eekly Weather Highlights: 28 Nov to 4 Dec 2016

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist /


...Heavy Rains Improve Drought Conditions; Four Tornadoes Reported...


*      On 28 November, a cold front moved into northern Louisiana, producing rainfall and some severe weather. A tornado briefly touched down in a rice field in Avoyelles Parish and there was wind damage in Franklin Parish.

*      On 29 November, the front was still slowly moving across Louisiana and it produced additional severe weather. Tornadoes were reported in Winn and Caldwell Parishes, hail was documented in Caldwell, Franklin, La Salle, Lincoln, Morehouse, and Natchitoches Parishes. In addition, wind damage was reported in Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Grant, and La Salle Parishes.

*      Another tornado (EF0) touched down in Jefferson Parish on November 30, as the front continued its slow journey across Louisiana.

*      High pressure moved in on 1-2 December, bringing fair weather to the State.

*      Cyclogenesis in the western Gulf led to very rainy and gloomy conditions across Louisiana on 3-4 December.  

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 4.02 inches, which was 2.81 inches above normal. Radar-estimated rainfall suggest that parts of southwestern Louisiana recorded over 10 inches of rain over the week.

*    For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 57 degrees F, which was 3 degrees F above normal.


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