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National Weather Service Shreveport LA 1201 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018 .AVIATION... For the 21/06Z TAF period, VFR conditions prevail this period as cloud cover is limited only to some thin cirrus streaking across the region overnight and expect for mostly SKC conditions through the remainder of the period. NW winds decoupled with speeds less than 5 kts to near calm at a few sites. Light and variable winds will prevail at most sites on Wednesday as surface high pressure dominates, then going near calm after 22/00Z with some high clouds moving in from the west. /19/National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
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Regional Hourly Observations For WEST BATON ROUGE County
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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Louisiana
Based on observations at 300am CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018
Across Louisiana...temperatures are near 45 degrees north, near 47 degrees central, and near 52 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 48 degrees. Winds are coming from the west at 3 mph in the north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the northwest at 5 mph in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the northwest at 3 mph in the south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 57 degrees at New Orleans Lakefront. The lowest temperature is 42 degrees at Alexandria.
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 WEST BATON ROUGE County, LA
515 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018 DAY ONE Tonight A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all of the open coastal waters and Breton and Chandeleur Sounds through tonight. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for Mississippi Sound through this evening. Strong offshore flow and hazardous seas can be expected. Flood warnings continue along the Mississippi, Pearl, and Atchafalaya rivers. Refer to the latest river flood statements for details. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday A Small Craft Advisory will continue through Wednesday morning for the open coastal waters and Breton and Chandeleur Sounds due to continued strong offshore flow and hazardous seas. Flood warnings will continue along the Mississippi, Pearl and Atchafalaya rivers. Refer to the latest river flood statements for details. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not requested.
7-Day Forecast For WEST BATON ROUGE Parish, LA
403 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
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WEST BATON ROUGE 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 --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3 MAR MAR-MAY ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Normal Normal Above Precipitation: Above Above Normal Below .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 0.630000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 07:10 EDT Set 19:21 EDT Transit Meridian 13:14 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EDT Ends 19:44 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
MARCH 21ST HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1932... A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334 persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit. Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars damage. (David Ludlum) ...1952... Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky