Saturday, September23, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Gulfport, MS

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
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.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:44AMSunset 6:51PM Saturday September 23, 2017 3:10 PM CDT (20:10 UTC) Moonrise 9:52AMMoonset 9:19PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 955 Am Cdt Sat Sep 23 2017
Rest of today..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tonight..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Monday night..East 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 after midnight. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Wednesday..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest late in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Wednesday night..Northwest 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- 955 Am Cdt Sat Sep 23 2017
Synopsis..A large ridge of high pressure will continue to cover most of the eastern u.s. Through early next week. Weak easterly waves of lower pressure are expected to move across the northern gulf today and Sunday, then high pressure is expected to rebuild over the region early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Gulfport, MS
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Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
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Fxus64 klix 230855
area forecast discussion
national weather service new orleans la
355 am cdt Sat sep 23 2017

Note to media and interested others... Missing ASOS observations
at new, asd, mcb, gpt, mob and others are due to a phone line cut
near the air traffic control center in houston, where the obs are
routed through. We do have access by phone when necessary to
retrieve climate information, etc. Restoration time is unknown at
this point.

High pressure at the surface centered over ohio extending
southwestward into texas. Aloft, ridging extends from lake
michigan into texas. A little bit of convection offshore, but none
over land early this morning. A few patches of fog, but nothing
widespread. Temperatures at 3 am are generally in the 70s, but
wouldn't be surprised if one or two spots are in the upper 60s.

Short term
Today should be similar to Friday as upper ridging remains in
place for one more day. Convection should remain on the isolated
side, and be mainly during the afternoon. Highs should once again
reach into the lower 90s. A bit of a weakness in the upper
pattern over the eastern gulf of mexico will gradually drift
northwestward into the local area for Sunday and Monday, bringing
higher rain chances, in the 40-60 percent range. The additional
cloud cover precipitation should hold high temperatures down 2-5
degrees. 35

Long term
Upper weakness may remain close enough to retain isolated to
scattered convection on Tuesday, but ridging builds back in for
Wednesday and much of Thursday with little in the way of
convection expected. High temperatures will return to what we've
seen the last day or two, near or slightly above 90 degrees.

Once hurricane maria finally moves northeastward out of the
western atlantic around Thursday or so, a strong upper trough is
expected to develop over the eastern third of the country. Models
are having a little difficulty agreeing on the exact timing of a
cold frontal passage right now, but at some point Thursday or
Friday, cooler and drier air will begin to move into the area.

Little in the way of precipitation is expected with the frontal
passage. By the time we get to Saturday, overnight lows may
actually fall into the 50s across the northern half of the area,
with highs in the lower 80s. 35

Kmsy and kbtr ASOS and khdc AWOS are the only TAF airports that have
observations transmitting, so have dialed into the other sites to
receive observations. At 0830z, the only TAF airport with MVFR was
kmcb with vsby 5sm br while all others remainedVFR. It is possible
a few additional airports could see vsbys drop to 3 to 6 nm in br hz
before 13z, otherwise expectVFR to prevail through the day and
most of tonight. Isolated, mainly afternoon shra tsra is possible
today, but the probability is too low for mention in the tafs at
this time. 22 td

A large ridge of high pressure covering most of the eastern u.S. Is
expected to persist through early next week. The pressure gradient
is expected to tighten today into Sunday as minor low level surface
wave features in the easterlies (inverted troughs) move west across
the northern gulf. This pattern will cause easterly winds to rise
into the 10 to 15 knot range across most waters with seas building
to 2 to 3 feet over most of the open waters later this morning or
afternoon and continuing into Sunday.

High pressure is then expected to rebuild back into the central gulf
coast region again Monday through Wednesday while hurricane maria
moves very slowly north off the southeast atlantic coast. This will
result in a return to lighter winds that are variable in direction
and flatter seas across the central gulf coast region. A fairly
strong cold front is expected to move through the region late in the
week which will bring rising northerly winds and higher seas
offshore again. 22 td

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 90 69 87 68 20 10 40 30
btr 90 71 89 70 20 10 40 30
asd 90 71 86 71 20 10 40 30
msy 89 75 86 75 20 10 40 30
gpt 88 72 85 72 20 10 50 30
pql 90 70 85 70 20 10 50 30

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 13 mi41 min SE 12 G 14 84°F 85°F1013.7 hPa
DKCM6 - 8741501 - Dock C, Pascagoula, MS 27 mi41 min SE 11 G 13 85°F 1013.6 hPa
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 27 mi41 min 82°F
OSTF1 - Stennis Test Facility 28 mi81 min SSE 5.8 G 9.7 89°F 1014.3 hPa (-1.1)67°F
ULAM6 - 8741041 - Dock E. Port of Pascagoula, MS 30 mi41 min 83°F
RARM6 - 8741094 - Range A rear, Pascagoula, MS 30 mi41 min SSE 6 G 11 88°F 1013.2 hPa
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 32 mi41 min E 8 G 11 85°F 1014.6 hPa
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 35 mi86 min SE 8.9 84°F 1015 hPa72°F
SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA 46 mi41 min ENE 13 G 15 85°F 87°F1013.4 hPa
KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL 46 mi71 min ESE 14 83°F 1013.9 hPa (-1.4)

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, MS3 mi4.3 hrsE 810.00 miFair88°F71°F59%1014.9 hPa
Keesler Air Force Base / Biloxi, MS10 mi15 minS 1010.00 miFair89°F71°F57%1013.5 hPa
Bay St. Louis, Stennis International Airport, MS20 mi3.3 hrsE 410.00 miFair86°F71°F62%1014.9 hPa

Wind History from GPT (wind in knots)
Last 24hrCalmS6S11S4--------------------------------------E8
1 day agoNE75SW3S7S7CalmCalmCalmNW3CalmCalmCalmCalmN3CalmN3NW3CalmCalmN3N3NE4E3NE4
2 days agoCalmSW4S45S5S6CalmCalmCalmE6CalmE3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmN3CalmN444

Tide / Current Tables for Gulfport, Gulfport Harbor, Mississippi
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Sat -- 01:01 AM CDT     1.27 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:45 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:48 AM CDT     0.45 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:51 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 04:38 PM CDT     0.90 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:51 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 07:26 PM CDT     0.85 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:18 PM CDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Cat Island, Mississippi
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Sat -- 12:59 AM CDT     1.67 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:45 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:51 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:09 AM CDT     0.90 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:51 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:19 PM CDT     Moonset
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Mobile, AL
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