Author Archives: David Paul

Another July Cold Front!!!

July cold fronts in Acadiana are usually extremely rare, but the third one of July 2014 arrives Tuesday morning.  A few showers are possible with the passing front, followed by lowering humidity levels for Tuesday afternoon.  Wednesday will feature the … Continue reading

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Another Shot Of Dry Air On The Horizon…

A third cold front in July for South Louisiana?!?!  Yes, as hard as it may be to believe, another potent cold front will push southward across the eastern 2/3 of the country for the last week of the month.  The … Continue reading

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Hurricane Arthur Makes Landfall In North Carolina…

The first Category 2 hurricane since Hurricane Ike in 2008 made landfall late Thursday evening near Cape Lookout, North Carolina.  Hurricane Arthur came ashore with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph after strengthening steadily on Thursday.  The Outer Banks will … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina…

The first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season is on the move.  Tropical Storm Arthur had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph as of 10 PM CDT on July 2, moving to the north.  A turn to the … Continue reading

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Tornado Numbers Way Down So Far…

Tornadoes are possible across the country’s mid-section Tuesday evening along a distinct warm front. We are actually due to see more tornadoes this severe weather season as the total so far in 2014 is as low as it’s been at … Continue reading

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Torrential Rains Drench Acadiana…

Here’s a look at Doppler radar estimated rainfall totals from Wednesday morning.  The bulls-eye area is from Jennings to Lafayette along I-10.  At the airport in Lafayette, 6.86″ fell in just nine hours between 2:00 and 11:00 AM.  This was … Continue reading

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Drought Conditions Developing…

The latest Drought Monitor was released on Thursday and it confirms what we know – drought conditions are developing across Southwest Louisiana.  Moderate to severe drought covers areas from Lafayette westward.  The rain deficits are substantial year-to-date.  Lafayette is down … Continue reading

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“The Calm Between The Storms”…

Hurricane season 2014 is almost here and we’re helping you get prepared.  We’ve put together a fantastic half-hour special featuring interviews from Dr. Rick Knabb and Dr. Phil Klotzbach, details on how tropical cyclones are steered in the atmosphere, tips … Continue reading

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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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