This February could go down as the warmest on record since 1932 for the Bayou State. That’s according to State Climatologist Barry Keim who says the average temperature in Louisiana this month is floating right around 61 degrees and the current record is 61.2 degrees. He says it’s going to be close.
“It’s going to be very interesting and I certainly think we’re going to be flirting with breaking the record for February and having the warmest February across the state of Louisiana with our record keeping going all the way back to 1895.”
Keim says so far for February, we’re averaging eight degrees above normal and he attributes this to a lot of warm air moving in from the coast.
“And for the most part though we’re drafting air and pushing air in off the Gulf of Mexico and it’s been relatively warm and humid.”
Keim says although Louisiana has seen a few cold fronts the last few weeks, not much Canadian air moved down south this winter.
“We just haven’t really gotten that arctic air pushed down into Louisiana very frequently this entire winter season, not just February.”