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|Sunrise 7:04AM||Sunset 6:23PM||Monday October 21, 2019 2:14 AM CDT (07:14 UTC)||Moonrise 12:00AM||Moonset 2:09PM||Illumination 49%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Slidell, LAHourly EDIT Help
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national weather service new orleans la
1148 pm cdt Sun oct 20 2019
Updated aviation discussion...
Evening update issued 943 pm cdt Sun oct 20 2019
performed an update to the gridded forecast package late this
evening - initializing latest satellite observation trends. Still
looking like the majority of tonight will be dry, as southerly
low-level winds continue to pump moist gulf air across the area.
Not anticipating any fog issues this morning, however some patchy
areas of fog cannot be ruled out generally across the northshore
and east across southern mississippi.
Diving deep into the models, analyzed the latest 00z hrrr 18z nam
nest which continues to paint a complicated picture for tomorrow.
On water vapor imagery, there is a well-defined corridor of
enhanced moisture from central mexico, stretched northeast into
the NW gomex. Embedded in this tunnel of moisture are several
small areas of vorticity which have helped develop light showers
over the past few hours. Guidance is in very good agreement over
the idea that eventual convective initiation in the NW gomex as
better height falls increasing low-level jet approaches the area.
When convection like this develops, we typically get stronger
storm clusters that eventually become fueled by ongoing cold
pooling that races east across the northern gulf coast. While this
seems highly plausible, especially with such great consistency
with the cams - the main questions remain:
1) what will be the extent of shower coverage across SE la S ms
early in the morning in the anvil canopy side of any coastal
convection that tracks east?
2) how will the approaching line of storms from the NW react to
the coastal convection? Will there enough meso-scale subsidence to
counterbalance dynamic frontogenetic lift lowering the severe risk?
with both questions up in the air at the moment (until early
tomorrow morning).. It is evident that low confidence exists with
the extent of severe weather. Even if the cluster of storms along
the coast is faster (usually can be as cold-pool mesoscale
systems tend to advance faster than guidance picks up on).. This
means maybe the decay of the line will be later, which means the
severe weather risk will press east across our area. At this
time, this solution appears most likely. However, do note: this
type of event can either be a day full of multiple warnings, or
just a day of light to moderate rain showers. We will continue to
analyze guidance along with monitoring surface satellite obs and
update when necessary but the main message is to be weather-ready
in the case of active weather. Klg
Prev discussion issued 431 pm cdt Sun oct 20 2019
Weak high pressure over the eastern gulf of mexico this afternoon.
Low pressure over south dakota had a cold front to west texas.
Onshore flow returning 70 degree dew point air across the area has
allowed temperatures to warm into the mid and upper 80s across
much of the area. There have been a few showers west and north of
baton rouge, but most of the area has been dry. There is an area
of thunderstorms near alexandria, that has at least some potential
to cross northwestern portions of the area later this evening.
Main forecast concerns in the short term portion of the forecast
are convection tomorrow, and winds behind the front on Tuesday.
Timing of front still appears to be western portions of the area
during the early afternoon, exiting the mississippi coast by late
evening. A squall line will develop ahead of the front well to the
west overnight, approaching the atchafalaya basin around midday.
Forecast problem is whether convection develops over the gulf of
mexico ahead of the front per a significant number of model
solutions, cutting off the best moisture. Those models that
develop gulf convection leave insufficient instability for severe
weather, while remaining ones leave about a 3 hour window for
convective development ahead of the front. Will continue with
categorical pops for tomorrow afternoon and evening, but severe
weather threat is a relatively low confidence forecast at this
time. Light, post-frontal showers should clear the land areas by
sunrise Tuesday, with dry weather expected Tuesday daytime through
Cold air behind the front should bring an increase in winds
Tuesday morning. With 60f air moving over 85f lake pontchartrain
water, expect an increase in winds beyond what GFS mav guidance is
showing downwind of the lake. This will need to be monitored.
Blended temperatures look to work ok through the daytime hours
Tuesday, but may need to be lowered in later forecasts Tuesday
night. Blended temps could be a degree or two low on Wednesday.
After a dry day on Thursday, forecast confidence lowers rapidly.
Ecmwf develops a closed low to our west for the weekend, while the
gfs is much more progressive with another frontal passage.
Ensemble means favor the GFS solution somewhat, so blends have
trended toward that solution. Will carry likely to categorical
pops for Thursday night Friday. Will say, however, that later
forecasts may need to lower temperature forecasts for the weekend
by another 5-7 degrees if the GFS solution is more representative.
Expect primarilyVFR conditions through 12z early this morning.
Only exception will be some spotty areas of fog, generally along
coastal SE la and southern mississippi. However, overall coverage
and density will be limited, as southerly winds continue to
increase along with increasing low-level moisture which will
prevent any surface inversion from forming across the area.
Main hazardous weather to focus on in the TAF period will be
increasing showers and thunderstorms as a cold front approaches
from the northwest Monday morning. It is possible that a pre-
frontal disturbance will allow for showers storms to arrive
earlier around early mid am which will last into the late evening
hours. Main threats will be gusty, downdraft winds and a few
isolated tornadoes. Lower cig's and vis during heaviest rainfall
will drop flight categories to ifr lifr at times, with MVFR
prevailing. Conditions dry out after 03-06z late Monday evening as
winds shift from the northwest and become gusty behind the
passing cold front. Klg
Open waters will have 10 to 15 knot winds overnight, with exercise
caution headlines likely to be needed for portions of the open
waters tomorrow ahead of the front. Exercise caution headlines or
small craft advisories will be necessary by sunrise Tuesday,
continuing into Wednesday. Another round of headlines likely with
the next front Friday night or Saturday.
Dss code: yellow.
Deployed: NWS office support city of new orleans for
Activities: forecast support to new orleans for building collapse.
Convective threats for Monday.
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; marginal risk severe or excessive rain.
Yellow = heightened impacts with short-fused watch, warning or
advisory issuances; radar support for slight risk severe
or excessive rain.
Orange = high impacts; enhanced risk severe; nearby tropical events;
hazmat or other large episodes.
Red = full engagement for moderate to high risk of severe and or
excessive rainfall, or direct tropical threats; events of
Preliminary point temps pops
Mcb 69 78 53 72 10 100 40 0
btr 72 79 56 73 20 100 40 0
asd 70 82 58 76 10 100 70 10
msy 74 83 63 76 10 100 60 10
gpt 72 81 60 74 10 90 80 10
pql 70 83 59 76 10 90 100 10
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NWCL1 - 8761927 - New Canal, LA||24 mi||62 min||S 2.9 G 6||76°F||76°F||1011.2 hPa|
|WYCM6 - 8747437 - Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS||25 mi||62 min||S 6 G 8||74°F||74°F|
|SHBL1 - 8761305 - Shell Beach, LA||28 mi||62 min||SE 7 G 8.9||74°F||75°F||1012.4 hPa|
|CARL1||30 mi||56 min||72°F|
|FREL1||35 mi||56 min||S 6 G 7||74°F||1010.7 hPa|
|BYGL1 - 8762482 - Bayou Gauche, LA||47 mi||62 min||SE 5.1 G 7||74°F||76°F||1011.9 hPa|
Wind History for New Canal Station, LA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Slidell, Slidell Airport, LA||6 mi||21 min||SSE 6||10.00 mi||Fair||74°F||69°F||85%||1011.3 hPa|
|New Orleans, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, LA||20 mi||21 min||S 9||10.00 mi||Fair||75°F||71°F||88%||1011 hPa|
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