962  
FNUS74 KLIX 031340  
FWSLIX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR NOAA EXERCISE...NOAA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA  
840 AM CDT TUE JUL 3 2018  
 
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
WE CAN BE REACHED AT (985) 649-0357 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS  
WITH THIS FORECAST.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DELIVER AN INCREASING CHANCE OF  
WIDESPREAD RAIN FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS. BEGINNING WITH THIS  
MORNING, LIGHT RAIN/DRIZZLE CONTINUES ACROSS THE AREA. EXPECT  
SHOWERS TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON  
AND EVENING BEFORE CHANCES DECREASE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.  
 
CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED TO BE OVERCAST THROUGHOUT THE DAY THROUGH  
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.  
 
WINDS ARE CURRENTLY FROM THE N TO NW AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH 11AM  
BEFORE SHIFTING FROM THE WEST AROUND NOON. THE WINDS WILL THEN  
SHIFT FROM THE SW LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS THE AREA OF  
LOW PRESSURE PASSES TO THE NORTH. WINDS WILL BE BREEZY AT TIMES  
WITH SUSTAINED WINDS INCREASING THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS  
UP TO 15 TO 20KTS ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN 2PM AND 6PM, THEN LOWERING  
SLIGHTLY OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.  
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING, THEN  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE  
MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......80 PERCENT.  
SURFACE WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 14 MPH.  
RAINFALL AMOUNT.....1.12 INCHES.  
WIND (20 FT).......SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 14 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC  
WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
TIME (CDT) 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........97 98 98 97 98 98 98 97 98  
WEATHER COV.....LKY LKY LKY LKY DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF  
WEATHER TYPE....RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW  
TSTM COV........LKY LKY LKY LKY DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF  
CHC OF PCPN (%).70 70 70 70 80 80 80 80 80  
20 FT WIND DIR..NW NW WNW WSW WSW SW SW SW SW  
20 FT WIND SPD..5 5 6 7 8 10 10 11 10  
20 FT WIND GUST.8 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 15  
SURFACE WND DIR.NW NW WNW WSW WSW SW SW SW SW  
SURFACE WND SPD.7 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 13  
SURFACE WND GST.10 10 11 13 14 17 18 20 18  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......80 PERCENT.  
SURFACE WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH.  
RAINFALL AMOUNT.....0.12 INCHES.  
WIND (20 FT).......SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC  
WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
TIME (CDT) 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM  
SKY (%).........99 99 97 94 83 66 54 48 48 49 49 52  
WEATHER COV.....DEF CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH  
WEATHER TYPE....RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW  
TSTM COV........DEF CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH  
CHC OF PCPN (%).80 30 30 30 30 30 30 20 20 20 20 20  
20 FT WIND DIR..SW SW SW SSW SSW S S SSE SSE SSE SSE SSE  
20 FT WIND SPD..9 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6  
20 FT WIND GUST.12 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9  
SURFACE WND DIR.SW SW SW SSW SSW S S SSE SSE SSE SSE SSE  
SURFACE WND SPD.11 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8  
SURFACE WND GST.15 13 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11  
 

 
FORECASTER...KEVIN GILMORE  
REQUESTED BY...STEVEN WALL  
TYPE OF REQUEST...MARINE  
 
.TAG 1812298.0/LIX .DELDT 07/03/18  
.EMAIL STEVEN.J.WALL@NOAA.GOV  
 
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