Monthly Archives: June 2012

Think it’s humid here?  You’re right, but the muggiest weather in the country is across the Midwest, where the dew point was 77° in Omaha and 73° in Chicago at 3 PM!  The high moisture content air is across the … Continue reading

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Cooler Soon?

There’s no doubt it has been a hot and dry week across Acadiana. At the Lafayette Regional Airport, the temperature rose to 99 degrees both Monday and Tuesday, and some parts of Acadiana saw triple digit heat. It does look … Continue reading

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A Look At Lafayette Temperature Extremes…

With many parts of Acadiana reaching or exceeding the century-mark Tuesday, I thought it would be neat to look back at temperature extremes for Lafayette.  The record high for Tuesday is 104°, so we didn’t quite reach that.  The all-time … Continue reading

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Debby Makes Landfall…

Tropical Storm Debby made landfall Tuesday afternoon near Horseshoe Beach, FL, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.  Heavy rain has been the main threat, especially along the I-10 corridor, where over two feet has fallen since the storm moved … Continue reading

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The Forecast Challenges Of Debby…

There was a lot of confusion created over the weekend once the National Hurricane Center (NHC) began issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Debby.  I’ll give you my break-down of the weekend period and the challenges that were facing all of … Continue reading

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Tracking Debby…

Debby has weakened over the last 24 hours as max sustained winds are down to 45 mph. At one time yesterday, winds were at 60 miles per hour sustained. Debby is slowly moving to the northeast at 3 mph, and … Continue reading

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Models Finally Start to Agree on Debby

Tropical Storm Debby was a complete headache this weekend regarding the exact path that she would take. Good news is that this afternoon our forecast models are showing agreement with each other. We now have more confidence that Debby will … Continue reading

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Tropical System In The Gulf?

We are still watching an area of disturbed weather in the southern Gulf of Mexico. This is not a tropical system yet, but more than likely it will become a tropical depression, and possibly tropical storm over the weekend. If … Continue reading

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Disturbance In The Gulf…

Here’s the latest on the disturbance in the Gulf, as of Thursday afternoon.  Broad low pressure is centered near the tip of the Yucatan.  Better winds aloft for development are offset to the east, so any organization will be slow.  … Continue reading

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A Look At June Thus Far…

The month of June has been rather pleasant so far, considering what we normally see this time of year.  Our rain total is running above-normal, while our average temperature is running below-normal.  We’ve only had eight days with highs at … Continue reading

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