Weekly Weather Highlights: 8-14 December 2014

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


Arid Weather Continues to Plague State


*      A cold front crossed the State on 9-10 December, which produced very little rainfall.

*      A weak front to the northwest of Louisiana helped trigger some thunderstorms across northwestern Parishes on 11-12 December.

*      Rain was nearly non-existent across the southern half of Louisiana, and drought conditions are getting worse, as noted in the U.S. Drought Monitor found at <http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/>.

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 0.13 inches, which was 1.06 inches below normal.

*      For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 51 degrees F, which was 1 degree F below 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