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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1146 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

LIFR cigs with reduced vsbys in FG (some of it dense) will 
continue areawide through much of Monday morning, before a slow
improvement commences by late morning/midday. However, as was the
case today, not expecting vsbys to improve much, possibly in the
3-6SM range with IFR/LIFR cigs lingering through the afternoon.
Can't rule out isolated -SHRA developing during the afternoon over
E TX/Wrn LA, and over the remainder of the region during the
evening, but low confidence precludes VCSH mention in the TAF's
attm. As low level winds become more SE Monday evening atop a very
moist and cool ground, should see cigs lowering to LIFR once again
after 00Z, with areas of FG developing over much of the region as
a warm front begins to advance NNW into E TX/N LA from SE TX/S LA.
Lt/Vrb winds will continue tonight through much of Monday. /15/

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Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN Parish
1200 AM CST MON DEC 18 2017

BASTROP        FOG       48  48  98 CALM      30.16S VSB 1/2          
TALLULAH/VBURG   N/A     52  52 100 NW3       30.15R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  52; 6HR MAX TEMP:  52;                                

VIDALIA        CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A MISG      30.14R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 1200am CST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 65 degrees south. Current sky condition is cloudy south. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the south at 8 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 66 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront. The lowest temperature is 62 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 FRANKLIN County, LA

514 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight and Monday

THREAT  Elevated
TIMING  Tonight through 9 AM Monday

Areas of fog developing this evening are expected to reduce
visibilities through early tomorrow morning. Visibilities may be
reduced down to a quarter mile or less at times.


 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday night through Saturday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations is not expected through next Saturday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN Parish, LA
1244 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017


Cloudy with slight chance of showers and patchy drizzle. Areas of dense fog. Temperatures nearly steady in the lower 50s. North winds around 5 mph. The chance of rain 20 percent.

Patchy dense fog in the morning. Slight chance of showers, thunderstorms and patchy drizzle in the morning, then a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. The chance of rain 30 percent.

Chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Cloudy. Temperatures nearly steady in the upper 50s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. The chance of rain 40 percent.

Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy, warmer. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain 60 percent.

Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Cloudy with chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. The chance of rain 50 percent.

Showers likely. Mostly cloudy. Cooler. Lows in the mid 40s. The chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Cooler. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 40.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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FRANKLIN 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 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

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Almanac Information

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

Declination -23.410000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:03 EST Set 18:07 EST
Transit Meridian 13:05 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:37 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

A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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