Monthly Archives: March 2012

Thursday Showers…

Showers and storms are moving over Texas this afternoon as an upper level disturbance rolls over the Lone Star State. That upper level disturbance will make its way into Acadiana tomorrow, increasing our rain chances. I’m not expecting much rain, … Continue reading

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Work-Week Weather

  We have seen some really nice weather over the last few days, and we will see more nice weather for the next few days, but the rain chances will come up just a little bit by the middle half … Continue reading

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Minor Adjustments to Saffir-Simpson Scale

Effective May 15th of this year the new Saffir-Simpson Scale will go into effect. Only minor adjustments will be made to the Category 3-5 Hurricanes. The categories will be adjusted slightly to resolve issues associated with the conversion of units … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals…

  We did see some decent rainfall totals across Acadiana yesterday, but the highest totals were across the western parts of the state where some areas saw 10 inches or more of rain.  On average across Acadiana, about 2 to … Continue reading

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NWS Confirms Five Tornadoes Early Wednesday…

0535 AM TORNADO 1 W HENRY 29.88N 92.10W 03/21/2012 VERMILION LA NWS STORM SURVEY NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED AN EF 0 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN ABOUT ONE AND A HALF MILES WEST OF HENRY. PATH LENGTH WAS 1 MILE AND PATH WIDTH … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

  We are going to to see a chance of severe weather Wednesday as a strong storm system moves toward the area. Not only will we see a chance of severe weather, but there will be a chance of flooding, … Continue reading

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Heavy Rainfall and Severe Storms A Big Concern This Week

The Storm Prediction Center already has Acadiana under a slight risk for severe weather this week. Even though we may see severe weather the bigger issue may be the rain we see over the next coming days. The QPF for … Continue reading

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The Rise Of Bayou Vermilion…

The rise of Bayou Vermilion near Carencro on Monday is really remarkable.  This chart shows the rapid increase in the water level from just under 8′ when the rain began Monday morning, to a crest of 22.5′ by Monday night.  … Continue reading

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The Pattern That Isn’t Changing…

Here’s a look at 5 PM CDT temperatures Wednesday. The pattern across North America hasn’t changed in months – unseasonably warm across the eastern half of the U.S.; unseasonably cold across Northern Canada. This doesn’t mean we’ll see an unseasonably … Continue reading

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Another Look At Rainfall Totals…

The National Weather Service posted a detailed map of Doppler radar estimated rainfall totals from Monday.  Have a look.  The measured total at Carencro was a whopping 13.21″, with an estimated 16-18″ bulls-eye to the northeast.

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