What kind of weather can Louisiana expect this winter?
Posted on 12/22/2015 3:27:00 AM.
Winter is here.  Winter officially began at 10:49PM Monday night with the winter solstice.  


State Climatologist Barry Keim says the seasonal forecast is kind of gloomy.
 
"The Climate Prediction Center is calling for cooler and wetter than normal conditions.  That's very typical for an El Nino."

Keim says, despite a forecast for cooler temperatures, you shouldn't expect a lot of freezes across Louisiana this winter.

"Do expect lots of clouds, lots of rain, lots of dreary conditions.  In fact, you can expect to see more of that than normal for the next three months or so."

He says those who enjoy the cold during this time of year will be disappointed for much of the season.  Keim says El Nino will keep many arctic air intrusions into Louisiana at bay, but not all of them.

"It is coming.  We are going to get some in January and February.  We can pretty much bank on that, but again it'll be less than normal."
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