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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
654 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

Scattered cirrus and VFR conditions across the region this
morning. Expecting some convection to develop across the northern
and eastern sections of the region later today and overnight. 
Decided to add VCTS to the TXK/ELD/MLU terminals at 17/00z to 
account for this. Tafs could need amending if convection develops 
earlier and/or moves further south. Otherwise, expect a growing 
cu field and VFR conditions to prevail through the daytime hours 
today and diminish overnight across the remaining Tafs.

Light south winds will become southwest near 10kts or less for 
today before diminishing to light after 17/00z. /20/

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Hourly Observations For CADDO Parish
600 AM CDT MON JUL 16 2018

SHREVEPORT     FAIR      78  75  90 SW8       30.00R                  
BARKSDALE AFB  FAIR      80  73  78 SW7       29.99S                  
DTN SHREVEPORT FAIR      82  74  76 SW10      30.00R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 700am CDT, Monday July 16, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 81 degrees south. Current sky condition is fair south. In the south, relative humidity is near 94%, and the dew point is near 79 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is unavailable north, unavailable central, and danger south. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the west at 5 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront. The lowest temperature is 75 degrees at Slidell.

Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this Parish will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CADDO County, LA

631 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon during 
peak heating. Any thunderstorms that develop may produce gusty 
winds to near 25-30 MPH, brief heavy rainfall with amounts up to
one quarter of an inch, and deadly lightning. 

A more critical concern will be the heat with highs in the middle
to upper 90s. The hot temperatures when combined with the relative
humidity will produce heat indices from 100-105 degrees. Any 
amount of time spent outdoors should include frequent breaks in 
the shade and adequate hydration to avoid any heat related 
illnesses. Work should also be done during the morning or early 
evening hours to avoid the hottest part of the day. Clothing 
should be light colored and loose fitting as to allow your body to
cool itself. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Monday  

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible each day
Monday through Thursday, mainly across Southeast Oklahoma,
Southwest Arkansas, and Louisiana.

As an upper level ridge builds over the area, rain chances will
diminish and temperatures will gradually climb into the upper 90s
and lower 100s by late week. Combined with the humidity, the hot
temperatures may result in heat index values well above 100 
degrees F across the entire Four State Region.


Activation of emergency management personnel, amateur radio 
operators, and storm spotters will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CADDO Parish, LA
429 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 102 to 105.

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 101 to 104.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 103 to 106.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s. Southwest winds 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s.

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CADDO County, Louisiana Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Current Weather Advisory is NOT available

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Louisiana

                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal      Below      Below                      

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5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year

Declination 21.190000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:14 EDT Set 21:14 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:14 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:48 EDT Ends 21:40 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

A severe hailstorm over parts of Antelope and Boone counties in Nebraska
stripped trees of bark and foliage, ruined roofs, and broke nearly every
window facing north. (The Weather Channel)
The temperature at Medford OR soared to an all-time high of 115 degrees to
begin a two week heat wave. During that Oregon heat wave the mercury hit
100 degrees at Sexton Summit for the only time in forty years of records.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson AZ with gale
force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes. A thirteen year
old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before
being rescued. (The Weather Channel)
An intense thunderstorm dropped as much as 7 inches of rain in a three hour 
period over portions of southeastern pike county. two residents lost their lives 
as the car they were in was washed off the road. a young boy also died while 
being evacuated from his home. forty businesses and 2560 homes were 
affected...amounting to 7 million dollars in damage. (NWS JKL)
Showers and thundestorms in the southwestern U.S. ended a record string of
thirty-nine consecutive days of 100 degree heat at Tucson AZ. A
thunderstorm at Bullhead City AZ produced wind gusts to 70 mph reducing the
visibility to near zero in blowing dust. Southerly winds gusting to 40 mph
pushed temperature readings above 100 degrees in the Northern Plains. Rapid
City SD reported a record high of 106 degrees, following a record low of 39
degrees just three days earlier. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Thirty-seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures
for the date. Highs of 96 degrees at Bluefield WV and 104 degrees at
Charleston WV were all-time records, and afternoon highs of 98 degrees at
Binghamton NY, 99 degrees at Elkins WV, and 103 degrees at Pittsburgh PA,
tied all-time records. Highs of 104 degrees at Baltimore MD and 105
degrees at Parkersburg WV were records for July, and Beckley WV equalled
their record for July with a high of 94 degrees. Martinsburg WV was the hot
spot in the nation with a reading of 107 degrees. Afternoon and evening
thunderstorms raked the northeastern U.S. with large hail and damaging
winds. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms developing along a stationary front drenched the
Middle Atlantic Coast States with heavy rain, causing flooding in some
areas. More than five inches of rain was reported near Madison VA and
Ferncliff VA. Hot weather prevailed in Texas. San Angelo reported a record
high of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

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