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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
506 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

Much less cumulus today compared to Sat Aftn and as a
result...much less in the way of convection to deal with. Will
watch isolated showers which have just recently developed in the
vicinity of the LFK terminal for the possible addition of a VCSH
or VCTS mention in the 00z TAF cycle but otherwise, should have
prevailing VFR conditions through the night and through the day

Cu field will again begin building near or shortly after 15z on
Mon but no ceilings are expected attm. The 12z NAM output is the
only model suggesting the likelihood of -TSRA in the vicinity of
the TXK/ELD terminals late in the TAF period on Monday so will
choose to leave out any mention of this weather for this cycle but
may need to include a mention for the 06z TAF package if more
model consensus indicates.

Look for light south to southwest winds overnight with speeds less
than 10kts. South to southwest winds will prevail near 6-10kts
areawide beyond 15z Monday. 


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Hourly Observations For OUACHITA Parish
600 PM CDT SUN JUL 15 2018

MONROE         FAIR      94  72  48 S6        29.93F HX 102           
TALLULAH       FAIR      88  81  79 SW3       29.95F HX 106           

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Sunday July 15, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 87 degrees south. Current sky condition is partly sunny south. In the south, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is unavailable north, unavailable central, and danger south. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the southwest at 8 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 91 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront. The lowest temperature is 86 degrees at Slidell and Houma.

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 OUACHITA County, LA

100 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight  

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon during 
peak heating. Any thunderstorms that develop may produce gusty 
winds to near 25-30 MPH, brief heavy rainfall with amounts up to
one quarter of an inch, and deadly lightning. 

A more critical concern will be the heat with highs in the middle
to upper 90s. The hot temperatures when combined with the relative
humidity will produce heat indices from 105-110 degrees. Therefore,
a Heat Advisory is in effect until 7 PM this evening. Any amount 
of time spent outdoors should include frequent breaks in the shade
and adequate hydration to avoid any heat- related illnesses. Work
should also be done during the morning or early evening hours to 
avoid the hottest part of the day. Clothing should be light 
colored and loose- fitting as to allow your body to cool itself. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday  

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible each day
Monday through Thursday, mainly across Southeast Oklahoma,
Southwest Arkansas, and Louisiana.

As an upper level ridge builds over the area, rain chances will
diminish and temperatures will gradually climb into the upper 90s
and low 100s by late week. Combined with the humidity, the hot
temperatures may result in heat index values well above 100 
degrees F across the entire Four State Region.


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 OUACHITA Parish, LA
712 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 106 to 109.

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph. Heat index readings 102 to 105.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.

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

Becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 100.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 100.

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

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s.

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OUACHITA 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 
                   JUL 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal      Below      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

Sunday July 15, 2018 the 196th Day of Year

Declination 21.360000
Distance 0.999715 AU
Rise 07:14 EDT Set 21:14 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:14 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:47 EDT Ends 21:41 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 dying South Atlantic Coast storm produced torrential rains in the
southern Appalachian Mountains. Altapass NC was drenched with more than 22
inches of rain, a 24 hour rainfall record for the state. Flooding resulted
in considerable damage, particularly to railroads. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Balcony Falls VA soared to 110 degrees to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
The Big Thompson Creek in Colorado flooded for the second time in seven
years, claiming three lives, and filling the town of Estes Park with eight
to ten feet of water. (The Weather Channel)
Unseasonably cool weather spread into the south central and eastern U.S.
Fifteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including
Houghton Lake MI with a reading of 37 degrees. The high temperature for the
date of 58 degrees at Flint MI was their coolest of record for July.
Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, injuring a
cow near Donovan IL. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty-six cities east of the Mississippi River reported record high
temperatures for the date. Charleston WV established an all-time record
high with a reading of 103 degrees, and Chicago IL reported a record fifth
day of 100 degree heat for the year. A severe thunderstorm moving across
Omaha NE and the Council Bluffs area of west central Iowa spawned three
tornadoes which injured 88 persons, and also produced high winds which
injured 18 others. Winds at the Omaha Eppley Airport reached 92 mph. Damage
from the storm was estimated at 43 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms drenched Kansas City MO with 4.16 inches of rain, a record
for the date. Two and a half inches of rain deluged the city between Noon
and 1 PM. Afternoon thunderstorms in South Carolina deluged Williamstown
with six inches of rain in ninety minutes, including four inches in little
more than half an hour. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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