Since winds will only
ease a bit this afternoon before rising once again, the advisory
will remain posted through this period as well.
Winds ease by the end of the week as high pressure settles across
the northern gulf. Saturday looks like the lightest wind day at the
moment as it transitions from high pressure to a new front moving
through for Saturday night into Sunday. Return flow to become better
established by the start of next week.
dss code: blue.
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 60 33 59 34 10 0 10 0
btr 63 34 60 35 10 0 10 0
asd 64 38 62 34 10 0 10 0
msy 64 45 61 44 10 0 10 0
gpt 64 40 62 39 10 0 10 0
pql 64 39 64 36 10 0 10 0
Lix watches warnings advisories
Gm... Small craft advisory until 4 am cst Thursday for gmz530-532-534-
Gm... Small craft advisory until 4 am cst Thursday for gmz532-534-536-
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NWCL1 - 8761927 - New Canal, LA||4 mi||40 min||N 11 G 13||63°F||63°F||1017.3 hPa|
|CARL1||9 mi||40 min||59°F|
|FREL1||21 mi||40 min||N 11 G 13||65°F||1016.5 hPa||46°F|
|SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA||22 mi||40 min||N 13 G 14||63°F||64°F||1017.3 hPa|
|BYGL1 - 8762482 - Bayou Gauche, LA||27 mi||40 min||NNE 1.9 G 8||65°F||63°F||1017.8 hPa|
|OSTF1 - Stennis Test Facility||32 mi||38 min||N 3.9 G 9.7||67°F||1017.7 hPa (-2.7)||43°F|
|WYCM6 - 8747437 - Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS||43 mi||40 min||N 15 G 17||63°F||62°F||1017.1 hPa|
Wind History for New Canal Station, LA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|New Orleans, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, LA||1 mi||35 min||N 10||10.00 mi||Fair||68°F||48°F||51%||1016.9 hPa|
|New Orleans, New Orleans International Airport, LA||12 mi||35 min||N 7 G 16||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||67°F||45°F||45%||1017.9 hPa|
|New Orleans Naval Air Station - Alvin Callender Field, LA||14 mi||93 min||N 9||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||66°F||46°F||49%||1017.9 hPa|
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|New Canal USCG station |
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Wed -- 06:31 AM CST Sunrise
Wed -- 07:07 AM CST 0.45 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:49 AM CST Moonrise
Wed -- 05:01 PM CST Sunset
Wed -- 08:34 PM CST Moonset
Wed -- 08:35 PM CST 0.08 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Paris Road Bridge |
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Wed -- 04:16 AM CST 1.19 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:30 AM CST Sunrise
Wed -- 09:48 AM CST Moonrise
Wed -- 04:12 PM CST -0.09 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:00 PM CST Sunset
Wed -- 08:33 PM CST Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (15,3,4,5)(on/off)  Help
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