Nungesser: Mardi Gras benefits the entire state
Posted on 2/9/2018 11:26:00 AM.
The carnival season ramps up this weekend with parades all across the state. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says New Orleans is the focal point for Mardi Gras, but the entire state benefits from an influx of tourists who want to be a part of the celebration.
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Cold front moves into Louisiana
Posted on 1/11/2018 2:55:00 AM.

Get ready for a return of cold temperatures. A strong cold front will move through the state today, dropping temperatures and keeping highs below 50 degrees for the weekend. State Climatologist Barry Keim…

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Keim: Louisiana to get frosty start to new year
Posted on 12/27/2017 11:49:00 AM.
Louisiana is experiencing another very cold day, and it looks to stay this way and get even chillier into the New Year. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the polar vortex has arrived with a vengeance and it's going to affect us for at least the next week and perhaps even longer.
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No White Christmas, but colder air will arrive in time
Posted on 12/22/2017 10:23:00 AM.

It will feel a lot like Christmas as a cold front will bring more seasonable temperatures to Louisiana. After experiencing highs near 80 in parts of the state, state climatologist Barry Keim says a strong cold front will usher in colder air starting Saturday.

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How rare is a snow event in Louisiana?
Posted on 12/8/2017 3:23:00 PM.
South Louisiana saw some snow Friday morning to the delight of residents. So how rare of an event is this? State Climatologist Barry Keim says, believe it or not, we actually see white flakes more often than hurricanes. But for it to span nearly the entire bottom half of the state is very rare.
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South Louisiana may see some wintry conditions
Posted on 12/7/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The recent cold snap could bring southeast Louisiana some wintry precipitation tonight into Friday morning. State Climatologist Barry Keim says even though the air temperature will stay above freezing, you may still see freezing precipitation.
"Note that even if the surface temperatures are above freezing, say 33 or 34 degrees, the air above it may still be below freezing, snow and sleet can form and you can get snow and sleet that can form at the surface."
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Cold front drops temperatures into the 30s across the state
Posted on 12/6/2017 2:49:00 AM.

A cold front has crossed the state, bringing Louisiana the coldest weather of the season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says we can expect to see clouds and lingering rain through Thursday. He says break out the sweaters and winter coats. 

“Low temperatures this morning are in the 40s across the state and high temperatures this afternoon are only going to reach into the 50s and the temperatures are going to continue to fall over the next few days.”
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La Nina keeps pushing rain away from Louisiana
Posted on 11/29/2017 11:50:00 AM.
Louisiana is falling further behind in rainfall. The recent arid conditions is blamed on the current La Nina pattern that is in place. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there has been very little rain this fall.
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Cooler fall like weekend coming for Louisiana
Posted on 11/8/2017 3:00:00 AM.
Recent record breaking heat in some areas of the state will give way today to much cooler temperatures as a cold front moves in. State Climatologist Barry Keim says expect a gray dreary day.
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State Climatologist: It will feel like fall this week
Posted on 10/23/2017 3:00:00 AM.

This past weekend’s cold front has brought even cooler temperatures to Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says it really feels like fall today.

"Minimum temperatures this morning across the state are in the 50s and 60s and high temperatures are only going to reach the mid 70s." Keim said. "It's going to be a stunningly beautiful day."
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