Flooding and drought highlight the year in weather
Posted on 12/26/2016 3:19:00 PM.
2016 will be remembered for two significant flood events, one in north Louisiana and the other in south Louisiana, which killed 13 people in August. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the north Louisiana flood event took place between March 7th and 12th. He says between 15 to 25 inches of rain fell.
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13 parishes declared disaster area because of November drought
Posted on 12/20/2016 5:58:00 AM.

Thirteen parishes in north and central Louisiana have been declared a natural disaster area by the US Department of Agriculture because of drought conditions during 2016. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says crops were damaged because of the drought, and this declaration could help them recover.

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Some farmers welcome dry conditions
Posted on 11/1/2016 10:39:00 AM.

The lack of a rainfall over the last month and a half is benefiting many Louisiana farmers. LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry says we’re coming off an extremely wet August and September, and October was very dry for producers. He says for row crops like corn, soybeans, and rice, that’s welcomed news.

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Most of the state dealing with drought conditions, 5th driest October on record
Posted on 10/31/2016 1:57:00 AM.
The lack of rain during the month of October in Louisiana has caused drought conditions to develop throughout the region. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the US drought monitor shows 73% of the Bayou State is in drought, and the remaining 27% is considered abnormally dry. He says it's brutally dry out there.
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Heavy rain could ease drought conditions across Louisiana
Posted on 10/26/2015 12:43:00 PM.
Heavy rains have inundated Louisiana over the past few days.  State Climatologist says the southeast and north-central parts of the state were the hardest hit areas.  
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Louisiana to get much needed rain
Posted on 10/23/2015 12:22:00 PM.

Louisiana will get some much needed rain over the next few days. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the majority of the state has been in extreme drought and this rain event will likely to change all of that. He says we’ll be in an incredibly wet pattern until at least Tuesday.

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Statewide burn ban in effect
Posted on 10/16/2015 11:09:00 AM.
The state fire marshal's office and Department of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a statewide burn ban due to extremely dry conditions across the state.  The US Drought Monitor reports that 86-percent Louisiana is currently in drought.  
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Widespread drought conditions across Louisiana
Posted on 10/15/2015 12:56:00 PM.
Lack of rainfall in Louisiana in the past several weeks has put much of the state in drought conditions.  The United States Drought Monitor reports that 86-percent of Louisiana is currently dealing with drought conditions.  
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September sets records for lack of rain in north Louisiana
Posted on 10/1/2015 11:49:00 AM.

According to records from the National Weather Service, this September will go down as one of the driest for north Louisiana. Senior Meteorologist Jason Hansford says Shreveport Regional Airport recorded only 0.07 inches of rain during the entire month, which just surpassed the previous record set in 1994.

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Rain coming to Louisiana today
Posted on 12/19/2014 3:26:00 AM.
Some much needed rain will be hitting Louisiana today.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says this rain is coming at a great time as the state has been rain deficient over the last two months.  

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