Ocean Springs, MS Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
L-36.com
Top   Marine   7-Day   NWS   Buoy   Airport   Tide   Map   GEOS   Radar   TAF  

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Ocean Springs, MS

June 18, 2024 3:39 AM CDT (08:39 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:51 AM   Sunset 8:01 PM
Moonrise 5:04 PM   Moonset 3:01 AM 
  Print   HELP   Reset   Save   Recall  New
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
    EDIT      HIDE   Help
GMZ532 Mississippi Sound- 1031 Pm Cdt Mon Jun 17 2024

.small craft exercise caution in effect until 7 am cdt Tuesday - .

.small craft advisory in effect from 7 am cdt Tuesday through Thursday morning - .

Rest of tonight - East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Waves 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms late this evening and early morning, then a chance of showers and Thunderstorms late.

Tuesday - East winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Waves 4 to 5 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

Tuesday night - East winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Waves 4 to 5 feet. A chance of showers with a slight chance of Thunderstorms after midnight.

Wednesday - East winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots. Waves 4 to 5 feet. A chance of showers with a slight chance of Thunderstorms.

Wednesday night - East winds 20 to 25 knots, diminishing to 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of Thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.

Thursday - East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Waves 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

Thursday night - East winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

Friday - East winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

Friday night - Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 to 2 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

Saturday - East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 2 feet. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

Saturday night - Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves around 2 feet. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
winds and waves higher in and near Thunderstorms.

GMZ500 1031 Pm Cdt Mon Jun 17 2024

Synopsis for pascagoula to atchafalaya river out 60 nm -
winds will strengthen to small craft advisory levels today over much of the waters in response to a broad area of low pressure developing in the bay of campeche. These stronger winds of 20 to 30 knots will then persist through the middle of the week. Frequent gusts to near gale-force will be possible, primarily west of the mouth of the mississippi river. Seas will also build in response to the strengthening winds with seas of up to 12 feet expected in the offshore waters by Tuesday and Wednesday. A gradual decrease in wind speeds and seas is expected on Thursday and Friday as the low in the bay of campeche moves into mexico and weakens.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ocean Springs, MS
   Hourly   EDIT   Help   Map   HIDE
NEW! Add second zone forecast


Area Discussion for - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
      HIDE   Help   
NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS64 KLIX 180441 AAB AFDLIX

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED National Weather Service New Orleans LA 1141 PM CDT Mon Jun 17 2024

NEW AVIATION

SHORT TERM
(This evening through Wednesday night)
Issued at 244 PM CDT Mon Jun 17 2024

NHC has started advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC) One in the Bay of Campeche. This system is not expected to have any direct impacts on the local area, but due to its large size and interaction with a strong high over the eastern US, some indirect impacts are likely.

PTC One is forecast to become gradually better organized through the short term. As this happens, the pressure gradient will tighten across the local area, resulting in a strengthening wind field across the local area. Currently the wind and gust forecasts are still just below wind advisory criteria, but the next shift or two will need to continue taking a closer look. IF a wind advisory becomes necessary, it is most likely for areas south of the tidal lakes in southeast Louisiana.

Strong east-southeasterly flow across the northern Gulf waters will cause tides to rise above normal by tomorrow morning and minor coastal flooding is likely during high tide. Water levels will be highest during high tide on Wednesday, and could result in a some low lying roads becoming impassable, mainly in the more vulnerable areas on the west/southwest side of Bay St. Louis.
Based on the forecast, water could also cover some low lying portions of Hwy 1 between Port Fourchon and Grand Isle. Looking at the probabilistic water level guidance, there is still some potential that a coastal flood warning may be needed Wednesday morning, mainly for areas from Shell Beach to Bay St. Louis.
Regarding water levels in the lake, will again hold off on any headlines around the lake shores for now as water levels in the lake are expected to lag those on the open coast by 1-2 days. The guidance at New Canal on the south shore does indicate an advisory may be needed by the high tide cycles late Wednesday and Thursday, though.

The plume of deep tropical moisture that has been with us since yesterday will shift a bit to the west tomorrow. While there will still be plenty of moisture to support scattered to numerous showers and storms across the area, but rainfall rates should come down just a bit and the duration of heavier rain in any location should also limit the flood threat. Thus WPC continues to carry only a marginal risk of excessive rainfall leading to flash flooding on Tuesday.

By Wednesday the bulk of the moisture shifts even further southwest with drier air moving into the local area. Generally scattered showers and storms are still in the forecast, with possibly higher coverage across coastal southeast Louisiana. With the precipitable water dropping back down closer to 1.75, which is above normal but not remarkably so, rainfall rates are not expected to be as dramatic as what we've seen today, and the flooding rain threat is fairly low.

Afternoon temperatures will generally be near to below normal through the short term due to cloud cover and the higher rain chances. Morning lows will be above normal owing to the higher than normal dewpoints preventing the temps from dropping much below the mid 70s most places.

LONG TERM
(Thursday through Sunday night)
Issued at 244 PM CDT Mon Jun 17 2024

Going into Thursday and the weekend the forecast is a little murky and kind of depends on where various moisture plumes end up.
Currently, the NBM/consensus approach keeps the deeper tropical moisture out of our local forecast area, though there is quite a bit of uncertainty regarding the evolution of various vorticity features rotating through the central American gyre.

With no confidence in any specific ensemble member solutions, see no reason to stray from the NBM at this point in the longer term forecast. This results in scattered to numerous POPs each day mainly across southern areas with lower POPs farther inland.

Temperatures should be near to above normal based on the current forecast.

AVIATION
(06Z TAFS)
Issued at 1134 PM CDT Mon Jun 17 2024

Convection has become more scattered this evening. Mostly light to moderate rainfall continues generally across coastal Louisiana.
TS should be mostly limited tonight. Convection looks to again be possible on Tuesday with the best potential over the south/western terminals such as BTR and HUM. Could see brief MVFR CIG/VIS in the heaviest convection. Southeasterly winds will increase and become gusty with some of the southern terminals approaching gusts in excess of 30 kts. (Frye)

MARINE
Issued at 244 PM CDT Mon Jun 17 2024

No significant change to the marine forecast with this package.
Generally still expecting advisory conditions across most of the coastal waters through midweek as winds respond to a tightening pressure gradient between low pressure in the Bay of Campeche and high pressure centered over the east coast. Latest forecast does have a period of potentially gale conditions, mainly in the form of gusts from Tuesday night through Wednesday, but confidence is low enough that we will hold off on any gale watch for the time being. Regardless of whether winds reach gale conditions, a long fetch combined with a swell train emanating from the low in the SW Gulf will likely push seas to at least 9 to 12 feet over the open waters by Tuesday night into Wednesday. Hazardous to dangerous conditions will persist through much of the work week, especially over the open waters, and are not likely to see any significant improvement until Thursday night or Friday.

As noted above, with the prolonged southeasterly winds, east and south facing shorelines will see increased water levels beginning overnight tonight, and a Coastal Flood Advisory will remain in effect and will likely eventually need extended into Thursday.
Coastal Flood Warnings may be necessary for more sensitive spots by Tuesday night or Wednesday. Will again hold off on tidal lakes for now, as it appears their main water concerns may hold off until Wednesday night or Thursday.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
MCB 86 72 85 71 / 70 30 40 0 BTR 88 76 88 76 / 80 40 60 10 ASD 87 75 87 76 / 90 60 60 10 MSY 87 79 88 81 / 80 50 70 10 GPT 88 77 87 76 / 60 30 50 20 PQL 90 75 91 75 / 50 30 40 20

LIX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
LA...Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM CDT Thursday for LAZ068.

Coastal Flood Advisory until 4 PM CDT Wednesday for LAZ066>070- 076-078.

GM...Small Craft Advisory from 7 AM Tuesday to 7 AM CDT Thursday for GMZ530-532-534.

Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM CDT Thursday for GMZ536-538-550- 552-555-557-570-572-575-577.

MS...Coastal Flood Advisory until 4 PM CDT Wednesday for MSZ086>088.

GM...Small Craft Advisory from 7 AM Tuesday to 7 AM CDT Thursday for GMZ532-534.

Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM CDT Thursday for GMZ538-550-552- 555-557-570-572-575-577.




Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       HIDE   Help
Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
PNLM6 - 8741533 - Pascagoula NOAA Lab, MS 13 mi52 min 86°F
GDXM6 - Grand Bay Reserve, MS 20 mi115 minNE 8.9 79°F 29.9877°F
PTBM6 - 8741003 - Petit Bois Island, MS 20 mi52 minENE 11G13 81°F 29.92
WYCM6 - 8747437 - Bay Waveland Yacht Club, MS 28 mi52 minENE 9.9G11 82°F 82°F29.90
MBPA1 39 mi52 min 80°F 77°F
DILA1 40 mi52 minE 14G15 82°F 84°F29.93
EFLA1 42 mi52 min 80°F 76°F
MCGA1 - 8736897 - Coast Guard Sector Mobile, AL 43 mi52 minNE 8G11 78°F 87°F29.96
FRMA1 44 mi52 minENE 11G13 82°F 29.9380°F
PTOA1 45 mi52 min 77°F 74°F
OBLA1 - 8737048 - Mobile State Docks, AL 46 mi52 min 77°F 85°F29.99


Wind History for No Ports station near this location
(wind in knots)    EDIT      HIDE   Help
toggle option: (graph/table)

No data


Airport Reports
    EDIT      HIDE   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KBIX KEESLER AFB,MS 7 sm44 minENE 0710 smPartly Cloudy77°F73°F89%29.91
KGPT GULFPORTBILOXI INTL,MS 14 sm46 minENE 0510 smClear79°F75°F89%29.92
KPQL TRENT LOTT INTL,MS 15 sm46 minNE 0310 smClear79°F73°F84%29.94
Link to 1 hour of 5 minute data for KBIX
   
NEW Forecast page for KBIX


Wind History graph: BIX
(wind in knots)
toggle option: (graph/table)


Tide / Current for Ocean Springs, Mississippi
   
EDIT   Weekend mode (on/off)   HIDE   Help
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Tide feet


Tide / Current for Biloxi, Biloxi Bay, Mississippi
   EDIT      HIDE   Help
Biloxi
Click for Map
Tue -- 03:01 AM CDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:53 AM CDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:22 AM CDT     1.95 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:04 PM CDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:25 PM CDT     -0.20 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 08:00 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Biloxi, Biloxi Bay, Mississippi, Tide feet
12
am
0.6
1
am
0.8
2
am
1
3
am
1.2
4
am
1.4
5
am
1.6
6
am
1.8
7
am
1.9
8
am
1.9
9
am
1.9
10
am
1.8
11
am
1.7
12
pm
1.4
1
pm
1.2
2
pm
0.8
3
pm
0.5
4
pm
0.3
5
pm
0
6
pm
-0.1
7
pm
-0.2
8
pm
-0.2
9
pm
-0.1
10
pm
0
11
pm
0.2


Weather Map
      HIDE   Help


GEOS Local Image of Southeast   
EDIT   HIDE



Mobile, AL,




NOTICE: Some pages have affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please read website Cookie, Privacy, and Disclamers by clicking HERE. To contact me click HERE. For my YouTube page click HERE