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: Just like that S word, whenever something is not hyped, then it will probably happen.
May 26, 2017 13:52:25 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: I'm thinking this hurricane season will keep us a little busy. Nothing scientific, but just the idea that it really hasn't been hyped that much.
May 23, 2017 21:01:18 GMT -6
coffeecups: Guess I better take the sandbags!
May 23, 2017 14:31:18 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Sandbags and squirt cheese
May 22, 2017 20:46:04 GMT -6
coffeecups: Only a week and a half until tropical season!
May 20, 2017 11:12:02 GMT -6
coffeecups: I remember when the temps for May got into the 90's.
May 19, 2017 21:39:50 GMT -6
coffeecups: For the month of May, this weather has been more like April (except for the rain).
May 19, 2017 21:38:52 GMT -6
PinkFreud: No offense to whomever keeps changing the look of this forum, but this white theme is driving me crazy. What happened to the nice blues and grays?
May 17, 2017 23:51:41 GMT -6
coffeecups: That 'some rain on Friday' became a tornado about 3 miles away (as the crow flies). What a surprise! Glad I didn't have any flooding!
May 14, 2017 10:47:58 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Yea, other than maybe some rain on Friday, we may be in a dry stretch.
May 6, 2017 10:08:16 GMT -6
coffeecups: Thanks Sky, looks like good weather for me.
May 5, 2017 21:03:01 GMT -6
coffeecups: I AM very fortunate that I didn't flood last night.
May 4, 2017 12:37:02 GMT -6
coffeecups: Mother Mary took care of my property again. Even the cat's food and water were by the door instead of floating to the drain. AMAZING!
May 4, 2017 12:35:23 GMT -6
coffeecups: Good to hear from you Sky. Is anyone else here??????
May 1, 2017 21:22:36 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Actually Coffee..I haven't been around that much either. At least not nearly as much as I used to. Work has been extremely busy! It's a busy busy time in real estate
Apr 30, 2017 21:06:22 GMT -6
coffeecups: Anyone here besides me and Sky?
Apr 27, 2017 8:34:33 GMT -6
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