MAF Status

Welcome to the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) Status web site. This web site is here as a one-stop source for weather and status information for the MAF Center and surrounding New Orleans area

MAF Status as of Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:52am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
Overview: Heat Advisory WHEN: Late morning through early evening today. WHERE: All of southern and coastal Mississippi and all of Southeast Louisiana except for the immediate Louisiana coast. CONFIDENCE: Moderate to high confidence that heat index values will approach 110 degrees for several hours. Expected Impacts: The main threat is an increased level of heat related illnesses, especially among the very young and elderly.
MAF Status as of Monday, July 9, 2018 - 8:15am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled. Good Morning - Quick update on heavy rainfall possibility. There is a Marginal risk of excessive rainfall today mainly along and west of the Mississippi River. Amounts will range from a half to one inch on average with isolated higher amounts. This could lead to isolated flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas.
MAF Status as of Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 4:41am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON:
Status Details:
Good morning - Here is a quick update concerning today's weather. We remain in an active weather pattern and expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop across the area, mainly during the afternoon and early evening. A few storms could become strong to marginally severe with a primary threat of damaging wind gusts. Thunderstorms are expected to dissipate after sunset. More specific details can be found below. Also as a side note, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the central Atlantic with a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 2-5 days. This system is not expected to pose a threat to the local area. Even if it develops, conditions are expected to become unfavorable as it nears the lesser Antilles, with all model guidance currently suggesting it will degenerate into a tropical wave as it moves into and through the Caribbean. Overview: WHAT: MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather WHEN: Mainly during the afternoon and early evening WHERE: Thunderstorms will be possible area-wide. The greatest risk of severe weather will be across areas west of the Pearl River. CONFIDENCE: High confidence in thunderstorms developing this afternoon. Low confidence that any storms will become severe Possible Impacts: The main threats associated today's thunderstorms will be: • Frequent lightning • Gusty winds - generally in the 30 to 40 mph range, though any severe storms would be capable of producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph • Locally heavy rainfall which could lead to ponding of water on area roadways and in other low lying and poor drainage areas
MAF Status as of Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 5:53am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON:
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The National Weather Service - New Orleans/Baton Rouge Forecast for the next SEVEN days This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southeast Louisiana...South Mississippi and the adjacent coastal waters. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today. While severe weather is not anticipated, a few storms could become strong, producing gusty winds and frequent lightning. Rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches will be possible across much of the area today and tonight, with thunderstorms producing locally higher amounts, especially west of Interstate 55. This could lead to localized street flooding and ponding of water in low lying areas as well as areas of poor drainage. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue to be possible each day through early next week, primarily during the afternoon and early evening hours each day. A few storms could be strong each day and produce frequent lightning, gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall.
MAF Status as of Monday, July 2, 2018 - 8:45am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON:
Status Details:
Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to occur today through Tuesday night as a weak area of low pressure with tropical moisture moves from east to west across the region. There is little change in thinking from the prior briefings with regards to the "marginal risk" of excessive rainfall and forecast rainfall amounts. The low pressure system and deeper tropical moisture are expected to be over Texas on Wednesday the 4th, so our region is expected to return to a more typical summer pattern with scattered mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms, so the rainfall graphic attached below is 48 hour rainfall today through 7 am Wednesday. CONFIDENCE: Near normal confidence in an extended period of moderate to heavy rainfall at times, primarily Today through Tuesday evening. Impacts: A few strong thunderstorms will be possible today - producing gusty winds and frequent lightning, however the main threat will be locally heavy rainfall amounts. While forecast average rainfall through Tuesday night is 1 to 3 inches, locally higher amounts will be possible which could result in street flooding and ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.
MAF Status as of Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 2:08pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled. Gate 7 is closed until 5:30 A.M. Monday June18th 2018. All personnel are to use Gate 5 during this time.
MAF Status as of Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:03am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled. FIre Drill schedule for June & July are as follows: June – 101 & 320 ; July – 318, 404 & 220
MAF Status as of Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:30am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.
MAF Status as of Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 8:28am
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON: Condition V

Normal condition during hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 each year.

Status Details:
Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto is currently east the Yucatan. Flash Flood Watch extended through Tuesday. Impacts from this system could begin as early as Sunday. Heavy rain/inland flooding will be the main threat from this system. Wind, tornadoes, and above normal tides will be secondary impact. This could be a long duration rain event. Direct impacts are very dependent on eventual track. Indirect locally heavy rain impacts through today. Flash Flood Watch in effect through now through Tuesday. Locations of greatest risk are along Mississippi coast and extreme Southeast Louisiana. Tropical Storm conditions could begin as early as Sunday. The earliest reasonable time of arrival of Tropical Storm Force Winds for Southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi is late Sunday afternoon. However, the most likely time this area could see Tropical Storm Force Winds will be Monday evening.
MAF Status as of Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:16pm
Current Status: Facility Open

The Michoud Assembly Facility is open and all work activities continue as scheduled.

HURRCON:
Status Details:
Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto has formed near the Yucatan. Impacts from this system could begin as early as Sunday. Heavy rain/inland flooding will be the main threat from this system. Wind, tornadoes, and above normal tides will be secondary impact. This could be a long duration rain event. Direct impacts are very dependent on eventual track. Indirect locally heavy rain impacts through tomorrow. The earliest reasonable time of arrival of Tropical Storm Force Winds for Southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi is Sunday morning. However, the most likely time this area could see Tropical Storm Force Winds will be Sunday night. No tropical watches or warning currently in effect for the area. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through tomorrow.

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