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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1151 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will continue through much of the 16/06Z TAF
period. The cirrus shield has expanded back NNE across the region
this evening, and will continue to thicken through Saturday
morning before these cigs begin to lower/spread NE across E TX/N 
LA through the afternoon. Areas of -SHRA will develop Saturday
afternoon over Cntrl TX ahead of a closed low over the Gulf of CA,
which will eject NE while opening up across the Big Bend region 
of SW TX. Areas of -RA should begin spreading into portions of E
TX by mid-afternoon allowing the cigs to gradually lower, but
vsbys are not expected to be affected initially. The SHRA should 
continue to develop/expand into NW LA/SW AR/SE OK by/shortly after
00Z, and thus have added VCSH to all but the MLU terminal before 
eventually prevailing SHRA by the end of the TAF period. Should 
see cigs lower/become MVFR during the evening over E TX/N LA, with
some vsby restrictions likely in SHRA, with embedded TSRA 
possible over portions of Deep E TX/N LA. Look for this convection
to continue through much of the overnight hours Saturday night
with deteriorating cigs/vsbys, tapering off from W to E 
by/shortly before daybreak Sunday. Lt/Vrb winds tonight will 
become S 6-11kts after 15Z. /15/

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Regional Hourly Observations For CLAIBORNE County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 200am CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 46 degrees south. Current sky condition is partly cloudy south. In the south, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the northeast at 5 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the unavailable category north, unavailable category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 46 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront and N.O. INTL ARPT. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Baton Rouge.


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 CLAIBORNE County, LA

1102 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

No hazardous weather is expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday  

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will return to the region 
during the weekend, mainly Saturday night and early Sunday.  
However, no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

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

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7-Day Forecast For CLAIBORNE Parish, LA
959 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Cloudy, warmer. Lows in the lower 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

SUNDAY
Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 mph becoming light and variable.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 70.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

FRIDAY
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Louisiana

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

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:02 EST Set 18:06 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:36 EST Ends 18:33 EST

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

DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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