Weekly Weather Highlights: 24-30 August 2015

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


...Beautiful Fall-Like Weather Exacerbates Drought...


*      On 24 August, an early-season cold front moved across the State, bringing some severe weather to western Louisiana.  Hail was reported in Vernon Parish, and damaging winds occurred in Beauregard and Vernon Parishes.

*      The front cleared the State on the 25th, and cool and dry air from Canada moved in and brought delightful, though dry, weather for the remainder of the week.

*      The aridity over the week will likely lead to degradation in drought conditions in Louisiana as depicted in the U.S. Drought Monitor <http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/>.

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 0.23 inches, which was 0.77 inches below normal.

*      For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 79 degrees F, which was 2 degree 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