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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Let it snow, let it snow
Posted on 12/8/2017 11:46:00 AM.
A cold Canadian air blast is lowering temperatures to below freezing throughout Louisiana tonight. National Weather Service forecaster Michael Hill says the areas where snow is on the ground, temperatures will get very cold and remain that way for a few evenings.
 
 
 
 
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North Louisiana under freeze warning & snow in the forecast for Florida Parishes
Posted on 12/7/2017 12:22:00 PM.

There’s a lot of talk of wintery mix tomorrow morning and Alek Krautmann with the National Weather Service in Slidell says the Florida Parishes are in for some rain tonight transitioning into sleet and possibly snow by morning. He says we’ll see temperatures in the low 40s throughout today.
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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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Frigid weather invades Louisiana
Posted on 12/6/2017 10:08:00 AM.
By Kelley Ray 
Central and southern Louisiana are in store for heavy rains over the next couple of days. An arctic cold front moved in yesterday plummeting temperatures and bringing a lot of moisture. Phil Grigsby with the National Weather Service says the strong winds will drop the wind chill to near freezing.
 
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Louisiana braces for winter weather
Posted on 1/6/2017 3:21:00 AM.

There’s a chance some parts of Louisiana will see winter precipitation today. State climatologist Barry Keim says the region north of the I-10 corridor will likely see a wintry mix.
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NWS: Snow in the forecast but no accumulation
Posted on 1/5/2017 11:33:00 AM.

Precipitation is moving into Louisiana over the next 24 hours bringing in the possibility of light snow. That’s according to Patrick Omundson with the National Weather Service in Shreveport who says Louisiana likely won’t see any snow accumulation and the majority will fall along the Arkansas state line. He says the snow will start mid-day tomorrow.
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Louisiana gets a taste of winter weather this week
Posted on 1/4/2017 3:51:00 AM.

Another cold snap is coming our way, and state climatologist Barry Keim says it will be the coldest one yet. He says a cold front is moving into the state today, which will drastically cool things off in the Bayou State.
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Passing front brings severe weather, possibly snow to Louisiana
Posted on 1/21/2016 10:18:00 AM.
A cold front moving across Louisiana is bringing the possibility of severe weather and even the chance of snow for some areas of the state.  Alek Krautmann, with the National Weather Service in Slidell, says the chance of severe weather in south Louisiana will begin this afternoon and continue into the night.
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The snow has arrived
Posted on 2/25/2015 10:35:00 AM.
The snow has arrived in north Louisiana and State Police urge residents to stay home and don't travel unless it's absolutely necessary. Trooper Matt Harris says if you do have to drive somewhere in areas where snow has fallen, take it easy.
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