Monroe

Wind Advisory Until 6PM

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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

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The Downtown River Jam Series announced their upcoming Mardi Gras Block Party scheduled for Saturday, February 3. The party will take place at multiple bars in downtown Monroe, La.

 

A 31-year-old postal carrier has pleaded guilty to taking mail containing prescription drugs. 

U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, in a news release Thursday, said Bryan C. Massey, of Oak Ridge, entered the plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L. Hayes to one count of theft of mail matter. 

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Action requested due to demand potentially exceeding available generation  A note from Entergy: Our power reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, is requesting Entergy customers voluntarily reduce their electricity usage on Thursday, Jan. 18, between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. MISO is making this unusual request because use of electricity could exceed available generation, due to higher than expected demand for power and unexpected power generator outages within the MISO southern territory.

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. 

Winter Weather Update

Jan 15, 2018
NWS Shreveport / NOAA

Update 10:43 a.m. Wednesday, January 17

A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for much of the KEDM listening area for Wednesday night.

Freezing temperatures will continue across much of the region today, then plummeting shortly after sunset tonight back into the teens and possibly upper single digits in some outlying and more rural areas. * TIMING...9 PM tonight through 9 AM Thursday. * IMPACT...Take precautions to cover exposed pipes and bring pets indoors as well as protect any sensitive outdoor plants.

Update 5:14 p.m. Tuesday, January 16

NWS Shreveport / NOAA

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting winter weather will move into the region Monday night and into Tuesday morning. An Arctic cold front will bring extreme cold after sunset on Monday. Rain will transition to sleet and snow. 1/2 to 2" of snow are possible with 2-3" in northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas. 

Travel could become difficult because of slushy roadways and bridges.  Temps won't get back above freezing until Wednesday afternoon. The system will produce temperatures low as 15 degrees.

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.

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The "Dreamers" are here. It is estimated 800,000 young alien residents are living in the United States. The Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs passed under President Obama had given a temporary reprieve to deportation for children and young adults who were brought to the country illegally by their parents.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the program will end in March. 

Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks the Congress will address the issue in the coming weeks but doesn't want DACA tied to a compromise on the U.S. - Mexican border wall. 

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