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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1136 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will continue through the 15/06Z TAF period. An
extensive area of cirrus will continue to shift northeast across
much of the region overnight, with some AC cigs possible late at
the LFK terminal. These cirrus cigs may begin to temporarily clear 
portions of NE TX/SW AR Friday with the passage of a weak 
shortwave trough, before returning during the late evening as SW 
flow aloft becomes re-established over the Srn Plains ahead of a 
closed low over Wrn Old MX. Can't rule out a sct cu field now over
Ern OK/Wrn and Nrn AR spreading SE into SW AR by/after 12Z 
Friday, possibly affecting the TXK and ELD terminals, before 
thinning out during the afternoon as drier air continues to spill 
S in wake of a cold fropa over SE TX/Srn LA. N winds 5-10kts 
tonight will become NNW 5-7kts after 16Z Friday. /15/

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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 300am CST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 40 degrees north, near 45 degrees central, and near 53 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Winds are coming from the north at 6 mph in the north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the north at 7 mph in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the north at 6 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront. The lowest temperature is 39 degrees at Manroe.


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

1130 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight  

No hazardous weather is expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday  

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will return to the region 
during the weekend, mainly Saturday night and early Sunday. One to
near two inches of needed rain may occur. 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 DE SOTO Parish, LA
357 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

TODAY
Becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Slight chance of sprinkles in the afternoon. Becoming mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Cloudy, warmer. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

SUNDAY
Showers likely in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Cloudy in the morning
then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

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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 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal      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

Friday December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.310000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:01 EST Set 18:06 EST
Transit Meridian 13:03 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:35 EST Ends 18:32 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky