Monday, May21, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Frierson, LA

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Sunrise 6:10AMSunset 8:12PM Monday May 21, 2018 10:08 AM CDT (15:08 UTC) Moonrise 11:32AMMoonset 12:26AM Illumination 42% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 days in cycle
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Area Discussion for - Shreveport, LA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service shreveport la
736 am cdt Mon may 21 2018

For the 21 12z TAF period, a mixed bag of CIGS and vsbys this
morning with the main trouble spots across east texas with some
ifr lifr conditions. Elsewhere, MVFRVFR conditions prevail with
mostly mid and high clouds and very patchy fog. Conditions will
improve through late morning toVFR areawide as scattered shwrs
and tstms begin to develop into the afternoon as heating occurs.

Convection will gradually diminish by early evening with the loss
of heating. Winds will be lgt vrbl through much of the period but
a primary S SW component will prevail through much of the daytime
hours. Cloud cover will gradually decrease overnight with mid and
high clouds lingering after midnight. Some patchy low stratus and
fog may redevelop toward daybreak on Tuesday, but low confidence
precludes any mention in this current 12z TAF cycle. 19

Prev discussion issued 415 am cdt Mon may 21 2018
short term... Today through Tuesday night
ongoing convection this morning is mainly limited to parts of sw
arkansas as it continues drifting N ne. Elsewhere, abundant mid
and high clouds blanket much of the region with some spotty low
stratus across parts of east texas where a weak frontal boundary
continues to linger this morning as it extends north into western
arkansas. This boundary is expected to be the focus for additional
showers and thunderstorms later today as we begin to heat up and
destablize the atmosphere. Couple that with nearly 2 inch pwats,
and you have a good recipe for more of what we saw yesterday over
much of the region. More rainfall is certainly welcome as may has
been an unusually dry month in our part of the country. The other
benefit, of course, is dampening our high temperatures just a bit
with MAX readings today mainly in the mid to upper 80s to near 90
degrees over sections of north central louisiana where pops are a
little lower today. Much like yesterday, expect to see convection
diminish after sunset with heating loss. Overnight lows will fall
into the mid and upper 60s to near 70 degrees on Tuesday morning.

Weak upper ridging will try to nudge eastward from the plains on
Tuesday, but expect another day of scattered convection along the
southern periphery of the ridge axis. Temperatures will inch back
up a few degrees under the influence of the ridge but remain just
below 90 degrees for most areas due to the more extensive cloud
cover and scattered convection during the afternoon. The diurnal
trends will play a factor once again as convection will diminish
with the setting Sun on Tuesday evening with overnight lows ending
up on either side of 70 degrees. 19
long term... Wednesday through Monday
by the middle portion of the work week, 500mb analysis shows weak
ridging across the lower miss valley with an embedded inverted
trough centered across the middle red river valley into central la
and offshore the S la coast. This general pattern will remain
virtually unchanged through much of the remainder of the work week
which will work with daytime heating and higher pwat content to
produce scattered showers and thunderstorms each day.

Differences begin to plague the medium range when it comes to the
development of a closed low in the 500mb height fields across the
central gulf. The 00z ECMWF wants to bring this feature northward
towards the south central la gulf coast by Sat while the 00z gfs
just keeps a broad trough axis to the east of our region through the
upcoming weekend. The canadian is more in line with the development
of this gulf trough into something more significant than the gfs
suggests but keeps the feature east of our region through the
weekend as well. Made an attempt to blend model pops for late in the
work week into the upcoming weekend which would keep the higher pops
across our eastern most zones but confidence is not there to go any
higher than chance pops attm.

Did not stray too far from MOS temps, especially during the
overnight hours through the extended but did shave MOS daytime highs
for late in the extended period due to the above mentioned


Preliminary point temps pops
Shv 87 70 90 71 50 20 40 20
mlu 90 69 90 70 30 20 40 20
deq 85 66 88 66 30 20 30 20
txk 84 68 87 69 50 20 40 20
eld 87 67 88 68 50 20 40 20
tyr 85 69 87 70 50 10 40 10
ggg 85 69 88 69 50 20 40 10
lfk 86 68 89 70 50 20 30 20

Shv watches warnings advisories
Ar... None.

La... None.

Ok... None.

Tx... None.

19 13

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Barksdale Air Force Base, LA11 mi73 minSSW 310.00 miMostly Cloudy74°F66°F78%1017.4 hPa
Shreveport, Shreveport Regional Airport, LA13 mi73 minSSW 410.00 miOvercast75°F69°F82%1017.4 hPa
Shreveport, Shreveport Downtown Airport, LA14 mi16 minWSW 410.00 miFair79°F68°F69%1017 hPa

Wind History from BAD (wind in knots)
Last 24hrSW4SE9S8S6SE5S4W17
1 day agoSW13S10S10S11S12
2 days agoSE6SE6SE7SE7SE5S11S6S6S8SE5SE5SE6S5S10S9S6S6SE6S6S7S6S7S10SW11

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