Weekly Weather Highlights: 19-25 Jan 2015

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


Widespread Heavy Rain Event Highlights Week  


*      A cold front moved across Louisiana on 20-21 January, which stalled along the Gulf Coast.

*      On 22-23 January, cyclogenesis occurred along this remenat front in the northwestern Gulf, and the newly formed cyclone traveled along Louisiana’s Coast, bringing a significant rain event.  Rainfall totals ranged from about 1 to 4 inches for the event, which should help further reduce drought across southeastern Louisiana.

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 1.89 inches, which was 0.55 inches above normal.

*      For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 50 degrees F, which was 1 degree 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