Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1219 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.AVIATION...

Ceilings will generally range around 3000 feet through 06z
resulting in a mix of MVFR and VFR conditions at all of the
terminals. Additionally, strong southerly winds of near 20 knots
with gusts over 25 knots will continue to impact the terminals
through at least 00z. Winds should die off a bit after 00z as
daytime heating and mixing of the boundary layer eases. However,
winds should remain at 10 to 15 knots from the south through the
remainder of the forecast period.

Short range guidance continues to indicate that a band of showers
and thunderstorms should begin to affect the terminals around 12z
tomorrow. Have placed VCTS wording for the terminals between 06z
and 12z, and then have prevailing -TSRA wording for after 12z to
reflect the risk of expected convection. Ceilings should also dip
to around 2000 feet after 06z and remain at these levels through
18z tomorrow resulting in prevailing MVFR conditions and fuel
alternate requirements for most terminals.  32

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
MCB  80  65  79  61 /  20  50  70  30
BTR  82  67  80  62 /  20  50  70  20
ASD  81  65  79  62 /  20  30  70  30
MSY  81  68  81  66 /  20  30  70  20
GPT  76  65  76  63 /  20  20  70  30
PQL  78  62  78  62 /  20  10  70  40

&&

.LIX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for LAZ034>037-039-040-
     046>050-056>072.

GM...Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for GMZ530-532-
     534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577.

MS...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for MSZ068>071-077-
     080>082.

GM...Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for GMZ532-534-
     536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577.

&&

$$


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