Weekly Weather Highlights: 13 to 19 Feb 2017

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


...Warm and Relative Dry Week Across Louisiana...


*      The week opened on 13 February with a stationary front along Louisiana’s Coast. The frontal boundary served as a focusing mechanism for cyclogenesis on 14 February. There was concern about severe weather with this system, but this was never realized, though this did cause a statewide rain event.

*      High pressure controlled the State’s weather pattern on 15-16 February.

*      Return flow brought warmer and more humid conditions from 17-19 February, though weak area of low pressure along the coast on the 17th brought rains to the State.

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 0.51 inches, which was 0.63 inches below normal.

*    For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 58 degrees F, which was 5 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