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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1151 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

VFR conditions will continue through much of the 16/06Z TAF
period. The cirrus shield has expanded back NNE across the region
this evening, and will continue to thicken through Saturday
morning before these cigs begin to lower/spread NE across E TX/N 
LA through the afternoon. Areas of -SHRA will develop Saturday
afternoon over Cntrl TX ahead of a closed low over the Gulf of CA,
which will eject NE while opening up across the Big Bend region 
of SW TX. Areas of -RA should begin spreading into portions of E
TX by mid-afternoon allowing the cigs to gradually lower, but
vsbys are not expected to be affected initially. The SHRA should 
continue to develop/expand into NW LA/SW AR/SE OK by/shortly after
00Z, and thus have added VCSH to all but the MLU terminal before 
eventually prevailing SHRA by the end of the TAF period. Should 
see cigs lower/become MVFR during the evening over E TX/N LA, with
some vsby restrictions likely in SHRA, with embedded TSRA 
possible over portions of Deep E TX/N LA. Look for this convection
to continue through much of the overnight hours Saturday night
with deteriorating cigs/vsbys, tapering off from W to E 
by/shortly before daybreak Sunday. Lt/Vrb winds tonight will 
become S 6-11kts after 15Z. /15/

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Hourly Observations For RICHLAND Parish
200 AM CST SAT DEC 16 2017

BASTROP        FAIR      33  28  82 CALM      30.25S                  
TALLULAH/VBURG CLOUDY    26  25  96 CALM      30.28S                  
VIDALIA          N/A    N/A N/A N/A MISG      30.27F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 200am CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 46 degrees south. Current sky condition is partly cloudy south. In the south, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are coming from the northeast at 5 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the unavailable category north, unavailable category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 46 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront and N.O. INTL ARPT. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at 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 RICHLAND County, LA

402 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

A severe storm or two could be possible on Sunday mainly in the
southern portions of the region along and south of the US 84 
corridor. The main threat with any storms on Sunday will be 
damaging straightline winds.


The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region Sunday 
through Sunday night.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For RICHLAND Parish, LA
1144 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

Mostly clear. Temperatures nearly steady around 30. South winds around 5 mph.

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Slight chance of showers in the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Cloudy, warmer. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain 90 percent.

Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. The chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable. The chance of rain 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s.

Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of rain 40 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Showers likely. Cloudy, cooler. Highs in the upper 50s. The chance of rain 70 percent.

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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 
                   DEC 21-25    DEC 23-29    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

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Almanac Information

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:02 EST Set 18:06 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:36 EST Ends 18:33 EST

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

New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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