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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
622 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018


Scattered -SHRA/-TSRA were noted northwest of ktxk this morning,
courtesy of a nearby upper level disturbance. Computer models hint
at this precipitation activity being maintained north of ktxk
though would not be surprised of a stray -SHRA/-TSRA nears the 
said terminal. However, confidence is not high enough to insert a 
mention at this time but will of course amend as necessary. 
Concurrently, -SHRA have been struggling to develop west of klfk 
and once again will elect to not insert a precipitation mention. 
MVFR fog and CIGS have developed south of klfk and would not be 
surprised if either phenomena affects kggg, ktyr and kmlu later 
this morning. Have hinted at this potential with a SCT mention at 
kggg and ktyr, but recent trends suggests that a TEMPO group at 
kmlu and klfk is appropriate. Otherwise, light southerly or calm 
winds of this morning will veer to the south-southwest by late 
morning, with speeds increasing to around 10 kts by the afternoon 
/breeziest conditions to occur across the western terminals/. 
Shortly after sunset, wind speeds will drop to below 10 kts and 
hints of VFR-MVFR fog could plague klfk overnight. /29/

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Hourly Observations For TANGIPAHOA Parish
900 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018

N.O. INTL ARPT FAIR      87  78  74 N7        30.05R HX 100           
N.O. LAKEFRONT FAIR      86  76  71 NW9       30.05R HX  96           
N.O. DOWNTOWN* FAIR      87  76  69 VRB3      30.06R HX  97           
RESERVE*         N/A     85  76  72 CALM      30.05S HX  95           
SLIDELL        FAIR      84  73  69 NW5       30.04R                  
BATON ROUGE    FAIR      84  76  76 NW5       30.05R                  
BOOTHVILLE     PTSUNNY   85  75  72 SW6       30.05R                  
BELLE CHASSE   PTSUNNY   86  80  82 CALM      30.04R HX 101           
BOGALUSA*      FAIR      82  74  76 CALM      30.05S                  
GALLIANO*      FAIR      85  76  74 N3        30.05R                  
NEW ROADS*       N/A     81  75  82 CALM      30.05S                  
GONZALES*      FAIR      87  76  71 CALM      30.04S HX  97           
HAMMOND*       FAIR      82  73  74 NW7       30.05R                  
HOUMA*         SUNNY     84  77  79 CALM      30.05R                  
PORT FOURCHON* HAZE      82  77  83 NW8       30.06R VSB 3/4          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 900am CDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 82 degrees north, near 81 degrees central, and near 87 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 78 degrees. The heat index is near 100 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are coming from the southwest at 9 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 north at 7 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 87 degrees at N.O. INTL ARPT. The lowest temperature is 81 degrees at Alexandria and Aexandria Intl.

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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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Louisiana

                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 20-24    AUG 22-28    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

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Almanac Information

Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

Declination 13.730000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:33 EDT Set 20:51 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:12 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:09 EDT Ends 21:15 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

Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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