Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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FXUS64 KSHV 222038
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
238 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Pacific high pressure rebuilding across the region has allowed for
an enhanced pressure gradient and west winds around 20 mph with
higher gusts. A lake wind advisory will remain in affect through 6
PM. Winds to quickly diminish to around 5 mph as atmosphere
decouples around sunset. Temperatures overnight to fall into the
30s areawide with most areas remaining above freezing.

A fairly benign weather pattern, characterized by mostly sunny
skies and northwest winds around 5 to 10 mph, to prevail through
the work week with temperatures ranging from highs around 60 and
lows in the 30s through Friday morning.

High pressure to shift east on Friday allowing for a gradual
warming trend through the weekend. Southerly winds to bring
increased moisture with showers and isolated thunderstorms
possible on Friday night into Saturday as a cold front eases
across the ArkLaTex. Left a mention of pops in forecast on Sunday
based on latest GFS run indicating that front may stall across
the region. Otherwise, temperatures during the weekend to range
from highs in the lower 60s on Saturday to lows in the 40s Sunday
morning. /05/


&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 1132 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018/

AVIATION...
For the 22/18z TAFs, VFR flight conditions should prevail through
the entire period. Westerly surface winds will remain gusty until
around sunset, with sustained speeds between 12 and 18 kts with
gusts up 30 kts possible. Wind speeds should gradually diminish
below 10 kts during the nighttime hours as the pressure gradient
relaxes. Winds will become more northwesterly at all terminals
after 23/12z as a surface trough moves across the region.

CN

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
SHV  38  60  35  60 /   0   0   0   0
MLU  39  59  34  58 /   0   0   0   0
DEQ  33  55  30  58 /   0   0   0   0
TXK  36  56  33  58 /   0   0   0   0
ELD  36  58  32  59 /   0   0   0   0
TYR  36  59  35  61 /   0   0   0   0
GGG  36  58  34  60 /   0   0   0   0
LFK  37  62  35  62 /   0   0  10  10

&&

.SHV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AR...Lake Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for ARZ050-051-
     059>061-070>073.

LA...Lake Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for LAZ001>006-
     010>014-017>019-021.

OK...Lake Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for OKZ077.

TX...Lake Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for TXZ096-097-
     108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153.

&&

$$

05/CN


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