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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
751 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018


For the 16/00Z TAFs, IFR/MVFR cigs to prevail, possibly with some
intermittent LIFR cigs at times, with widespread rain overtaking
all terminals during this period. Little if any change in these
conditions is expected, but vsbys may fluctuate due to rainfall 
intensity. Otherwise, look for brisk northerly winds around 10 kts
with occasional higher gusts between 15-20 kts. Winds quickly 
shift S/SW around 5Kft above the surface with speeds gradually 
increasing to near 50 kts at 30Kft. 


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Regional Hourly Observations For GRANT County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Monday October 15, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 58 degrees north, near 68 degrees central, and near 80 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. Winds are coming from the north at 12 mph in the north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are coming from the north at 9 mph in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the northeast at 7 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 81 degrees at Patterson and Houma. The lowest temperature is 58 degrees at Shreveport and DTN Shreveport.

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 GRANT County, LA

358 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight  

A strong cold front will continue to shift southeast across Deep 
East Texas and North Louisiana this afternoon. Widespread light
and moderate rain well behind this front will slowly spread across
the region later today and tonight. Brief periods of heavy 
rainfall will be possible, with rainfall amounts of one to three 
inches expected through late tonight. This may result in minor 
flooding of low lying, poor drainage areas, as grounds are nearly
saturated in the wake of above normal rainfall that has fallen 
since early September. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday  

Showers will remain widespread over much of the region Tuesday,
before gradually diminishing Tuesday night. Showers will begin to
increase once again from the west Thursday night and Friday as a
series of upper level disturbances move back over the area. These
showers will begin to diminish from north to south Saturday as
another cold front quickly shifts south over the area, reinforcing
cooler and drier air back south for the latter half of the


Activation of emergency managers, spotter networks, and amateur
radio operators, will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For GRANT Parish, LA
321 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cloudy with chance of showers. Temperatures nearly steady in the lower 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Cloudy with chance of showers. Temperatures nearly steady in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.

A 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows around 60.

Cloudy. Showers likely in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

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GRANT County, Louisiana Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Current Weather Advisory is NOT available

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Louisiana

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                   OCT 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

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Almanac Information

Monday October 15, 2018 the 288th Day of Year

Declination -8.870000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:12 EDT Set 19:35 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:53 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:48 EDT Ends 19:59 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 violent early season blizzard raked Minnesota and the Dakotas. Winds
gusted to 70 mph at Yankton SD, and snow drifts 10 to 15 feet high were
reported in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. Saint Paul MN
reported a barometric pressure of 28.65 inches on the 16th. Railroads were
blocked by drifts of snow which remained throughout the severe winter to
follow. Gales did extensive damage to ship on the Great Lakes. (15th-16th)
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Hurricane Hazel struck the Carolina coastline. The hurricane demolished
every pier along a 170 mile stretch from Myrtle Beach SC to Cedar Island
NC, and obliterated entire lines of beach homes. Hurricane Hazel also
destroyed 1500 homes as it moved inland with seventeen foot tides. Winds
between Myrtle Beach SC and Cape Fear NC gusted to 150 mph. Hurricane Hazel
caused 163 million dollars damage, and claimed the lives of 98 persons.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Iowa experienced its worst late season tornado of record. In just one
minute a twister tore through the town of Belmond leveling 75 percent of
the businesses, and 100 homes, causing more than eleven million dollars
damage. (The Weather Channel)
Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen
cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34
degrees at Montgomery AL was their coldest reading of record for so early
in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg PA and 34 degrees at
Parkersburg WV marked their third straight morning of record cold. (The
National Weather Summary)
The cold high pressure system responsible for the record low temperatures
in the eastern U.S. began to move out to sea, giving way to a trend toward
"Indian Summer". Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced
golf ball size hail at Altamont KS and hail two inches in diameter at Yates
City IL. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Hurricane Jerry made landfall at Galveston TX at 6:30 PM (CDT). Winds at
the Galveston Airport reached 75 mph, with gusts to 100 mph. Tides along
the island were six to eight feet, and rainfall totals ranged up to
slightly more than six inches north of Beaumont. Three persons were killed
when their vehicle was blown off the Galveston seawall into the pounding
surf. Total damage along the Upper Texas Coast was estimated at fifteen
million dollars. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan
during the late morning. Two persons were injured when a tree fell on their
camper at the Traverse City State park. While strong northerly winds
ushered much colder air into the central U.S., unseasonably warm weather
continued in the south central and eastern U.S. The afternoon high of 82
degrees at Bluefield WV was a record for October. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)

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