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By: OrangeRoses, 6:39 PM GMT on June 28, 2009

This marvelous website is in my area, has excellent amd accurate weather instruments with 60 second updates . Click the IDAB link to watch the updated graph in a separate window. SITE) Realtime Graph

The red line on the top most section shows the heat index, which is not always forecasted correctly for this area because the people do not use reliable data, like we can now see above.


Updated: 6:48 PM GMT on June 28, 2009


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By: OrangeRoses, 1:34 PM GMT on June 27, 2009

A Heat advisory has been issued by the NWS, starting 11 AM for my region.

1:36 PM CDT Today

Source Temp Heat Index

Airport: 95 °F | 35 °C 96 °F | 36 °C

PWS 1 : 101.2 °F | 38.4 °C 107 °F | 42 °C

PWS 2 95.6 °F | 35.3 °C 103 °F | 39 °C

PWS 3 97 °F | 36.1 °C 106 °F | 41 °C

For realtime updates each source has a link.


Updated: 8:12 PM GMT on June 27, 2009


Tu 061609

By: OrangeRoses, 3:37 PM GMT on June 16, 2009

The NWS has not issued a Heat Advisory today, June 25th.

At 3:14PM CDT one local PWS reported a heat index of 106° F. | 41° C. with Relative Humidity 31%. It is hotter than yesterday when there was an official heat advisory and feels hotter.

I will issue a heat advisory!

New Update

At 2:44PM CDT PWS temperatures remained at 100°F. + for 4 hr. 20 min. with Heat Indexes at least 2-6°F. greater.

These images should update throughout the day.

My own personal Heat Advisory continues on Friday June 25, 2009

At or about 1:30PM CDT today only the airport shows a Heat Index ( 100°F. ) lower than 3 Local PWS with higher RH and HI values( 105°F. & above ). This is quite misleading, mainly because the the Airport's automatic data used by the Shreveport Weather Office — that issues Heat Advisories for this area — overlooks amateur instrumentation data that is, in fact, a more accurate experience of the public's heat! Airport has few trees, normally higher winds, and no one lives there. So we have data from one isolated spot being some "official" source rather than taking an average heat value that would include the greater population's residential PWS data.

When you're hot you're hot. When you're not you're not.


Updated: 7:02 PM GMT on June 26, 2009


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By: OrangeRoses, 8:40 PM GMT on June 11, 2009

The K4O4 Airport Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) reported a 61 mph wind gust at 10:10 PM Wed. night, June 10th, as the thunderstorm approached. There is no data on the airport daily history graph from yesterday showing this peak wind gust, nor on the site either. I wonder how WU got this report when there was no record of it? Anyway... I did hear a roaring wind about the same time as mentioned above.

Normally when a severe thunderstom watch is posted I monitor it until I hear loud thunder and then "hunker down" with all power cords unplugged(except for the refrigerator), the tv/internet cables removed, and just a few candles burning. There was frequent lighting that made the night as bright as day, no thunder, fast & heavy rain for 45 minutes, and then a calm. It was quite humid all day and night Wed. and sleeping after the storm passed came slowly. Air conditioners are back on now and Torri (an orange rose) went back outside at first light. She was happy to be sheltered from the storm and happier to get back to her blooming spot today. Φ


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