Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:53AM||Sunset 7:08PM||Thursday March 22, 2018 4:56 AM CDT (09:56 UTC)||Moonrise 10:32AM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 30%|
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|GMZ631 Southern Mobile Bay-mississippi Sound- 406 Am Cdt Thu Mar 22 2018 |
Today..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Tonight..Northwest winds 3 to 8 knots becoming east. Waves around 1 foot.
Friday..East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Friday night..South winds 8 to 13 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Saturday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Saturday night..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 8 to 13 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Sunday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 1 foot.
Monday..East winds 13 to 18 knots. Waves around 2 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Monday night..East winds 18 to 23 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
|GMZ600 Synopsis For Pascagoula Ms To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 60 Nm Including Major Area Bays And Sounds- 406 Am Cdt Thu Mar 22 2018 |
Synopsis..High pressure moves across today with winds decreasing and seas subsiding. A return to onshore flow is expected beginning by Friday afternoon and continuing into the weekend as the high moves off the southeast us coast. A strengthening easterly fetch and a build in seas evolves Monday, associated with a strong high pressure system building from the appalachians into the southeast.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bayou La Batre, ALHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Mobile/Pensacola, FL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
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324 am cdt Thu mar 22 2018
Near term now through Thursday night Surface ridge of high
pressure moves east over the local area. Sunny skies today with
pleasant daytime highs remaining a few degrees below climatology.
Under clear skies and light to calm wind, overnight lows also to
continue below normal. 10
Short term Friday through Saturday night A vigorous shortwave
advances across the central plains through Friday night, plowing
into a large upper ridge pattern over the central states in the
process. The shortwave then weakens while continuing eastward into
the east central states through Saturday night and begins to be
absorbed into an upper trof over the new england area and far
western atlantic. A surface ridge over the southeast states
retreats into the western atlantic and northern gulf during the
period and promotes a light southerly surface flow over the
forecast area with mild temperatures returning to the area by
Saturday. A deep surface low associated with the shortwave system
meanwhile advances from the central plains then weakens while
moving into the interior southeast states Saturday into Saturday
night. While dry conditions prevail through the period, the
surface low brings a cold front into the interior gulf coast
states late in the period which supports some slight chance pops
for the northernmost portion of the area Saturday night. 29
Long term Sunday through Wednesday The large upper ridge
advances into the eastern states through Monday then shifts slowly
eastward to near the east coast through Wednesday. The surface low
will be located near eastern tennessee early Sunday morning and
dissipates during the day as a strong surface ridge develops over
the east coast and extreme southeast states. The surface ridge
continues to strengthen through Monday and pushes a "back-door"
type of cold front through the forecast area in the process. The
surface ridge persists over the east coast and extreme southeast
states through Monday night then shifts into the northern gulf and
bermuda region through Wednesday. Will have mostly slight chance|
pops over the interior portion of the area on Sunday then for
essentially the entire area on Monday as a series of shortwaves
move across the region. Small pops follow for the southwestern
portion of the area on Tuesday then western portion on Wednesday
where modest isentropic lift supports the potential for isolated
Marine Data collection platforms indicate that offshore flow
over the open gulf waters remains in small craft advisory criteria
and will leave in place on the 430 am coastal waters forecast
package. With the axis of the high moving across today, winds
decrease and seas continue to subside. A return to onshore flow is
expected beginning by Friday afternoon and continuing into the
weekend with high pressure moving off the southeast us coast. A
strengthening easterly fetch and a build in seas evolves Monday as a
strong high pressure system builds from the appalachians into the
Preliminary point temps pops
Mobile 68 43 72 57 79 62 79 62 0 0 0 0 10 10 10 10
pensacola 67 46 69 56 77 64 78 62 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 10
destin 65 49 67 58 74 65 76 62 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 10
evergreen 67 41 73 49 82 61 81 57 0 0 0 0 10 10 20 20
waynesboro 67 40 74 51 80 61 80 61 0 0 0 0 10 10 20 20
camden 65 41 73 50 81 62 78 57 0 0 0 0 10 20 20 30
crestview 67 39 73 47 79 61 81 57 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 10
Mob watches warnings advisories
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL||9 mi||56 min||N 8||51°F||1024.7 hPa|
|KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL||9 mi||56 min||NNE 12||53°F||1025.1 hPa (+1.0)|
|DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL||14 mi||56 min||N 15 G 18||55°F||1025.1 hPa (+0.9)||39°F|
|PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS||15 mi||44 min||63°F|
|PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS||16 mi||38 min||NNE 13 G 16||52°F||1026.4 hPa|
|FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL||17 mi||38 min||NNE 18 G 22||54°F|
|MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL||23 mi||38 min||N 4.1 G 6||48°F||63°F||1025.6 hPa|
|WBYA1||24 mi||38 min||52°F|
|WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL||24 mi||71 min||43°F||1025 hPa||40°F|
|BSCA1 - Bon Secour, AL||24 mi||56 min||NNW 8||1025.4 hPa (+1.0)|
|PTOA1||25 mi||38 min||50°F||37°F|
|OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL||26 mi||44 min||50°F||62°F||1025.3 hPa|
|MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL||27 mi||56 min||Calm||49°F||1025.7 hPa (+1.4)|
|PPTA1||39 mi||56 min||50°F||1025.4 hPa (+1.4)|
|42012 - Orange Beach AL Buoy||44 mi||26 min||NNE 19 G 23||55°F||1025 hPa||42°F|
Wind History for Range A Rear, Port of Pascagoula, MS(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Moss Point - Trent Lott International Airport, MS||15 mi||63 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||44°F||37°F||79%||1025.6 hPa|
|Mobile, Mobile Regional Airport, AL||21 mi||60 min||N 5||10.00 mi||Fair||45°F||36°F||71%||1025.3 hPa|
|Sonny Callahan Airport, AL||22 mi||61 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||43°F||35°F||76%||1025.1 hPa|
|Mobile, Mobile Downtown Airport, AL||22 mi||63 min||NNW 6||10.00 mi||Fair||45°F||37°F||77%||1025.6 hPa|
Wind History from PQL (wind in knots)
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|Bayou La Batre |
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Thu -- 06:54 AM CDT Sunrise
Thu -- 10:32 AM CDT Moonrise
Thu -- 02:16 PM CDT 1.34 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:05 PM CDT Sunset
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|Mobile Bay Entrance |
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Thu -- 02:28 AM CDT 0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:53 AM CDT Sunrise
Thu -- 09:06 AM CDT 1.32 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 10:31 AM CDT Moonrise
Thu -- 03:05 PM CDT -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:04 PM CDT Sunset
Thu -- 09:29 PM CDT -1.50 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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