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National Weather Service Shreveport LA 1151 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017 .AVIATION... VFR conditions will continue through much of the 16/06Z TAF period. The cirrus shield has expanded back NNE across the region this evening, and will continue to thicken through Saturday morning before these cigs begin to lower/spread NE across E TX/N LA through the afternoon. Areas of -SHRA will develop Saturday afternoon over Cntrl TX ahead of a closed low over the Gulf of CA, which will eject NE while opening up across the Big Bend region of SW TX. Areas of -RA should begin spreading into portions of E TX by mid-afternoon allowing the cigs to gradually lower, but vsbys are not expected to be affected initially. The SHRA should continue to develop/expand into NW LA/SW AR/SE OK by/shortly after 00Z, and thus have added VCSH to all but the MLU terminal before eventually prevailing SHRA by the end of the TAF period. Should see cigs lower/become MVFR during the evening over E TX/N LA, with some vsby restrictions likely in SHRA, with embedded TSRA possible over portions of Deep E TX/N LA. Look for this convection to continue through much of the overnight hours Saturday night with deteriorating cigs/vsbys, tapering off from W to E by/shortly before daybreak Sunday. Lt/Vrb winds tonight will become S 6-11kts after 15Z. /15/National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
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Regional Hourly Observations For JACKSON County
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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 200am CST, Saturday December 16, 2017
Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 46 degrees south. Current sky condition is partly cloudy south. In the south, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the northeast at 5 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 46 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront and N.O. INTL ARPT. The lowest temperature is 41 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 JACKSON County, LA
1102 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017 DAY ONE Today and TonightNo hazardous weather is expected. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday Showers and isolated thunderstorms will return to the region during the weekend, mainly Saturday night and early Sunday. However, no hazardous weather is expected at this time. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Activation of emergency management personnel amateur radio operators and storm spotters will not be needed through tonight.
7-Day Forecast For JACKSON Parish, LA
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JACKSON 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 DEC 21-25 DEC 23-29 DEC DEC-FEB ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Below Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Below Below .... 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
Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -23.350000 Distance 0.999725 AU Rise 08:02 EST Set 18:06 EST Transit Meridian 13:04 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:36 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
DECEMBER 16TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1835... New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH. The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum) ...1869... A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You can see the actual bill on-line at: here. ...1917... An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum) ...1987... A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds, and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND. Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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