Weekly Weather Highlights: 16-22 May 2016

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


...Line of Severe Thunderstorms Moves Across South Louisiana...


*      A pesky stalled front in South Louisiana dominated the weather pattern for the week across Louisiana. This front kept the weather rather unstable with periodic thunderstorms, especially across South Louisiana.

*      On 19 May, however, a bow echo moved across the State with a line of severe thunderstorms. There was a possible tornado in Plaquemines Parish, hail was reported in Iberville Parish, and damaging winds were documented in the following Parishes; Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Vermilion. A wind gust of 81 mph was measured on a home weather station in Gueydan in Vermilion Parish.

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 1.49 inches, which was 0.25 inches above normal.

*    For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 72 degrees F, which was 3 degrees 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