Saturday, December16, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Long Beach, MS

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
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Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 4:59PM Saturday December 16, 2017 10:48 AM CST (16:48 UTC) Moonrise 6:11AMMoonset 5:09PM Illumination 3% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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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GMZ532 Mississippi Sound- 934 Am Cst Sat Dec 16 2017
Rest of today..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Tonight..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 3 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight. Chance of showers after midnight.
Sunday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning. Chance of showers early in the morning. Showers in the late morning and afternoon. Slight chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and Thunderstorms likely after midnight.
Monday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of Thunderstorms until late afternoon. Showers likely through the day.
Monday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers.
Tuesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers.
Tuesday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Wednesday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west late in the afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Showers and Thunderstorms likely in the morning, then chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north after midnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
GMZ500 Synopsis Pascagoula To Sw Pass Mississippi- Synopsis Sw Pass Mississippi River To Atchafalaya River- 934 Am Cst Sat Dec 16 2017
Synopsis..A frontal boundary will begin drifting north as an area of low pressure forms in the west gulf today. A front will then stall over the gulf states Sunday and Monday before pushing east Tuesday. Cold high pressure will then build into the north gulf Tuesday and Wednesday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Long Beach, MS
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Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
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Fxus64 klix 161020
area forecast discussion
national weather service new orleans la
420 am cst Sat dec 16 2017

The last bit of calm weather will take place today before a much
more active period starts late tonight and will last for the next
several days. High pressure will slide to the east today and allow
for return flow from the gulf. This will set the stage for a
prolonged rainy period in the forecast. An upper level low will
eject out of northern mexico and at the surface a low will develop
over the western gulf of mexico. This rapidly deepening low will
bring another cold front into the region and stall it over the
area for a few days. This will be the focus of shower and
thunderstorm development through early next week. This system will
also pull rich moisture into the forecast area Sunday and that
moisture will remain in place through midweek.

Precipitable water values for Sunday look to be well over 1.8
inches if the guidance is correct. This will put record amounts of
moisture in the forecast as the daily recorded MAX for Sunday 12z
soundings at kasd is 1.64, and the recorded MAX for Sunday
evening 0z soundings is 1.72. So we will be flirting with some
deep moisture over the region on Sunday into Monday. The weather
prediction center has the entire area outlooked in a marginal
risk for excessive rainfall on Sunday. Some flooding is possible
on Sunday. There is a shot that we could be outlooked again for
excessive rainfall again on Monday... As of now we are not but some
of the signals point to more heavy rainfall going into Monday as
well. We are expecting rainfall totals in the 2 to 4 inch range
for much of the area. Higher totals will certainly be possible if
any specific areas see multiple rounds of heavier storms. Some
localized ponding of water in low lying and poor drainage areas is
possible. Will have to monitor the flooding situation carefully
as this evolves into a multi-day type event with moisture rich
environment and a stalled front over the forecast area through at
least Tuesday.

One more note for this system as well... The storm prediction
center has placed the area in a marginal risk for severe weather
on Sunday and Monday. Looking at the soundings the instability is
marginal but is sufficient enough to maintain some stronger
convection. There will be enough shear in the atmosphere also to
support convection. Main inhibiting factor will be whether the
convection is surface-based or not. Damaging wind appears to be the greatest
threat from any severe storms, but the higher shear means we can't
ignore the possibility of a tornado or two. Remember this is
winter and you do not need overly robust instability in the
atmosphere to cause a little bit of trouble. We will be watching
this close as well.

Guidance is in better agreement going into midweek. Another upper
low will eject out over the southern plains and another surface
low moves across the area. This will bring another round of
showers and thunderstorms to the region Wednesday morning. We
should be between systems Thursday... And guidance then also points
to another major system into the region next weekend. With that
being said have maintained a blend in the latter part of the
forecast period. 13 mh

Vfr category conditions will prevail at the terminals
through the day Saturday with mid and high levels clouds prevailing.

Ceilings will lower Saturday evening and night with MVFR conditions
expected to develop. Isolated to scattered showers will be possible
by late Saturday night... Primarily for the western p CWA taf
locations. 11

High pressure over the region will continue to slide east
today while cyclogenesis will begin over the southwestern gulf. This
will send a warm front back across the region tonight. With that
winds will veer around today to easterly and then
southeasterly onshore early Sunday after the front moves to the
north. The pressure gradient will also tighten across the region
with moderate to strong winds expected overnight tonight and more so
tomorrow. As the sfc low pulls away Monday the front will basically
stall over the region leading to lighter winds through Tuesday. A
lot of questions then arise for the remainder of the week. Another
sfc low is expected to traverse the lower ms valley which will bring
another weak cold front into and likely stalling over the region. By
the end of the week we should see a much stronger cold front with
strong offshore winds developing behind it. Cab

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.

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 55 47 69 60 10 80 90 60
btr 57 50 71 61 10 80 90 50
asd 57 50 73 61 10 60 80 50
msy 57 53 73 63 10 60 80 50
gpt 56 50 70 62 10 50 80 60
pql 56 48 73 61 0 50 80 60

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
WYCM6 - 8747437 - Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS 10 mi157 min ENE 9.9 G 12 42°F 50°F1026.1 hPa
OSTF1 - Stennis Test Facility 25 mi59 min NE 1.9 G 3.9 45°F 1026.4 hPa (+0.4)33°F
DKCM6 - 8741501 - Dock C, Pascagoula, MS 30 mi49 min E 7 G 9.9 48°F 1026 hPa (+0.4)
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 31 mi157 min 53°F
RARM6 - 8741094 - Range A rear, Pascagoula, MS 33 mi49 min ENE 8.9 G 12 51°F 1025.7 hPa (+0.4)
ULAM6 - 8741041 - Dock E. Port of Pascagoula, MS 34 mi157 min 60°F
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 34 mi157 min ENE 12 G 15 45°F 1026.8 hPa
SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA 42 mi157 min NE 15 G 16 46°F 53°F1025.6 hPa
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 49 mi79 min ENE 12 45°F 1026.4 hPa

Wind History for West Pier, Port of Gulfport, MS
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS7 mi56 minN 710.00 miOvercast47°F33°F59%1026 hPa
Keesler Air Force Base / Biloxi, MS14 mi53 minNE 710.00 miOvercast48°F32°F56%1026.4 hPa
Bay St. Louis, Stennis International Airport, MS17 mi-3 minENE 57.00 miMostly Cloudy46°F32°F57%1026.7 hPa

Wind History from GPT (wind in knots)
Last 24hrN8N11N9N9N13N7N8N7N5N6N6N6N5N4N4N4NE3NE6NE5NE4NE4NE5NE6N7
1 day agoNW6CalmSE53S63SW3S3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmW3CalmNW4N6N7N7N10N10N11N7
2 days agoS5S86S8

Tide / Current Tables for Gulfport, Gulfport Harbor, Mississippi
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Sat -- 05:11 AM CST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:42 AM CST     0.14 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:46 AM CST     Sunrise
Sat -- 04:08 PM CST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:57 PM CST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:36 PM CST     1.80 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Cat Island (West Point), Mississippi
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Cat Island (West Point)
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Sat -- 05:11 AM CST     Moonrise
Sat -- 06:46 AM CST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:56 AM CST     -0.37 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 04:09 PM CST     Moonset
Sat -- 04:58 PM CST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:52 PM CST     1.58 feet High Tide
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Wind Forecast for New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Mobile, AL
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