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Current Conditions

  • 89°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 72°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 96

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 82 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 82 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 81 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 79 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 77 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for New Orleans, Louisiana

Updated: 10:00 PM CDT on August 22, 2014

  • Friday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 91F with a heat index of 99F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 81F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 93F with a heat index of 99F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 82F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 95F with a heat index of 102F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 82F with a heat index of 99F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 93F with a heat index of 99F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 81F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 79F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 77F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 79F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 91F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Mid City Station, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 89.8 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

Location: Freret St above Brottworks, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 89.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Harvey Canal, Harvey, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 88.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: David Crockett Fire Co. No.1, Gretna, LA

Updated: 8:27 PM CDT

Temperature: 89.4 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Uptown, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 86.3 °F Dew Point: 79 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SSE at 1.4 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 101 °F Graphs

Location: gentilly terrace 6$, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 90.8 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 101 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend - SnoWizard, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 87.6 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 87.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Gulf Coast Special Systems, Gretna, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 87.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Lakeview East, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:24 PM CDT

Temperature: 89.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Birdie Crossing - Old Metairie, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 87.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Lakeview, NOLA, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 87.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Elmeer Ave., Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 88.3 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 96 °F Graphs

Location: West Lakeshore, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 86.6 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Barkley Estates, Harvey, LA

Updated: 5:16 PM CDT

Temperature: 97.5 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: NNE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 108 °F Graphs

Location: Plantation Estates, Marrero, LA

Updated: 8:30 PM CDT

Temperature: 87.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 96 °F Graphs

Location: Cleary & W. Napolean Ave, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 90.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

Location: Metairie Wx Central, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:24 PM CDT

Temperature: 90.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: Bridgedale, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:25 PM CDT

Temperature: 88.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Cleary Farms, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 90.6 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 102 °F Graphs

Location: Hickory Ridge Estates, Harahan, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 86.3 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Gordon Ave., Harahan, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 86.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: HOV/BCO/BCEL, Belle Chasse, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 85.4 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Gretna / Terrytown 3S, Gretna, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 84.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Willowdale, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:19 PM CDT

Temperature: 88.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: SpringWood Estates, Belle Chasse, LA

Updated: 8:29 PM CDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: NNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Plaquemines Parish HS/EP, Belle Chasse, LA

Updated: 8:29 PM CDT

Temperature: 86.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Little Farms, River Ridge, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 84.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: DeSoto, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 87.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Douglas Park, River Ridge, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Tallulah Subdivision, River Ridge, LA

Updated: 8:33 PM CDT

Temperature: 85.8 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service New Orleans la 
414 PM CDT Friday Aug 22 2014 


Synopsis... 


Middle/upper ridge axis extended from the Central Plains and middle 
Mississippi Valley into the Gulf Coast region. Surface/low level 
high pressure also covered the Gulf Coast region. Convection has 
remained much more suppressed than yesterday...however very isolated 
showers and thunderstorms are still anticipated the remainder of 
this afternoon into the early evening hours. 


&& 


Short term... 


Deep layer high pressure will remain anchored near to just north of 
the forecast area through the weekend. What may end up being the 
hottest weather of the year is expected over the weekend. After 
seeing so little shower activity today...confidence is pretty high 
that we will see isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms at 
best over the weekend. The models are not quite as high with 500 
mb heights and low level temperatures with the 12z runs today...so 
have trended the highs a degree or so cooler overall. The 925 mb 
temperatures are expected to mostly peak in the 28 to 29c range 
with 850 mb temperatures peaking 20 to 21c on Saturday and 21 to 
22c on Sunday. Low temperatures are expected to continue to 
falling into the middle to upper 70s the next couple nights. Highs on 
Saturday are mostly expected to reach the middle 90s with middle to 
upper 90s on Sunday. A few of the hotter locations could still 
reach 100 on Sunday. Regarding heat indices...dewpoints are 
expected to mix down to around 70 or in the lower 70s over most 
locations inland from the coast...so most of the heat indices are 
expected to peak in the 100 to 105 degree range on Saturday...and 
104 to 110 on Sunday. Will hold off on issuing a heat advisory at 
this time since the criteria is not expected to be reached through 
Saturday. 


Long term... 


The East Coast and western Atlantic middle/upper level trough over 
the weekend is expected to take any tropical cyclone development 
between Hispaniola and the southeast Bahamas northwest then north 
and keep any potential storm well east of the Atlantic coast. This 
will also act to bring a weak...backdoor frontal boundary south 
and southwest through the Gulf Coast region...passing through the 
forecast area during the Sunday night to early Tuesday time frame. 
Generally northeast flow in the middle levels will also likely send 
some shortwave disturbances through the region which will interact 
with deepening moisture from the east and low level convergence 
during the Monday to Tuesday periods. Have maintained chance probability of precipitation 
during this period with the higher pop starting in the east on 
Monday then peaking in the southwest closer to the front on 
Tuesday. A few stronger storms with strong gusty winds and 
frequent lightning could become a concern in this pattern. In 
addition...banding of heavier showers and thunderstorms are likely 
to produce locally heavy rainfall amounts. 


The models diverge quite a bit going through the middle to latter 
part of the week...mainly with regards to a shortwave trough that 
moves across the central states and Mississippi Valley. The 12z 
GFS is faster and erodes the ridge faster over the Mississippi 
Valley Wednesday into Thursday while the European model (ecmwf) holds energy back 
west until late in the week. Have generally blended the model 
solutions which indicates some drier air over northern areas 
Wednesday into Thursday before all areas return a more seasonal 
pattern late in the week. 22/dew point 




&& 


Aviation... 


General VFR conditions for the terminals during the forecast period. 
Convective chances rather small...but will continue mention of thunderstorms in the vicinity 
this afternoon at kmcb and kgpt...where highest probabilities are in 
public forecast. Kbtr had some MVFR visibilities in br/haze early this 
morning...and see no reason this should be different tomorrow 
morning. Will carry 5sm in br for kbtr 06z-14z. 35 


&& 


Marine... 


A ridge centered over the area. Seabreeze/landbreeze cycle will 
dominate...with offshore winds in place during the morning hours and 
onshore winds developing during the afternoon hours. Winds will 
generally be 10 knots or less through the weekend...and seas will 
generally be 2 feet or less. The winds will take on a more 
persistent easterly flow early next week as the surface high becomes 
centered north of the region. East winds of 10 to 15 knots and seas 
of 3 to 4 feet can be expected late Monday night through the middle 
of next week. 35 


&& 


Decision support... 
dss code...green. 
Deployed...none. 
Activation...none. 
Activities...slurry support. 


Decision support services (dss) code legend 
green = no weather impacts that require action 
blue = long fused watch/warning/advisory in effect or high 
visibility event 
yellow = heightened impacts with short fused 
watch/warning/advisory issuances; radar support 
Orange = high impacts - slight to moderate risk severe; nearby 
tropical events; hazmat or other large episodes 
red = full engagement for moderate to high risk severe 
and/or direct tropical threats; events of National 
significance. 
&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
mcb 73 97 73 98 / 20 20 20 10 
btr 75 96 77 99 / 20 20 20 10 
asd 74 95 75 97 / 20 20 20 20 
msy 79 95 79 96 / 10 20 20 20 
gpt 76 95 77 97 / 20 20 20 20 
pql 74 96 74 98 / 20 20 20 20 


&& 


Lix watches/warnings/advisories... 
la...none. 
GM...none. 
MS...none. 
GM...none. 
&& 


$$ 














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