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Low Flood Threat This Spring…

  Although the winter was cold and snowy across the Great Lakes and Northeast, snowfall across the Upper Midwest, the headwaters of the Mississippi River, was well below normal.  Check out the difference between March 1, 2015 and March 1, … Continue reading

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A Pattern Shift To Spring-like Air…

Chilly weather continues into the weekend before we see a big warm-up.  Another shot of cold air follows later next week, though.  However, the overall pattern is about to undergo a big change that means temperatures will likely go above … Continue reading

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Shift To A Warmer Pattern In Sight…

As you probably know, the overall pattern is a cold one for the eastern two-thirds of America.  We’ll see the unseasonably cold weather last for the remainder of February and into March, but a pattern change looks to take place … Continue reading

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Arctic Blast Impressive Across Acadiana…

Unseasonably cold air moved in early Thursday, dropping our temperature around 20° below normal. The Arctic air resulted in a low of 23° at Lafayette, with upper 10s in the Alexandria area. This may end up being the coldest night … Continue reading

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The Coldest Night So Far This Winter…

After a relatively mild December, January is ushering in some unseasonably cold air. Temperatures Wednesday night will fall through the 20s, reaching the lower 20s by daybreak Thursday.  With winds at 10-20 mph, wind chill values will reach the 10s … Continue reading

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Christmas Week Severe Threat…

There’s a Slight Risk of severe weather across parts of Acadiana on Tuesday.  A disturbance moving in from the west will tap moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and produce showers and thunderstorms during the midday and afternoon period across … Continue reading

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Tracking What May Soon Be Cristobal…

The tropical disturbance near Hispaniola Friday evening is offering some forecast challenges.  I’ve marked the steering currents in the atmosphere with the white arrows, with a couple track scenarios in yellow.  There is a potential track to the north between … Continue reading

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Tracking The Tropics…

The tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean appears to be gradually organizing.  The upper-level winds are rather favorable, so if the lower-level circulation can organize, we’ll have a tropical system on our hands.  The general motion will be to the … Continue reading

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Tropical Wave Worth Watching…

If you’re a loyal viewer, you know I’ve been tracking the tropical waves coming off the coast of Africa since last week.  This one in particular really bears watching over the next several days.  There appears to be a little … Continue reading

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Warm Season Recap…

Here are some interesting weather statistics at Lafayette for the period from May 1 through August 11.  The average temperature was-1.4° compared to normal, while total rainfall was +10.09″ compared to normal.  Some changes are on the horizon, though, as … Continue reading

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