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The lower Mississippi River Forecast Center is located in Slidell, Louisiana, and is co-located with the New Orleans/Baton Rouge Weather Forecast Office. Our office is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 6am to 10pm. During times of active flooding, our office is staffed 24 hours a day.

We provide daily river forecasts for locations on the lower Mississippi River and its tributaries. This includes over 200 forecast locations across a 210,000 square mile area.

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More information on the history of NWS River Forecast Centers

Technical papers written by LMRFC staff