TROOPS F and G NEWS RELEASE February 22, 2015 Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Much of North Louisiana MONROE--The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of northern Louisiana which is in effect from 9 p.m. this evening to 6 p.m. Monday. Freezing precipitation including rain, sleet and snow is anticipated for most parts of the Troop F and G. Ice with freezing rain will be possible late tonight and into tomorrow. There is a possibility of some accumulation of winter precipitation on roadways in Northern Louisiana especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling over these elevated roadways. DOTD crews will be out throughout the night treating roadways and monitoring conditions. A closure of some roadways is possible. The Louisiana State Police urges motorists to keep abreast of the latest weather and travel conditions before deciding whether a trip is necessary as rain or sleet can cause bridges and overpasses to ice quickly, particularly in the evening and early morning hours if temperatures are below or near the freezing mark. If conditions deteriorate, motorists are encouraged to refrain from driving until conditions improve. If ice accumulates on bridges or overpasses, the Louisiana State Police will work closely with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to take appropriate measures. Motorists are reminded to drive responsibly and be prepared for the possibility of slippery driving conditions. The Louisiana State Police offers the following winter weather driving tips: • Reduce speed • Allow extra time to reach your destination • Allow extra space between vehicles • Do not drive using the cruise control in icy conditions • Anticipate stops (such as stop signs and traffic signals) and brake gently while stopping • If you encounter a skid, take your foot off accelerator and steer into the skid until you regain control • Use low beam headlights if it is raining or sleeting • Ensure all vehicle occupants are properly restrained If you experience difficulties or witness hazardous situations while on the highway, you may notify the nearest State Police Troop office by dialing *LSP (*577) from your cell phone or contact your local law enforcement agency. Contact Information: S/T Michael Reichardt Louisiana State Police Public Affairs Section Office: (318) 345-2810 email@example.com www.LSP.org
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I think its time we start looking at reality vs what model runs say. I will say that the NAM appears to be on the right track ,when you look at the actual cold air funneling down the plains. If, as it appears we get a layer of ice, sleet & snow to our immediate north. The freezing line would stay further south like the NAM seems to suggest. Let's see if the GFS trends colder on the run later tonight. I think it will. ;)
Post by thibodauxwx on Feb 22, 2015 18:26:09 GMT -6
Larry Cosgroves post from a hour ago,
Just a few words about the winter weather situation that will be affecting Texas and the Deep South over the next 72 hours....
1) The air will actually be cold enough for mostly snow and sleet very close to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on Monday and Tuesday. The surface freeze line could get down into College Station and Huntsville to the Lakes Region, so freezing rain possibilities (especially bridges and overpasses) are extant until the entire core upper low (now over the "Four Corners") ejects. That impulse looks stronger than what the numerical models show, and could actually produce another round of early morning snow, with thunderstorms in C, S TX, on Wednesday.
2) The biggest icing threats are Monday along Interstate 20 and 30 traveling eastbound from DFW into TXK and SHV. Minor pulses of freezing drizzle and sleet may occur afterwards until the main energy starts moving and links with the vast cold low over Ontario and the Great Lakes. This feature still has the chance to make the turn northward along the Eastern Seaboard, and must be monitored for threats on Wednesday night and Thursday through Dixie and the Atlantic Coastal Plain/Piedmont. Most snow totals in TX and OK will be of the 1 - 3" variety, but some spikes in the Panhandles and Red River Valley could go past 6" of snow.
3) Temperature patterns over much of the nation will remain much colder than normal, outside of the possible brief warm-up ahead of the front and trough axis February 28 - March 1.
coffeecups: I'm still lurking at the coming weather!
Apr 17, 2017 16:44:08 GMT -6
coffeecups: WOW! My patio was dry when I got home.
Apr 16, 2017 18:22:16 GMT -6
coffeecups: Came home to Harvey from Slidell. Had a little rain here and there. There was no rain in Slidell when I left at 3:30pm. While in NO EAST, I saw where it looked like it was storming around Covington going towards Slidell. Wet but no rain when I got home
Apr 16, 2017 18:21:07 GMT -6
coffeecups: I will eat some strawberries on my cruise in early May---just a few of course, as long as I stay away from my better half.
Apr 13, 2017 20:39:35 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Yea, had a good bit of strawberries. Did NOT go to the fest though.
Apr 12, 2017 19:48:32 GMT -6
coffeecups: Sky, did you enjoy the strawberries?
Apr 12, 2017 18:43:30 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: yea, we're in a quiet lull right now
Apr 10, 2017 21:19:12 GMT -6
coffeecups: At least with the tropical forecast we have more to go on than fantasy.
Apr 9, 2017 18:00:26 GMT -6
coffeecups: Unfortunately for me, strawberries are a widower maker!
Apr 8, 2017 11:46:43 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Man it's gonna be a nice weekend! If you're looking for something to do, head over to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Fest!
Apr 5, 2017 21:35:02 GMT -6
coffeecups: Are you getting like me?
Apr 5, 2017 11:08:26 GMT -6
wsmith0306: Can't believe I've never noticed this before. I must be getting old or blind. or both!
Apr 4, 2017 8:06:37 GMT -6
coffeecups: It felt cool this morning. Very nice weather!!!
Apr 4, 2017 7:13:20 GMT -6
coffeecups: Mary protected me again.
Apr 3, 2017 7:18:35 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: LOL wsmith....it's just a little chat box
Apr 1, 2017 8:53:27 GMT -6
wsmith0306: What's this "shoutbox" thing all about? I'm at work, so I'm whispering right now. Hope that's allowed :).
Mar 30, 2017 12:38:44 GMT -6
coffeecups: I'm hoping that I don't see any 'rare' rain events here.
Mar 29, 2017 7:39:51 GMT -6
coffeecups: ps I guess the memory of that snow is probably the only winter that I will get.
Mar 25, 2017 7:16:52 GMT -6
coffeecups: Somewhere around 1956 and 1958 it snowed so much that I thought I was in a blizzard. Of course I was only a child then, but the memory of that has NOT been met or surpassed.
Mar 25, 2017 7:15:41 GMT -6