Totals are in for last week’s historic snow event and Kentwood saw the most with 6 and a half inches. That’s according to Shawn O’Neil with the National Weather Service in Slidell, who says parts of the Baton Rouge area saw three to five inches.
“And into the Donaldsonville area all the way over there where we had as much as five to six inches as well. So there was a pretty decent swath of five to seven inch totals across that area.”
O’Neil says the moisture stayed a little longer than originally anticipated. He says most areas below Lake Pontchartrain saw at least a small amount of snow but the majority fell within the Florida Parishes.
“If you got to places like north of the lake, Ponchatoula had 3.5, Slidell had a couple of inches as well. Generally in that 2 to 4 inch range.”
O’Neil says this is the first measurable snow for south Louisiana since December of 2008.
“Where we had considerable snow fall amounts across most of the area. It’s definitely the first in around 9 years, significant snow event.”