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Thursday's Weekend Planner

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Thursday's Weekend Planner In advance an early week front, we will see seasonable conditions across Central Louisiana. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s-lower 80s with lows in the 50s (avg. 55-78). More>>

Thursday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner & Allergycast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 3:15-5:15pm and we will give it a "B-". Expect some clouds with continued More>>

Thursday's School Bus Planner

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Thursday's Bus Stop Forecast There is a ridge of high pressure that is moving East and out of our area. Central Louisiana will begin to see increasing clouds with isolated rain, after Noon. We will 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>>

Wednesday's Weekend Planner

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Wednesday's Weekend Planner In advance an early week front, we will see seasonable conditions across Central Louisiana. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s with lows in the 50s (avg. 55-78). and a More>>

Wednesday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Wednesday's Outdoor Planner & Allergycast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 2:30-4:30pm and we will give it a "B-". Expect sunny skies, a freezing More>>

Wednesday's School Bus Forecast

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Wednesday's Bus Stop Forecast There is a ridge of high pressure over the area. Central Louisiana will continue to see Plenty of Sunshine with a near freezing start. These temperatures and moderate moisture 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>>

FREEZE WARNING In Effect for Cenla

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UPDATE 12:30pm (Tuesday 4-15) Here is a complete list of Warnings & Advisories that are in effect for Central Louisiana. The NWS offices in Lake Charles & Jackson has issued a FREEZE WARNING for: Rapides, More>>

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 1:30-3:30pm and we will give it a "B-". Expect clearing skies becoming More>>

Tuesday's School Bus Planner

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Tuesday's Bus Stop Forecast In the wake of a Cold Front, departing clouds will continue to clear Central Louisiana. As a ridge of high pressure moves in and anchors its self over Cenla, we will see 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>>

Monday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner & Allergycast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:45-2:45pm and we will give it a "C". Expect cloudy skies with rain chances More>>

Monday's School Bus Planner

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Monday's Bus Stop Forecast An approaching cold front will move through Louisiana & the Southeast U.S. today. This system will bring Central Louisiana a very likely chance for showers & thunderstorms More>>

Sunday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Sunday's Outdoor Planner & Allergycast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is Noon - 2:00pm and we will give it a "B". Expect sunshine mixed with cloud More>>

Friday's Weekend Planner

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Friday's Weekend Planner In advance of our next front, changes in the forecast will make up our weather headlines. Expect warming temperatures to continue with increasing clouds and rising rain chances, More>>

Friday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner & Allergycast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 10:30am-12:30pm and we will give it a "C+". Expect sunshine mixed with cloud More>>

Friday's School Bus Forecast

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Friday's Bus Stop Forecast A weak trough is moving across our state is bringing a lot of early clouds through our skies. Expect some clearing with skies becoming mostly sunny to partly cloudy and no 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>>

THE SUN RETURNS

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Finally, the Sun returned today after 4-6 days of cloudy skies and intermittent precipitation. The day began with temperatures in the 30s. Winnfield bottomed out at 30 degrees for the lowest reading. More>>

Tuesday's outdoor planner

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Here's Tuesday's outdoor planner. No rain expected and a little breezy. More>>

STILL COLD AND WET

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The new week began today cold and wet-a pattern that blew in with last Thursday's strong cold front. High temperatures for the day actually occurred during the morning as colder air once again filtered More>>

RAW FRIDAY

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Friday brought a cold, raw end to an otherwise warm week. Morning lows were in the upper 30s to the lower 50s prior to 7AM. Temperatures dropped into the middle 30s to the lower 40s by 10PM. A northerly More>>

CHANGES ARRIVED THURSDAY

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Changes in the weather pattern arrived Thursday as a strong cold front pushed through the area during the afternoon and evening. The day began very warm and muggy with temperatures in the upper 60s and More>>

WARM WEDNESDAY

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I've just finished talking to the weather watchers and most of them remarked on the unseasonal warmth we've had this week. Morning lows were mostly in the 60s; however, Natchez, Miss. and Oakdale only More>>

A TASTE OF SPRING

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Last week's cold is quickly becoming a memory as a much warmer weather pattern has taken hold this week. This morning's temperature pattern was interesting and variable. Natchitoches reported 49 degrees More>>

A MILD MONDAY

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The new business and school week began on a mild note compared to the chill of late last week. Morning lows were in the 50s, or about 10-15 degrees above the long-term average of 42. Winnfield was the More>>

A CHILLY THANKSGIVING EVE

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The chill continued today all across central Louisiana. A reinforcing cold front arrived Tuesday night and sent morning lows into the upper 20s to the middle 30s. Winnfield, Montgomery, and Atlanta saw More>>

MORE COLD RAIN

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The nasty start to Thanksgiving week continued Tuesday with a cold rain and a steady northerly breeze. Morning lows ranged from the upper 30s to the lower 40s and were kept up a bit by the dense overcast. More>>

LOTS OF COLD RAIN

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Thanksgiving week began with a nasty combination of wet and cold. Morning lows ranged through the 30s with Jena hitting the freezing mark. Down south, temperatures held in the upper 30s at Opelousas, More>>

COLD FRONT MOVING IN

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The much-anticipated cold front is moving through central Louisiana as I write this blog. Morning lows were in the 60s, but many locations in the central and northern portions of central Louisiana are More>>

MOISTURE RETURNS

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After a fine weather pattern for the early and middle part of the week, the moisture returned Thursday and brought clouds, fog, and some light rain to the area. Morning lows were in the 40s and the 50s. More>>

ANOTHER FINE DAY

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The tranquil weather pattern continued today. The morning began with a chill as temperatures ranged from the middle 30s to the lower 40s. Natchez, Miss. reported a low of 34 degrees with Esler Airport More>>

PLEASANT START TO THE WEEK

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The new week of work and school started pleasant enough according to weather watchers. Morning lows were mostly in the 60s, except Winnfield fell to 59 degrees. Several locations could get no lower than More>>

WARMING TREND HAS ARRIVED

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The anticipated warming trend arrived in a big way Friday as temperatures soared above seasonal norms by the afternoon. Morning lows were around twenty degrees higher than Thursday morning's readings. More>>

COLDEST MORNING THIS FALL

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Most central Louisiana residents heading out to work and school were greeted by the lowest temperatures so far this fall. Esler Airport and Natchez, Miss. reported a low of 24 degrees. Jena, Bellwood, More>>

FIRST FREEZE

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Tuesday's cold front brought the first freeze of autumn to central Louisiana this morning. Temperatures ranged from the upper 20s to the lower 30s. Thermometers were lowest at Bellwood, Colfax, and Gum More>>

TUESDAY WEATHER CHANGES

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Tuesday was a day of weather changes as a strong cold front swept through central Louisiana during the morning. The presence of the front was most evident in the pattern of afternoon maximum temperatures. More>>

A PLEASANT MONDAY

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By all accounts, folks around central Louisiana agreed that today's weather was pleasant. The day began with patchy fog and a bit of a damp chill in the air. Thermometers at Winnfield and Bellwood dropped More>>

CHILLY START FRIDAY

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The lowest temperatures of the fall occurred this morning at some locations around central Louisiana. Winnfield and Natchez, Miss. dropped to 35 degrees while Jena and Esler Airport recorded 36 degrees. More>>

FEELING LIKE FALL

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Wednesday's cold front was felt today across central Louisiana. Morning lows were some twenty degrees lower than Wednesday's readings. Natchitoches was the cool spot with a low of 42 degrees while Eunice More>>

COLD FRONT STIRS UP RAIN

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Wednesday turned out to be a mild day with a touch of humidity. And, as a cold front swept through the area, rain and cooler weather resulted. Morning lows ranged through the 60s with Bellwood the warmest More>>

A PLEASANT TUESDAY

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Warmer weather prevailed in central Louisiana Tuesday as southerly breezes freshened in advance of yet another storm system out west. Morning lows averaged fifteen degrees warmer than those observed Monday More>>

A GREAT START TO THE NEW WEEK

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A pleasant weather pattern continued on this Monday as has been the case for the month (thus far). A fresh chill greeted early commuters as temperatures fell into the 40s. Winnfield and Esler Airport More>>

SCARY HEAVY RAIN

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An excessive rainfall episode affected central Louisiana Wednesday and Thursday, just in time for Halloween. Rainfall totals ranged from one to ten inches across the area. The highest amounts fell in More>>

MILD MONDAY

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Temperatures climbed back above average as the new work week began today. Dense fog greeted many commuters this morning as thermometers hovered in the 50s and the 60s. The lowest temperatures fell into More>>

A PLEASANT THURSDAY

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I've just spoken to the weather watchers and they agree-it was quite pleasant today. The day began cool with temperatures about five degrees below the seasonal average. Thermometers in Winnfield, Jena, More>>

A PLEASANT MONDAY

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The new week began on a pleasant note with temperatures hovering near seasonal levels. The day began with slightly below normal temperatures. Winnfield dropped to 42 degrees for the lowest temperature More>>

A COOLER THURSDAY

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CenLa residents felt the full effect of the front that passed through Tuesday night and Wednesday. Everyone I spoke with remarked on the pleasant freshness to the air today. Morning lows were in the 60s, More>>

TURNING COOLER

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A slow-moving cold front traversed central Louisiana today with cooler air and light rain in its wake. Morning lows were in the 60s and 70s. The Good Earth subdivision in metro Alexandria only fell to More>>

ANOTHER WARM DAY

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The spell of warm and humid weather continued Tuesday. Morning lows ranged from the middle 60s to the lower 70s. Natchez, Miss. reported 64 degrees and Oakdale was close behind at 65 degrees. The thermometer More>>

THE WEEK BEGAN WARM

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Unlike last Monday, today started warm and humid. Low temperatures failed to fall below 70 degrees in portions of metro Alexandria at International Airport, Charles Park, and Good Earth. Fort Polk, Pitkin, More>>

CENLA WEATHER SUMMARY: OCTOBER 11, 2013

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After a clear, cool start to the week, the weather pattern has changed and moisture is returning to central Louisiana. Morning low temperatures were near seasonal levels. The lowest reading came from More>>

CENLA WEATHER: OCTOBER 10, 2013

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Evidence of a weather pattern change appeared in portions of central Louisiana Thursday morning as dense fog formed east of a Winnfield-Colfax-Pitkin line. The fog and low clouds led to a soupy start for More>>

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY

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The splendid weather pattern of late continued Wednesday for folks in central Louisiana. Morning lows once again were well below normal. The thermometer at Winnfield and Jena dipped to 46 degrees but More>>

ANOTHER GOOD ONE

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Tuesday was another delightful day for folks in central Louisiana. The day began with a chill in the air as lows fell into the upper 40s and lower 50s. Winnfield, Jena, Oakdale, Union Hill/Glenmora, Leesville, More>>

COOLER!

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As promised, the cooler and drier air arrived Sunday. This morning's readings were the lowest of the young fall season. Bellwood and Jena reported 48 degrees while Winnfield and Ball/Tioga reported 49 More>>

MORE HUMIDITY

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The weather word continues to be "humidity" as we get into midweek. The humid night kept low temperatures well above normal with upper 60s to lower 70s observed across the area. Winnfield dropped to 66 More>>

A MUGGY START TO OCTOBER

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The humidity is the winner in the weather pattern as we begin October. Lows this morning reflected the muggy conditions with readings about ten degrees higher than average. A few morning lows slipped More>>

DRY WEATHER CONTINUES

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The pattern of warm days and comfortable nights continued Friday around central Louisiana. Morning lows were near seasonal levels with a range from the upper 50s to the middle 60s. Winnfield reported More>>

ANOTHER FINE DAY

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I've finished talking to the weather watchers and they said it was another pleasant day. A touch of fall greeted early risers as they went to work and school. Low temperatures ranged from the middle 50s More>>

A WARM AND DRY WEDNESDAY

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By all accounts Wednesday was a pleasant day for central Louisiana residents. Morning lows ranged through the 60s with dense fog early at some locations. Winnfield and Jena were the cool spots with 61 More>>

RAIN AND HUMIDITY

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Rain and humidity were the weather words for Tuesday. The day began very muggy with lows in the 70s. Opelousas and Ville Platte only made it down to 77 degrees. Atlanta was the cool spot with 71 degrees. More>>

A GREAT START THIS MORNING

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A taste of fall was definitely in the air this Monday morning as folks headed to work and school. Low temperatures ranged from the lower 50s to the middle 60s. Bellwood dropped all the way down to 53 More>>

FINALLY SOME RAIN

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You might have noticed the increase in humidity today-that is a good thing. If you want rain, then we need to get the moisture first. The increased moisture made for a muggy start around central Louisiana More>>

STILL HOT

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It's midweek and it's still hot. The day began with temperatures slightly above normal. Jena, Oakdale, and Simpson fell to 69 degrees while the D.G. Hunter Power Plant in downtown Alexandria only dropped More>>

HEAT AND SOME RAIN

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It's Friday-but it was the hottest day of the week across most of central Louisiana. The day began a bit muggy with low temps in the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Oakdale cratered all the way down to 65 More>>

LATE SUMMER HEAT

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The late summer heat continued in central Louisiana today. In fact, at most reporting stations, afternoon temperatures were higher than those observed Wednesday. The morning readings were actually lower More>>

ANOTHER HOT DAY

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Temperatures remained above average for yet another day in central Louisiana. A surge of moisture moved through central Louisiana Tuesday night and kept minimum temperatures higher this morning. Most More>>

STILL HOT

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Above normal temperatures continued in central Louisiana Tuesday. Morning low temperatures were seasonal, ranging from the middle 60s to the lower 70s. Bellwood, Winnfield, Oakdale, and Simpson reported More>>

ANOTHER HOT BEGINNING TO THE WEEK

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It's a new week but 9th same weather pattern persists. Monday started pleasant with lows in the 60s. The nights are getting longer now and central Louisiana remains entrenched in a dry air mass. These More>>

THE WEEK ENDS HOT

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The first week of September was a hot one according to weather watchers. But I suppose that is to be expected-we live in a climate that basically has eight months of summer. The start this morning was More>>

MORE HEAT TODAY THAN RAIN

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The late summer heat continued in central Louisiana today. Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Winnfield, Jena, and Leesville saw their thermometer drop to 69 degrees while the More>>

HEAT & A FEW STORMS

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It's midweek and the heat just keeps coming, thanks to a large high pressure cell aloft over the southern Rockies and Plains. At least the morning lows felt better than Tuesday morning's readings. The More>>

LABOR DAY HEAT

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I just finished talking to the weather watchers and they all said that it's too hot. I think we sometimes forget how hot the weather can get at the end of August and the beginning of September. A case More>>

A HOT END TO THE WEEK

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It's Friday and the heat continues. The mornings continue to be pleasant for the most part. Winnfield and Oakdale reported lows of 66 degrees while Hagewood in Natchitoches Parish was the warm spot with More>>

ANOTHER HOT DAY

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The pattern of hot weather remained over central Louisiana for yet another day on Thursday. As has been the case this week, morning lows remained near of slightly below the normal of 71 degrees. Natchez, More>>

HEATING UP

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The massive high pressure cell aloft continues to dominate the central Louisiana weather pattern. In response to this feature, daytime temperatures are rising but the nights have been pleasant. Much of More>>

THE HEAT BEGINS TO BUILD

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The massive high pressure cell aloft continues to dominate the central Louisiana weather pattern. Consequently, daytime temperatures began to creep up from Monday's readings. The day started slightly More>>

SCATTERED RAIN TO BEGIN THE WEEK

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The new week began warm and muggy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Morning lows were in the low to middle 70s with the Good Earth subdivision in Alexandria the warmest at 75 degrees. Several More>>

IT'S STILL SUMMER

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The heat and humidity continued one more day to end the week. Friday began with a seasonal feel to the air as temperatures ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Winnfield and Anacoco fell to 69 More>>

ANOTHER HOT ONE

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It was a hot and humid Thursday across central Louisiana. Morning lows actually slipped one or two degrees from those observed Wednesday morning. Temperatures fell into the upper 60s at several points, More>>

HEAT, HUMIDITY, AND A FEW STORMS

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Hot and muggy weather hung on for another day in central Louisiana with some folks getting wet. Morning lows continued to climb in response to increasing humidity. Anacoco, Bellwood, and Oakdale reported More>>

THE MOISTURE RETURNS

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The humidity returned to much of central Louisiana today and brought scattered showers and thunderstorms. Morning low temperatures continued to be below average with most readings in the 60s. Winnfield, More>>

COMFORTABLE START TO THE NEW WEEK

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The new week began with a taste of fall in the air and everyone I talked to said they enjoyed it. Temperatures ranged from the lower 60s to near 70 degrees. Leesville and Oakdale recorded 63 degrees for More>>

A FINE FRIDAY

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The week ended on a fine note Friday as temperatures and humidity levels remained below the typical mid-August values. Everyone I talked to liked the comfortable morning temperatures. Winnfield fell to More>>

COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH

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An unusual August cold front moved through central Louisiana Wednesday night and the result was a delightful Thursday. Morning lows ranged from the middle 60s to the lower 70s. The cool spots were Winnfield More>>

WET WEATHER RETURNS

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An unusual weather pattern for August brought heavy rain to portions of central Louisiana. Just about every reporting station received rain during the Wednesday-Thursday event. Jonesville measured six More>>

HEAT & STORMS

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Oppressive heat mixed with thunderstorms Tuesday as a cold front moved toward central Louisiana from the north. Afternoon highs ranged through the 90s with several locations reaching or exceeding 100 More>>

MORE HIT-AND-MISS RAIN

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The new week began wet for some folks Monday as scattered showers and thunderstorms moved through central Louisiana. Several locations reported over one inch of rain, including Kolin with 1.27; Lecompte More>>

TORRID TUESDAY

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Thermometers in central Louisiana continued to rise Tuesday as a massive ridge of high pressure aloft remains entrenched over the southern United States. The day began warm with most low temperatures More>>

HOT START TO THE WEEK

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The new week began hot as temperatures continue to hover well above normal. Afternoon highs ranged through the 90s and into the lower 100s. Many spiked to 103 degrees with Simpson and Bellwood reporting More>>

ANOTHER HOT DAY

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Tuesday was another hot day in the young heat wave that is building in central Louisiana. Despite the high afternoon temperatures, morning lows were below average at many locations. Leesville recorded More>>

FRIDAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY

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The week ended on a seasonally hot note across central Louisiana. Several locations awoke to a glorious start with lows in the 60s. Natchez, Miss. fell all the way down to 65 degrees. Winnfield and Jena More>>

A TYPICAL JULY DAY

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Thursday's weather pattern stabilized following the convective complex that affected much of central Louisiana Wednesday. The result was a typical July day. Morning minimum temperatures were a bit lower More>>

UNSETTLED WEATHER RETURNS

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An unsettled weather pattern returned to central Louisiana Wednesday thanks to a short wave aloft traveling through the jetstream. The disturbance was able to tap the instability in an atmosphere with More>>

A HOT DAY WITH SOME RAIN

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Wednesday was a hot day punctuated by cooling showers and thunderstorms in places. Morning lows were in the lower to the middle 70s. Natchez, Miss. and Bellwood reported the lowest temperature with 71 More>>

MORE SCATTERED RAIN

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Tuesday's weather pattern brought more scattered rain to central Louisiana. Like Monday, rainfall amounts today were modest. Despite 60% coverage, I did not hear of any amounts over one inch. Jonesville More>>

GOOD RAIN CHANCES

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Rain returned to much of central Louisiana Monday. Most folks got wet but the amounts were generally modest. An upper-level low centered over the southern Plains is bringing a deep flow of moisture to More>>

A HOT END TO THE WEEK

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Compressional warming ahead of a cold front sent temperatures upward for much of central Louisiana today. Low temperatures were a bit lower thanks to Thursday's rain. Lows ranged from the upper 60s to More>>

WELCOME RAIN FOR SOME

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Thursday finally brought changes to the ongoing hot and dry weather pattern. An expansive high pressure cell aloft continues to shrink and central Louisiana found itself on the edge of this feature. This More>>

A HOT HUMP DAY

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A hot week in central Louisiana continued Wednesday and, in some cases, the heat intensified. Morning lows were once again in the lower to the middle 70s. Union Hill-Glenmora came in with the lowest temperature More>>

JULY 9, 2013 WEATHER SUMMARY

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The heat and humidity continued Tuesday as the eastern side of a broad high pressure cell aloft continued to influence the central Louisiana weather pattern. Tuesday began with lows in the lower to the More>>

TYPICAL DAY IN JULY

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In contrast to last week's "cool" and dry weather pattern, the heat and humidity returned today as a new week began. Morning lows were mostly in the 70s, but a few spots fell into the 60s. DeRidder and More>>

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR JULY 5, 2013

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I've finished talking to the weather watchers and their information suggests the expected change in the weather pattern is unfolding. First, the changing pattern can be seen in the variation of reported More>>

WEATHER ON THE FOURTH

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Usually, the weather is as hot as a firecracker on the Fourth of July; however, it was a bit different this year. Thanks to an unseasonally deep dip in the upper-level flow, temperatures continue below More>>

ANOTHER COMFORTABLE DAY

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Pleasant July weather continued Wednesday as central Louisiana residents prepared for the long Fourth of July weekend. Once again, the morning brought a fallish feel to the air as lows ranged through More>>

ANOTHER NICE DAY

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Temperatures and humidity remained below July standards again Tuesday. Morning lows ranged through the 60s for the third straight time at most locations. Winnfield and Leesville reported the lowest temperature More>>

A HOT END TO THE WEEK

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This last week of June ended hot. Temperatures were above the seasonal averages for morning lows and afternoon highs. The day began very muggy over most of central Louisiana as lows ranged through the More>>

THURSDAY HEAT

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The heat continued Thursday with thermometers across central Louisiana soared into the 90s. Most locations were 1-3 degrees higher than Wednesday while other sites reported no temperature increase. Thursday's More>>

HOT WEDNESDAY

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I just finished talking to the weather watchers and the verdict is unanimous: it was hot today! The morning started with that muggy feel as temperatures were in the low to mid 70s. Winnfield, Esler Airport, More>>

TUESDAY JUNE 25 2013 WEATHER SUMMARY

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Temperatures changed little from Monday, although morning lows were one to three degrees lower at many locations. Anacoco fell all the way down to 69 degrees while Hagewood lingered at 75 degrees. The More>>

SCATTERED RAIN FOR A MONDAY

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It's a new work week but the weather pattern is typical for late June. The day began with lows in the low to mid 70s. Several locations fell to 71 degrees, including Union Hill/Glenmora, Simpson, Winnfield, More>>

Weather Blog

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A backdoor cool front is making its way through Louisiana. This front will likely stall, bringing us showers and thunderstorms today as well as tomorrow. Today's storms shouldn't reach a severe level, More>>

Monday's Outdoor Planner

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Here's a look at Monday's Outdoor Planner: ~RG3 More>>

It's Supermoon!

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Tonight's moon will appear full again tonight and it will experience its closest contact with earth for the remainder of the year. When the moon happens to be full, and within 90% of its closest approach More>>

Tropics are Still Quiet

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The tropics are still quiet. I don't expect anything to develop within the next 48 hours. ~RG3 More>>

Tropical Outlook

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Good news! The tropics are still quiet. Nothing is expected to develop within the next 48 hours. ~RG3 More>>

HEAT AND SOME STORMS

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It's Friday and the weather pattern was typical of late June. Morning lows were in the upper 60s and the lower 70s. The lowest temperature was 68 at Anacoco while Simmesport reported the highest reading More>>

A TYPICAL SUMMER DAY

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A typical summertime weather pattern returned to central Louisiana Thursday. Morning lows were in the upper 60s and the lower 70s. Winnfield and Jonesville were the cool spots with 68 degrees while Opelousas 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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