Weekly Weather Highlights: 7-13 Apr 2014

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


Summer Pattern Kicks in at the End of Week


·         A cold front swept across Louisiana on 7 April, which was related to the storms that ravaged Louisiana on the 6th.

·         On 8 April, a weak trough moved through the State triggering additional storminess and severe weather.  Hail was reported in Richland and Tangipahoa Parishes, and damaging winds in Lincoln and Tensas Parishes.

·         Return flow was in place from 10-13 April, showing signs of the summer pattern to come. 

·         For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 1.31 inches, which was 0.18 inches above normal.

·         For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 66°F, which was 2°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