Wednesday, August21, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Blanchard, LA

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Sunrise 6:41AMSunset 7:54PM Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:49 PM CDT (00:49 UTC) Moonrise 10:32PMMoonset 11:02AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Blanchard, LA
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Area Discussion for - Shreveport, LA
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national weather service shreveport la
741 pm cdt Wed aug 21 2019

Heat advisory in effect until 7 pm this evening has expired with
temps now slowly falling into the lower 90s, and aftn heat indices
Thursday expected to remain just under 105 degrees. Widely
scattered convection across mainly la portions of area will likely
dissipate in the next hour or two. 07.

Prev discussion issued 657 pm cdt Wed aug 21 2019

mostlyVFR conditions expected thru the 23 00z fcst cycle. Widely
sct convection across northcentral la and eastern toledo bend area
will diminish by around 22 02 including the kmlu terminal area.

Any fog or low clouds very limited overnight except for kmlu and
klfk, with high MVFR CIGS briefly affecting ktyr and kggg btwn
22 12-15z. Best chance for TSTM development after 22 15z can be
expected at kmlu. Southerly winds 5 to 10 kts expected after
22 15z across most of the area. 07 .

Prev discussion... Issued 404 pm cdt Wed aug 21 2019
short term... Tonight through Thursday night
diurnal instability combined with weak ascent from the sea breeze
and a weak trough in the gulf of mexico has once again led to
scattered convection, mainly south of the forecast area. Farther
north, similar development has occurred along a weak cold front
across oklahoma and arkansas. The four state region is really
caught in between and is on the fringes of these areas. At best,
only isolated convective coverage is expected north of interstate
30 and across north central louisiana, but this activity should
quickly dissipate after sunset.

The upper level ridge that has dominated our weather and kept hot
conditions in place for much of the last week will finally weaken
considerably by Thursday morning. The center of the weakened ridge
will also be farther west over new mexico. The flow aloft will
become slightly better established and more zonal. A series of
shortwave troughs in the northern branch of the jet stream will
help to push a weak cold front currently over kansas and missouri
very slowly into the southern plains. Scattered convection will
likely develop once again along the front to the north and along
the coast in response to the sea breeze and the gulf trough. Low-
level southerly winds should help to bring the sea breeze
northward into the area. While the sea breeze convection should
once again dissipate after sunset Thursday night, a weak shortwave
moving across the southern plains could result in more convective
developing along the stalled front, which may affect southeast
oklahoma and extreme southwest arkansas into early Friday morning.

Increased cloud cover should keep daytime high temperatures near
today's levels, or possibly a degree or two cooler. Dewpoints
should also be very similar to today. Scattered instances of heat
index values near or above 105 degrees are expected on Thursday,
but they are not expected to be widespread. Therefore, the heat
advisory was not extended past this evening. However, with much of
the area just on the cusp of advisory criteria, a small increase
in temperatures may necessitate reissuing heat headlines.

long term... Friday through Tuesday night
weak flow aloft under broad upper ridging to be in place across our
region by the end of the work week. Convection will remain possible
each day, as weak upper low across the NRN gulf tx-la coast and a
stalled cold front trof to our NE sandwich the region. Another trof
will move across the central high plains Saturday Sunday, allowing
for more widespread convection. Temps to run in the low to mid 90s,
which will be a relief from previous days.

Trof to move E Monday Tuesday, allowing the ridge to reinforce
itself over W tx. This will reduce our chances for convection to
isold at best for early next week, with temps likely recovering into
the mid and perhaps even upper 90s. 12

Preliminary point temps pops
Shv 77 97 76 95 20 30 10 30
mlu 74 94 74 93 20 50 10 40
deq 75 95 74 94 20 30 20 30
txk 76 96 75 92 20 30 10 30
eld 75 94 74 93 20 40 10 40
tyr 77 97 75 95 0 10 0 20
ggg 77 97 75 96 10 20 10 20
lfk 74 96 75 93 10 20 0 30

Shv watches warnings advisories
Ar... None.

La... None.

Ok... None.

Tx... None.

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Shreveport, Shreveport Regional Airport, LA13 mi1.9 hrsESE 710.00 miPartly Cloudy95°F71°F46%1013 hPa
Shreveport, Shreveport Downtown Airport, LA14 mi56 minSSE 710.00 miFair94°F68°F43%1012.9 hPa
Marshall, TX17 mi74 minno data10.00 miFair92°F68°F45%1014.2 hPa
Barksdale Air Force Base, LA18 mi1.9 hrsSE 410.00 miFair95°F69°F44%1013.6 hPa

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Wind History from SHV (wind in knots)
Last 24hrSW3SE4CalmSE4S4S4SE3CalmCalmSW5S3S3S4W74NW354W433SE4E7SE7
1 day agoSE4S4S3S7SE7S5CalmSE3SE3S3CalmCalmS5SW4SW5Calm5CalmCalmSW4E10SW7S7S3
2 days agoS10S7--S7S6S5S5SE5S4S4SE3S4SW5SW6SW10SW65S7Calm4CalmCalmSE4SE5

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