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Norco, LA

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 6:52PM Tuesday September 28, 2021 1:38 AM CDT (06:38 UTC) Moonrise 10:58PMMoonset 12:46PM Illumination 57% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 22 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.
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GMZ530 Lake Pontchartrain And Lake Maurepas- 941 Pm Cdt Mon Sep 27 2021
Rest of tonight..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the morning. Showers and Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Showers and Thunderstorms likely in the morning, then showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Wednesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Thursday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning. Chance of Thunderstorms through the day. Showers likely in the afternoon.
Thursday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Friday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday night..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Saturday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday night..East 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- 941 Pm Cdt Mon Sep 27 2021
Synopsis..High pressure will remain centered over the southeastern states through the end of the week. At the same time, a broad area of low pressure will remain stalled over the southern plains. These two features will keep a prevailing onshore flow in place through the end of the 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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FXUS64 KLIX 280449 AFDLIX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service New Orleans LA 1149 PM CDT Mon Sep 27 2021

AVIATION (06z TAF package).

Currently VFR at all forecast terminals, although starting to see a few clouds below FL020. There are lower conditions across southwest Louisiana with IFR ceilings there. Expect that we will see build down of clouds later tonight, with low end MVFR or IFR ceilings likely at most terminals by about 10-11z. Threat of low ceilings (below FL010) is somewhat more likely than low visibilities. Low ceilings should lift to around FL020 by mid- morning. Convective threat should increase by mid to late morning, as the LIX 00z sounding this evening already showed that any capping inversion is pretty much history. For now, will carry VCTS at all terminals for a good portion of the day with dissipation around sunset. Low conditions probable to redevelop toward sunrise Wednesday at KBTR/KMCB/KHDC, but that's beyond the forecast valid time for this package at those terminals. 35

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 938 PM CDT Mon Sep 27 2021/

EVENING UPDATE .

Bottom line up front, no updates are imminent, but can't rule out the need for one overnight.

As winds have turned onshore, moisture has returned with a vengeance the last 12 hours. Dew points have soared into the lower and mid 70s across much of the area. The 00z LIX sounding also supports this, as precipitable water values that were around 2/3 of an inch at this time last night, have increased to 1.85 inches this evening. Still a few showers lurking around, mainly over Plaquemines Parish.

Most of the convection allowing models are not showing much in the way of convective development overnight, with the WRF-NSSL being the exception. At this time, not going to make any adjustments to the PoPs for the overnight period unless there is additional development.

Breaks in cloud cover may allow temperatures to fall to the currently forecast lows. If there would be a forecast trend, it'd be to bump lows up a degree or two. Don't see many, if any, locations in the area west of a McComb to Slidell line falling below 70 degrees tonight. 35

PREV DISCUSSION . /issued 316 PM CDT Mon Sep 27 2021/

SHORT TERM (Tonight through Wednesday Night) . Weak upper level difluence over the area today has combined with a region of increased moisture advection to produce widely scattered convection this afternoon. This convection has been primarily confined to the offshore waters west of the Mississippi River where the pool of available moisture and highest MLCAPE values reside. This convective activity is expected to dissipate this evening as daytime heating wanes and instability values decrease. For much of the rest of the night, a largely dry forecast is expected across the forecast area. In fact, enough low level stability will be in place to foster a period of low stratus and patchy fog development around daybreak tomorrow over portions of Baton Rouge, Southwest Mississippi, and the Northshore.

Conditions will turn more unsettled during the late morning and afternoon hours tomorrow as the combination of continued weak upper level difluence and forcing interacts with an increasingly unstable environment. This increased instability will be the direct result of continued mid-level moisture advection into the area on the western and northwest side of a mid-level ridge axis. As moisture values increase in the mid-levels, temperatures should cool and lapse rates will increase. These steeper lapse rates will support increased MLCAPE values of over 1000 J/KG, and this will foster shower and thunderstorm development through the afternoon hours. No well defined synoptic scale boundaries are expected to be in place, so any convection will tend to form along weak mesoscale boundaries like seabreeze fronts or pre-existing outflows. Given these parameters, have higher POP of 50 to 70 percent forecast across the area tomorrow afternoon.

There are indications that a fairly vigorous vorticity maxima will slide through the forecast area tomorrow night, and this upper level feature will keep enough deep layer forcing in place to support continued scattered shower and thunderstorm activity through the overnight hours. The one limiting factor will be a decrease in MLCAPE as temperatures dip to around 70 degrees, and this may lead to some of the inland portions of the forecast seeing POP values fall to 20 percent or less late in the night as temperatures cool.

All of the guidance is in decent agreement on another strong vorticity max and an associated band of showers and thunderstorms sweeping into the forecast area by late Wednesday morning and then slowly sweeping east through the area into the evening hours. Although dynamics are not particularly impressive with this system, model soundings are supportive of the potential for a few sub-severe strong wind events. Precipitable water values will likely peak Wednesday afternoon, and some locally heavy downpours are also anticipated. Rainfall is not expected to exceed flash flood guidance, but some ponding in a few spots could occur. The convective activity should begin to slowly dissipate through the late evening hours as the greatest forcing lifts to the north of the region. However, some lingering isolated to widely scattered shower and thunderstorm activity will likely persist through the overnight hours given the high PW values and weak omega still in place in the mid and upper levels.

LONG TERM (Thursday through Sunday) . The overall forecast for the extended time frame is expected to dry back out. While PoPs do climb up into the into the 80% range on Thursday, primarily in the western zones, they quickly back off into 30% range over the weekend. High temps remain in the 80s and winds continue to be light.

At the start of the period the models/ensembles do show that the CWA is under a high amplitude ridge, with the axis reaching into the Great Lakes region. In addition to this, there are several troughs moving through at the upper level, helping to increase the PoPs and break down the ridge. While there has been some uncertainty on the exact nature of how the ridge does break down, it is expected to break. As the period processes, the high does start to center near the Gulf Coast. While the models and ensembles do vary in where the placement of the ridge is and the amplitude of it, they are in agreement that the area is dominate by high pressure, and our lower level winds shift to more of an westerly pattern. With the bulk of the guidance keeping that westerly flow though, the lower PWATs and PoPs indicate a drier pattern. -KO

AVIATION . Primary concern through the morning hours is the potential for an inversion to form later tonight. This inversion could lead to a period of IFR or lower conditions at KBTR, KMCB, KHDC, and KASD as low stratus and patchy fog develops. The inversion is expected to mix out after 15z, and this will lead to improving conditions with a mix of MVFR and VFR conditions in place by 18z. However, increased instability will support the development of thunderstorms after 18z tomorrow with the highest risk around KBTR, KHUM, and KMSY. PG

MARINE . Prevailing southeast flow of 10 to 15 knots and seas of 3 feet or less are expected to continue through the end of the week. This pattern will be driven by a broad surface high centered over the Southeastern states. Overall, no significant impacts to maritime operations are expected this week, but thunderstorm activity could produce brief periods of gusty winds and higher seas at times.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. MCB 68 85 70 82 / 10 70 40 80 BTR 71 85 71 84 / 10 70 50 90 ASD 70 85 70 84 / 10 70 40 80 MSY 74 85 74 84 / 10 70 50 80 GPT 71 83 72 82 / 10 50 30 70 PQL 68 85 70 85 / 10 40 20 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
BYGL1 - 8762482 - Bayou Gauche, LA 16 mi50 min 77°F 78°F1016.2 hPa
CARL1 16 mi50 min 81°F
NWCL1 - 8761927 - New Canal, LA 16 mi50 min Calm G 1.9 77°F 80°F1015.5 hPa
SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA 41 mi50 min SE 5.1 G 6 78°F 82°F1016.5 hPa

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 mi45 minSE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy77°F74°F90%1016.3 hPa
New Orleans, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, LA21 mi45 minSSE 410.00 miFair77°F72°F85%1015.7 hPa
New Orleans Naval Air Station - Alvin Callender Field, LA24 mi43 minESE 310.00 miFair77°F77°F100%1015.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Paris Road Bridge, Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana
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Paris Road Bridge
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Tue -- 06:51 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:00 AM CDT     1.41 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:44 PM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:48 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:31 PM CDT     0.26 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:58 PM CDT     Last Quarter
Tue -- 11:55 PM CDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for Shell Beach, Lake Borgne, Louisiana
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Shell Beach
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Tue -- 06:50 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:13 AM CDT     1.65 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:43 PM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:47 PM CDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:33 PM CDT     0.30 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:58 PM CDT     Last Quarter
Tue -- 11:54 PM CDT     Moonrise
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