Weekly Weather Highlights: 25-31 Jan 2016

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


...Mild Weekend Helps Kick Off Mardi Gras Season...


*      A cold front swept across Louisiana on 26 January bringing widespread rainfall to the State.

*      Cold air filtered in to Louisiana behind the cold front, and a freeze was experienced in the northern half of Louisiana on the 28th.

*      Return flow dominated 30-31 January bringing mild weather for the start of the Mardi Gras season in south Louisiana.

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 1.04 inches, which was 0.25 inches below normal.

*    For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 52 degrees F, which was 2 degrees F above normal.


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