Highlights: 15-21 August 2016
Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / email@example.com
...Rains Adding Insult to
Injury as Catastrophic Flooding Persists...
storm system that produced the heavy rains last week, was absorbed by a
stationary front in Texas on the 14-15 August.
most part, Louisiana experienced return flow from the Gulf of Mexico for most
of the week, though some atmospheric instability led to enhanced thunderstorm
on the 15th, Grand Coutou had 11.24 inches
of rainfall in a day. Bell City also had 6.38 inches on the 15th,
and two day total of 8.88 on 15-16 August. Clinton also logged 7.50 inches of
rain on the 16th.
August, high winds and damage were reported in Caddo, Lincoln, and St. Tammany
flooding occurred from the rains of the past week, which were aggravated to a
small extent by the rains of this week. Furthermore, flooding issues were still
ongoing even through the end of the week.
week, Statewide precipitation averaged 3.39 inches,
which was 2.41 inches above normal.
week, Statewide temperature averaged 81 degrees F,
which 1 degree F below normal.