Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
719 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.SOUNDING DISCUSSION...

The 00z sounding shows a much drier and far more stable atmosphere
than the 12z sounding. Precipitable water values have fallen by
0.95 over the last 12 hours on the back of deep layer west-
northwest flow aloft. This drying of the airmass has resulted in
far warmer mid-level temperatures since the 12z sounding. At
700mb, temperatures have warmed by around 3C, and by 1C at 500mb.
This warming aloft has reduced mid-level lapse rates to 5.1C/km
which is indicative of a very stable airmass. A decent 1.5C capping
inversion is also noted at 850mb. This further indicates stability
in the atmosphere.  32

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
MCB  51  74  53  79 /  10  20  10   0
BTR  52  76  55  81 /  10  20  10   0
ASD  54  76  53  81 /  10  10  10   0
MSY  57  76  60  79 /  10  10  10   0
GPT  56  76  57  79 /  10  10  10   0
PQL  54  76  53  81 /  10  10  10   0

&&

.LIX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
GM...None.
MS...None.
GM...None.
&&

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