He has Risen..

By: Patrap , 9:25 PM GMT on April 06, 2007

4He Has risen..I am restored, Praise God7


Comet Hale-Bopp
THE GREAT COMET OF 1997. Above, the bright head of comet Hale-Bopp, called the coma, is pointed towards the Sun. The coma is composed of dust and gas, masking the solid nucleus of the comet made up of rock, dust and ice. Photo taken by Jim Young at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories Table Mountain Observatory in March 1997.
The most spectacular celestial viewing event of 1997 was the arrival of comet Hale-Bopp in the northern hemisphere. Its closest approach to Earth was on March 22nd, and its closest approach to the Sun (when it was at its brightest) was on April 1st—not to return to Earth again until the year 4397. The comet, designated C/1995 O1, was discovered independently on July 23, 1995, by Alan Hale, New Mexico, and Thomas Bopp, Arizona. It was the farthest comet ever discovered by amateurs, and appeared 1,000 times brighter than comet Halley did at the same distance.

An unprecedented year-long study was made of Hale-Bopp by two NASA observatories—the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Ultraviolet Explorer. Astronomers estimated that it had a monstrous nucleus about 19 to 25 mi in diameter. The average comet is thought to have a nucleus of about three miles in diameter, or even smaller. By comparison, the comet or asteroid that struck Earth 65 million years ago, possibly causing the extinction of the dinosaurs, was probably six to nine miles across.

Scientists were surprised to find that the different ices in its complex nucleus seemed to be isolated from each other. They reported seeing unexpectedly brief and intense bursts of activity from the nucleus during the monitoring period, suggesting that the nucleus must be an incredibly dynamic place. Astronomers using spectroscopic instruments were also amazed to discover that the comet had a thin, third tail composed of sodium atoms, a type never seen before. The Below Photos were taken With a Canon AE-1 on Tripod with Royal Gold 1000 Kodak Film 30-35 second exposures April 7, 1997 Near Lake Ponchatrain 8 337y08Visitor Map
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53. Patrap
8:03 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
4 I am an American fighting man.

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I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist. If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause. I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
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52. SouthernLady
7:12 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
My son-in-law found this...Today is his birthday.
Very powerful video, especially the end...

Dedication to our soldiers.

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51. ihave27windows
7:09 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
Blessings to you and yours on Easter!
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50. AllyBama
4:57 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
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Happy Easter!
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49. Patrap
4:51 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
Nova says Happy Easter too!
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48. charlestonlady
4:20 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
Happy Easter!
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47. BABYGURL
3:47 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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3:21 PM GMT on April 08, 2007

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45. OGal
2:58 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
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Pat you and your family have a wonderful Easter day. I hope you have a chance to see the sun. Here in Orlando it is chilly and cloudy!
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44. Sheraqueenofthebeach
2:53 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
Happy Sonday Pat!

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43. cudasistah
2:52 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
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42. weatherboykris
2:32 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
Happy Easter.
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41. palmettobug53
2:24 PM GMT on April 08, 2007


Happy Easter! (((HUGS))) Have a wonderful day!
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40. nsphotog
2:23 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
Your comet photos are awesome!

Have a nice Easter.

Al in NS
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39. Lovethetropics
1:08 PM GMT on April 08, 2007

Good morning Patrap!! It's Easter Sunday!!
Have a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends!!



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38. Hurricaneblast
1:07 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
easter
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36. hurricanecrab
12:08 PM GMT on April 08, 2007
Pat & family ;o)




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35. Raysfan70
10:12 AM GMT on April 08, 2007
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34. oakland
10:12 AM GMT on April 08, 2007
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Hope you have a beautiful day today!
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33. Barefootontherocks
6:10 AM GMT on April 08, 2007
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32. EmmyRose
3:16 AM GMT on April 08, 2007
Back at ya!

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
757 PM CDT SAT APR 7 2007

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-082100-
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-
MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WHARTON-
757 PM CDT SAT APR 7 2007

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES HAVE SPREAD OVER THE REGION WITH REPORTS
OF RAIN MIXED WITH SNOW AND SLEET. RECORD TEMPERATURES FOR THE
AREA ARE LIKELY TODAY AND TONIGHT. ONE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
WILL EXIT THE REGION BY EARLY THIS EVENING THEN A SECOND WILL
SWEEP OVER THE AREA BRINGING A SECOND ROUND OF MORE WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION. WITH THE COLD START TO THE EVENING MIXED WITH THE
COLD AIR ALOFT THAT IS FORECAST TO SPREAD OVER THE AREA THE CHANCE
FOR SNOW AND SLEET HAS INCREASED AND AREAS MAINLY NORTH OF A
BELLVILLE TO CONROE TO CLEVELAND STAND A DECENT CHANCE OF RAIN
MIXED WITH SNOW AND SLEET...BUT LITTLE OR NO ACCUMULATION OF SNOW
ON THE GROUND IS EXPECTED DUE TO THE WARM GROUND...EXCEPT ACROSS
EXTREME NORTHEAST PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS WHERE AT LEAST AN
INCH AND A HALF OF SNOW HAS FALLEN AND TEMPERATURES WERE JUST
ABOVE FREEZING. THEREFORE...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN
ISSUED FOR HOUSTON AND TRINITY COUNTIES THROUGH 5 AM SUNDAY.
ACROSS THE CENTRAL REGIONS RAIN MIXED WITH SLEET WILL BE POSSIBLE
AND OVER THE COASTAL AREAS IT SHOULD REMAIN JUST RAIN.
TEMPERATURES OVER THE AREAS NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM BELLVILLE TO
HUNTSVILLE TO TRINITY WILL DROP TO 33 TO 35 DEGREES TONIGHT SO
TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE PLANTS MAY BE IMPACTED.

ELEVATED TIDES CAN BE EXPECTED TONIGHT DUE TO THE STRONG NORTH TO
NORTHEAST WINDS.

THE RAIN WILL END FROM THE WEST SUNDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE AREA
LATE MONDAY NIGHT. THIS FEATURE WILL TRIGGER SHOWERS AND THUNDER-
STORMS. SOME OF THE STORMS COULD BE SEVERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNINGAND THEN AGAIN ON FRIDAY AS A STRONGER STORM SYSTEM PASSES BY TO
THE NORTH.
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31. Patrap
2:53 AM GMT on April 08, 2007
Sleet Mix with rain right now ally.Have a great Easter Sunday too.!
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30. AllyBama
2:52 AM GMT on April 08, 2007
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Sure hope that you and your family are having a wonderful Easter weekend..keep warm!
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29. Patrap
2:48 AM GMT on April 08, 2007
He Has risen..I am restored, Praise God7
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27. Patrap
10:36 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
...FREEZE WARNING FOR SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...COASTAL MISSISSIPPI...
AND PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL LOUISIANA TONIGHT...
...PERIODS OF LIGHT SLEET FOR SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...EAST CENTRAL
LOUISIANA...AND AREAS SOUTH OF LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT.
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26. Patrap
10:23 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service New Orleans la
400 PM CDT Sat Apr 7 2007


Discussion..
boy is it cold out there! With overcast skies in place and cold
air advection ongoing...temperatures have struggled to climb out of the 40s
across southeast Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi. The
relative warm spot this afternoon is coastal Mississippi where the
sun has peeked through the cloud cover. We are starting to see
some light shower activity across the southshore. We have gotten
numerous reports of sleet mixed with this activity...however...no
accumulations are expected as the ground temperature remains above
freezing.
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25. Patrap
8:26 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
Kenner, Louisiana
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Local Time: 3:25 PM CDT Your time: 3:25 PM CDT (Change My Timezone) Lat/Lon: 30.0° N 90.2° W (Google Map)
Current Conditions
Updated: 2 sec ago
» Disable Rapid Fire — About Rapid Fire
Observed at: Highway Park, Kenner, Kenner, Louisiana
Elevation: -
[Light Rain]
53.4 °F / 11 °C
Light Rain Ice Pellets
Humidity: 28%
Dew Point: 21 °F / -6 °C
Wind: 5.8 mph / 9 km/h from the SW
Wind Gust: 5.8 mph / 9 km/h
Pressure: 30.26 in / 1024.6 hPa
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 3 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft / 2133 m
Overcast 13000 f
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24. Patrap
7:09 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
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7:02 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
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22. Patrap
6:49 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
Seems Al Gore wasnt at the Conference. But his Celebrity status has sure brought the Facts of the science to light.
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21. Patrap
6:45 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
The link wasnt for anyone specific doda..
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20. Dodabear
6:20 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
Can't believe you provided the link to that twit.
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18. Patrap
1:49 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
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17. Patrap
1:44 PM GMT on April 07, 2007
"In addition to the effects of global warming, we'll be facing increased human population, air pollution and land degradation," Mearns said during a telephone news conference Friday.

And the effects are already evident, she said, in changes in the migratory patterns of birds, the earlier greening of plants in the spring, changes in ocean biological systems and the life ranges of individual species such as butterflies.

Rainfall patterns across North America are likely to change the quality and availability of drinking water and the health of natural ecosystems and may increase the risk of flooding, said Kathleen Miller, an economist at the center whose research focuses on socioeconomic effects of climate variability and climate change.






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Climate forecast grim for N.O.
New report predicts flooding, disease

Saturday, April 07, 2007
By Mark Schleifstein

A new international report on the potential effects of global warming uses Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans and its surrounding natural environment as an example of what coastal communities around the world may be facing during the next 100 years.

For Louisiana, the report promises major changes in weather patterns that could result in increased periods of drought interspersed with intense rainfall events that could cause flooding; an increased risk of diseases spread by mosquitoes, including West Nile virus and Dengue fever; more heat waves that are likely to kill members of an increasingly elderly population; and rising sea levels that will threaten to inundate the state's fragile wetlands and could eventually drown a number of coastal communities.

The report does not conclude that Katrina's devastation was the result of global warming, although it predicts the future may see hurricane seasons that are more active and hurricanes that are more intense, which could affect the Gulf Coast and many other low-lying coastal areas.






"Whereas an individual hurricane event cannot be attributed to climate change, it can serve to illustrate the consequences for ecosystem services if the intensity and/or frequency of such events were to increase in the future," says an excerpt from the report, which is to be released in a few days.

Katrina caused the loss of about 150 square miles of coastal wetlands, levees and islands around New Orleans, the report says, including the halving of the Chandeleur Islands just east of the city.

"Collectively, these natural systems serve as the first line of defense against storm surge in this highly populated region," the report says. The islands also serve as important wintering grounds for migratory waterfowl and neo-tropical birds, including a large population of North American redhead ducks that feed on the roots and shoots of sea grasses around the islands.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary of the report on climate change effects on humans and natural systems in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday.

The report confirms that the evidence of the effect of climate change is sharper and more reliable, said Patricia Romero-Lankao, a sociologist and assistant director of the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, during a telephone news conference on the report.

"No one will escape the impacts of a warming climate, and in many cases that impact will combine with other problems and make them worse," said Romero-Lankao, who was a lead author on a report chapter on the effects of global warming on industry and human settlement. She called in to the news conference from Brussels, where she participated in final editing of the report.

The report says global warming must be considered for its potential to add to the effects of non-climate concerns already facing world governments, said Linda Mearns, director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research institute and a lead author of a chapter on future conditions in the new report. The U.S. Southwest, northern Mexico, northeastern Brazil, the Mediterranean basin and southern Africa are all very likely to see a 10 percent to 30 percent decline in water availability by the end of this century, Miller said.

In some areas, including Alaska, Canada and Scandinavia, increased rainfall could support the development of new hydropower energy sources. But in some Southeast Asian countries, the increased rainfall could exacerbate monsoon flooding.

The timing of water release, however, is expected to cause problems all over the United States, Miller said. In mountainous, forested areas, less rain but intense storms and reduced snowfall already are causing earlier spring runoffs and localized flooding, she said.

That's increasing the chances of forest fires followed by mudslides, including in populated areas.

For the Mississippi River watershed, the change in rainfall patterns could increase the amount of sediment and nutrients added to the river. While the added sediment may be a good thing as Louisiana begins efforts to rebuild coastal wetlands with river diversions, the nutrients could increase the size of the low-oxygen dead zone that forms along the state's Gulf Coast each spring and summer.

Indeed, Susanne Moser, a National Center for Atmospheric Research geographer specializing in the human dimensions of global change, warned that restoration planners will have to create a delicate balance between increased sediment and sea level rise to keep the state's wetlands from drowning.

"The efforts currently under way to restore those wetlands will have to be stepped up considerably to bring in the sediment necessary to keep up with sea level rise," she said. Like Louisiana, the rest of the nation's coastline, home to 53 percent of the population in 2003, is most at risk from the effects of sea level rise, Moser said.

"They're the areas likely to experience the worst impacts of increased storm and flood events, erosion and coastal retreat, and the increased loss of wetlands and mangroves where the coastline can't retreat due to human development on their landward side, and the lack of sediment to replenish them," Moser said.

She said millions of the world's poorest people live in areas vulnerable to flooding that will be exacerbated by sea level rise this century.






"In addition, coastal areas will experience these impacts not just for a couple of decades, but for centuries to come," she said.

Indeed, while the report estimates that sea level worldwide will rise 7 to 24 inches over the next century, increasing temperatures will eventually melt huge ice sheets that now cover Greenland and Antarctica, which will result in rises of several more feet in future centuries, the report warned.

Virginia Burkett, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist at the National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, said in a separate interview that New Orleans may soon share the spotlight on wetlands loss and coastal retreat with areas of northernmost Alaska that border the Bering Sea, thanks to warming temperatures.

There, subsidence like that experienced in the Barataria and Terrebonne estuaries is showing up where permafrost and adjacent sea ice are melting.

"The substrate is collapsing because ice-bound sediments are melting," she said. "As the permafrost melts, the surface collapses, and in some areas, the sediments are actually 70 percent ice."

The result, she said, is the creation of larger and larger inland lakes and salt water from the sea moving inland, killing vegetation.

In addition, she said, the melting of sea ice is allowing storm systems to wash away once-protected coastline, similar to the erosion caused by Katrina in south Louisiana. Among the biggest threats to health expected to result from global warming are heat waves, said Dr. Paul Epstein, associate director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment.

"Two parts will make them worse in the future," Epstein said. "First is just the increase in the prolonged high temperatures. But it's the nighttime temperatures that have gone up twice as fast as overall warming that will be unbearable."

It's the humidity, Epstein said, something very familiar to New Orleans, that will be the culprit, especially for the elderly.






Higher temperatures and extreme rainfall events also are likely to increase the spread of infectious diseases, said Jonathan Patz, a professor of environmental studies and population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He said increased water temperatures could result in more cases of vibrio vulnificus, a disease caused by eating contaminated oysters. And increased rainfall could add stress on local water and sewer systems, which could lead to the outbreaks of other waterborne diseases.

In addition, Patz said, New Orleans' status as a major world port could result in the city becoming a center for the transmission of diseases exacerbated by global warming in other countries, such as cholera and malaria.

A summary of the climate change report is on the panel's Web site at http:www.ipcc.ch. The full report is expected to be posted there sometime next week.
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11:14 AM GMT on April 07, 2007
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3:33 AM GMT on April 07, 2007
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Happy Easter, {{{Pat and family}}}!
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12. Patrap
1:42 AM GMT on April 07, 2007
Blogging can be bruising..LOL
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11. Patrap
11:39 PM GMT on April 06, 2007
New Orleans Algiers Point Ferry Webcam..Link
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10. DenverMark
11:29 PM GMT on April 06, 2007
My wife and I loved that comet...we would take drives out in the country at night to see it better. But it was so bright you could even see it in the city.

Wow, possibly down to freezing in New Orleans. That could tie your record for latest freeze!
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9. Patrap
11:09 PM GMT on April 06, 2007
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4. Patrap
9:40 PM GMT on April 06, 2007


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
351 PM CDT FRI APR 6 2007

GMZ530-LAZ034>040-046>050-056>070-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-070400-
AMITE-ASCENSION-ASSUMPTION-EAST BATON ROUGE-EAST FELICIANA-HANCOCK-
HARRISON-IBERVILLE-JACKSON-LAKES PONTCHARTRAIN AND MAUREPAS-
LIVINGSTON-LOWER JEFFERSON-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER PLAQUEMINES-
LOWER ST BERNARD-LOWER TERREBONNE-ORLEANS-PEARL RIVER-PIKE-
POINTE COUPEE-ST CHARLES-ST HELENA-ST JAMES-ST JOHN THE BAPTIST-
ST TAMMANY-TANGIPAHOA-UPPER JEFFERSON-UPPER LAFOURCHE-
UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-WALTHALL-
WASHINGTON-WEST BATON ROUGE-WEST FELICIANA-WILKINSON-
351 PM CDT FRI APR 6 2007

...ONE LAST BRUSH WITH WINTER THIS WEEKEND...

A LARGE DOME OF ARCTIC COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO
THE GULF SOUTH OVER THE WEEKEND. NORTH WINDS WILL BRING MUCH COLDER
AIR INTO THE AREA...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. IN ADDITION...
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO SATURDAY
NIGHT AND SUNDAY..AND PRODUCE LIGHT PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE AREA.
PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND
CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY. CURRENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT SOME OF THE
PRECIPITATION COULD FALL AS SLEET BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM SUNDAY
MORNING...MAINLY ALONG AND TO THE NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 10 AND 12
CORRIDOR. IN THESE AREAS...THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT...AND SHOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY TRAVEL PROBLEMS



OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE A CONCERN AS WELL. TEMPERATURES
WILL FALL TO NEAR THE FREEZING LEVEL SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BE A
DANGER TO ANY TENDER VEGETATION THAT HAS ALREADY BLOOMED DUE TO THE
UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS. IF YOU HAVE TENDER
PLANTS THAT NEED PROTECTED...PLAN TO DO SO THIS WEEKEND.

THIS WEEKEND'S TEMPERATURES ARE 20 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN APRIL ARE EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN OUR AREA.
THE LATEST FREEZES ON RECORD AT NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ARE APRIL 8TH 1971...AND APRIL 13TH 1940 IN BATON ROUGE.

A MODERATING TREND WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY...BUT UNTIL THEN...BE
PREPARED FOR UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER. CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER
STATEMENTS AND FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THIS COLD SPELL
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3. Patrap
9:40 PM GMT on April 06, 2007


Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service New Orleans la
339 PM CDT Friday Apr 6 2007


Short term...
secondary shot of colder air now approaching the area...as
signaled by cold air stratocumulus clouds...an increase in the
winds and lower dewpoints. Dewpoints as low as the lower teens
already in southwest Missouri. Going to be a chilly short term
forecast package.


We should see plenty of clouds through the weekend. Cloud cover
tonight should hold temperatures just above freezing in all areas
by a few degrees. Shortwave moving out of Texas will approach the
area Saturday afternoon and evening. Isentropic charts at 290k
show enough lift to trigger precipitation...although it will be
falling into a dry lower layer. This will set up Saturday nights
forecast problem.


While most precipitation should be off the coast...still expect
light precipitation to fall across most of the area. NAM soundings
have been consistent in showing the precipitation to be frozen
along and north of the Interstate 10/12 corridor toward sunrise
Sunday morning. Question will be the surface temperatures.
Freezing temperatures are an exceedingly rare event in our County Warning Area in
April. Mav guidance shows subfreezing temperatures at mcb...btr
and gpt Sunday morning...which would be below or near all time
record lows for the month of April. Met guidance has similar
numbers. Will go somewhat conservative...and mention some
potential for sleet along and north of the Interstate 10/12
corridor...and hold lows close to freezing.


Sunday will be a raw...damp day...especially early. We should see
enough warming for all precipitation to be liquid in all areas.
Will go close to MOS guidance on high temperatures...but would not
be shocked if these need to be lowered in later forecasts.


Plan on issuing Special Weather Statement with zone package highlighting unseasonably
cold weather for the Easter weekend
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