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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1250 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Gusty west winds across area as dryline has pushed east. VFR skc
this aftn, except for possible high mvfr to low vfr cigs at keld
and kmlu until near 19/20z. Gusts to near 35 kts possible at 
ktxk, with gusts of 25 to 30 kts likely areawide this aftn. Winds 
to remain 10 to 15 kts overnight. Wraparound stratocu decks may 
become low vfr cigs at times at mainly ktxk, keld, and kmlu btwn 
20/06-15z. NE TX terminals likely to remain skc thru 20/18z fcst
cycle. Winds becmg nw with reinforcing cold front and increase to 
15 to 20 kts across most of area by 20/15z./07/

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Hourly Observations For LAFAYETTE Parish
1200 PM CDT MON MAR 19 2018

LAKE CHARLES   PTSUNNY   80  69  69 W13       29.74F                  
LAFAYETTE      PTSUNNY   78  70  76 W13G22    29.74F                  
PATTERSON      CLOUDY    74  71  91 W14       29.78R                  
SALT POINT       N/A     70  70 100 VRB5      29.76S                  
NEW IBERIA     CLOUDY    78  68  71 W15       29.76S                  
CHENAULT AIRPK PTSUNNY   81  68  65 W14G21    29.75F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 100pm CDT, Monday March 19, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 82 degrees south. Current sky condition is fair south. In the south, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the west at 15 mph with gusts at 25 mph in the south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 82 degrees at N.O. INTL ARPT. The lowest temperature is 74 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront.

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 LAFAYETTE County, LA

459 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight
Patchy fog this morning will have the potential to reduce
visibilities to below one mile in a few locations. However,
visibilities between 2 and 3 miles will be more common with the
fog lifting by mid morning.

A cold front will move through the area this morning accompanied
by another round of isolated to scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Precipitation will come to an end across southeast
Texas by mid morning, southwest Louisiana by around noon and
across acadiana by early afternoon. Rainfall accumulations of
around a tenth of an inch can be expected with higher amounts
possible in more isolated heavy rain producing storms.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday
A second, dry cold front will quickly swing through the area early
Tuesday morning turning and increasing winds out of the north at
around 15 MPH with gusts of 20 to 25 MPH possible.

Precipitation appears likely to return Saturday into Sunday
although overall confidence is low due to guidance 
inconsistencies. This will become better resolved as the week

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For LAFAYETTE Parish, LA
1000 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Mostly cloudy late in the morning then clearing. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds around 10 mph.

Cooler, sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.

Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

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LAFAYETTE 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 
                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      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

Monday March 19, 2018 the 78th Day of Year

Declination -0.150000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:12 EDT Set 19:19 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:49 EDT Ends 19:43 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

Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for
the state of Oregon. (The Weather Channel)
Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado
between the 12th and the 25th of the month. Six people died, and many
livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground.
Schools were closed, and many rural homes were deserted by tenants. (The
Weather Channel)
The second heavy snowstorm in just three days hit Boston. Nearby Blue Hill
received 19.5 inches contributing to their snowiest March of record. (David

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky