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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
641 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018


For the 20/00Z terminal forecast period, VFR conditions will 
will gradually deteoriate to MVFR by 20/06Z and IFR/LIFR by
20/12Z. Rain and showers over much of NE TX into SE OK and SW AR 
will expand southeast across the whole region by 20/12Z. Isolated
thunderstorms will be possible within widespread showers ahead of
a cold front. Light northwest winds will become northeast and 
increase to 10 knots with higher gusts on Saturday. Otherwise, 
skies to improve to VFR after 20/18Z. /05/

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Regional Hourly Observations For DE SOTO County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 800pm CDT, Friday October 19, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 80 degrees south. Current sky condition is fair south. In the south, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the south at 5 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 80 degrees at N.O. INTL ARPT. 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 DE SOTO County, LA

909 AM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Isolated areas of light rain over parts of east Texas this 
afternoon will become more widespread across much of the region 
by Friday evening and overnight. However, no hazardous weather is

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday  

Rain will gradually diminish from northwest to southeast with the
passage of a cold front across southeast Oklahoma and southwest 
Arkansas by early Saturday morning, and end across most of the 
region by Saturday afternoon. Additional rainfall amounts of one 
half inch to one and one half inches remain possible. Isolated 
higher amounts will be possible over parts of northeast Texas. 
Minor flooding of low water crossings, low lying, and poor 
drainage areas will be possible late Friday through Saturday 
morning over portions of northeast Texas, where the soil is near 
saturation in wake of recent periods of heavy rainfall. Cooler 
and drier air will spill south in wake of the frontal passage for 
the latter half of the weekend through early next week.

For next week, showers increase areawide from the southwest late 
Tuesday night into Wednesday ahead of another upper level 


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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For DE SOTO Parish, LA
305 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 70. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly clear. Cooler. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

Cloudy. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of showers 20 percent.

Cloudy with scattered showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of showers 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

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DE SOTO 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 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

....  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

Friday October 19, 2018 the 292th Day of Year

Declination -10.320000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:15 EDT Set 19:31 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:52 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:51 EDT Ends 19:54 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

The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)

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