Weekly Weather Highlights: 18-24 July 2016

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


...North Louisiana Still Considered Abnormally Dry...


*      High pressure over the eastern United States drove easterly winds in to Louisiana from 18-22 July, bringing only limited thunderstorm activity.

*      On 22 July, thunderstorm wind damage was reported in Franklin and Ouachita Parishes.

*      Return flow from the Gulf of Mexico dominated 23-24 July, driving up humidity levels, and increasing thunderstorm coverage.

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 0.77 inches, which was 0.38 inches below normal.

*    For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 85 degrees F, which 2 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