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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
727 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

For the ArkLaTex, SCT cirrus/FEW middeck clouds w/ VFR into 
weekend. Sfc winds will pick up out of the SE today with high 
pressure now to our E. Some gusts at KTYR w/ a low is dvlpg on 
the front range, but other sites around 10KT or less. Climb winds 
are SE20KT off the deck then slack/back to E at 5KT backing to NW
above 5kft 10-40KT by 18kft then increasing speeds of 50-80KT for
FL19 on up. Outlook could see some patchy daybreak BR as week 
ends with shwrs N of I-20 as a weak front drapes in and goes 
stationary. Real convection arrives mid next week under SW flow.

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Regional Hourly Observations For NATCHITOCHES County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 800am CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 52 degrees south. Current sky condition is fair south. In the south, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the east at 7 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront. The lowest temperature is 44 degrees at Slidell.

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 NATCHITOCHES County, LA

556 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight  

No hazardous weather is expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday  

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible
Sunday over Southeast Oklahoma, extreme Northeast Texas, and
Southwest Arkansas, near a weak front that will become stationary
over these areas. While this front is expected to lift north of
the region by Monday, showers and thunderstorms will begin to
increase over North Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and Western
Arkansas Tuesday along and ahead of a cold front, which will 
begin to gradually spread into the region late Tuesday through 
Wednesday. The threat for locally heavy rainfall and flash 
flooding will increase over Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, 
and Southwest Arkansas Wednesday, with these threats possibly 
spreading across the remainder of the region late next week. The 
threat for embedded severe thunderstorms will be possible as well
late Tuesday and Wednesday. Please stay abreast to the latest
forecasts and statements from the National Weather Service
concerning this heavy rainfall and potential flooding threat. 


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 NATCHITOCHES Parish, LA
418 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs around 80. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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NATCHITOCHES 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

                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               MAR 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     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

Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year

Declination 1.020000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:08 EDT Set 19:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:14 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:45 EDT Ends 19:45 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

A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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