Weekly Weather Highlights: 14-20 Apr 2014

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


Record Cold Temperatures Common on the 16th


·         A cold front swept across Louisiana on 14 April, triggering severe weather across the State.  Thunderstorm-induced wind damage was reported in Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, Franklin, Lincoln, Madison, Ouachita, and West Carroll Parishes.

·         High pressure moved in behind the front, which brought a late season cool down to the region leading to record-breaking minimum temperatures at many locations across the State on the 16th.  A few stations in northern Parishes even dropped below freezing.

·         Some scattered rains fell across Louisiana on the 18th, as the region was sandwiched between a front to the north and a developing storm system to the south.   

·         For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 1.31 inches, which was 0.19 inches above normal.

·         For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 59°F, which was 8°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