National Weather Service

The National Weather service is currently a damage survey from Friday and Saturday's storm. Scientist with the Shreveport office have confirmed six tornadoes in their initial reports.

An EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 m.p.h. hit the Grambling area and moved to Ruston. The path of the tornado was 6.66 miles. Trees fell on houses and metal roofs were blown off of houses.

The Choudrant area was pummeled by an EF-1 tornado. NWS Meteorologist say that a tornado was on the ground for 4.77 miles. The path took the twister across I-20 and splintered trees with 105 m.p.h. winds.

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Monroe, Louisiana and the surrounding areas are to expect heavy storms starting today and lasting throughout the week.

 

Areas of widespread rain, with brief thunderstorms and moderate to heavy showers will continue to move to the northeast across the area through late morning. Flooding does not appear to be a huge threat at this time, but residents should expect periods of heavy rainfall to increase later today.

 

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The flood warning continues for the Ouachita River in the Northeast Louisiana areas of Monroe and Colombia until further notice.

In Monroe, the river level was at 46.1 feet at 7 p.m. Sunday and in Colombia at 6 a.m. Sunday the Ouachita River was at 66 feet. These levels are expected to rise throughout the week.

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Four parishes in northwest Louisiana, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne and Webster, are under a flash flood watch through Thursday morning.  Forecaster Brandi Hughes, with the National Weather Service in Shreveport says several inches of rain are possible.

 

Hughes says that storms could bring around "four to six inches" of rainfall. 

 

And more rain could be coming.  Hughes says the long range forecast looks wet for the next several days, which could add to already swollen creeks and rivers.

 

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Many Mardi Gras revelers will keep one eye on the parades and one eye on the skies as threatening weather may put a damper on their celebrations  The National Weather Service says rain, heavy at times, is predicted for southeast Louisiana.  Danielle Manning with the National Weather Service in Slidell says Saturday and Sunday will be soggy

 

The forecast may be a little better in Southwest Louisiana, where the front will move through causing greater rain chances earlier in the weekend.  Kent Kuyper from the Lake Charles office.

 

Heat Advisory Extended: Now Hotter And Longer

Jul 19, 2017
NWS - Shreveport

UPDATED: Advisory extended:

Very hot and humid conditions will continue Thursday 
and Friday, with afternoon temperatures climbing into the mid 
and upper 90s each day. When combined with the humidity, heat 
indices will range from 105 to 109 degrees. 

Heat indices of 105 degrees or higher can be expected
Thursday and Friday afternoons. Only limited cooling is expected
tonight and Thursday night as temperatures fall into the mid 
70s.

Heat related illnesses may be possible for those 

Storm Prediction Center / NWS Shreveport

Severe weather is expected to make its way through Northeast Louisiana today.

Meteorologists are predicting that the line of thunderstorms will arrive mid-afternoon with a possibility of high winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.

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Severe storms moved through northeast Louisiana yesterday. There were no reports of injuries but many areas sustained damage.

The National Weather Service received storm reports of a tornado near Kelly, Louisiana on U.S. Highway 165.

Large hail over 1" pelted  Ruston, Olla and Natchitoches and   1.75 "  hail  was reported near Grayson.

Many areas sustained wind damage along U.S. Highway 165. Tress were blown over along the highway between Grayson and Columbia.  

Union Parish experienced high winds and trees were uprooted in Farmerville. 

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Dr. Todd Murphy, assistant professor of Atmospheric Science at ULM, has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to participate in a collaborative research project mandated by Congress to understand how severe storms and tornadoes evolve in the Southeastern United States.

Area Parishes Issue Burn Bans

Aug 10, 2015

Extreme temperatures and dry conditions have led several northeast Louisiana parishes to issue burn bans.

At least nine parishes had such bans in place as of Monday.  Those include: Caldwell, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, and West Carroll.

The notices are temporary bans on the open-air burning of any trash, leaves, tree limbs, or debris.

Those who violate the ban are subject to monetary fines and possible jail time.  In Ouachita Parish, the penalty is a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail.

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