Highlights: 16 to 22 Jan 2017
Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / email@example.com
...Frontal Rains All Week, 5
Tornado Reports, and Exceptional Warmth...
was in the warm sector of a cyclone on 16 January, bringing warm and humid
conditions, as well as rain.
front moved half-way across Louisiana before stalling on 17-19 January. This
situation brought more rain to the State.
January, the State was again in the warm sector of a rapidly-approaching cyclone.
Thunderstorms were prevalent, hail was reported in Allen and Jefferson Davis
Parishes, and wind damage was documented in Allen Parish.
front and its associated squall line swept across Louisiana on the 21st
bringing additional severe weather. Hail was reported in Bossier, Caddo,
Catahoula, Grant, La Salle, Orleans, Union, and Webster Parishes. Wind damage was
reported in Bossier, Jefferson, La Salle, Morehouse, Natchitoches, and Union
Parishes. Lastly, tornadoes were reported in Bossier (EF2 with 1 injury), 2 in Natchitoches
(EF2 with 1 injury and the other unknown), 2 in Grant (both EF1 with one
tornado with 1 injury), and LaSalle (EF1).
week, Statewide precipitation averaged 3.40 inches,
which was 2.05 inches above normal.
week, Statewide temperature averaged 66 degrees F,
which was 17 degrees F above normal. This is among the largest weekly
temperature departures that I can remember. The largest being 19 degrees over
Christmas week 2015.