Monthly Archives: January 2013

January Almost In The Books…

January is nearly in the books, so we can look back at what was a month of swings.  A cool, wet start was replaced by a drier, warmer end.  Our rainfall will end at 11.18″, which is 5.33″ above normal.  … Continue reading

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Storm Reports Widespread…

While we missed any severe weather in Acadiana Tuesday night, areas to our north and northeast were not so lucky.  Check out this map of severe weather reports from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon.  Red dots are tornado reports, blue … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Risk…

As a strong storm system move through Acadiana tomorrow night into early Thursday morning, we will see a chance of storms, and some of which could be strong to severe. The wind shear in the atmosphere will be very strong … Continue reading

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Next Rain Chance Arrives on Tuesday

Our next weather system is setting up to the west as I type. An upper level trough will be moving eastward in the coming down pushing a potent cold front through Acadiana early Wednesday morning. Models have sped the system … Continue reading

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A Neat Look At Winter Snow & Ice Cover…

In the middle of winter, this is a really cool shot showing how much of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice.  The white, of course, is snow cover, while the purple shows various concentrations of sea ice.  … Continue reading

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A LIttle Cooler…

A strong cold front is just north of Shreveport, and that cold front will drift south today and tonight, bringing in slightly cooler air behind it tomorrow and tomorrow night. Behind the front, temperatures drop off 15 to 20 degrees, … Continue reading

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Compressional Warming…

In the midst of real winter-like air, the front range of the Rockies is rather mild.  Denver was at 60° at 5 PM CST Thursday, much warmer than surrounding areas.  The reason is down-sloping winds, which creates compressional warming.  The … Continue reading

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Some Nice Weather, Finally!

Most of January has been wet over Acadiana. Of course, you don’t need me to tell ya that. The sun has been limited for the last few weeks, but that will change over the next week. We will see mostly … Continue reading

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Models Hinting At Snow Thursday Morning…

Some computer models are hinting at snow Thursday morning, perhaps over northern and western parts of Acadiana.  Predicting such winter precipitation three days out for South Louisiana with a high degree of uncertainty is unheard of, so don’t get overly … Continue reading

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Mermentau River Still On The Rise…

The Mermentau River at Mermentau is still on the rise.  The National Weather Service predicts a crest of 11′ on Wednesday, which would be the highest level in 58 years and the fourth-highest on record.

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