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Current Conditions

  • 79°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE 5 mph
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 73°
  • Pressure: 29.98 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 96 °
  • Low: 75 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 74 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 100 °
  • Low: 76 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 102 °
  • Low: 77 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 103 °
  • Low: 78 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Vicksburg, Mississippi

Updated: 9:22 PM CDT on August 4, 2015

  • Rest of Tonight

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 102 to 107.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then mostly sunny with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy in the morning...then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny in the morning...then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 101.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny. Highs around 102.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

  • Monday

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Highs around 103.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 100.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flood Warning  Statement as of 8:21 PM CDT on August 4, 2015



The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Vicksburg
* until Wednesday afternoon.
* At 7:00 PM Tuesday the stage was 43.2 feet and falling.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Flood stage is 43 feet.
* Forecast... the river will fall below flood stage overnight tonight.
* Impact... at 43 feet... Jackson Lane in north Vicksburg begins to
flood.
* Impact... at 42 feet... bunge grain facility near St. Joseph
Louisiana ceases loading operations. Chickasaw Road is going under
water just west of Chickasaw community.


              Flood observed forecast 7 am crest
location stg stg day time Wed Thu Fri crest time date

Lower Mississippi River
Vicksburg 43 43.2 Tue 7 PM 42.5 41.1 39.7 falling




Lat... Lon 3193 9129 3227 9105 3277 9123 3278 9101
      3226 9086 3187 9114







 Record Report  Statement as of 4:31 PM CDT on August 4, 2015


... Record high temperature tied at Jackson today...

At 428 PM... the temperature reached 102 degrees at the Jackson
medgar Evers international Airport. This ties the previous record
high temperature for this date, previously set in 1897 and 1924.

If the temperature rises further this afternoon, additional updates
will be sent.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Savannah Hills, Vicksburg, MS

Updated: 3:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.6 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: East at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Battery De Golyer, Vicksburg, MS

Updated: 3:20 AM CDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Hummingbird Hill, Vicksburg, MS

Updated: 3:12 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Warrenton Rd, Vicksburg, MS

Updated: 3:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: ENE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: DANA RD 1, Vicksburg, MS

Updated: 3:07 AM CDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: South at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Park, Vicksburg, MS

Updated: 3:20 AM CDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: clear creek golf course, Vicksburg, MS

Updated: 3:08 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Jackson MS 
929 PM CDT Tuesday Aug 4 2015 


Update... 
overall warmer temperatures are expected tonight as some low level 
moisture has moved in some areas...especially at lch/lix where precipitable waters 
are near or over 2 inches. There definitely is some drier air closer 
to 1.2 inches in the 00z Jan sounding but expect dewpoints to stay up 
enough for some warmer temperatures tonight in low/middle 70s. Low 
level moisture will begin to increase early tomorrow morning...which 
will aid in more favorable environment for convection around the 
area. Expect the rest of tonight to stay dry until possibly early 
tomorrow just before 18z or so. Only adjustments were to hourly 
temperatures/dewpoints to blend observation into previous temperature curve. Rest of the 
forecast is on track. /DC/ 


&& 


Aviation...VFR conditions will prevail through the majority of the 
taf period. Isolated to scattered rain showers/thunderstorms and rain are possible Wednesday 
afternoon, which may bring brief categorical reductions and gusty 
winds. /Dl/ 


&& 


Previous discussion... /issued 425 PM CDT Tuesday Aug 4 2015/ 


Discussion... 


Tonight through Wednesday night... 


The main weather story over the arklamiss continues to be the very 
hot temperatures with another day of 100+ degree f highs mainly along 
the I-20 corridor. Mixing/winds have been slightly less and boundary 
layer moisture slightly greater for much of the area...although 
afternoon relative humidity values were still very low in the Jan-mei corridor. Deep 
layer moisture has shown a slight increase as well and this has 
allowed for isolated showers/thunderstorms over mainly southern/western portions of 
the forecast area...but expect the activity to diminish quickly as we 
approach sunset. 


The trend for muggier nighttime conditions will continue with lows 
expected to be a little warmer tonight. Increasing humidity will 
result in increasing heat stress for Wednesday as temperatures reach 
the middle/upper 90s at most locations. The arklamiss Delta Region could 
see heat indices briefly reach 105 f...but a heat advisory does not 
appear warranted at this time. Along with the increasing 
moisture...there will be better chances for diurnal shower/thunderstorm 
activity. Given very steep low level lapse rates...any storms that 
develop may produce strong gusty winds. The better chance for any 
organized multi-cell storms should hold off until Thursday into Friday. 


Long term update: the potential for record-breaking heat is 
increasing for the weekend into early next week...mostly likely to be 
centered on Sunday/Monday. With both the European model (ecmwf)/GFS continuing to show 
an intense low level thermal ridge over the arklamiss with h850 temperatures 
in the 24-27 degree c range...it is quite plausible that a few locations 
will see surface temperatures reach the 104 to 107 degree 
mark...especially in the arklamiss Delta Region. The previous long 
term discussion follows. /Ec/ 


Thursday through Monday...models are in good agreement that Thursday 
will be the "coolest" day with the greatest chance for rain of the 
long term period. Sunday and Monday will be the two hottest days of 
the long term. Thursday our County Warning Area will be downstream of a large 594dam 
high centered over the Desert Southwest. A shortwave topping this 
ridge will move from the middle Mississippi Valley across the Tennessee 
Valley by Thursday evening. Convection associated with this shortwave 
will spread south over our County Warning Area during the heat of the day. The 
greatest probability of precipitation will be carried over the northeast half of the area 
through Thursday with lowest probability of precipitation over our west. Will have a moist air 
mass back over our County Warning Area with precipitable waters  between 1.75-2.0 inches and surface 
dew points in the low to middle 70s. Other environmental parameters 
suggest a few strong storms with wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour will be 
possible Thursday afternoon and evening. The shortwave will shift 
east of our region Thursday night but the weak surface low associated 
with the shortwave will track east as well and try to drop a weak 
cold front into our County Warning Area. This will help prolong low chances for rain 
over our northern zones Thursday night. 


The stalled front is expected to be just north of Highway 82 Friday 
and serve as a focus for convection before dissipating by Friday 
evening. Middle level ridging will continue to limit coverage to 
isolated in the west with scattered coverage in the east. Saturday 
the large middle level high will begin building east over our County Warning Area while 
the surface ridge shifts from the Gulf Coast to the central Gulf. 
This will result in hotter and drier conditions over our County Warning Area through 
the weekend into the start of the work week. 


Highs will reach or exceed 100f at most locations Sunday and Monday 
with some readings near or exceeding 105f possible. The heat will 
combine with high humidity to result in heat index values exceeding 
105 Saturday. Even higher heat index values are expected Sunday and 
Monday. A heat advisory will likely be needed this weekend for much 
of the area. /22/ 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Jackson 74 98 74 96 / 7 26 23 38 
Meridian 71 96 73 94 / 5 35 29 51 
Vicksburg 74 98 75 97 / 9 18 17 22 
Hattiesburg 75 95 75 95 / 10 35 29 55 
Natchez 75 94 76 97 / 10 23 19 21 
Greenville 74 98 76 96 / 10 23 24 45 
Greenwood 72 96 74 94 / 6 28 32 55 


&& 


Jan watches/warnings/advisories... 
MS...none. 
La...none. 
Arkansas...none. 
&& 


$$ 


District of Columbia/dl/ec/22 



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