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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
513 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will prevail over the next 24 hours across our
airspace. Cirrus will continue to stream across the region from
the south and west today through tonight but will thin at times, 
especially during the overnight hours. North to northwest winds
mainly less than 10kts today will become light and variable during
the evening hours. After midnight, look for south winds of 5 to 10
mph to begin at our NE TX terminals towards the tail end of this
24hr taf period. 

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Hourly Observations For IBERIA Parish
600 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2017

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAKE CHARLES   CLOUDY    49  38  65 N10       30.15R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  49; 6HR MAX TEMP:  53;                                

LAFAYETTE      CLOUDY    48  39  71 N13       30.12R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  48; 6HR MAX TEMP:  52;                                

PATTERSON      CLOUDY    50  46  86 NE3       30.11R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  50; 6HR MAX TEMP:  55; 6HR PCP:  0.01;                

SALT POINT       N/A     50  47  89 CALM      30.09R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  50; 6HR MAX TEMP:  55;                                

NEW IBERIA     MOCLDY    49  37  63 N13       30.12R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  49; 6HR MAX TEMP:  52;                                

CHENAULT AIRPK CLEAR     46  37  71 N8        30.15R                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 600am CST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 40 degrees north, near 42 degrees central, and near 51 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and light rain 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 74%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 44 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 8 mph with gusts at 17 mph in the central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are coming from the north at 8 mph in the south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. 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 51 degrees at N.O. INTL ARPT. The lowest temperature is 37 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.

All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For IBERIA County, LA

536 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight
A few isolated showers will be possible this morning across
southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Showers will be more
numerous across lower acadiana. All precipitation will come to an
end by late this afternoon.

Temperatures overnight will approach freezing across parts of
central Louisiana. A light freeze will be possible.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday
An upper level trough will approach the area late Saturday into
Sunday spawning widespread showers and a few thunderstorms. Some
of these storms will have the potential to produce heavy rainfall.
A few of these storms could also be strong to severe Sunday
afternoon.

A second upper level trough will approach the area Monday 
providing another round of showers and thunderstorms that will 
linger through early Tuesday. No severe weather is expected with 
this system.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  
Spotter activation is not anticipated

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7-Day Forecast For IBERIA Parish, LA
400 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

TODAY
Cooler, cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Warmer, cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Warmer. Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.

MONDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers likely. Highs around 70. Chance of showers 70 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 70.

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IBERIA County, Louisiana Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Current Weather Advisory is NOT available

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Louisiana

                            LOUISIANA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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)

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