Wednesday, October16, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Pascagoula, MS

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Sunrise 6:55AMSunset 6:23PM Wednesday October 16, 2019 5:09 PM CDT (22:09 UTC) Moonrise 8:25PMMoonset 9:20AM Illumination 89% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 335 Pm Cdt Wed Oct 16 2019
.small craft exercise caution in effect through Thursday morning...
Tonight..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Thursday..Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots easing to near 10 knots late in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Thursday night..Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Friday..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers.
Friday night..East winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight.
Saturday..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west late in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Showers likely in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.
Saturday night..Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
Sunday..North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the late morning and afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers.
Sunday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Slight chance of showers through the night.
Monday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Showers likely in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.
GMZ500 Synopsis Pascagoula To Sw Pass Mississippi- Synopsis Sw Pass Mississippi River To Atchafalaya River- 335 Pm Cdt Wed Oct 16 2019
Synopsis.. A cold front will sweep through the coastal waters tonight. High pressure will briefly build in tonight and Thursday. However, a strong area of low pressure is expected to impact the waters on Friday and Saturday. High pressure will again briefly build in behind this low on Sunday before another cold front sweeps through on Monday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pascagoula, MS
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Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service new orleans la
406 pm cdt Wed oct 16 2019

A cold front will slowly make its way through the area this
evening. Cloudy skies will continue through the evening hours but
we should clear out north to south, and you should feel a
temperature difference in the morning as temps should be in the
50s in the morning. Highs will only reach the lower 70s on
Thursday under clear conditions. As we move into Friday, all
guidance points to a surface low developing in the gulf and moving
towards the southeast united states. The national hurricane
center highlights an area with 50 percent chance of development
over the next few days. Impacts from this system will be highly
dependent on the track of the low. All guidance suggests that the
bulk of the rain and stronger onshore winds will be offset to the
east of the center of circulation. Today, guidance showed a little
bit of an eastward trend from guidance from earlier. This would
favor a drier solution for our forecast area. Confidence is
building with respect to tides moving higher than normal by Friday
with the highest values into the weekend due to the path of the
sfc low over the northern gulf and its fetch over the eastern half
of the gulf. For right now, have slightly favored an eastward
track in the forecast. This forecast is still a very fluid
situation and could change drastically as the surface low
circulation has not developed yet, and models tend to struggle
with unorganized systems. We will have to watch the evolution of
this over the next 24 hours to get a better handle on the
situation. There will be a tight rain gradient over the region and
which side we are one depends on the track. The system should
push out of the area Saturday night and return flow ahead of the
next cold front should begin once again by late Sunday. This front
should move through the area Monday night.

MVFR conditions to prevail through at least 6z. After 6z
conditions should improve from north to south toVFR conditions.

Winds will pick up out of the north at 10 to 20 knots as a cold
front moves through the area this evening.

A cold front will slowly push through the coastal waters this
evening. Exercise caution is in effect for the entire coastal
waters through Thursday morning. We will have to watch for a
possible upgrade this evening if winds exceed expectations. A
strong low pressure system will then impact the coastal waters on
Friday night and Saturday. Fully expect to see small craft
advisory conditions develop by Friday evening and persist into
Saturday evening. We will have to monitor for possible upgrades
to gale warnings or tropical type products if needed. Winds of 20
to 30 knots and seas of 6 to 12 feet will be possible. High
pressure should quickly build over the waters as the low departs
on Sunday allowing for lighter winds of around 10 knots and seas
of 2 to 4 feet to take hold. However, another low pressure system
and cold front will approach the waters on Monday resulting in
increased onshore flow of 15 to 20 knots.

Decision support
Dss code: blue.

Deployed: forecaster deployed to support city of new orleans for
building collapse.

Activation: none.

Activities: forecast support to city of new orleans for building

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
national significance.

Preliminary point temps pops
Mcb 49 70 52 73 0 0 0 10
btr 53 70 56 75 0 0 10 30
asd 54 73 56 76 0 0 10 30
msy 62 73 64 77 0 10 10 40
gpt 55 72 58 73 0 0 0 30
pql 53 73 56 75 0 0 0 40

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
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 3 mi57 min 80°F
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 6 mi84 min N 8.9 77°F 1014 hPa70°F
GBRM6 8 mi129 min 77°F
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 9 mi57 min N 8 G 9.9 76°F 1012.3 hPa
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL 25 mi69 min N 11 G 12 76°F 1012.2 hPa (-1.6)
MBPA1 27 mi51 min 77°F 70°F
FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL 28 mi51 min N 11 G 13 76°F 1012.2 hPa
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 33 mi57 min NNW 7 G 9.9 82°F 79°F1012.7 hPa
PTOA1 35 mi51 min 78°F 68°F
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 36 mi57 min 79°F 80°F1012.4 hPa
WBYA1 38 mi51 min 80°F
WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL 38 mi84 min 77°F 1012 hPa70°F
MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL 39 mi189 min N 4.1 74°F 1013.5 hPa (-1.4)
WYCM6 - 8747437 - Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS 42 mi57 min N 9.9 G 13 77°F 78°F1013.1 hPa

Wind History for Range A Rear, Port of Pascagoula, MS
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Moss Point - Trent Lott International Airport, MS8 mi76 minN 610.00 miMostly Cloudy80°F69°F69%1012.5 hPa
Keesler Air Force Base / Biloxi, MS22 mi73 minN 510.00 miMostly Cloudy78°F69°F76%1012.8 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KPQL

Wind History from PQL (wind in knots)
Last 24hr3S3N8N7CalmSW3CalmS3CalmCalmSW3SW4CalmCalmN54Calm5NW3NW4N6N9N6N11
1 day agoN6NE5NE4E4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmN3CalmCalmCalmCalm56SW8SW66S4
2 days agoN6N6N7N5NE3CalmN3NE3N3CalmCalmCalmN3N3N4N5N4N8N6N6N7N10N8N7

Tide / Current Tables for Pascagoula Point, Mississippi Sound, Mississippi (sub)
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Tide / Current Tables for Point of Pines, Bayou Cumbest, Mississippi
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Wind Forecast for New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (18,4,5,8)
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