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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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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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