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Current Conditions

  • 60°
  • Clear
  • Wind: East 13 mph
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 46°
  • Pressure: 30.24 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for New Orleans, Louisiana

Updated: 9:00 AM CST on January 31, 2015

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 70F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 52F. Windy. Winds from the North at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 46F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: French Quarter - CBD, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:07 PM CST

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET New Orleans LA US, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 12:33 PM CST

Temperature: 58 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SE at 11 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Freret St above Brottworks, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:10 PM CST

Temperature: 58.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: South at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Esplanade Ridge, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: ESE at 12.1 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: SnoWizard - Magazine St, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 60.7 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: ESE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Uptown/Carrollton, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:06 PM CST

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Prytania St Uptown, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 2:09 PM EST

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Lakeview, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:04 PM CST

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Lakeview, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:07 PM CST

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Harvey Canal, Harvey, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 59.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: ENE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 1:04 PM CST

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: ESE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Uptown, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 60.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: NNE at 5.3 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: gentilly terrace 6$, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 60.2 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lakewood, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:06 PM CST

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Riverbend - SnoWizard, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:06 PM CST

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:10 PM CST

Temperature: 58.7 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: ESE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET New Orleans LA US, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 10:01 AM CST

Temperature: 54 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SE at 4 mph Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Audubon Station, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 60.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Gulf Coast Special Systems, Gretna, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: East at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lakeview East, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 12:55 PM CST

Temperature: 59.4 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SE at 7.8 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET New Orleans LA US, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 12:25 PM CST

Temperature: 62 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NNE at 3 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Audubon Park-Patton St., New Orleans, LA

Updated: 12:55 PM CST

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Birdie Crossing - Old Metairie, Metairie, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: East at 5.1 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lakeview, NOLA, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 65.4 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Oaklawn Drive, Metairie, LA

Updated: 1:07 PM CST

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Old Metairie, Metairie, LA

Updated: 1:09 PM CST

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: ENE at 5.6 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Metairie LA US, Metairie, LA

Updated: 11:57 AM CST

Temperature: 59 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: ESE at 6 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Elmeer Ave., Metairie, LA

Updated: 1:10 PM CST

Temperature: 59.6 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ESE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Lakeshore, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 1:10 PM CST

Temperature: 62.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Metairie LA US, Metairie, LA

Updated: 12:25 PM CST

Temperature: 62 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: South at 2 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Marrero LA US, Harvey, LA

Updated: 12:32 PM CST

Temperature: 61 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: ENE at 7 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Barkley Estates, Harvey, LA

Updated: 1:07 PM CST

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NNE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Veterans Boulevard, Metairie, LA

Updated: 1:07 PM CST

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Plantation Estates, Marrero, LA

Updated: 1:05 PM CST

Temperature: 60.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 1:10 PM CST

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: East at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Richland Avenue, Metairie, LA

Updated: 1:06 PM CST

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Gretna LA US, Gretna, LA

Updated: 12:35 PM CST

Temperature: 60 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: NNE at 5 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Metairie Wx Central, Metairie, LA

Updated: 1:03 PM CST

Temperature: 59.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: ESE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bridgedale, Metairie, LA

Updated: 1:04 PM CST

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: ESE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service New Orleans la 
655 am CST Sat Jan 31 2015 


..sounding discussion... 


Once again there is a strong temperature inversion and this 
morning it is from the surface to 3200 feet of 9 degrees celsius. 
The low-levels are quite dry and this is a layer where winds are 
predominately from the east and southeast due to the area of 
surface high pressure moving east across the Tennessee and Ohio 
valleys. Toward the top of this dry air above 14000 feet...winds 
switch and become from the west and northwest. This is bringing in 
more moist air from our next weather system to our west entering 
the Southern Plains. A peak wind speed of 75 knots was located near 
40700 feet. 


12z balloon info: a routine flight this morning lasting 104 minutes. 
The balloon reached a height of 20.4 miles above the ground before 
bursting near Ship Island 52 miles downrange from the office. 


Ansorge 


&& 


Previous discussion... /issued 430 am CST Sat Jan 31 2015/ 


Short term...other than more high clouds overnight than was 
expected it has been quiet. This has had an obvious hit on temperatures 
with morning lows likely going to be about 5 degrees or so warmer 
than forecast. Things will begin to transition later today and more so 
tonight with a wet forecast tomorrow and through Sunday night. At 9z 
temperatures ranged from the middle 40s to lower 50s and we will likely only 
see about another 5 degree drop for the morning lows. 


For the entire forecast the main protagonists will be a cutoff low 
currently over the Baja California and a persistent l/west trough pattern over the 
eastern Continental U.S.. the first 60 hours of the forecast will be dominated by the 
effects of a strong northern stream short wave that has dropped out of 
British Columbia...Canada and into the Big Sky country. This short wave will continue to 
dive southeast into the Central Plains and middle MS valley and upper portions 
of the lower MS valley by Sun night. This will lead to Lee side 
cyclogenesis tonight with the surface low deepening as it moves east 
across the Central Plains and into the Ohio River valley Sun night while 
driving a cold front twrds our area Sun night. At the same time a 
piece of energy will break off of the Baja California low and move into the 
lower MS valley sun. The combined impacts of the northern stream short wave and 
southern stream disturbance will lower hghts some 7 dm late tonight and 
through the day sun. Moisture will start to increase later today as 
we move under weak SW flow in the middle and upper levels and ll flow 
veers around to the southeast. Precipitable waters  will increase from a paltry 0.28 (last 
nights sndg) to around 1.25 inches overnight tonight. 


First shot of rain showers may occur during the early morning hours sun and 
through midday over the southeastern half of the County Warning Area. This activity will be 
associated with the southern stream disturbance along with an 850 mb Theta-E 
axis that will slowly move across this region. Have tried to show 
this in the grids with best rain chances across the southeastern portions of 
the County Warning Area early but as we move into the afternoon rain will likely taper 
off some for the southern half and start to increase across our extreme 
northwest especially late in the afternoon and early in the evening. This will be 
in response to the effects of the northern stream short wave and approaching 
cold front. In addition a few embedded thunderstorms and rain will be possible Sun 
afternoon/evening as there will be a little instability to work with. 


Rain will begin to come to an end after midnight Sun night as the 
cold front starts to push into the region. Much colder and drier air 
will work into the area Monday with a fairly chilly day in store Monday. 
H925 temperatures drop to around -1c to 3c across the County Warning Area and this would 
yield highs only getting into the middle/upper 40s to middle 50s across 
the region. There should be a little of a breeze and this could help 
keeps things mixed leading to highs a tad cooler than what gui is 
currently advertising and have nudged things a degree or two lower. 


Long term...overall the medium range models appear to be a little 
more in line but the Euro is the slower model again when compared to 
the 12z runs...and this is at odds with the 00z run last night where 
it was the faster. The GFS has by far been the more consistent model 
but the Euro is not drastically differnt so a blend of the two with 
a continued slight lean twrds the GFS appears to be the better solution 
here. The GFS does have support from the Gem and the gfes. 


A quiet and cold night will be store Monday night as the surface high moves 
right over the region. Clear skies...dry air...and rather light 
winds should set the stage for decent rad cooling conditions and we 
could see a light freeze for much of the northern half of the County Warning Area by Tuesday 
morning. The one fly in the ointment for morning lows Tuesday will be how 
much rain we receive sun and Sun night and the resulting ground 
moisture left in place. After that things will quickly change. The 
surface high will shift east with return flow setting up. The Baja California low 
which by late Monday would have dug twrds the southern portions of the Baja California 
will finally begin to lift out across Mexico and into southern Texas late 
Tuesday night. A surface low will develop over the northwestern Gulf at the same 
time and traverse across the northern Gulf Wednesday and twrds Florida Thursday. The old 
Baja California low will continue to weaken and open up as it moves into the 
lower MS valley Wednesday and Wednesday night. This will lead to high rain 
chances Wednesday and into early Thursday. Light rain showers could begin as early as 
Tuesday afternoon but likely hold off for the most part until Tuesday night. 


Temperatures will be below normal through the forecast but outside of Tuesday 
morning they will not be significantly below normal. /Cab/ 


Aviation... 


VFR conditions will prevail through at least 06z Sunday at all 
terminals. Clouds will continue to increase throughout the period 
with conditions slowly deteriorating overnight Saturday into Sunday 
morning. 


Marine... 


Small craft exercise caution remains in affect until 6am over the 
open waters. Winds may briefly slack during the daytime hours today 
before increasing back to 15 to 20 overnight tonight. Unsettled 
conditions will prevail from Sunday night forward with strong 
northerly winds behind the cold front Sunday night into Monday. 
Small craft advisories possible over all marine locations late 
Sunday into Monday. Surface high pressure will build in Tuesday 
allowing winds and waves to decrease. High pressure will quickly 
slide east on Wednesday as surface low tracks along the northern Gulf 
Coast. A stronger easterly flow will resume as a result on 
Wednesday. 


Decision support... 
dss code...blue. 
Deployed...none. 
Activation...none. 
Activities...slurry support 
Small Craft Advisory this morning 


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 61 50 68 40 / 0 30 70 60 
btr 62 51 70 42 / 0 30 60 50 
asd 61 52 71 45 / 0 20 60 50 
msy 62 56 73 48 / 0 20 60 50 
gpt 59 51 68 45 / 0 20 60 50 
pql 60 49 69 46 / 0 10 70 50 


&& 


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


$$ 














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