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Critical Fire Weather in Southwest; Snow in North

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are forecasted to develop across the Southwest U.S. Tuesday, lasting into Thursday. A slow moving, late season winter system will bring snow to portions of the Northern Plains, Central Rockies, and Great Basin through Friday. Isolated severe storms will be possible across parts of east Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley Tuesday. Read More >

NWS Shreveport Aviation Weather Services
Local TAFs
Shreveport Regional (SHV) Monroe (MLU)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid

FTUS44 KSHV 130534
KSHV 130534Z 1306/1406 19005KT P6SM BKN250
FM131200 VRB04KT P6SM SCT025 SCT040 BKN250
FM131500 VRB04KT P6SM BKN025
FM131900 06006KT P6SM BKN035
FM140300 07007KT P6SM BKN020=

FTUS44 KSHV 130534
KMLU 130534Z 1306/1406 17003KT P6SM BKN250
FM131600 VRB04KT P6SM SCT040 BKN250
FM131800 11005KT P6SM BKN045
FM140000 07004KT P6SM BKN035
FM140200 07004KT P6SM BKN015=
Tyler (TYR) Longview (GGG)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KSHV 130534
KTYR 130534Z 1306/1406 17005KT P6SM BKN250
     FM130900 VRB05KT P6SM BKN040
     FM131100 VRB05KT P6SM BKN020
     FM131600 01006KT P6SM OVC023
     FM131900 03006KT P6SM BKN035
     FM140300 04006KT P6SM BKN020=
FTUS44 KSHV 130534
KGGG 130534Z 1306/1406 18005KT P6SM BKN250
     FM130900 VRB05KT P6SM BKN040
     FM131200 VRB04KT P6SM BKN020
     FM131900 VRB05KT P6SM BKN035
     FM140300 05005KT P6SM BKN020=
Lufkin (LFK)
Tactical Decision Aid

FTUS44 KSHV 130534
KLFK 130534Z 1306/1406 14004KT P6SM BKN250
FM130800 VRB03KT P6SM BKN040
TEMPO 1308/1310 BKN019
FM131000 VRB03KT P6SM BKN018
FM131500 VRB04KT P6SM BKN015
FM131700 VRB05KT P6SM BKN025
FM131900 VRB06KT P6SM BKN035
FM140000 08004KT P6SM BKN030
FM140300 08004KT P6SM BKN015=
Texarkana (TXK) El Dorado (ELD)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KSHV 130534
KTXK 130534Z 1306/1406 18004KT P6SM BKN250
     FM131200 VRB05KT P6SM FEW050 BKN250
     FM131500 05005KT P6SM SCT050 BKN250
     FM132000 05006KT P6SM BKN040=
FTUS44 KSHV 130534
KELD 130534Z 1306/1406 VRB03KT P6SM BKN250
     FM131600 06005KT P6SM SCT045 BKN250
     FM140000 04006KT P6SM BKN040=
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Regional TAFs
Alexandria (AEX) Baton Rouge (BTR)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KLCH 130520
KAEX 130520Z 1306/1406 14003KT P6SM SCT250
     FM131000 VRB02KT P6SM SCT015 OVC028
     FM131200 12005KT P6SM VCTS OVC012CB
      TEMPO 1316/1320 5SM -SHRA BR OVC009=
FTUS44 KLIX 130520
KBTR 130520Z 1306/1406 11004KT P6SM SKC
     FM131300 11004KT P6SM SCT025 OVC060
     FM131600 12006KT P6SM VCTS SCT010CB OVC025
     FM132300 10008KT 6SM SHRA BR VCTS SCT010CB OVC035
     FM140000 11009KT P6SM SCT008 OVC025=
Lake Charles (LCH) New Orleans (MSY)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid

FTUS44 KLCH 130520
KLCH 130520Z 1306/1406 13008KT P6SM FEW020 FEW250
FM130700 12006KT P6SM SCT015 OVC020
FM130900 07007KT P6SM FEW009 OVC015
FM131100 07005KT P6SM OVC007
FM131200 09006KT P6SM VCTS OVC012CB
TEMPO 1317/1321 5SM -SHRA BR OVC009=

FTUS44 KLIX 130520
KMSY 130520Z 1306/1412 13007KT P6SM FEW150
FM131600 14008KT P6SM VCTS OVC025CB
FM132000 13009KT P6SM VCTS SCT020CB OVC035
FM140600 14010G18KT P6SM -SHRA SCT015 BKN070
FM140800 17010KT P6SM SCT015 BKN070=
College Station (CLL) Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KHGX 130521
KCLL 130521Z 1306/1406 09006KT P6SM SCT025 OVC040
     FM130830 VRB03KT P6SM VCSH BKN018 OVC050
     FM131700 02007KT P6SM VCTS SCT025 BKN040CB
     FM132300 03005KT P6SM VCSH BKN018=
FTUS44 KFWD 130528
KDFW 130528Z 1306/1412 36011KT P6SM BKN060
     FM130700 36011KT P6SM -RA VCTS BKN050CB
     FM131200 01011KT P6SM BKN040
     FM140400 03011KT P6SM VCTS BKN025CB=
Dallas-Love Field (DAL) Houston-Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KFWD 130528
KDAL 130528Z 1306/1406 36010KT P6SM BKN070
     FM130800 36009KT P6SM -RA VCTS BKN060CB
     FM131200 01010KT P6SM BKN045
     FM140500 03010KT P6SM VCTS BKN030CB=
FTUS44 KHGX 130521
KIAH 130521Z 1306/1412 12006KT P6SM BKN018 OVC040
     FM130800 11005KT P6SM VCSH OVC017
     FM131500 VRB04KT P6SM SCT015 BKN030
     FM132000 11006KT P6SM VCTS BKN035CB
     FM140000 10007KT P6SM VCSH SCT025 BKN250
     FM140600 12005KT 6SM BR VCSH OVC010=
Houston-Hobby (HOU)
Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KHGX 130521
KHOU 130521Z 1306/1406 11008KT P6SM BKN015 BKN025 OVC045
     FM130800 11007KT P6SM VCSH OVC013
     FM131700 12008KT P6SM VCSH BKN023
     FM131900 12008KT P6SM VCTS SCT026 BKN035CB
     FM140100 13007KT P6SM VCSH SCT025
     FM140300 12007KT P6SM VCSH SCT010 OVC017=
Hot Springs (HOT) Little Rock (LIT)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KLZK 130521
KHOT 130521Z 1306/1406 VRB04KT P6SM SCT250
     FM131000 03008KT P6SM SCT080 BKN250
     FM131400 04011KT P6SM SCT040 BKN080
      TEMPO 1314/1318 BKN040
     FM131800 05009KT P6SM BKN050
     FM140100 04006KT P6SM OVC050=
FTUS44 KLZK 130521
KLIT 130521Z 1306/1406 01007KT P6SM SCT250
     FM131000 02008KT P6SM SCT080 BKN250
     FM131400 03010KT P6SM SCT040 BKN080
      TEMPO 1314/1318 03010G17KT BKN040
     FM131800 04009KT P6SM SCT040 BKN080
     FM140000 03008KT P6SM OVC050=
Pine Bluff (PBF)
Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KLZK 130521
KPBF 130521Z 1306/1406 VRB05KT P6SM SCT250
     FM131200 03010KT P6SM BKN150
      TEMPO 1313/1316 03010G17KT
     FM131600 04011KT P6SM BKN100
     FM132000 03009KT P6SM BKN050
     FM140000 02010KT P6SM OVC050=
McAlester (MLC) Oklahoma City-Will Rogers (OKC)
Tactical Decision Aid Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KTSA 130520
KMLC 130520Z 1306/1406 01010KT P6SM VCSH BKN070
      TEMPO 1308/1312 5SM -TSRA BKN035CB
     FM131200 02010KT P6SM BKN050
     FM140100 02007KT P6SM VCSH OVC050
      TEMPO 1403/1406 5SM -SHRA OVC035=
FTUS44 KOUN 130520
KOKC 130520Z 1306/1406 01013KT P6SM SCT100 OVC200
     FM131500 04015G22KT P6SM BKN150
     FM140000 06011KT P6SM VCSH OVC050
      TEMPO 1403/1406 3SM -RA OVC028=
Tulsa International (TUL)
Tactical Decision Aid
FTUS44 KTSA 130520
KTUL 130520Z 1306/1406 01012KT P6SM BKN080
     FM131500 04012G18KT P6SM BKN100
     FM140000 04007KT P6SM BKN100 PROB30 1402/1406 6SM -SHRA BKN040=
NWS-Shreveport Aviation Forecast Discussion
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Flight Category Definitions
Category Ceilings And/Or Visibilities
VFR Greater than 3000 ft AND Greater than 5 SM
MVFR Greater than or equal to 1000 ft, but less than or equal to 3000 ft AND/OR Greater than or equal to 3 SM, but less than or equal to 5 SM
IFR Greater than or equal to 500 ft, but less than 1000 ft AND/OR Greater than or equal to 1 SM, but less than 3 SM
LIFR Less than 500 ft AND/OR Less than 1 SM
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Southern Plains Southern Mississippi Valley
Southern Plains radar loop Southern Mississippi Valley radar loop
Shreveport (SHV) Base Reflectivity 0.5º Shreveport (SHV) Base Velocity 0.5º
Shreveport Radar Base Reflectivity 0.5 degrees Shreveport Radar Base Velocity 0.5 degrees
Fort Polk (POE) Base Reflectivity 0.5º Fort Polk (POE) Base Velocity 0.5º
Fort Polk Radar Base Reflectivity 0.5 degrees Fort Polk Radar Base Velocity 0.5 degrees
Fort Smith (SRX) Base Reflectivity 0.5º Fort Smith (SRX) Base Velocity 0.5º
Fort Smith Radar Base Reflectivity 0.5 degrees Fort Smith Radar Base Velocity 0.5 degrees
Little Rock (LZK) Base Reflectivity 0.5º Little Rock (LZK) Base Velocity 0.5º
Little Rock Radar Base Reflectivity 0.5 degrees Little Rock Radar Base Velocity 0.5 degrees
Inola (INX) Base Reflectivity 0.5º Inola (INX) Base Velocity 0.5º
Inola Radar Base Reflectivity 0.5 degrees Inola Radar Base Velocity 0.5 degrees
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Latest Observed Sounding from Shreveport
RAP Vertical Wind Forecasts
Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) Monroe Regional Airport (MLU)
RAP Vertical Wind Forecast for Shreveport RAP Vertical Wind Forecast for Monroe
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) Longview-East Texas Regional Airport (GGG)
RAP Vertical Wind Forecast for Tyler RAP Vertical Wind Forecast for Longview
Lufkin-Angelina County Airport (LFK) Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field (TXK)
RAP Vertical Wind Forecast for Lufkin RAP Vertical Wind Forecast for TXK
El Dorado-South Arkansas Regional Airport (ELD)
RAP Vertical Wind Forecast for El Dorado
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Latest Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)
FXUS64 KSHV 130553 AAA

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1253 AM CDT Tue Apr 13 2021

VFR conditions will continue through much of the overnight hours,
although VFR cu cigs over SE TX are expected to spread NE into E
TX after 08Z, affecting the E TX terminals. However, cigs should
lower to MVFR prior to 12Z across E TX, before eventually
spreading into Wrn LA by mid-morning. These cigs look to persist
through much of the morning, before gradually lifting/becoming VFR
by early afternoon as a weak cold front drifts S through much of E
TX into Srn AR near the AR/LA border. While isolated -SHRA will be
possible during the morning across portions of Deep E TX into
Cntrl LA, sct convection should develop by midday/throughout the
afternoon over these areas, but confidence remains low with this
convection affecting LFK, and thus have omitted VCTS mention here
for the afternoon. Cu cigs should gradually spread ENE across the
remainder of N LA/Srn AR from late morning through the afternoon,
before MVFR cigs redevelop by mid-evening across E TX/N LA as
overrunning begins to increase atop the shallow frontal bndry.
Isolated to sct convection should begin to develop near the end of
the 06Z TAF period across E TX/NW LA, increasing across the
remainder of the region after 06Z Wednesday. Thus, have omitted
this potential from the TAFs attm, and will re-address with the
12Z TAF issuance. Lt S or Lt/Vrb winds overnight/Tuesday morning
will become light NE with the cold fropa across NE TX/SW AR by mid
to late morning, and remain Lt SSE across Deep E TX/N LA. /15/


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 912 PM CDT Mon Apr 12 2021/


A previously stalled cold front oriented southwest to northeast
just northwest of the I-30 corridor is now showing some signs of
creeping southeast into the northwest fringes of the forecast
area. This trend should continue into the overnight and tomorrow
with the shallow surface cold front and wind shift working into
the heart of the Four State region mid to late tomorrow morning.
Isentropic lifting from southerly flow aloft over the top of this
front may, emphasizing may, get some isolated late night showers
and storms going in far northwest areas late tonight with building
moist southerly flow late tonight south of the front possibly
getting some isolated showers going in far southern zones before
the dawn deadline as well. A marginal risk for severe weather from
the Storm Prediction Center continues through the night in far NW
zones (mainly McCurtain County). Here there is still some non-
zero potential for a storm that produces marginally severe hail,
but the latest hi res CAMs paint increasingly lesser chances of
this happening. There is a marginal risk of severe storms for much
more of the region tomorrow, but that risk really should not
manifest until the midday hours or later. So this leaves a
prospect of a relatively quite night for most, if not all, of the
region with clouds gradually increasing. Temperatures will be some
ten degrees more mild than last night, as previously anticipated.


SHV  61  81  58  68 /  10  30  60  50
MLU  57  80  58  68 /   0  40  50  70
DEQ  58  74  52  68 /  20  20  60  30
TXK  60  77  55  66 /  10  20  60  40
ELD  59  79  52  65 /  10  20  50  50
TYR  61  79  58  68 /  20  20  70  40
GGG  60  80  57  68 /  20  30  70  40
LFK  63  81  63  73 /  20  50  60  60





Latest Hazardous Weather Outlook
FLUS44 KSHV 121746

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1246 PM CDT Mon Apr 12 2021

Sevier-Howard-Little River-Hempstead-Nevada-Miller-Lafayette-
Columbia-Union-Caddo-Bossier-Webster-Claiborne-Lincoln-De Soto-
Red River-Bienville-Jackson-Ouachita-Sabine-Natchitoches-Winn-
Grant-Caldwell-La Salle-McCurtain-Bowie-Franklin-Titus-Camp-
Panola-Nacogdoches-Shelby-Angelina-San Augustine-
1246 PM CDT Mon Apr 12 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, north central Louisiana, northwest
Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, east Texas and northeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight...

Isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will be
possible this evening through the overnight hours over portions
of extreme Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and adjacent
sections of Southwest Arkansas. Isolated strong thunderstorms cannot
be ruled out, with hail and locally gusty winds possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday...

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible
Tuesday, especially over portions of Deep East Texas and
North-Central Louisiana. Isolated strong thunderstorms cannot be
ruled out over these areas Tuesday afternoon and evening, with
locally gusty winds and hail possible. Scattered showers and
possibly a few isolated thunderstorms will be possible across the
region Tuesday night through at least Saturday. However, no
additional hazardous weather is expected.


Activation of emergency management personnel...amateur radio
operators...and storm spotters may be needed this evening and
overnight across portions of extreme Northeast Texas, Southeast
Oklahoma, and adjacent sections of Southwest Arkansas.





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