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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
947 PM CDT Tue Oct 23 2018

.UPDATE...
Showers are beginning to develop across Central Texas in response
to an upper trough that is moving across the Rockies. Latest
estimates have these showers reaching portions of Deep East Texas
around sunrise Wednesday morning. Therefore, PoPs were trimmed
back until until after 24/09z.

Cloud cover is considerably thinner than last night. This is
allowing temperatures to cool rather quickly. However, increasing
clouds from the southwest as the showers approach should slow the
rate of cooling later tonight. Therefore, low temperatures were 
lowered by a few degrees across much of the area for tonight.

Updated text products have already been sent.

CN

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Hourly Observations For ORLEANS Parish
1100 PM CDT TUE OCT 23 2018

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
N.O. INTL ARPT CLOUDY    68  66  93 NE9       30.12R                  
N.O. LAKEFRONT CLOUDY    68  63  84 NE22      30.13R                  
N.O. DOWNTOWN* CLOUDY    66  63  90 NE7       30.13S                  
RESERVE*       CLOUDY    67  64  90 E6        30.13F                  
SLIDELL        CLOUDY    65  61  87 NE5       30.13S                  
BATON ROUGE    CLOUDY    66  62  87 NE9       30.13S                  
BOOTHVILLE     FAIR      74  65  73 E8        30.10S                  
BELLE CHASSE   CLOUDY    68  67  96 NE8       30.11S                  
BOGALUSA*      FAIR      64  60  87 NE5       30.16S                  
GALLIANO*      LGT RAIN  69  66  91 NE7       30.10S                  
NEW ROADS*     CLOUDY    64  63  94 NE3       30.15R                  
GONZALES*      CLOUDY    65  64  95 NE6       30.12S                  
HAMMOND*       CLOUDY    63  61  94 E6        30.14S                  
HOUMA*         LGT RAIN  68  67  98 NE7       30.11S                  
PORT FOURCHON* CLOUDY    72  70  94 E15       30.09R                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 1100pm CDT, Tuesday October 23, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 55 degrees north, near 57 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. Winds are coming from the northeast at 5 mph in the north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the northeast at 9 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 68 degrees at Patterson, New Orleans Lakefront, N.O. INTL ARPT, and Houma. The lowest temperature is 55 degrees at Shreveport.


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 ORLEANS County, LA

411 PM CDT Tue Oct 23 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all of the coastal waters 
except Mississippi Sound and the tidal lakes. Strong winds and 
dangerous seas are expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for Wednesday for all of the 
coastal waters except for Mississippi Sound and the tidal lakes. 
Strong winds and dangerous seas are expected. Hazardous marine 
conditions may persist into Thursday and Friday.

Higher than normal tides are expected Wednesday night through 
Thursday night. Moderate to strong onshore winds will lead to water 
piling up on eastern and southern facing shores. A coastal flood 
advisory may be needed for much of the area for tides around 1 to 
1.5 feet above normal.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ORLEANS Parish, LA
304 PM CDT Tue Oct 23 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Showers likely in the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

FRIDAY
Cooler. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

SATURDAY
Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

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ORLEANS 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                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                OCT 29-NOV 2 OCT 31-NOV 6    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

....  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

Wednesday October 24, 2018 the 297th Day of Year

---------------------------------------------------
SUN
Declination -12.080000
Distance 0.999722 AU
Rise 08:18 EDT Set 19:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:52 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:54 EDT Ends 19:49 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

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OCTOBER 24TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1785...
A four day rain swelled the Merrimack River in New Hampshire and
Massachusetts to the greatest height of record causing extensive damage to
bridges and mills. (David Ludlum)
...1878...
A hurricane produced widespread damage across North Carolina, Virginia,
Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At Philadelphia PA, the hurricane
was the worst of record. (David Ludlum)
...1937...
A snow squall in Buffalo NY tied up traffic in six inches of slush. (David
Ludlum)
...1947...
The Bar Harbor holocaust occurred in Maine when forest fires consumed homes
and a medical research institute. The fires claimed 17 lives, and caused
thirty million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
...1951...
Sacramento CA reported a barometric pressure of 29.42 inches, to establish
a record for October. (The Weather Channel)
...1969...
Unseasonably cold air gripped the northeastern U.S. Lows of 10 degrees at
Concord NH and 6 degrees at Albany NY established October records. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Snow fell across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin overnight,
with five inches reported at Poplar Lake MN and Gunflint Trail MN.
Thunderstorm rains caused flash flooding in south central Arizona, with
street flooding reported around Las Vegas NV. Strong northwesterly winds
gusting to 50 mph downed some trees and power lines in western Pennsylvania
and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1988...
Strong winds circulating around a deep low pressure centered produced snow
squalls in the Great Lakes Region, with six inches reported at Ironwood MI.
Wind gusts to 80 mph were reported at State College PA. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A storm in the western U.S. produced up to three feet of snow in the
mountains around Lake Tahoe, with 21 inches reported at Donner Summit.
Thunderstorms in northern California produced 3.36 inches of rain at
Redding to establish a 24 hour record for October, and bring their rainfall
total for the month to a record 5.11 inches. Chiefly "Indian Summer" type
weather prevailed across the rest of the nation. Fifteen cities in the
north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date as
readings soared into the 70s and 80s. Record highs included 74 degrees at
International Falls MN, and 86 degrees at Yankton SD. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...2001...
A severe weather outbreak occurred across the midwest. A major tornado outbreak 
occurred across parts of Indiana and Ohio. Trees were blown down all across 
eastern Kentucky. At the Hazard Technical College a brick wall was ripped from 
one end of the building and an empty tractor trailer was blown over damaging a 
nearby bulldozer. In Inez, the wind damage was so bad that it closed all 
businesses along main street. (NWS JKL)

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