Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:46AM||Sunset 5:27PM||Monday January 27, 2020 9:42 AM CST (15:42 UTC)||Moonrise 9:44AM||Moonset 9:06PM||Illumination 7%|
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 270941 AFDLIX
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service New Orleans LA 341 AM CST Mon Jan 27 2020
SHORT TERM. A weak open shortwave that moved through the southern Mississippi Valley yesterday is about to exit the East Coast. Only a few lingering showers on the back side of this system can currently be seen on radar and most of that should diminish by daybreak. Surface observations shows light fog over much of the CWA. Dense cloud deck should limit the density. Temps will quickly rise after noon when clouds begin to break up. Forecast highs are close to the MAV rather than the cold-biased NBM. Moving into the overnight period, cooler air will filter into the region as high pressure builds in. Expect near normal lows with temps bottoming out around the 50 degree mark.
LONG TERM. Zonal upper level flow will dominate the beginning of this week and should lead to moderating temps without rain. Went with MAV/MEX for forecast highs instead of NBM as the NBM is typically too cool on the return of warmer air. Showers and a few thunderstorms should be returning to the local area mid week as a slightly more amplified trough moves right in the path of the one before it. The progressive pattern of rain every 2 to 3 days looks like it will persist into the weekend and possibly beyond that.
AVIATION. Generally MVFR to IFR conditions will prevail for most taf sites through 15z today. KMCB, KBTR, and KHDC visibility may go down to 1/4sm at times through daybreak. Low cigs will persist and conditions are expected to begin improving between 15z and 18z. VFR conditions are expected after 18z as skies begin clearing.
MARINE. A weak surface low is currently moving through the outer coastal waters and quickly racing east. The resultant pressure gradient is just enough to produce exercise caution wind speeds in offshore waters. Winds will weaken slightly and become easterly tonight as the low pressure shifts east and high pressure builds in from the north. A stronger open wave trough will move through the area mid week. This one should bring the return on low-end small craft conditions after it passes through on Wednesday. This progressive pattern of cold fronts every 2 to 3 days should continue, bringing another boundary through either Friday into Saturday.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. MCB 65 44 65 49 / 0 0 10 70 BTR 67 46 67 50 / 0 0 10 60 ASD 68 44 68 50 / 0 0 10 60 MSY 67 50 67 53 / 0 0 10 60 GPT 65 45 65 50 / 10 0 10 50 PQL 68 43 68 50 / 10 0 10 40
LIX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. LA . None. GM . None. MS . None. GM . None.
Weather Reporting StationsEDIT (on/off)  Help NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS||3 mi||66 min||53°F|
|GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS||6 mi||57 min||N 8.9||53°F||1017 hPa||52°F|
|PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS||9 mi||66 min||NNE 9.9 G 12||52°F||1016.1 hPa|
|KATA1 - Katrina Cut, AL||18 mi||72 min||NNE 11||50°F||1016.3 hPa|
|42067 - USM3M02||20 mi||42 min||N 7.8 G 9.7||53°F||4 ft||1016.3 hPa (+1.7)|
|CRTA1 - Cedar Point, AL||21 mi||72 min||N 8.9||51°F||1015.6 hPa|
|DPIA1 - Dauphin Island, AL||25 mi||42 min||NNE 12 G 13||51°F||1016.1 hPa (+1.6)|
|MBPA1||27 mi||54 min||52°F||52°F|
|FMOA1 - 8734673 - Fort Morgan, AL||28 mi||54 min||NNE 11 G 13||51°F||1015.9 hPa|
|MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL||33 mi||60 min||N 5.1 G 8||59°F||54°F||1016.9 hPa|
|PTOA1||35 mi||54 min||51°F||50°F|
|OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL||36 mi||66 min||51°F||53°F||1016.6 hPa|
|WBYA1||38 mi||54 min||55°F|
|WKXA1 - Weeks Bay Reserve, AL||38 mi||72 min||51°F||1016 hPa||50°F|
|MHPA1 - Meaher Park, AL||39 mi||42 min||NNW 2.9||51°F||1016.6 hPa (+1.4)|
|WYCM6 - 8747437 - Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS||42 mi||54 min||N 8.9 G 11||53°F||54°F||1016.7 hPa|
Wind History for Range A Rear, Port of Pascagoula, MS(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
Airport ReportsEDIT (on/off)  Help Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
|Moss Point - Trent Lott International Airport, MS||8 mi||49 min||N 9||10.00 mi||Overcast||54°F||50°F||87%||1016.8 hPa|
|Keesler Air Force Base / Biloxi, MS||22 mi||46 min||NNE 10||10.00 mi||Overcast||52°F||49°F||93%||1016.9 hPa|
Link to 5 minute data for KPQL
Wind History from PQL (wind in knots)
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Wind Forecast for New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (10,2,3,4)(on/off)  Help
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