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.
Barry Keim, 2016, weather, floods, drought, tornado outbreak

Cold weather means holiday spirits rise
Posted on 12/8/2016 1:04:00 PM.
Louisiana is seeing the coldest temperatures of the season so far and many folks are finding themselves becoming more in the holiday spirit as a result. That's according to Dr. Michelle Moore, clinical psychologist with LSU Health Sciences Center. She says you could even argue the cold weather Christmas Spirit is good for the economy.
holiday spirit, cold, weather, michelle moore

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.
Louisiana, weather, snow, Alek Krautmann, Jason Hansford, National Weather Service

Severe weather threatens the state
Posted on 1/21/2016 3:19:00 AM.
Rain and the possibility of severe weather is expected Thursday across Louisiana as a cold front moves across the state.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says the threat of severe weather is statewide.  
Louisiana, weather, Barry Keim

Light freeze expected across much of Louisiana Tuesday morning
Posted on 1/4/2016 12:55:00 PM.
Temperatures across Louisiana are expected to drop to around freezing overnight resulting in frost and a light freeze.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says areas north of the I-10/I-12 corridor will have a light freeze Tuesday morning.  
weather, cold, light freeze, frost, Barry Keim

Top weather events of 2015
Posted on 12/28/2015 3:43:00 AM.
As 2015 is coming to an end, State Climatologist Barry Keim has put together a list of the top weather events in Louisiana for the year.   Keim picks El Nino as the state's top weather event of 2015.  
Louisiana, weather, Barry Keim. 2015

What kind of weather can Louisiana expect this winter?
Posted on 12/22/2015 3:27:00 AM.
Winter is here.  Winter officially began at 10:49PM Monday night with the winter solstice.  
winter, weather, Louisiana, forecast, Barry Keim

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close
Posted on 11/30/2015 10:27:00 AM.
Today marks the end of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season and it was quite favorable for Louisiana as no storms threatened the state.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says forecasters were were pretty accurate with their predictions this season.
hurricane, season, weather, Louisiana, Barry Keim

Rain, warm temperatures keeping mosquitoes around
Posted on 11/11/2015 10:42:00 AM.
 We're well into November but, apparently, no one has told the mosquitoes.  There are an unusual high number of mosquitoes being seen buzzing around for this time of year.  
Louisiana, mosquitoes, weather, Colby Colona

Tornados touch down in Louisiana over the weekend
Posted on 11/2/2015 12:08:00 PM.
Rapides Parish continues to clean up after severe weather ripped through the area over the weekend.  Rapides Parish Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Carnline says a tornado touched down Saturday morning in the Elmer community that caused some damage.
Louisiana, weather, tornado, Rapides Parish, Elmer, Tommy Carnline

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