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Saturday April 7, 2018

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr maximum temperature (deg F) for Shreveport-Regional, LA (KSHV)

With a strong cold front passing through Louisiana in the early morning hours on Saturday, it will be a big change from recent warm temperatures. Let's predict Saturday's Tmax for Shreveport, Louisiana.

Question: About what time of the day would you expect the high temperature to occur in Shreveport?

What Happened?

The cold front passed through just after midnight Friday morning, holding the temperature at 60 F for a few hours before dropping steadily through the day.

Answer: So the high temperature Friday was at that time, instead of the usual afternoon high. A strong-enough cold front can overwhelm the usual daily cycle of low temperatures in the morning and highs in the afternoon.

Forecasts for Shreveport-Regional, LA (KSHV)
Forecaster Tmax, deg F (error) Comment Day Score