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High Winds Creating Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast

Strong to high winds are creating critical fire weather conditions across much of California, and explosive fire growth in Southern California. Wind gradients gradually weaken Sunday and through mid next week. Conversely, very wet conditions will develop this week as week along the Gulf Coast; and unsettled weather pattern to the north with snow from the Great Basin to the High Plains. Read More >

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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Technical papers written by LMRFC staff