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National Weather Service Shreveport LA 751 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018 .AVIATION... 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. /19/National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
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Regional Hourly Observations For GRANT County
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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 TonightA 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 weekend. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Activation of emergency managers, spotter networks, and amateur radio operators, will not be needed today or tonight.
7-Day Forecast For GRANT Parish, LA
321 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018
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GRANT County, Louisiana Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory
Current Weather Advisory is NOT available
Ag. Weather Forecast Parameter Maps:Spraying Conditions , Dewpoint Temperatures, Livestock Heat Stress
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Louisiana
LOUISIANA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY OCT 21-25 OCT 23-29 OCT OCT-DEC ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Precipitation: Above Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Monday October 15, 2018 the 288th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN 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
////////////////////////// OCTOBER 15TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1880... 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) ...1954... 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) ...1966... 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) ...1987... 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) ...1988... 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) ...1989... 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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