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Tuesday's School Bus Planner (9/2)

A Muggy Start with a Hot & Rainy Afternoon

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A warm morning will lead to a hot afternoon. Winds pushing in from the south and southeast will bring moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into Central Louisiana. The moisture paired with daytime heating will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. Rain intensity and coverage will decrease after sunset and into the overnight hours. Overall conditions will remain humid each day.First Bell- Expect a mild morning with temperatures in the mid 70s. Skies will be partly ... More>>

Major Time, Allergycast & UVcast

Tuesday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Tuesday's Outdoor Planner Allergycast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 7:00am-9:00am and we will give it a "C". Skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny, with a 40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our Allergycast will be high, and the main allergens will be ragweed, grasses, and molds. From 10am-4pm we will have partly sunny skies. High temperatures will peak in the low to mid 90s and humidity will make it feel near 100-102 ... More>>

Tropical depression five moves toward Mexico

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Monday, September 1st9:00 PMTropical depression five has formed in the western Gulf of Mexico. It has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and is expect to strengthen into a tropical storm by tomorrow. It will continue it's northwestward path at 12 miles per hour and make landfall in Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly. After making landfall, intensity should decrease as it is impacted by the land and mountainous terrain further inland. The rest of the Gulf of Mexico is quiet. Southerly fl... More>>

Lakes and Rivers

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Central Louisiana's daily Hydrology Report. More>>

Monday's Weather Blog (9/1)

Afternoon Rain Chances

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Monday, September 1 10:30amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26418711/developing-tropical-wave-over-the-southern-gulf-of-mexicoOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region). This LPS has a cold front stretched South, through the Midwest and into the Central Plains. This system is bringing a Likely chance for rain, coupled with a slight risk for severe weather and the threat of flash flooding to affected areas.Discus... More>>

Invest 99-L (Tropical Blog 9-1)

Developing Tropical Wave over the Southern Gulf of Mexico

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Monday, September 19:47amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 99-L (Tropical Wave)A Tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula Eastern Bay of Campeche is producinga lot of shower thunderstorm and is associated with a Tropical Wave. This system continues to show limited development as it moves over the warm water of the Southern GoM. Environmental conditions are favorable for develo... More>>

Major Time, UVcast & Allergycast

Monday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 6:00-8:00am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ... More>>

Rain chances continue through the week

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Like expected, scattered showers and thunderstorms are sprinkled across the area. Some are getting wet, while others are staying dry. This will be the type of pattern that will be in the place through the next few days. Plenty of atmospheric moisture is present over the region, but there is no real lifting mechanism to get air moving upwards, which is why things should remain scattered in nature. For your Labor Day, expect a day very similar to today, albeit, a touch warmer with highs possibl... More>>

Hefty rains today-A look at the upcoming week

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A slow "farmer's" rain fell across the area today as the area was blasted with tropical moisture to the south. As high pressure setup across the eastern U.S., tropical moisture banked up against it and consolidated across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. As a trough approached from the west, the high pressure pushed eastward allowing the tropical moisture to finally move northward in bulk. These types of events can produce hefty rain events around here and this event did not disappoint. Attac... More>>

MOISTURE INCREASING

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A surge of deep, rich moisture is moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico in response to a disturbance in the jet stream over the southern Plains. This will set the stage for a significant rain event in central Louisiana late Friday night and Saturday. This will be a persistent and an efficient episode with potential to three to five inches. Most gauges will catch somewhere between one-half inch and an inch and a half. Scattered rain and a few thunderstorms will linger into Sunday with lower... More>>

Weather Blog Friday (8/29)

Rising Rain Chances for the Weekend

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Friday, August 29 11:00amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26394579/one-hurricane-two-disturbances-active-in-the-tropicsOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the ORV (Ohio River Valley) GLR (Great Lakes Region). This LPS has a cold front stretched South, through the Central Southern Plains and into Mexico. This system is bringing a Likely chance for rain to affected areas. A Tropical LPS is over the NW GoM (Gulf of Mexico) and will mo... More>>

Tropical Blog Fri (8/29)

4 Areas of Interest In The Tropics

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Friday, August 2910:30amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Post-Tropical Cyclone)The Center of Cristobal is last located 545 miles SSW of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is centered at 45.5N 47.1W with Maximum sustained winds of 75mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 980mb (28.94"). This system is moving NE (055) at 44mph.Watches/Warnings:There are no current watches or warnings associated with this system..Satellite Radar analysis reveals that Cristobal has completed ... More>>

A Muggy Feel With Tapering Rain Chances

Friday Night Football Forecast (8/29)

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Jamboree Week (Pre-Season)Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with in out clouds and a muggy feel. Rain chances will be tapering off through the evening. Winds will be light and out of the South SE.By the start of the game there will be a light to moderatewind out of the South SE with a muggy feel. a chance for scattered rain and temps that are in the mid 80s (Feeling like the lower 90s).Kick-off temp 85.By the end of the night, expect a continued muggy feel with winds that will be calmin... More>>

Wet Conditions For Tailgating

College Gameday Forecast (8/29)

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LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday.There is an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front we will see showers thunderstorms. Chances will begin to taper off around sunset.NSU vs Missouri St (Thursday 6:00pm ) in Natchitoches, LA.NSU Lost to Missouri State27 / 34LSU vs Wisconsin (Saturday 8:00pm) in Houston, TX.Expect to see a muggy feel with a tapering chance for scattered showers thunderstorms... More>>

Major Time, Allergycast & UVcast

Friday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 3:30-5:30pm and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ... More>>

Friday's School Bus Planner

Patchy AM Fog and Afternoon Rain

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We will continue to see a Warm Muggy feel and a fair chance for scattered showers thunderstorms during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds through most of the area with temps into an average range. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the SE. Highs will range through the lower to mid 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell- Expect a muggy feel with low rain chances, partly cloudy skies and seasonable temps. There w... More>>

HUMIDITY AND A FEW STORMS

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Thursday's weather pattern across central Louisiana brought typical late-August heat and humidity and a few thunderstorms.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Fullerton in Vernon Parish dropped to 69 degrees for the lowest reading reported, with Winnfield, Jena, Simpson, Oakdale, and Bellwood at 70. Simmesport remained the warmest with 74 degrees. The long-term daily average is 71 degrees and the record is 56 in 1896.Afternoon highs ranged through the 90s, except at DeRid... More>>

Invest 98-L Tropical Blog (Thursday 8/28)

One Hurricane & Two Disturbances Active in the Tropics

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Thursday, August 2811:00amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Cat 1 Hurricane)The Center of Hurricane Cristobal was last located 545 miles SSW of Halifax, Nova Scotia and is centered at 36.9N 65.9W with Maximum sustained winds of 75mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 983mb (29.03"). This system is moving NE (050) at 26mph.Watches/Warnings:There are no current watches or warnings associated with this system..Satellite Radar analysis reveals that this hurricane co... More>>

Weather Blog (Thursday 8/28)

Warm & Muggy With Scattered Afternoon Rain

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Thursday, August 2811:30amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26394579/one-hurricane-two-disturbances-active-in-the-tropicsOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Central Plains. This LPS brings with it a Likely chance for rain, the threat of Flash Flooding and a slight risk for severe weather. Elsewhere a stalled out front in the ORV Ohio River Valley GLR (Great Lakes Region) will continue to bring some scattered rain. a ridge of high... More>>

College Gameday Planner (Thursday 8/28)

Rain Chances On The Board

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LSU Wisconsin will battle it out on neutral territory in Houston, TX on Saturday while Missouri St. comes to Natchitoches to try their luck against NSU. LC has a Bye Week as their conference will start later.There is a Tropical Disturbance that is stalled out and dissolving over the NW GoM (Northwest Gulf of Mexico). Meanwhile, an approaching cold front will move into the ArkLaTex area by Saturday. In advance of this front a broad ridge of High Pressure will be the force that slows stalls t... More>>

Thursday's Weekend Planner (8/28)

Labor Day Weekend Outlook

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Across Central Louisiana this weekend, cold front will move into the area and begin to stall out, before dissipating. This will bring with it, higher rain chances as it moves through during the weekend. So there will be a likely chance for showers thunderstorms, temps in the 80s 90s with a muggy feel with light to moderate winds out of the South that will swing around to the North West after the front moves through.SATURDAY...Expect mostly cloudy skies with temps warming to well below aver... More>>

Thursday's School Bus Planner 8/28

A Muggy Start With Afternoon Rain Chances

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We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Warm Muggy feel and a slight chance for scattered showers a few thunderstorms possible during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds through most of the area and a chance for scattered rain remains on the board this afternoon. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the East / SE. Highs will range through the lower to mid 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell-... More>>

CENTRAL LOUISIANA WEATHER SUMMARY-AUGUST 27, 2014

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Slightly drier air was able to settle in over most of central Louisiana Tuesday night and early Wednesday. This allowed for lower temperatures to be felt by folks getting out and facing another day of work and school.Jena was the cool spot with a low of 66 degrees this morning with Natchez, Miss., Atlanta, and Leesville reporting 67 degrees. An east wind off the Atchafalaya River kept the thermometer at Simmesport from getting no lower than 74 degrees. The long-term daily average is 71 and th... More>>

Weather Blog, Wednesday 8-27

Hot & Humid With Scattered Rain Through Thursday

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Wednesday, August 27 11:30amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26384102/tropics-remain-active-with-cat-1-cristobalOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Central Plains. This LPS brings with it the threat of Flash Flooding and a slight risk for severe weather. Elsewhere a stalled out front in the ORV Ohio River Valley GLR (Great Lakes Region) will continue to bring some scattered rain. Elsewhere a ridge of high pressure is anchored ov... More>>

Tropical Blog Wed. 8-27

Tropics Remain Active With Cat 1. Cristobal

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Wednesday, August 27 11:15amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Cat 1 Hurricane)The Center of Hurricane Cristobal was last located 435miles West of Bermuda and 300miles SE of Cape Hatteras centered at 31.8N 72.2W with Maximum sustained winds of 80mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 983mb (29.03). This system is moving North (355) at 12mph.Watches/Warnings:There is a Tropical Storm Watch in effect for the Bermuda.Satellite Radar analysis reveals that this storm h... More>>

Wednesday's Weekend Planner 8/27

High Rain Chances and a Muggy Feel

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Across Central Louisiana this weekend, cold front will move into the area and begin to stall out. This will bring with it, higher rain chances as it moves through during the weekend. So there will be a likely chance for showers thunderstorms, temps in the 80s 90s with a muggy feel and light to moderate winds out of the South that will swing around to the North West after the front moves in.SATURDAY...Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with temps warming to well below average range with a... More>>

Major Time, Allergycast & UVcast Wed. 8/27

Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 2:45-4:45pm and we will give it an "B-".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies, low rain chances and a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon and evening hours.Our Allergycast will become MODERAT... More>>

Wednesday's School Bus Planner

A Comfortable Start With PM Rain Chances

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We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Warm Muggy feel and a slight chance for scattered showers a few thunderstorms possible during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds through most of the area and a chance for scattered rain remains on the board this afternoon. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the East / SE. Highs will range through the lower to mid 90s and it will feel 5-10 degrees above the actual temperature.First Bell-... More>>

A CALMER DAY

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Slightly drier air filtered into central Louisiana from the east and northeast today, which kept thunderstorms from developing and brought a bit more comfortable feel to the air.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Winnfield dropped to 69 degrees with Natchez, Miss. reporting 70. On the warm side of the thermometer, Esler Airport only fell to 75 degrees. The long-term daily average is 71 and the record is 58 in 1966.Temperatures maxed out in the upper 80s to the middle 90... More>>

Tropical Blog 8/26

Tropics Remain Very Active To Include Cat 1 Hurricane Cristobal

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Tuesday, August 2610:38amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Cat 1 Hurricane)The Center of Hurricane Cristobal was last located 545 miles SW of Bermuda and centered at 27.2N 71.7W with Maximum sustained winds of 75mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 988mb (29.18). This system is moving North (010) at 12mph.Watches/Warnings:There is a Tropical Storm Watch in effect for the Bermuda.Satellite Radar analysis reveals that this storm has continued to develop during th... More>>

STORMY START TO THE WEEK

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The new work and school week started on an unsettled note today as thunderstorms rolled in from the east and northeast.The morning was very warm and muggy with lows ranging through the 70s. Winnfield as the cool spot with 71 degrees while Ville Platte stayed up at 77. The long-term daily average is 71 and the record is 60 in 1917.Afternoon highs ranged through the 90s. Bellwood hit 100 degrees with Peason, and International Airport (AEX) reporting 98 degrees. On the cool side of the thermomet... More>>

Tropical Blog Mon 8/25

Three Areas of Interest To Include T.S. Cristobal

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Monday, August 25 11:21amThere is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.Cristobal (Tropical Storm)The Center of T.S. Cristobal was last located 120 miles ENE of San Salvador 715 miles SW of Bermuda and centered at 24.6N 72.7W with Maximum sustained winds of 60mph and a Minimum Central Pressure of 993 mb (29.33). This system is moving NE (015) at 2 mph.Watches/Warnings:There is a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the Central Bahamas..Satellite Radar analysis reveals that this storm ... More>>

Invest 96-L (8-21)

Tropical Area of Interest is Approaching the Caribbean Islands

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Thursday, August 217:35pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)Shower Thunderstorm activity is abundantly found across an elongated area of low pressure. This Low is around a Tropical Wave that is located 275 miles West of the Lesser Antilles and continues to approach the Leeward Islands.During the next 48 hours, environmental conditions will improve and become more fa... More>>

Invest 96-L (8/20)

Tropical Development Expected in the Western Atlantic Ocean

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Wednesday, August 208:45pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 96-L (Tropical Wave)An elongated area of low pressure is associated with a Tropical Wave and continues to produce moderate (and scattered, strong) thunderstorm activity. This disturbance is located about 500 miles East of the Windward Islands and Lesser Antilles. There is some development that is organizing with this system. T... More>>

Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 9:30-11:30am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with fair to partly cloudy skies, rain-free conditions and a pleasant feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing well into the 90s through the day and adding the chance for scattered rain, after Noon. There will be a Hot Humid feel throughout the day with warming temps later this week.Our Allergycast w... More>>

Wednesday's School Bus Planner

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We will continue to see a typical Summertime Pattern with a Hot Humid feel and a chance for showers and thunderstorm activity picking up during the Afternoon. This means that we will see a mixture of sunshine clouds and though everyone will not see rain, though parts of Cenla will get wet. Winds will be light to moderate and out of the South West. Highs will range through the 90s and there will be a chance for scattered rain.First Bell- Expect a muggy feel with low rain chances, fair to pa... More>>

Invest 96-L

3 Active Tropical Waves In The Atlantic Basin

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Tuesday, August 198:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a couple of Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.1) Invest 96-L (Western Atlantic Tropical Wave)Disorganized shower thunderstorm activity continues to develop. This disturbance is associated with an elongated area of low pressure that extends from the Northeastern coast of Sou... More>>

Tropical Update (8-18)

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Monday, August 186:10pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a couple of Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.1) Atlantic (Tropical Wave)There is a tropical wave over the mid Atlantic Ocean and centered about 1000 miles East of the Lesser Antilles that contains shower thunderstorm activity associated with a weak elongated area of low pr... More>>

GOOD WEATHER TO END THE WEEK

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Dry air continued to dominate central Louisiana's weather pattern as we end yet another week.Morning lows remained well below the typical mid-August value of 72 degrees. Winnfield Oak Hill, and Natchez, Miss. saw their thermometer drop to 61 degrees. The Alexandria Power Plant in downtown fell to 67 degrees.Afternoon highs ranged from the upper 80s to the middle 90s. Bellwood hit 95 degrees while Simpson reported 94. Natchez, Miss. only made it up to 86 with Opelousas and Simmesport at 89. Th... More>>

ANOTHER FINE DAY

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The comfortable August weather pattern continues.Morning lows were closer to September than the middle of August as readings fell into the 60s throughout central Louisiana. Winnfield, Oak Hill, and International Airport (AEX) saw thermometers crater to 60 degrees. The warmest reading was 66, a number shared by Opelousas, Marksville, Bunkie, Montgomery, and the Alexandria Power Plant. The typical mid-August low is 72 and the record is a chilly 56 set during the record-breaking spell of 2004.Af... More>>

DRIER AIR WINS THE DAY

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Tuesday's cold front is nearly parked just offshore, but the drier air is winning the forecast here in central Louisiana.Morning lows were several degrees lower at most sites thanks to the drier air. Winnfield's thermometer fell to 63 degrees with Jena at 64. Opelousas and Simmesport only dropped to 71 degrees. The 30-year daily average is 72 and the record is 58 in 1893.Afternoon highs only turned around about twenty degrees from the morning lows despite abundant sunshine. Bellwood was the w... More>>

Tropics Remain Calm

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Wednesday, August 138:30amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a couple of Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.1) Caribbean (Tropical Wave)There is a tropical wave stretched across the western Caribbean Sea and moving to the west at about 15mph. From the Windward Passage to the SW corner of the Caribbean, a broad area of low pressure is... More>>

FRONT MOVING THROUGH

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A cold front is moving through central Louisiana this Tuesday evening. Drier air will follow the front southward and lead to a comfortable forecast for the rest of the week.Morning lows were rain-cooled, thanks to the showers and thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening. Natchez, Miss. dropped to 68 degrees with Winnfield reporting 69. Esler Airport, Marksville, and Ville Platte all reported 73. The long-term daily average is 72.Afternoon highs ranged from the upper 80s to the middle 90s. O... More>>

Invest 94- L

Activity in the Tropics

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Tuesday, August 1110:45amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 94-L (Tropical Wave)A broad area of Low Pressure is located 675 miles West- Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands with Max sustained winds of 25mph. There is not much organization and only a little shower activity associated with this system. There is stronger convection well removed from the center of low pressure (well to the S... More>>

WET START TO THE WEEK

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An approaching cold front and a disturbance aloft combined to produce numerous showers and thunderstorms to start the new week.Morning lows ranged through the 70s, except for Natchez, Miss., where the low dropped to 69 degrees. Afternoon highs hit the 90s with high humidity. Bellwood, Esler Airport, Colfax, Jonesville, and Simpson all hit 96 degrees while Natchez, Miss. and Opelousas only made it up to 90.Most folks in central Louisiana saw rain today. Several miles east of Winnfield, 2.13 in... More>>

Invest-94L

Multiple Tropical Waves Active

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Monday, August 11 9:45amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 94-L (Tropical Wave)A broad area of Low Pressure is located a couple hundred miles Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands with Max sustained winds of 25mph. There is not much organization and only a little shower activity associated with this system. There is stronger convection in the SE corner of the center of low pressure.Tropic... More>>

THE WEEK ENDS HOT AND HUMID

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Hot and humid weather prevailed Friday in central Louisiana.Morning lows ranged through the 70s. Jena and Oakdale reported the lowest reading with 72 degrees while Hagewood only saw their thermometer drop to 78 degrees. The long-term daily average is 72 and the record is a really nice 56 in 1990.Afternoon highs ranged through the 90s. Opelousas was the cool spot with 90 degrees while Bellwood hit 98 and Ball/Tioga reported 97. The long-term daily average is 93 and the record is a blistering 1... More>>

STEAMY & STORMS

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Plenty of steamy heat and scattered thunderstorms ruled the weather pattern on this Thursday.Morning lows were in the lower to middle 70s. Winnfield was the cool spot with 71 degrees while Jena and Leesville reported 72. Simmesport, Hagewood, and Many stayed up at 76 degrees. The long-term daily average is 72 degrees and the record is 63 in 2004.Afternoon highs ranged from the upper 80s to the middle 90s. Oakdale and Bentley only made it up to 89 degrees while Bellwood hit 96 and Simpson and ... More>>

All Quiet in the Tropics

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Thursday, August 7 9:30amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There are a few Tropical Waves on the board. However none of the active waves are producing significant convection or organization.For a continued look into the tropics and preparedness tips, follow the link below to the First Alert Hurricane Center.http://www.kalb.com/category/187198/hurricane-centerMeteorologist Dorrell Wenninger More>>

MORE HEAT AND HUMIDITY PLUS A FEW STORMS

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It's midweek but there was little change in the weather pattern: it's a mixture of heat, humidity, and a few thunderstorms.Morning lows ranged through the 70s. Winnfield reported the lowest reading with 70 degrees while Jena and Leesville saw 71 on their thermometers. Ville Platte never fell below 77 degrees. The daily average over the past 30 years is 72 degrees and the record is 60 in 1912.Afternoon highs climbed into the 90s. Natchez, Miss. was the cool spot with 91 degrees; International ... More>>

Bertha

Tropics Are Clear Once Again

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Wednesday, August 611:45amThere is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.Bertha (Post Tropical)The Center of Bertha was last located 305 miles South of Halifax, Nova Scotia and was centered at 40.2N 62.7W. There are max sustained winds of 50mph and a Min central pressure of 1006mb (29.71'"). This system is moving NE about 31mph.Watches/Warnings:There are NO coastal Watches or Warnings in effect associated with Bertha.Satellite imagery shows that Bertha has merged with a cold front and h... More>>

HEATING UP

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Temperatures are on the rise in central Louisiana.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Natchez, Miss. dropped all the way down to 67 degrees while Jena and Winnfield reported 68. In contrast, Opelousas and Ville Platte bottomed out at 75. The 30-year daily average is 72 degrees.Afternoon highs were the warmest of the month thus far as readings ranged through the 90s. Natchez, Miss. and Jonesville reported 91 degrees with Ball/Tioga hitting 96. The humidity brought heat in... More>>

T.S. Bertha

Bertha Fizzling Out

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Tuesday, August 512:45pmThere is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.Bertha (Tropical Storm)The Center of T.S. Bertha is located 200 miles East of Cape Hatteras, NC and is centered at 34.8N 71.9W. There are max sustained winds of 60mph and a Min central pressure of 1006mb (29.71'"). This system is moving NNE (025) at about 22mph.Watches/Warnings:There are NO coastal Watches or Warnings in effect associated with Bertha.After Satellite and Current Obs analysis, there is a very disorgani... More>>

HUMID WITH POPCORN RAIN

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The new week began muggy with hit-and-miss showers and thunderstorms.Morning lows ranged through the 70s. Winnfield and Jena reported the lowest readings with 70 degrees while Anacoco, Fort Polk, Peason, Alexandria Power, Montgomery, and Fullerton were the warm spots with 74 degrees. The long-term daily average is 73.Afternoon highs hit the upper 80s to the lower 90s. The cool spots were Bentley, Hineston, Glenmora, and Montgomery with 88 degrees. The warm spots were Simpson and Leesville wit... More>>

Hurricane Bertha Forms

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Monday, August 412:4There is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.Bertha (Category 1 Hurricane)The Center of Hurricane Bertha is located 230 miles ENE of Great Abaco Island and is centered at 27.6N 73.6W. There are max sustained winds of 80mph and a Min central pressure of 998mb (29.47'"). This system is moving North (360) at about 17mph.Watches/Warnings:There are NO coastal Watches or Warnings in effect associated with Bertha.After Satellite and Current Obs analysis, there is a very d... More>>

A WET START FOR AUGUST

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Typically in August, you don't see heavy rain early in the morning followed by temps that stay in the 70s. But that is precisely what many folks around central Louisiana experienced on this first day of August. Afternoon max temps stayed in the mid 70s in Natchitoches and Natchez, Mississippi; however, the thermometer in Oakdale hit 88 degrees.Another headline was the heavy rain observed along and east of I-49. Montgomery reported 4.50 inches, Williana 4.40, and Nantachie 4.00. Amounts of thi... More>>

Newly Formed T.S. Bertha

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Friday, August 111:45amThere is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.Bertha (Tropical Storm)The Center of T.S. Bertha is located 70 miles NE of Barbados, 150 miles ESE of Martinique and is centered at 14.0N 58.9W. There are max sustained winds of 50mph and a Min central pressure of 1008mb (29.77'"). This system is moving WNW (295) at about 21mph.Watches/Warnings:A series of Watches and Warnings are in effect for many of the Caribbean Islands that are in the path of the Tropical Storm.B... More>>

HUMIDITY RETURNS BUT IT'S STILL COMFORTABLE

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It seems strange, but the humidity returned today but it was not uncomfortable. The reason: temperatures were well below normal at most locations around central Louisiana.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Marksville, Pitkin, and Anacoco saw 67 degrees for the lowest reading in the area. Fort Polk was the warm spot at 72. The daily average is 73 and the record is 63 in 1897.Clouds limited the daily temperature rise, thus, afternoon max temps only reached the 70s and 80s.... More>>

Weather Blog 7/31

Rain Chances Rising

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Thursday, July 3111:45amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26162093/still-watching-a-developing-tropical-disturbanceOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Southern Plains Lower Mississippi River Valley. Otherwise we will see continued scattered rain across much of the Eastern half of the nation and a risk for severe weather through Northern New England.DiscussionThere is a ridge of high pressure that is still extending over our area.... More>>

Invest 93 (7/31)

Still Watching A Developing Tropical Disturbance

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Thursday, July 319:30amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 93-L (Tropical Wave)A broad area of Low Pressure is located about 600 miles East Southeast of the Windward Islands and is producing a large area of shower thunderstorm activity. This disturbance is associated with a Tropical Wave (embedded in the Monsoon trough) and has continued to slowly develop during the past couple of days.... More>>

Thursday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 4:30-6:30pm and we will give it an "C+".Expect to start off with a pleasant feel and hit miss cloud cover. We will see increasing clouds followed by rising rain chances, later today. Temps will climb into a seasonably cooler range as humidity values remain much lower than normal. This is due to a drier air mass over the area. An exiting ridge of high pressure will allow the r... More>>

IS IT THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER?

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Tuesday night's cold front was felt this morning all across central Louisiana as temperatures dropped into the 60s and lower 70s.The lowest readings came from northern locations where the air was drier. The thermometer in Jena fell to 62 degrees with Natchez, Miss. and Atlanta at 63. On the warm side of the thermometer, DeRidder only dropped to 71 and Fort Polk 70. The long-term daily average is 73 and the record remains at 63 in 1897.Afternoon highs ranged from the lower 80s to the middle 90... More>>

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A Developing Tropical Disturbance

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Wednesday, July 289:30amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 93-L (Tropical Wave)A broad area of Low Pressure is located about 1100 miles East Southeast of the Windward Islands and is producing a large area of shower thunderstorm activity. This disturbance is associated with a Tropical Wave (embedded in the Monsoon trough) and has continued to slowly develop during the past couple of day... More>>

NOT AS HOT TODAY

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The weather was not as hot Tuesday, thanks to Monday night's "cold" front.Morning lows were quite pleasant in some areas but were still muggy at other locations. At northern sites, temperatures dipped into the upper 60s, with Natchez, Miss. reporting 66 degrees and Winnfield and Jena 67. Locations in the southern and western parts of central Louisiana, thermometers stayed in the middle 70s. Pine Prairie in Evangeling Parish was the warm spot with 76 degrees with Oberlin, Cottonport, Ville Pla... More>>

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80% Chance of Becoming a Tropical Cyclone

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Tuesday, July 299:45amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is One area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.Invest 93-L (Tropical Wave)A broad area of Low Pressure is located about 1500 miles East Southeast of the Windward Islands and is producing a large area of shower thunderstorm activity. This disturbance is associated with a Tropical Wave (embedded in the Monsoon trough) and has continued to slowly develop during the past couple of days.... More>>

A MUGGY START TO THE NEW WEEK

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The heat and humidity continued today as folks in central Louisiana started yet another work week.Temperatures were muggy even during the early morning hours. Esler Airport only managed 79 degrees with Jonesville and Hagewood reporting 78. Opelousas and Oakdale saw 74 on their thermometer. The long-term daily average is 73 and the record is 63 in 1994.Afternoon highs ranged through the 90s, except at Natchez, Miss., where the thermometer climbed no higher than 88 degrees. On the other hand, H... More>>

A WARM TUESDAY

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It was definitely a warm Tuesday with temperatures a tad below normal.Once again, it was a pleasant start Tuesday morning as most thermometers were in the 60s. Winnfield dropped all the way down to 65 degrees with Jena and Fairfield registering 66. In contrast, it was a bit muggy this morning at southern locations with Eunice, DeRidder, Fort Polk, Oberlin, and Ville Platte with 73 degrees. The 30-year daily average is 73 and the record is 64 in 1915.Afternoon highs climbed into the upper 80s ... More>>

COMFORTABLE START

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It's a new week but a comfortable weather pattern remains.Morning lows ranged from the middle 60s to the lower 70s. Winnfield bottomed out at 65 degrees while Oak Hill and Leesville reported 66 degrees. On the warmer side of the thermometer, Ville Platte and Eunice stayed up at 72 degrees. The long-term daily average is 73 and the record is 65 in 1984.Afternoon high temperatures showed a mixture of 80s and 90s. Fullerton in Vernon Parish hit 93 degrees while Natchez, Miss. only made it up to ... More>>

UNUSUAL JULY RAIN EVENT

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To say the least, it was an atypical weather pattern for July Thursday and Friday.A disturbance in the jet stream over the southern Plains moved slowly southeast toward central Louisiana. Rich, deep moisture, a slow-moving warm front, and slightly diverging winds aloft combined with the approaching upper-level feature to bring excessive rain to much of the Deep South, including CenLa.General rainfall totals were between one and four inches. Peak totals were over one-half foot! Anacoco measure... More>>

A DELIGHTFUL WEDNESDAY

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As promised, the cold front slipped through central Louisiana Tuesday night. The drier air in wake of the front allowed temperatures to fall into the 60s over much of central Louisiana. Winnfield was the cool spot with 62 degrees with Jena, Atlanta, and Natchez, Miss. just one degree higher at 63. Thermometers to the south did not fall as low because frontal passage was slightly delayed. Eunice and Ville Platte only fell to 72 degrees. The long-term daily average is 73 and the record is a rea... More>>

ANOTHER JULY COLD FRONT!

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Can you believe it? Another cold front is moving into central Louisiana as I write this blog. If you recall, we had a significant front affect the area during the July 4th holiday weekend.Morning lows were in the lower to the middle 70s, typical for mid-July. But the headline is that max temps stayed in the 80s, well below the long-term average of 92.An outflow boundary preceded the cold front and that feature actually moved through central Louisiana Tuesday morning and triggered widespread r... More>>

A MUGGY MONDAY

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The new week began with heat and humidity.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. The more comfortable readings came in from Leesville, Fullerton, and Anacoco with a low of 68 degrees. The 30-year daily average is 73 and the record is a cool 55 set in 1967.Afternoon highs soared into the 90s once again as high pressure aloft continued to hold central Louisiana in its hot grip. Bellwood and Hagewood hit 98 degrees while Natchez, Miss., Oakdale, Opelousas, and Fort Polk stayed... More>>

A TYPICAL JULY DAY

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Around central Louisiana today we saw heat, humidity, and hit-and-miss showers and thunderstorms. In short, it's a typical July weather pattern.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Jena fell to 69 degrees while Hagewood, Bunkie, Peason, and Ville Platte saw 74. The long-term daily average is 73 and the record is 55 in the protracted cool spell of 1931.The pattern of afternoon highs showed a significant range and was caused by the scattered overage of the convection. For e... More>>

HEAT AND A FEW STORMS FOR YOUR MONDAY

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The new week began in central Louisiana with seasonal heat and a few showers and thunderstorms.Morning lows ranged from the middle 60s to the lower 70s. Oakdale was the cool spot with 65 degrees while Hagewood only bottomed out at 72 degrees. The long-term daily average is 73 and the record is 59 during that chilly spell in 1931.Afternoon highs ranged through he 90s. Fort Polk, Natchez MS, Opelousas, Oakdale, Oak Hill, and Union Hill-Glenmora all stayed at 91 degrees. The hot spot was Montgom... More>>

DRIER AIR IS WINNING THE FORECAST

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The much-advertised cold front slipped through central Louisiana Thursday night with drier air in its wake.Morning lows ranged from the middle 60s to the lower 70s. Ville Platte was the warm spot with 72 while Natchez, MS hit 64 and Jean made 65. The long-term daily average is 72.Afternoon highs were mostly in the 80s despite ample sunshine. Natchez, MS and Jena only hit 84 while Bellwood hit 91 and Anacoco and Ball/Tioga made it up to 90 degrees. The long-term daily average is 92.The weekend... More>>

STILL HOT WITH A FEW MORE STORMS

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The long-awaited cold front will ease through central Louisiana tonight.Wednesday's convection led to cooler weather this morning. Lows ranged from the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Jena, Leesville, and Oakdale dropped to 67 degrees while Marksville and the Alexandria Power Plant saw 71. The long-term daily average is 72 and the record is 60 in 1924.Afternoon highs climbed into the 90s at most locations. Bellwood topped out at 96 degrees while Simmesport only hit 89. The long-term daily average... More>>

HEAT AND THEN STORMS

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It was an active Wednesday in portions of central Louisiana.First came the heat with afternoon temperatures in the 90s, but the headline was the humidity. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity caused peak heat indices to soar past 110 at a few locations. Actual readings on thermometers hit 97 degrees in Ball/Tioga and at Bellwood. Opelousas and Oak Hill were the cool spots with 91. The long-term daily average is 92 and the record is 102 in 2009.Late last night and this mornin... More>>

JULY BEGINS HOT

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It's the first day of July and there's been no change in the heat and humidity. In fact, it appears to be getting worse.Morning lows ranged through the 70s. Aloha, Fort Polk, Montgomery, Jonesville, and Natchez, MS all reported 75 degrees. The cool spot was Oakdale with a low of 71. These numbers are near the typical values of 72.Afternoon highs moved up into the 90s with high humidity. Pitkin, Bellwood, Williana, and Esler Airport hit 96 degrees while Opelousas and Fairfield made it up to 91... More>>

A HUMID START TO THE WEEK

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The muggy weather pattern continues as we begin a new week.Morning lows were higher than is typical for the end of June. Esler Airport and Pine Prairie reported 78 degrees while Natchitoches and Colfax saw 73. The long-term daily average is 72 and the record is a pleasant 61 in 1974.Afternoon highs moved into the low to middle 90s. Hagewood was the warm spot with 95 degrees while Natchez, MS was the cool spot with 90 degrees. However, the humidity made it feel like the upper 90s to the mid-10... More>>

RAIN AND A FEW T-STORMS FRIDAY

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Rain and thunderstorms returned to central Louisiana Friday as ample moisture, cool air aloft, daytime heating, and outflow boundaries combined to continue the wet pattern of this week.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the lower 70s; however, the headline was unseasonally low afternoon readings.Much of central Louisiana stayed in the 70s, with only a few lower 80s reported.The top rainfall totals today included 1.54 inches near Pitkin, 1.15 at the Allen Parish Airport near Oakdale, an... More>>

A WET THURSDAY

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With deep moisture in place and a weakness aloft, rain and thunderstorms developed and became widespread during the day.Morning lows were in the upper 60s to the lower 70s, not far from the typical late June value of 71 degrees. Jena and Natchez, MS. both dropped to 69 degrees.Afternoon highs were mostly in the 80s with plenty of humidity. Once temperatures rose into the lower 80s, the convection developed and moved northeastward across much of central Louisiana. Some heft rainfall amounts we... More>>

HOT END TO THE WEEK

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It's Friday and by all accounts from the weather watchers, it was a hot way to end the week.Morning lows were typical of late June, with thermometers in the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Oakdale and Leesville reported a pleasant 68 degrees. On the other hand, Marksville saw a muggy 74. The long-term daily average is 71 and the record low is 56 in 1965.Temperatures climbed into the 90s during the heat of the day. Fullerton, Bellwood, and Winnfield hit 94 degrees while Natchez, MS only managed 88... More>>

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS

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Subtle disturbances aloft triggered scattered showers and thunderstorms Thursday night and Friday across much of central Louisiana. According to Doppler radar estimates, the heaviest rain fell over portions of Avoyelles, SW Rapides, St. Landry, Allen, northern Beauregard and southern Vernon Parishes. According to the KALB Weather Watchers Network, the Brame Energy Center near Boyce received about two inches of rain. DeRidder measured 1.60; Longleaf 1.50; Union Hill-Glenmora 1.40; and Opelousa... More>>

THE HUMIDITY RETURNS

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After a break from the humidity Wednesday, the muggy weather returned today.Low temperatures were in the 60s and 70s across central Louisiana. Jena dropped to 63 degrees with Natchez, MS and Anacoco at 64. Simmesport reported the highest reading at 73 degrees. The long-term daily average is 69 and the record is 54 in 1988.Clouds kept the afternoon highs in the 80s at most locations, although a few 90s were seen on thermometers down in the southern portion of the area. Many was the cool spot w... More>>

A PLEASANT JUNE DAY

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I've just finished talking to the weather watchers and, by all accounts, it was a delightful summer day.It was a glorious start this morning with lows ranging through the 60s. Leesville dropped all the way down to 61 degrees, with Jena, Oakdale, and Fullerton at 62. On the warm side of the thermometer, Natchitoches, International Airport, Marksville, and Cottonport reported 67 degrees. The long-term daily average is 69 and the record is 52 in 1988.Afternoon highs responded to the full June Su... More>>

A WET START TO THE DAY

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Heavy thunderstorms moved into central Louisiana this morning ahead of a short wave aloft.This was a general rain with everyone getting wet and amounts between one and three inches. Oakdale received 3.70 inches; the Alexandria Power Plant saw 3.50 inches; and Eunice measured 3.03 inches. This amount of rain occurs only about two or three times per year in any 24-hour period. Because of the dry ground before the rain, no major flooding was noted.It looks like we will see two dry days before th... More>>

RAIN RETURNS TO CENLA

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Rain returned to central Louisiana to start the new week.An upper-level gyre of cool air is located between Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City. This feature is moving east. Over time,spokes of energy rotate around this low. The first wave arrived in CenLa Monday afternoon with an organized convective system. Locally heavy rain, strong wind, and frequent lightning affected portions of CenLa during the afternoon and evening.Afternoon highs ranged from the upper 80s to the lower 90s with high hum... More>>

HOTTEST DAY?

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Central Louisiana remains in the grip of high pressure aloft.Morning lows continue to average just above the long-term value of 68 degrees. Jena was the cool spot this morning with 68 while Winnfield, Leesville, Esler Airport, andSimpson reported 69. Warmer readings of 73 degrees were observed at Bunkie and Simmesport.Afternoon highs responded to the subsidence of air beneath the upper high. This brought temperatures to their highest levels this year (so far!) at many locations. Fullerton in ... More>>

ANOTHER MUGGY DAY

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The central Louisiana weather pattern continued to produceslightly above average temperatures today.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Oakdale was the cool spot with 67 while Jena, Union Hill-Glenmora, and Fullerton reported 68 degrees. Cottonport only fell to 74 degrees with Ville Platte, Marksville, Bunkie, and Simmesport at 73. The long-term daily average is 68 and the record is 55 in 1954.Afternoon highs ranged from the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Simpson was the war... More>>

WARM AND MUGGY (AGAIN)

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If nothing else, the current weather pattern is consistent.Once again, morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Anacoco, Winnfield, and Jena saw thermometers drop to 68 degrees while Bentley, Oak Hill, and Williana stayed up at 73. Over the long-term, the daily average is 68 and the record is 54 in 1894.Afternoon highs managed to climb into themiddle 80s and the lower 90s. Anacoco, Winnfield, Williana, and Ball/Tioga were the warm spots with highs of 91 degrees. The sea breeze... More>>

SEASONAL WARMTH & HUMIDITY

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Typical early June weather continued today in central Louisiana.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Oakdale was the cool spot with 67 degrees with Anacoco, Colfax, Jena, Oak Hill, and Winnfield at 68. Simmesport fell no lower than 73 degrees. The 30-year daily average is 68 and the record is 52 in 1894.Afternoon highs ranged from the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Bellwood, Hagewood, Ball/Tioga, Simpson, and Cottonport all made it up to 91 degrees while Fairfield was the coo... More>>

MUGGY WITH A FEW SHOWERS

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We are into the second day of June and the typical summer humidity is here.Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Oakdale, Winnfield, Jena, Colfax, and Natchez, Miss. all reported 69 degrees. On the other hand, Simmesport felt a muggy 74. The long-term daily average is 68 and the record is 50 in 1966.Afternoon highs ranged from the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Anacoco and Esler Airport reported 91 degrees while Fairfield only made it up to 86. The daily average is 89 and the... More>>

DRIER TODAY (FOR SOME FOLKS)

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Rain continued over portions of central Louisiana on this Thursday, but for some folks, the rain took a vacation.A band of heavy rain trained late Wednesday night into Thursday morning over portions of St. Landry, Avoyelles, Catahoula, and Concordia Parishes. Bunkie reported two inches of rain with Jonesville seeing 1.50 and Brouillette measuring 1.40. However, west of an Oakdale-Alexandria-Jena line, drier air kept the showers and t-storms from developing.Moisture will move westward Friday; ... More>>

IT'S GETTING WET

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A general rain soaked central Louisiana Tuesday night and Wednesday. At some locations; however, excessive rain fell. Most rainfall totals I received were between one and three inches. Peak amounts reached 6-9 inches. The heaviest rain was generally south of a Leesville-Alexandria-Natchez, Miss. line. Grand Coteau measured 8.77 inches while Eunice saw 6.51 inches. This amount of rain in a twenty-four hour period is unusual, even for a wet climate like central Louisiana has. Normally, an eight... More>>

THE RAIN HAS STARTED

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The much-advertised wet spell has started.There was a muggy feel to the air this morning as lows ranged from the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Jena was the cool spot with 67 degrees while Bunkie reported 72. The long-term daily average is 66 and the record is 44 in 1901.Clouds kept afternoon highs in the 70s and 80s. Simmesport was the warm spot with 84 while Gum Springs in Winn Parish was the cool spot with 76 degrees. The long-term daily average is 88 and the record is 95 in 1978.Today's weat... More>>

A WARM MEMORIAL DAY

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The week began with a warm and a bit muggy Memorial Day.Low temperatures this morning ranged through the 60s. Winnfield and Oakdale dropped all the way down to 61 degrees with Jena and Natchez, Miss. at 62. Hagewood and Eunice stayed up at 67. The long-term daily average is 66 and the record is 49 in 1979.High temperatures stayed in the 80s as clouds increased during the day. Ville Platte, Jonesville, and Esler Airport reported 88 degrees with Fairfield the cool spot at 83. The long-term dail... More>>

A CONSTANT WEATHER PATTERN

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The central Louisiana weather pattern remained consistent as the work-week ended today.As has been the case lately, the mornings remain pleasant despite areas of fog. Winnfield dropped to 58 degrees this morning with Oakdale and Jena reporting 60. Hagewood was the warm spot with 67 followed by Marksville with 66. The 30-year daily average is 65 and the record is 50 in 1954.Highs clouds moved over central Louisiana from the southwest during the afternoon. This kept thermometers from climbing a... More>>

PLEASANT NIGHTS AND WARM DAYS

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The weather pattern which has produced the comfortable nights and toasty days continued today.Morning lows were cooler this morning because of drier air that filtered into central Louisiana overnight. Temperatures ranged from the upper 50s to the middle 60s. Winnfield reported 57 degrees with Oakdale at 58 and Leesville and Natchez, Miss. at 59. Marksville, Hagewood,and Bellwood reported 65 degrees. Patchy dense fog was also noted. The long-term daily average is 65 and the record is 52 in 191... More>>

SPRING WEATHER CONTINUES

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The tranquil late spring weather pattern just keeps rolling into central Louisiana.Morning low temperatures were near the long term average of 65 degrees. The lowest readings came in from Natchez, Miss. with 63 and Fairfield, Esler Airport, Fullerton, Jena, and Ville Platte with 64. Fort Polk, Bellwood, and Simpson stayed up at 68 degrees.The shallow low-level moisture mixed out of the atmosphere during the afternoon. This allowed for a mostly sunny sky, which brought high temperatures up int... More>>

TERRIFIC TUESDAY

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I just finished talking to the weather watchers and, by all accounts, it was a terrific Tuesday.Morning temperatures remainslightly below normal,although a bit humid. Winnfield and Oakdale cratered to 58 degrees but Oak Hill, Many, and Peason reported 66 degrees. The long-term daily average is 65 and the record low is 45 in 1894.Clouds decreased during the afternoon and thermometers responded with readings in the 80s and even a couple of 90s. Simmesport hit 91 and Bellwood reported 90. Fairfi... More>>

A GOOD WAY TO START THE WEEK

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A delightful spring weather pattern continues as the new business week begins.I collected a mix of 50s and 60s this morning from the weather watchers network. Oakdale was the cool spot with 54 degrees with Jena, Natchez, Miss., Esler Airport, and Anacoco at 56. Bentley and Simmesport reported lows of 63 degrees. The long-term daily average is 65 and the record is 46 in 1895.Afternoon highs ranged through the 80s; however, Simmesport spiked to 91 degrees. Fairfield in Grant Parish and Gum Spri... More>>

FINALLY SOME RAIN

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After a dry spell that lasted several weeks in some areas, the rain returned to central Louisiana Friday.One organized convective system affected mainly the western and northern portions of central Louisiana during the morning. This system dumped heavy rain over northern Natchitoches and Winn Parishes with radar-estimated amounts of 2-4 inches. The collective downdrafts from these thunderstorms cooled the air as well, with a low in Jena of 62 degrees and 63 in Winnfield, Atlanta, Jonesville, ... More>>

A MUGGY DAY

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Persistent southerly breezes for several days finally brought the humidity today to the "muggy" category.Morning lows reflected the high humidity as readings only bottomed out in the upper 60s and the lower 70s. Simmesport was the cool spot with 68 degrees, with Opelousas, Atlanta, Marksville, Winnfield, and Colfax close behind with 69. Thermometers at DeRidder, Fort Polk, Bellwood, Fullerton, and Esler Airport stayed at 73 degrees. The daily average is 61 and the record is 43 in 1992.Afterno... More>>

THE SPRING WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUES

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A warm breeze, a mix of clouds and sunshine, and plenty of pollen are all signs that spring is definitely here.Morning lows ranged from the middle 50s to the middle 60s. Oakdale was the lowest reading reported this morning with 55 degrees. Winnfield reported 57, and Esler Airport and Jena observed 59 degrees. Many, Aloha, Bellwood, and Fort Polk stayed up at 65 degrees. Our daily average is 61 and the record low is 41 in 1898.Temperatures climbed into the 80s during the afternoon, though Simm... More>>

ANOTHER SPRING DAY

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The spring weather pattern continues.This morning remained comfortable with lows in the 50s and lower 60s. The thermometer at the Oakdale airport bottomed out at 52 degrees with Winnfield close behind at 53. Eunice was the warm spot with 61 degrees. The long-term daily average is 61 and the record is 38 in 1954. Afternoon highs made it up into the 80s with Simmesport the warmest at 89 degrees. Natchez, Miss. was the cool spot with 82 degrees. The long-term daily average is 83 and the record i... More>>

WARM WEATHER CONTINUES

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The pattern of warm days and cool nights continued today.Morning lows ranged from the upper 40s to the upper 50s. Oakdale cratered to 49 degrees while Hagewood and Williana only fell to 59. The long-term daily average is 61 and the record is 41 in 1954. Some patchy fog was observed early.Uninterrupted sunshine pushed afternoon temperatures into the 80s. Opelousas, Oakdale, and DeRidder were the coolest with 82 degrees. Winnfield hit 89 and Anacoco reported 88. The long-term daily average is 8... More>>

SENSATIONAL SUNDAY

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A delightful weather pattern that began last Friday continued today.The day began with temps a bit lower than normal. Oakdale was the cool spot with 50 degrees with Leesville and Fullerton reporting 51. Ville Platte and Bellwood saw lows of 59 degrees. The daily average is 60 and the record is 38 in 2013.The afternoon was a bit on the toasty side, with most readings in the 80s but a few 90s were sprinkled in. Bellwood and Anacoco hit 91 degrees while Esler Airport, AEX, and Natchitoches repor... More>>

FANTASTIC FRIDAY

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I've just finished talking to the weather watchers and the opinion was unanimous: today's weather was fantastic!The day began significantly cooler than normal with lows ranging from the middle 40s to the lower 50s. The Oak Hill community reported the lowest reading at 44 degrees while Leesville, Jena, and Fairfield were close behind at 45 degrees. Natchitoches and Hagewood were the warmest locations at 52 degrees. The daily average is 60 degrees and the record low is 39 in 1909.Afternoon high... More>>

MAY BEGINS COOL

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An unseasonal chill greeted folks in central Louisiana this morning as they headed out to work and school.Lows temperatures ranged through the 40s, except at Bunkie where the low was 50 degrees. Winnfield cratered to 37 while Jena, Fairfield, and Leesville hit 40 degrees. The long-term daily average is 59 and the record is 42 in 1925.Afternoon highs made it up into the 70s. Natchez, Miss. was the cool spot with a high of 70 degrees; Fairfield in Grant Parish reported 71. Anacoco was the warm ... More>>

A COOL END TO APRIL

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Tuesday's cold front was felt today in central Louisiana with a cool wind and drier air.Morning lows cooled into the 40s and 50s, with Fairfield and Atlanta reporting 47 degrees. The D.G. Hunter Power Plant in Alexandria reported 55 degrees while Esler Airport, Eunice, Marksville, and Opelousas had 54. The 30-year daily average is 59 and the record is 39 in 1965.Afternoon highs went up into the 60s and 70s under a partly cloudy skyand northwesterly breezes gusting to 20-25 mph. Natchez, Miss.... More>>

COLD FRONT ARRIVES

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A spring cold front moved through central Louisiana Tuesday.Depending on where you are located, the day began with a fresh feel to the air or tough humidity. The reason for the difference was a dryline that moved into central Louisiana during the night and stalled. Behind the dryline, the air was significantly drier and allowed efficient radiational cooling. In these areas, morning lows were in the 50s. Winnfield dropped all the way to 51 degrees with Fairfield at 53 and Jena 54. In contrast,... More>>

AN UNSETTLED SPRING DAY

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Warm, muggy, and windy conditions prevailed across central Louisianaon this Monday.Morning lows were in the 60s and the 70s. A band of rain and thunderstorms early this morningcooled the air over portions of Sabine, Natchitoches, and Winn Parishes. Natchitoches dropped to 65 degrees with Winnfield at 67. Over the remainder of the area, the sticky air only allowed temps to fall into the lower to middle 70s. The long-term daily average is 58 and the record is 43 in 1904.Afternoon highs ranged t... More>>

WARM & MUGGY

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It was a warm, muggy, and windy Sunday as a major weather system moves through the Plains.Morning lows were in the low to middle 70s, a full fifteen degrees higher than normal. It felt like June instead of April. Sunshine mixed with clouds during the afternoon but thermometers soared into the middle 80s to the lower 90s. Natchitoches, Hagewood, Winnfield, Esler Airport, and International Airport all reported 91 degrees. Opelousas and Williana were the cool spots with highs of 85 degrees.South... More>>

A GREAT END TO THE WEEK

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I've just finished talking to the weather watchers and, by all accounts, the weather today was fabulous.Morning lows varied widely across the area with some readings in the middle 50s and others in the upper 60s. Winnfield bottomed out at 55 degrees this morning while Ville Platte only fell to 67 degrees. A warm front near I-10 was responsible for that temperature pattern. In the long-term, daily lows are near 57 degrees and the record is 32 in 1910.Thermometers responded well to the uninterr... More>>

RAIN RETURNS

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A trough in the jetstream took shape over the Plains today and brought a surge of clouds and moisture into central Louisiana. Thursday morning was chilly with lows in the 40s, except for Winnfield where More>>

ANOTHER COOL DAY

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Wednesday continued the trend of below normal temperatures in central Louisiana. Record to near-record cold gripped the area this morning with lows ranging from the lower 30s to the lower 40s. Leesville More>>

A CHILLY WIND

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An unseasonal chill swept in today behind Monday's cold front. Morning lows dropped into the middle 30s to the lower 40s as the sky cleared after 10PM. Many reported a low of 36 degrees with Winnfield, More>>

BIG CHANGES

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A strong cold front brought big changes to the central Louisiana weather pattern over the past two days. Monday began warm and muggy with temperatures in the middle 60s and the lower 70s. Afternoon highs More>>

ANOTHER DELIGHTFUL DAY

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Yet another splendid day around central Louisiana. The day began cooler than typical as we approach the middle of April. Morning lows ranged from the lower 40s to the middle 50s. Winnfield fell to 42 More>>

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY WEATHER

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What wonderful weather for a Wednesday! The day began with an unseasonal chill as lows fell into the 30s and 40s. Winnfield crated to 34 degrees with Fairfield at 35 and Jena 36. Several weather watchers More>>

AN UNUSUAL TUESDAY

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A deep dip in the jetstream swept over central Louisiana Tuesday and brought an uncommon mixture of weather. Initially, the day began chilly with lows in the lower 40s to the lower 50s. Natchez, Miss. More>>

EARLY STORMS, THEN IMPROVEMENT

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A cold front arrived early Friday and brought a round of showers and thunderstorms. Low temperatures were recorded near the end of the rain. Some readings were as low as the middle 50s, with Many at 55 More>>

WARM, WINDY, AND HUMID

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Thursday had all the characteristics of spring: warmth, humidity, wind, and a mix of clouds and sunshine. It was the warmest morning of the year with lows in the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Oberlin, More>>

A WARM WEDNESDAY

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Spring has sprung according to today's weather. We had a mix of clouds, humidity, warmth, a steady south wind, and plenty of pollen. Morning lows ranged through the 60s. Anacoco, Atlanta, and Natchez, More>>

COMFORTABLE TUESDAY

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Tuesday brought a mostly cloudy sky to central Louisiana with a bit more humidity in the air. Morning lows were in the 50s and 60s, with Oakdale the lowest at 53 degrees. Colfax, Marksville, and Bentley More>>

TWO SEASONS TODAY

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By all accounts, Monday's weather was a pleasant way to begin the new week. It's interesting, however, that the wide range in temperatures during the day was like having two seasons: a late winter chill More>>

A PLEASANT SUNDAY

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By all accounts, it was a pleasant Sunday with morning lows cooler than normal and afternoon highs near seasonal averages. Morning lows ranged through the 40s; however, a few locations fell into the 30s. More>>

ANOTHER COOL DAY

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The weather stayed cool for yet another day as clouds mixed with sunshine. The day began with temperatures well below normal. A few locations touched the freezing mark, including Jena and Natchez, Miss. More>>

A FRESH BREEZE

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Northerly breezes invaded central Louisiana Tuesday as yet another cold front swept through. Morning lows ranged from the lower 30s to the lower 40s. Winnfield cratered to 33 degrees with frost observed More>>

A COOL MONDAY

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Cool weather continued Monday following Sunday morning's cold front. Morning lows ranged through the 40s with Winnfield and Atlanta the "cold spots" with 42 degrees. Simmesport, Esler Airport, Bunkie, More>>

EARLY FRONT TRIGGERS RAIN

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A cold front moved through central Louisiana early Sunday. Rain and a few thunderstorms accompanied the front and a chilly wind followed the front southeastward. Because temperatures fell behind the front, More>>

WARM END TO THE WEEK

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Friday was a day of two seasons: an early chill followed by a warm afternoon. Morning lows ranged through the 40s, with Jena, Natchez, Miss., Jonesville, and Esler Airport at 41 degrees. On the high side More>>

A PERFECT DAY?

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According to my informal Facebook poll, many folks thought today's weather was "perfect." The day began with a bit of a chill with lows ranging from the upper 30s to the middle 50s. Winnfield and Fairfield More>>

A COMFORTABLE WEDNESDAY

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By all accounts, it was a pleasant Wednesday. Morning lows were 15-20 degrees higher than Tuesday morning's frosty temperatures. Surprisingly, the lowest readings were observed at southern locations. More>>

COLD START BUT FINE AFTERNOON

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Sunshine and a brisk southerly wind combined to bring central Louisiana a pleasant Tuesday. It was; however, a frosty start with lows in the 30s. Fairfield in Grant Parish crated to 30 degrees for the More>>

CHILLY START TO THE WEEK

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St. Patrick's Day in central Louisiana dawned gloomy and cold with light rain or drizzle observed at some locations. Morning minimums were in the 30s and 40s. Natchitoches and Gum Springs were the cold More>>

RAIN AND THEN COOLER

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A general rain affected central Louisiana late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. The rain and thunderstorms formed ahead of a cold front that's bringing back another taste of winter. As usual, More>>

CLOUDS ROLL IN

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Clouds moved into central Louisiana today as the Gulf of Mexico opened up in response to a developing storm system over the southwestern U.S. It was another chilly morning, however, as low dropped into More>>

TERRIFIC THURSDAY!

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After a cold start, Thursday turned out to be a gorgeous day. Morning lows fell all the way down to 29 degrees at Winnfield and Fairfield with Jena, Natchez, Miss., and Leesville at 30 degrees. Marksville More>>

WINDY WEDNESDAY

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A cold front moved through central Louisiana this morning. North and northwest winds gusted to 30-35 mph in wake of the front. Morning lows were in the 50s, except at Ville Platte where the thermometer More>>

VARIABLE WEATHER ON TUESDAY

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An upper-level disturbance moved over central Louisiana Tuesday and brought a myriad of weather. Clouds, fog, rain and even some sunshine mixed at one location or another throughout the day. The morning More>>

SPRING FEVER?

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Most folks I've talked to said spring was definitely in the air today. The day began; however, on a soupy note with low clouds, fog, and a dampness to the air. The lowest temperature was 43 degrees at More>>

BETTER WEATHER TO END THE WEEK

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After dense fog shrouded portions of central Louisiana during the morning, the Sun returned and mixed with high clouds for the afternoon. The morning began with a damp chill with lows in the 30s and 40s. More>>

ANOTHER CHILLY WET DAY

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For the most part, it was another dreary and cold day for central Louisiana, although weather watchers in the western portion of the area noted sunshine for a time during the afternoon. Morning lows were More>>

RAIN RETURNS (AGAIN)

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Although temperatures today were well below normal, at least it wasn't as cold as Tuesday. Thermometers overnight stayed steady around central Louisiana as lows fell into the 30s. Winnfield, Ville Platte, More>>

A WINTER DAY

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Another in a series of winter weather systems affected central Louisiana today with low temperatures and sleet, snow, and freezing rain. Morning lows were in the 20s, with Natchez, Miss. and Jena the More>>

BIG CHILL ARRIVES

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Sunday night's Arctic cold front brought the chill of winter back to central Louisiana in a big way. The daily high temperatures were recorded during the early morning hours with readings in the 40s down More>>

CLOUDS ROLL IN

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After a sunny Thursday, clouds moved back in over central Louisiana in response to an upper-level trough traveling through the southern branch of the jetstream. It was another cold start this Thursday More>>

THE SUN RETURNS!

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Drier air moved through central Louisiana Wednesday night and eroded the clouds so we could see the Sun this afternoon. The day began cold with a freeze and some observers reported a heavy frost. Fairfield More>>

WINTER RETURNS TODAY

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Winter weather returned to central Louisiana Wednesday on the heels of a strong cold front that moved through the area Tuesday night. The colder air followed the front and dropped temperatures during More>>

RAIN RETURNS

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Rain and thunderstorms returned to central Louisiana Tuesday as a cold front pressed southward over north Louisiana and a warm front inched northward across south Louisiana. Morning temperatures ranged More>>

PLEASANT MONDAY

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The new business and school week started with pleasant weather on this Monday. Lows temps this morning ranged from the upper 40s to the middle 50s. Winnfield and Jena shared the honor of having the lowest More>>

A CLOUDY SUNDAY

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Clouds dominated the sky for most CenLa residents on this Sunday. Morning lows dropped into the 40s and 50s. The lowest readings came in from Fairfield and Winnfield with 47 degrees and Jena with 48. More>>

A FINE FRIDAY

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By all accounts, the weather helped us end the week on a good note. Colder weather moved in behind Thursday night's front and sent thermometers into the 30s and 40s. At some locations, the temperature More>>

STORMS ROLL IN

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Thunderstorms moved through central Louisiana late Thursday afternoon through the early part of the night. This occurred after a day in which some folks caught a case of spring fever. Morning lows ranged More>>

IT'S SPRING FEVER

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A bad case of spring fever gripped folks in central Louisiana today. Morning lows were in the 50s and the 60s. Esler Airport dropped to 55 degrees for the lowest reading in the area.The D.G. Hunter Power More>>

MILD START TO THE NEW WEEK

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I've spoken to the weather watchers and they agree that this week has started with better weather than last week. Morning lows ranged through the 50s into the 60s. Winnfield was the coolest location with More>>

BETTER WEATHER!

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It's unanimous! There was a big improvement in the weather today. The day began, however, cold and damp. Lows ranged through the 20s with Atlanta the coldest at 23 degrees. Leesville and Colfax were close More>>

ANOTHER NASTY DAY

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Wednesday was the third straight day that clouds, a chill, and precipitation dominated the weather pattern. Morning lows ranged from the upper 20s to the lower 30s. A light rain or drizzle continued to More>>

NASTY TUESDAY

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By all accounts, Tuesday's weather was about as nasty as it gets. Overcast, cold, and wet weather dominated central Louisiana for yet another day. Morning lows ranged from the high 20s to the lower 30s. More>>

A COLD RAIN

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Cold air invaded central Louisiana Sunday night and sent temperatures tumbling into the 30s by Monday evening along with a cold, soaking rain. The top five rainfall totals thus far: Hummingbird Lane in More>>

RAIN RETURNS

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Another quick disturbance embedded in the southern jetstream is moving over central Louisiana as I write this blog. This feature was able to lift moisture over the cold air in residence and that process More>>

CHILLY MONDAY

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After a pleasant first part of the weekend, a cold front swept through central Louisiana Sunday with rain and colder weather. The chill lingered Monday with lows in the 30s. Natchez, Miss. had 34 degrees More>>

A TASTE OF SPRING!

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A southerly wind brought back a welcome comfort to the air today. Morning lows were in the 30s and 40s. A distinct west-to-east temperature difference was evident in the data. For example, Many was the More>>

WARMING TREND BEGINS

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After a frigid start this morning, temperatures turned around into the upper 40s to the upper 50s with the help of afternoon sunshine. Many and Bellwood hit 57 while Natchez, Miss. made it up to 48 degrees. The More>>

THE CHILL REMAINS

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Snow and sleet on the ground kept a distinct chill in the air on this Wednesday. Morning lows were a mixture of teens and 20s. Natchez, Miss. plummeted all the way down to 16 degrees. Bentley, Ball/Tioga, More>>

SNOW DAY #2

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For the second time in less than a week, a winter storm gripped CenLa. Min temps were in the low to middle 20s and highs reached the 30s. Significant amounts of sleet and snow fell all across central More>>

ANOTHER ARCTIC FRONT

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The new week began with yet another Arctic cold front. Morning temperatures rose into the 50s and 60s as the shallow air mass was mixed out temporarily, but by evening, temperatures dropped steadily into More>>

SNOW DAY!

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CenLa took a rare snow day as significant accumulations closed schools, bridges, and suppressed normal daily activities. For a look at some of the "snow on the ground" totals, select the link below: Weather More>>

QUICK WARM-UP TODAY

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Folks I've talked to said it was a nice day but it was a cold start this morning. Morning lows ranged through the 20s with Natchez, Miss. cratering to 20 degrees. Jena and Fairfield reported 22 and Esler More>>

CHILLY, DRY WIND

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Monday night's cold front brought a chilly, dry wind to central Louisiana Tuesday. Morning lows stayed in the 40s, except Winnfield with 39 degrees. Readings in the southern parishes reported lows in More>>

PLEASANT MONDAY

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By all accounts, Monday was a pleasant day as temperatures rose into the 70s at many locations. The day began, however, with a chill. Southern viewers noted a heavy fog while northern viewers reported More>>

COOL BREEZE RETURNS

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Central Louisiana residents felt Thursday night's cold front today. Morning lows were in the lower 40s to the middle 30s. Clouds moved in overnight Thursday and affected the temperature pattern this morning. More>>

ANOTHER BREEZY DAY

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The wind blew again today in central Louisiana. There was little wind early this morning when temperatures fell to freezing or below over the entire area. Jonesville reported a low of 26 degrees with More>>

A CHILLY BREEZE

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A cold front moved through central Louisiana Tuesday night and brought a cool wind and a few sprinkles. Morning lows ranged through the 30s and the lower 40s. Bellwood reported 31 degreesfor the cool More>>

A NICE DAY!

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By all accounts, it was a nice day. The morning was cold, however, with lows in the 30s. But Fairfield in Grant Parish fell all the way to 29 degrees. Winnfield, Jena, Atlanta, Leesville, and Fullerton More>>

RAIN STARTS THE WEEK

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The new week began wet for folks in central Louisiana this morning. Morning low temps ranged through the 50s, except for 48 at Natchez, Miss. Simmesport was the warm spot with 56. The long-term daily More>>

RAIN RETURNS TODAY

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A warmer weather pattern is here so rain has returned to central Louisiana. Morning lows were in the 40s and 50s. Oakdale dropped all the way down to 43 degrees. It was also chilly in Jena and Winnfield More>>

WARMING TREND

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The long-awaited warming trend came to central Louisiana today. Morning lows ranged from the upper 30s to the lower 40s. Atlanta was the cool spot with a low of 37 degrees. Winnfield, Williana, and Gum More>>

STILL A CHILL BUT IMPROVING

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Slowly but surely, a warming trend is occurring in central Louisiana. Although it was another very cold start this morning, temperatures were higher than Tuesday morning's lows. Jonesville cratered down More>>

FRIGID START

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The full effect of Sunday's cold front was felt this morning as temperatures fell to the lowest level in at least four years. Morning lows ranged through the teens. Folks in Leesville, Fairfield, and More>>

COLD START TO THE WEEK

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It's the first full week of 2014 and it began with the coldest weather of the winter thus far. Morning lows ranged from the upper teens to the middle 20s. Winnfield, Atlanta, and Natchez, Miss. all reported More>>

CHILLY END TO THE WEEK

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The first Friday of 2014 ended with mostly sunny skies and a chill lingering in the air. It was another cold start as morning lows ranged through the 20s at most locations. Winnfield, Peason, Leesville, More>>

A COOL WIND

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A strong cold front blew into central Louisiana early this morning. Falling temperatures and gusty wind followed the front as it swept southeastward. Low temperatures were reached around mid-morning with More>>

NEW YEAR'S DAY 2014 WEATHER

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It's 2014 now and the new year began on a chilly note with partly cloudy skies. The first morning of 2014 dawned chilly with low temperatures ranging from the lower 30s to the lower 40s. Winnfield was More>>

STILL A CHILL

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Another chilly day for central Louisiana. Morning lows Tuesday ranged through the 30s across the area with the lowest readings coming in from Jena, Natchez, Miss., and Natchitoches with 34 degrees. Ville More>>

A GLOOMY CHILL

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A gloomy chill greeted folks in central Louisiana on this Monday. Temperatures started out in the lower 50s to the upper 40s and actually fell during the day and into the evening as a fresh batch of colder More>>

Monday's outdoor planner

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Here is Monday's outdoor planner. A "B-" with major times between 10:30am and 12:30pm. More>>

A PRETTY CHRISTMAS EVE

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The chill hung on for yet another day across central Louisiana. A freeze occurred area wide this morning as temperatures dropped into the 20s at most observation sites. Weather watchers remarked that More>>

CHILLY MONDAY

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Central Louisiana awoke to a gray overcast and a chilly north wind but the day improved as sunshine returned during the afternoon. Morning low temperatures ranged through the 30s. Winnfield hit the freezing More>>

SPRING RETURNS

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Freshening southerly breezes are bringing spring back to central Louisiana after a two-week spell of below normal temperatures. Morning lows ranged from the upper 30s to the upper 40s. Winnfield, Oakdale, More>>

ANOTHER PRETTY DAY

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Central Louisiana remained under the influence of a tranquil weather pattern Wednesday. The day began with a chill as minimum temperatures fell into the 30s. Winnfield and Jena reported 31 degrees but More>>

TERRIFIC TUESDAY

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The beautiful weather pattern continues in central Louisiana. It was a cold start; however, with readings dipping into the upper 20s to the middle 30s. Winnfield was the cold spot with 28 degrees with More>>

GREAT START TO THE WEEK

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The new work and school week weather began on a positive note as plenty of sunshine erased a morning chill. Morning lows dropped into the upper 20s and the lower 30s across the area. Weather watchers More>>

A NICE THURSDAY

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It was a crisp early winter day in central Louisiana. It was yet another cold start this morning with Winnfield and Bellwood dropping to 27 degrees. Colfax, Jena, and Fairfield reported 29 degrees. Ville More>>

A COOL WEDNESDAY

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CenLa residents headed out to work and school this morning and had to brave a chill and a heavy frost. Some of my weather watchers said it looked like it had snowed overnight. Morning lows ranged from More>>

WET TUESDAY

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A strong disturbance aloft in the southern jetstream triggered significant rain again today. That feature also helped push another cold front through the area. More>>

GLOOMY WEDNESDAY

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Wednesday was but another one of the cold and gloomy days we've had this winter. Morning lows ranged through the 30s. Fullerton in Vernon Parish was the cold spot with a low of 30 degrees. Marksville More>>

FROZEN #3

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The cold winter of 2013-14 continued Thursday with the third episode of frozen precipitation in two weeks. The day began with temperatures ranging from the upper 20s to the lower 30s, and some of the More>>

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