Weekly Weather Highlights: 13-19 June 2016

Barry Keim/ State Climatologist / keim@lsu.edu


...First Run of High Heat Index Days This Summer...


*      From 13-17 June, return flow dominated the weather pattern, with plenty of heat and humidity, and high heat index values. Temperatures were in the mid-90s across much of the State and the heat index was in the triple digits for many days of the work week.

*      Scattered showers prevailed early in the week, with many one-day totals over 2 inches, especially across northern Parishes.

*      On 18-19 June, a weak frontal boundary served as the focusing mechanism for rainfall all across Louisiana, bringing widespread rains to the State. On the 18th, thunderstorm winds caused damage in Bienville, Caddo, De Soto, Plaquemines, Rapides, Vernon, Webster, and Winn Parishes.    

*      For the week, Statewide precipitation averaged 1.65 inches, which was 0.44 inches above normal.

*    For the week, Statewide temperature averaged 82 degrees F, which was 2 degrees F above normal.


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Weekly Topsoil Maps: parish assessments provided by LSU Extension agents