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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
632 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

VFR conditions will continue through the 21/00Z TAF period. Areas
of thin cirrus will diminish this evening, but increase late
tonight from the NNW from sct convection that develops over SE
KS/NE OK/Nrn and Cntrl AR around the stout Srn Plains/Lower MS
Valley upper ridge. Some AC cigs will be possible as well over
portions of SW AR/N LA near and just prior to 12Z Saturday, before
these AC and cirrus cigs eventually scatter out by midday and
into the afternoon. S winds 5-8kts tonight will become WSW around
10kts after 15Z Saturday, near and ahead of a weak sfc front that
will sink S into extreme NE TX to along the AR/LA border by mid to late
afternoon. /15/

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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON DAVIS County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 92 degrees south. Current sky condition is fair south. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 78 degrees. The heat index is near 107 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is unavailable north, unavailable central, and emergency south. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the southwest at 6 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 92 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront and N.O. INTL ARPT. The lowest temperature is 91 degrees at Slidell and 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 JEFFERSON DAVIS County, LA

414 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight
Temperatures will remain in the 90s through early evening. 
Combined with dew points well into the 70s, heat index values will
range from 103 to 108 into this evening, and a Heat Advisory is 
in effect. Tonight, warm temperatures will continue with lows in 
the upper 70s to near along and north of Interstate 10, with lower
80s along the coastal parishes and counties.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday
The heat wave continues Saturday through Monday, with afternoon 
highs in the mid 90s along the Interstate 10 corridor, and near 
100 to lower 100s across inland Southeast Texas and Central 
Louisiana. Heat indices will range from 105 to 112 in the 
afternoon and continue into the early evening. Additional heat
advisories are possible through this period.

Some relief is possible by late in the week as an upper low 
brings increased moisture from the east, with the chance of 
afternoon showers and thunderstorms by Thursday. At this time, no
severe thunderstorms are expected.

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON DAVIS Parish, LA
409 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018



Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings 105 to 107 in the evening.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 105 to 110.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings 105 to 107 in the evening.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings 105 to 108 in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings around 105 in the evening.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Heat index readings 105 to 110.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highest heat index readings 105 to 109 in the evening.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.

Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s.

Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Highest heat index readings around 105 in the afternoon.

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JEFFERSON DAVIS 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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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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