Thursday, April 12, 2018

Severe Threat Saturday...

Just back from my latest fishing trip, which was less than stellar.  Several observations…at least at Shell Beach, there still are no live shrimps.  In addition, I’ve been fishing around this area for almost 40 years and I have never seen the amount of grass covering shorelines & bayous.   I thought the winter freezes would have whacked back the grass, but that is not the case.  Areas we used to fish are now not accessible due to the amount of grass.  What will it be like during the summer?  Many prime fishing locations will be lost to marsh grass.   I wonder if other fishermen have noticed the same problem?


I always get nervous when a major weather event is predicted 2-3 days in advance.  What usually happens is the event is not as bad as forecasted.  However, Computer models have not varied the past several days in bringing a high energy upper disturbance out of the Rockies and into the southern & central Plains on Friday and across the Southeast & Gulf Coast on Saturday.  NWS is indicating 2-4” rainfall is possible and SPC places SE LA/MS in the “enhanced risk” area for Saturday.    I have no reason to disagree with these ideas as I think we’ll see a well-defined squall line march through ahead of another strong cold front.  We’ll be back to sweaters & jackets on Sunday & Monday as highs will dip from the 80s on Friday to the 60s for Sunday & Monday with nights back into the 40s away from Lake P.     Any outdoor activities scheduled  for Saturday better have an alternative plan as we are likely to see some damaging winds along with lots of lightning, thunder & heavy rains.   The upper trough is moving fairly quickly and that might keep rain totals in the 1-2” range instead of the predicted 2-4”, but some street flooding is possible.   It’s events like this that make having the FOX 8 Weather App very important since your phone will instantly alert you to any warnings.   And this next front will not be the last.  Yet another strong front is possible later next week.  What a crazy April nationwide.  Stay tuned!

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