Author Archives: David Paul

Arctic Blast Chills Acadiana…

Tuesday’s low of 20° at Lafayette was the coldest reading in four years and as cold as we’ve been in almost 18 years!  The last time the temperature dropped into the teens was on February 5, 1996, when we hit … Continue reading

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World’s Coldest Temperature…

Data revealed at an American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco Monday is record-breaking.  NASA satellite data shows the temperature in East Antarctica in August 2010 hit -135.8° F.  On July 31, 2013, the temperature there hit -135.3°.  The … Continue reading

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2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recap…

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season came to an end over the weekend.  The final numbers include 13 named storms, two of which became hurricanes (Humberto & Ingrid), with neither becoming major hurricanes.  While the number of storms was above the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Travel Forecast…

The rain-maker impacting Acadiana Monday/Tuesday will turn into a big storm for the East Coast on Wednesday, which is typically the busiest travel day of the year.  Air travel to the big cities in the Northeast and thru hub cities … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Brought Closer To Home…

If Super Typhoon Haiyan were in the Gulf of Mexico, here is some perspective on its massive size.  Maximum sustained winds were around 195 mph, stronger than Camille’s 190 mph max sustained winds in 1969.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Strongest On Record?

Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on Thursday (our time) with max sustained winds of 195 mph.  This tops Hurricane Camille in 1969, which had max sustained winds of 190 mph at landfall.  While reliable records are very limited regarding … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Haiyan…

Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on Thursday our time, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph with gusts to 235 mph.  The monster may produce a storm surge of 20-25′, likely devastating the Central Philippines.  While the Atlantic Basin has … Continue reading

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Cool Cloud Boundary…

This is pretty cool.  The visible satellite image Monday afternoon showed a distinct cloud line across Eastern Louisiana.  This had to do with very humid air meeting very dry air around 4,000-5,000 feet in the sky.  We definitely don’t see … Continue reading

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Halloween To Turn Wet…

While towns trick-or-treating on Wednesday evening are fine, those holding the annual candy-gathering task on Halloween evening may run into to some showers and thunderstorms.  Our FutureTrack computer model paints the main line of storms thru the area at 7 … Continue reading

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The Moon & Venus…

Have you noticed the bright star in the southwest sky during the evening hours this week, near the Moon?  If so, you’ve been looking at Venus.  I snapped this picture around 7 PM and labeled the image for clarity.  What … Continue reading

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