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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
605 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

VFR conditions to prevail throughout the 12Z TAF pd. Swly winds 
around 10 kts with perhaps a few gusts expected after sunrise, 
decreasing to less than 10 kts after sunset. /12/

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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 700am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 78 degrees central, and near 80 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 79 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are coming from the southwest at 6 mph in the north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the northwest at 9 mph in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the west at 3 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront. The lowest temperature is 76 degrees at Alexandria.

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

613 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

Dangerously hot temperatures with heat index values reaching or 
exceeding 110 degrees are expected areawide today. An Excessive 
Heat Warning is in effect as a result, and precautions should be 
taken to avoid heat-related illnesses. As much as possible, limit
outdoor activities to the early morning or early evening. Drink 
plenty of water, take frequent breaks in the shade, and exercise 
caution while out in the sun for even short periods of time. Wear 
lightweight, loose-fit, and light-colored clothing. Remember to 
check on those most susceptible to heat-related illness including 
the elderly, young children, and pets by making sure adequate air 
conditioning is available.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday  

Very hot temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, with heat index 
values at or above 110 degrees are expected to continue through 
the weekend. Therefore, the Excessive Heat Warning is likely to 
be extended through Sunday. Heat-related headlines may even extend
into early next week before a gradual decrease in temperatures is
expected by mid to late week as the upper level ridge retrogrades
westward away from our region. Chances for thunderstorms will be 
increasing slightly during the mid to late week timeframe as well,
which may further aid in easing the prolonged heat wave.


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

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For GRANT Parish, LA
335 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018



Mostly sunny. Highs around 100. Southwest winds 10 mph. Heat index readings 111 to 114.

Clear. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph. Heat index readings 104 to 107.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 102. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 109 to 112.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 100. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.

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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

                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      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 July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:17 EDT Set 21:12 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:14 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:50 EDT Ends 21:38 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 temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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