Farmerville

Kelby Ouchley, wildlife biologist, author and radio host, will speak on American alligators Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville. Ouchley wrote a book on the subject in 2013 titled, American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World. The talk is the first of several events in conjunction with the museum's exhibit of art by nine regional wildlife artists.

 

Wind Advisory Until 6PM

Jan 22, 2018

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Lake Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening. 

A tight pressure gradient associated with surface high
pressure building into the region and a departing surface low
pressure system moving across the Plains and Middle Mississippi
Valley will produce Westerly winds of 15-25 MPH with higher
gusts to 25-35 MPH

NWS Shreveport / NOAA

Extreme cold will move into our area tonight. The projected low in Monroe will be 14F.

High winds will drop wind chill values to 5F overnight. Take extra precautions when outside. Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. 

NOAA / NWS Shreveport

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

* WHAT... light to moderate rainfall has been slow transitioning
to a freezing rain or snow or sleet mix, as temperatures
continue to drop to subfreezing temperatures. Although areas
that experiencing above freezing temperatures may be
experiencing rainfall, as temperatures continue to fall
throughout the morning, it will have the chance to transition
to a wintry mix. Some areas such as southwest Arkansas could see
ice accumulations of around 0.01 inches.

NWS Shreveport / NOAA

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Hard
Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to
10 AM CST Wednesday. 

An arctic airmass will remain in place today and tonight,
which will allow temperatures to fall into the lower and middle
teens again across all of the Ark La Tex. 

Near freezing temperatures late this afternoon will fall into the lower and mid teens overnight. Temperatures will climb back to near or above freezing by mid to late morning Wednesday. 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has expanded the

Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Louisiana and 
northeast Texas, including the following areas, in Louisiana, 
Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, 
Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Ouachita, Red River, Union, and 
Webster. In northeast Texas, Panola. 

Through Thursday evening

Foster Farms in Union Parish announces a $30 million investment to expand and upgrade the poultry processing facilities in Farmerville. Louisiana Economic Development expects this will create 50 new direct jobs. Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman says the town has a good relationship with the company.

The expansion will maintain the more than 1,000 existing jobs at the facility. LED estimates it will also result in an additional 42 indirect jobs for a total of more than 90 new jobs in North Louisiana. Baughman says this is huge for the town and the parish.

Heat Advisory Continues Through 7 p.m.

Jul 26, 2017

A Heat Advisory will be in effect through 7 pm today across the Four State Region which will include Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest and South Central Arkansas, Northwest and North Central Louisiana and East and Northeast Texas.

The combination of hot afternoon temperatures in the middle to upper 90s and humid conditions will result in Heat Indices of 105-109 degrees.

Heat related illnesses will become possible for those involved in outdoor work and activities, especially when in direct sunlight.

Louisiana State Parks

UPDATE: 

A plane crash in Union Parish has claimed the life of a 73-year-old man from Monroe. Sheriff Dusty Gates says David Lockard’s small, private plane crashed into Lake D’Arbonne Sunday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration is one site, trying to determine a cause for the crash.

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