Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
757 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.SOUNDING DISCUSSION...

A DRY AND STABLE ATMOSPHERE WAS NOTED BY THE 00Z SOUNDING. A
STRONG 3 DEGREE CAP CONTINUES TO RESIDE AROUND 800MB...MUCH AS
WAS NOTED IN THE 12Z SOUNDING. BENEATH THE CAP...A FAIR AMOUNT OF
INSTABILITY IS NOTED...WITH VERY STEEP LAPSE RATES OCCURRING.
HOWEVER...WITH THE CAP IN PLACE AROUND 7000 FEET...ONLY A
SCATTERED STRATO-CU FIELD WAS ABLE TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON.
ABOVE THE CAP...A VERY DRY AND STABLE AIRMASS REMAINED IN
PLACE...MUCH AS SEEN IN THE 12Z SOUNDING. WINDS HAVE BACKED
THROUGH THE DAY...WITH A MORE WEST-SOUTHWEST COMPONENT NOTED FROM
250MB TO THE SURFACE. 32

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
MCB  58  83  62  83 /  10  10  10  10
BTR  60  84  66  84 /  10  10  10  10
ASD  60  81  63  80 /  10  10  10  10
MSY  64  82  66  82 /  10  10  10  10
GPT  58  78  65  79 /  10  10  10  10
PQL  57  79  62  80 /  10  10  10  10

&&

.LIX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
GM...NONE.
MS...NONE.
GM...NONE.
&&

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