Weekly Weather Highlights: 25 Apr to 1 May 2016

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


...Severe Weather Abounds in Louisiana...


*      Southeast winds dominated the early portion of the week from 25-26 April.

*      Late on 26 April, a cold front came close enough to Louisiana to produce some severe weather. Damaging winds were reported in Allen and Caddo Parishes.

*      On 27 April, the front continued to move close to Louisiana, producing additional severe weather. More damaging winds were reported in Calcasieu, Cameron, and Vernon Parishes.

*      On 29 April, the same front again began moving toward Louisiana producing additional severe weather. Hail was reported in Caddo Morehouse, Ouachita, Union, and West Carroll Parishes. High winds were reported in Caddo Parish.

*      A possible tornado was reported in St. Landry Parish on the 30th. Hail was also reported in Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes, and damaging winds in Livingston, Pointe Coupee, and Rapides Parishes.

*      On 1 May, hail occurred in Ascension, Calcasieu, Iberville, and Lafourche Parishes, and wind damage in Lafayette Parish, yet the front never cleared the State.

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 3.03 inches, which was 1.87 inches above normal.

*    For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 75 degrees F, which was 6 degrees F above normal.


Weekly Report in PDF Format.

Weekly NASS Weather Summary: Selected Stations

Weekly LOSC Weather Summary: Expanded Listing

Weekly KBDI Maps: regional display based on approximately 50 stations

Weekly Topsoil Maps: parish assessments provided by LSU Extension agents