Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:46AM||Sunset 7:12PM||Saturday March 28, 2020 6:54 AM CDT (11:54 UTC)||Moonrise 9:22AM||Moonset 11:08PM||Illumination 19%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pascagoula, MSHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS64 KLIX 280845 AFDLIX
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service New Orleans LA 345 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020
SHORT TERM. Although winds will keep the boundary layer mixed, compressional and insolation heating ahead of slow moving cold front should be able to kick temps into the upper 80s today for most along with a few 90F thrown in for good measure. Sluggish cold front will being to push its way into the area early Sunday morning and stall along the coast by noon Sunday. The two things that will be noticed will be a thin line of light showers along the front and cooler temps. The front will become a warm front Monday morning and quickly move north bringing the heat and humidity back to the area along with a few showers.
LONG TERM. Next cold front still moves through Tuesday with cooler yet actually near normal temperatures Wed through the remainder of the week and possibly rain returning again Friday and into the weekend.
Everything still looks on track for our system to push through Tuesday, maybe a touch slower. The track of the mid level low hasn't changed but the sfc low has trended farther south with the cold front still expected to push through late morning/midday Tuesday. Prior to the cold front coming through we will be in the warm sector and with that there will be some instability to work with however it is marginal given the time of day. MLCAPE values only expected around 500 J/kg and mid level lapse rates may be around 6-6.5 C/km. Main thing working for this system will be the forcing and lift. First, it is a pretty decent cold front moving in lift. Second, with a deep closed mid level low moving through the Mid MS Valley hghts falls will be rather decent, on the order of 6-7 dm from 6-18z. Third, the mid level jet may pass just to the north of the area providing a rather strong punch, h5 winds go from near 50kts at 6z to around 75kts before 18z. This all suggest we should see showers and some thunderstorms overnight Monday and through Tuesday morning.
After the front moves through much quieter and cooler relatively. Yes it will be cooler than what we have seen for the past week but the temperatures will be slightly below normal to near normal for the most part Wednesday and Thursday.
Heading into the end of the week it looks like rain may return. There is some uncertainty in the models however the ensembles are suggesting a disturbance moving through the Gulf Coast states. Agree with previous forecaster that we should see moisture increase with cloud cover first and then showers expanding across the region during the day Friday. Better rain chances could hold off till Saturday. /CAB/
AVIATION. Ceilings have started trending downward over the last 3 hours, with KMCB reporting IFR ceilings at FL006. Likely to see several others drop into the high end of IFR or low end MVFR over the next couple of hours. Winds have increased a bit, with most reporting 10-12 knots, which should preclude any fog affecting terminals. Expect improvement back to VFR by about 15z. Expect lower ceilings to move into the area again near the cold front, but at this time, any frontal passage appears to be beyond 29/06z for just about all terminals, and several southeastern terminals probably won't see the passage until after 29/12z. 35
MARINE. Caution statement will remain through at least 10am today as winds remain southerly at 15-20kt. These winds are expected to persist through much of today before beginning to relax back into the 5 to 10 knot range tonight and Sunday. Seas will range from 3 to 6 feet due to these stronger onshore winds. Another low pressure system will then bring an increase in southerly flow Monday into Monday night. Winds could increase back into small craft exercise caution range of 15 to 20 knots and seas of 3 to 6 feet could return. A decent cold front will slide through the waters on Tuesday, and a period of stronger northerly flow near 20 knots could occur Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
DECISION SUPPORT. DSS code: Blue. Deployed: None. Activation: None. Activities: Forecast support for COVID-19 outdoor test sites. River Flood Warnings
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. MCB 86 68 80 64 / 0 40 10 10 BTR 88 68 80 64 / 0 30 20 10 ASD 88 69 83 65 / 0 10 20 10 MSY 88 72 82 70 / 0 10 20 10 GPT 82 71 80 67 / 10 0 10 10 PQL 85 70 84 65 / 10 10 10 10
LIX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. LA . None. GM . None. MS . None. GM . None.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS||3 mi||55 min||75°F|
|GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS||6 mi||70 min||S 15||76°F||1014 hPa||72°F|
|PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS||9 mi||55 min||S 17 G 19||75°F||1013.5 hPa (-0.3)|
|KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL||18 mi||55 min||S 18||75°F||1013.9 hPa (-0.3)|
|42067 - USM3M02||20 mi||55 min||S 16 G 19||75°F||4 ft||1013.2 hPa (-0.3)|
|CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL||21 mi||55 min||S 18||76°F||1013.2 hPa (-0.7)|
|DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL||25 mi||55 min||S 16 G 18||75°F||1013.7 hPa (-0.3)|
|MBPA1||27 mi||55 min||76°F||73°F|
|FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL||28 mi||55 min||S 19 G 21||75°F||1013.8 hPa (-0.3)|
|MBLA1 - Middle Bay Light, AL||28 mi||55 min||SE 16||75°F||1013.9 hPa (-0.0)|
|MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL||33 mi||55 min||SSW 5.1 G 8.9||80°F||75°F||1014 hPa (-0.0)|
|PTOA1||35 mi||55 min||74°F||71°F|
|OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL||36 mi||55 min||74°F||69°F||1013.8 hPa (-0.0)|
|WBYA1||38 mi||55 min||78°F|
|WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL||38 mi||70 min||74°F||1014 hPa||71°F|
|MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL||39 mi||55 min||S 12||73°F||1013.5 hPa (-0.3)|
|WYCM6 - 8747437 - Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS||42 mi||55 min||S 11 G 21||77°F||77°F||1012.9 hPa (-0.4)|
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||8 mi||62 min||S 7||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||76°F||71°F||85%||1013.4 hPa|
|Keesler Air Force Base / Biloxi, MS||22 mi||2 hrs||S 13 G 20||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||76°F||71°F||86%||1012.8 hPa|
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