Weekly Weather Highlights: 11-17 August 2014

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


Fourth Cold Front of the Summer Moves Through Louisiana


         A cold front began a slow march across Louisiana on 11 August, bringing severe weather. Thunderstorm-induced wind damage occurred in Acadia, Grant, Jackson, Lafayette, La Salle, Rapides, St. Landry, and Winn Parishes. The front also caused widespread rainfall across the State.

         The front finally crossed the State be the morning of the 13th, bringing in another round of less humid air to the State. Most of the State had low humidity from the 13-15 July. This marks the fourth front to cross the State since 1 July, making it an unusual summer, especially regarding humidity levels.

         For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 0.72 inches, which was 0.27 inches below normal.

         For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 80F, which was 2F below normal.


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Weekly Topsoil Maps: parish assessments provided by LSU Extension agents