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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service New Orleans la
642 PM CST Sat Jan 31 2015

Sounding discussion...

..00z sounding...

The 00z sounding continues to show a very dry and stable airmass
in the middle-levels of the atmosphere. A 2 degree inversion is noted
at 900mb...and a deep dry layer of air extending from this
temperature inversion up to 500mb is noted. Above 500mb...moisture
continues to stream in from the west. This moisture was noted as a
cirrus deck through the day. Southeast flow in the low levels has
also allowed for higher moisture values below the elevated
temperature inversion. Surface dewpoints have increased around 10
degrees celsius since the 12z sounding. This higher moisture
content in the low levels has allowed for a rise in precipitable
water from 0.34 inches this morning to 0.52 this evening. These
values are still only in the 25th percentile of normal for this
time of year. 32

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
mcb 50 69 39 46 / 30 80 70 0
btr 51 72 41 48 / 40 80 60 0
asd 52 72 44 51 / 20 70 60 0
msy 56 74 47 50 / 30 60 50 0
gpt 51 69 44 52 / 20 70 60 10
pql 49 70 45 51 / 20 70 50 10

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Lix watches/warnings/advisories...
la...none.
GM...none.
MS...none.
GM...none.
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