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National Weather Service Shreveport LA
638 PM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

.AVIATION...
For the 23/00z TAFs, VFR conditions should prevail with abundant
mid and high level cloud cover for the next 24 hours. Regional
radar loops show a large area of light rain across Central Texas,
Deep East Texas, and Central Louisiana. Across our area, most of
this rain is evaporating before it reaches the surface due to a
very dry low-level airmass. However, the atmosphere should
gradually saturate from the top-down, and aided by a cold front 
that will move from north to south across the area during the day 
Tuesday, rain should develop across much of Deep East Texas. This
should lead to occasional -SHRA for much of the daytime hours of
Tuesday at KLFK. No precipitation is expected at the remainder of
the TAF sites for this cycle.

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Regional Hourly Observations For WASHINGTON County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 600pm CDT, Monday October 22, 2018

Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 62 degrees north, near 60 degrees central, and near 73 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. Winds are coming from the east 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 east at 9 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 73 degrees at Slidell and N.O. INTL ARPT. The lowest temperature is 60 degrees at Manroe, Fort Polk, 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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Hazardous Weather Outlook For WASHINGTON County, LA

510 PM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

Hazardous weather is not expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

A developing surface low along the Middle Texas coast Wednesday 
will track to the east-northeast either along or just north of 
the southeast Louisiana coast Thursday. This could bring multiple
impacts to the region. 

First the risk for strong to severe storms will be highly 
dependent on track of this low. At this time it appears that the
locations with the greatest risk of seeing severe weather may be
confined to the immediate Louisiana coast Thursday. In addition 
to the limited severe risk locally heavy rain Thursday is
possible, especially where multiple storms rain over the same
area. 

Higher than normal tides will be a concern as well. Moderate to 
strong onshore winds will lead to water piling up on eastern and 
southern facing shores beginning overnight Wednesday and more so 
Thursday and possibly Thursday night during an increasing tide 
cycle. A coastal flood advisory may be needed for much of the 
area.

Additional small craft advisory conditions may develop on Tuesday
with hazardous winds and seas possible Wednesday and likely on
Thursday with this surface low. Hazardous conditions may persist 
into Friday as a low pressure system moves through northern Gulf 
of Mexico. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through Wednesday night. The
activation of storm spotters, ham radio operators, and emergency
management personnel in support of hazardous weather operations
may be needed Thursday and Thursday night. 

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7-Day Forecast For WASHINGTON Parish, LA
256 PM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

TONIGHT
Cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds to 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs around 70. Northeast winds to 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds to 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Chance of rain showers in the evening, then rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 80 percent.

THURSDAY
Rain showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of showers 90 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

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WASHINGTON County, Louisiana Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Current Weather Advisory is NOT available

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Louisiana

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                OCT 28-NOV 1 OCT 30-NOV 5    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Above                                            
 Precipitation:      Below        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

Monday October 22, 2018 the 295th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.390000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:17 EDT Set 19:28 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:52 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:53 EDT Ends 19:51 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 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1965...
The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego CA. Southern California
was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten
consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees. (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
...1985...
A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle WA was seriously injured
while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are
killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels
via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Yakutat AK surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of
190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September
with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast
states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30
degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson
AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National
Weather Summary)
Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up
to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten
injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75
mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A
heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of
snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the
Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the
mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six
cities in Florida reported record low temp-eratures for the date, including
Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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