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Temps Falling Into The 80s!

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Tuesday, July 2912:00pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26139725/80-chance-of-becoming-a-tropical-cycloneOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the GLR (Great Lakes Region) New England that is affecting parts of the Midwest and ORV (Ohio River Valley). There is also a secondary, developing LPS over the panhandle of Texas (Flash Flooding will be possible). Otherwise, a ridge of high pressure is building in the wake of this front.Discuss... More>>

Invest 93

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>>

Tuesday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Tuesday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 3:00-5:00pm and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with a pleasant feel with skies clearing out and becoming mostly sunny. Temps will climb into a seasonable range and humidity values will be much lower than yesterday. This is due to a drier air mass over the area. Rain Chances will stay low and there will be plenty of sunshine.Those who spend prolonged amounts of time ... 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>>

Lakes and Rivers

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Central Louisiana's daily Hydrology Report. More>>

Rain Chances Rising

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Monday, July 2811:00amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26130138/a-developing-tropical-waveOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the New England with a Cold Front stretched south, over the Eastern Seaboard, through the SE U.S. and in to the Southern Plains. There is a slight risk for severe weather for parts of the SE U.S., East of the lower-MS River Valley. Otherwise, a ridge of high pressure is building in the wake of this front.Discu... More>>

Invest 93-L

A Developing Tropical Wave

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Monday, July 2811:25amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is 1 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 Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is producing a large area of shower thunderstorm activity. This disturbance is associated with a Tropical Wave (embedded in the Monsoon trof) and has continued to slowly develop during the past 12 hours. It is now beg... More>>

Monday's Outdoor Planner & UVcast

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Here is Friday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:15-2:15pm and we will give it a "B". Skies will be mostly sunny, with a low chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our UV-Cast will be extremely HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hr From 10am-5pm we will have mostly sunny skies. Little cloud cover will yield an extremely high UVcast value of 11. Cloud cover and rain chances will slightly increase into the afternoon, with... More>>

An active pattern this week...

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Expect a muggy evening tonight with temperatures only falling into the mid-70s with southwesterly winds staying steady. Tomorrow will be the last hot day before the front. Winds will turn out of the west tomorrow as the strong July front begins to approach from the north. Prime time to see showers and thunderstorms looks to be tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night as the front moves through the central parts of the state. Severe weather risk looks small and will be higher off to the east clos... More>>

Sunday'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 11:05 am- 1:30pm and we will give it an "B+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see warm muggy conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and low rain chances on the board, through the afternoon. The Hot Humid feel will be accompanied by unseasonably warm temps. Those who spend pro... More>>

Big heat but cooler weather coming...

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Tomorrow, expect a hot day with a big dome of high pressure moving right overhead. High temperatures will most likely climb into the mid-90s with mostly sunny skies and light southwest winds. With sinking air over the region, atmospheric pollutants and allergies will get banked up along the surface with no where to go. For this reason, pollen counts will be increasing tomorrow and air quality will most likely go down, so keep that in mind if you have breathing problems or allergies.Changes wi... More>>

Friday's Weekend Planner

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Across Central Louisiana this weekend, a ridge of high pressure will move into our region. So, expect rain chances to be low and temperatures climbing into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker as a ridge of high pressure anchors its self over the region. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are out... More>>

Saturday's Outdoor Planner

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Here is Saturday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 12:15-2:15pm and we will give it an "B+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see hot humid conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and low rain chances on the board through the afternoon. The Hot Humid feel will be accompanied by unseasonably warm temps. Those who spend prolong... More>>

No Activity in the Tropics

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Friday, July 255:00pmIn 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>>

Thursday's Weekend Planner

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Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be low and temperatures will climb into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker as a ridge of high pressure anchors its self over the region. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The UVcast will b... More>>

Hot & Humid Through The Weekend

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Thursday, July 236:00pmFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26107593/tropics-remain-quietOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the Midwest, Northern Central Plains with a cold front stretched back and into the Central Plain. This system will lead to possible flash flooding in the in parts of the Midwest GLARER (Great Lakes Region). The tail weakened, tail end of a cold front that is moving out of the SE U.S. and into the Atlantic GoM (Gu... More>>

Tropics Remain Quiet

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Thursday, July 245:00pmIn 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.I am still watching the remnants of T.D. Two as they make their way through the Eastern Caribbean There is an elongated area of low pressure and scattered convection that continues to move to the West at 15-20mph. However, I am not expe... More>>

Thursday's Outdoor Planner & UVcast

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Here is Thursday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 11:30am-1:30pm and we will give it a "B-". Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Our UV-Cast will be extremely HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hr From 10am-5pm we will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Little cloud cover will yield an extremely high UVcast value of 11. Cloud cover and rain chances will slightl... More>>

Remnants of T.D. TWO

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Wednesday, July 2311:00am There is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.Two (Remnants of)A remnant low pressure area is about 365 miles ESE of the LessAntilleslle and centered at 14.0N 56.0W with Max sustained winds of 35mph and a Min central pressure of 1012mb (29.88'"). This system is moving West (275) at about 25mph.Watches/Warnings:NONESatellite imagery shows a large area of scattered deep convection that is associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression Two. These scattered s... More>>

Hot & Humid Continues With A Chance For Rain

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Wednesday, July 2311:55amFor the latest Tropical Update follow the link below:http://www.kalb.com/story/26093300/remnants-of-td-twoOverviewThere is a LPS (Low Pressure System) over the NE U.S. with a cold front stretched South, across New England, through the Ohio River Valley and into the Central Plains. A ridge of High Pressure is building in the wake of this front and in advance, scattered showers tstorms as a moderate to weak front approaches the area.DiscussionIn advance of an approachi... More>>

Wednesday's Weekend Planner

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Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be low and temperatures will climb into a warmer range. A Hot Humid feel will lead to heat index values well above the 100 degree marker. There could be a stray shower that moves through the area but any rain events will be few and far between as Sunshine will be the theme an rain chances remain low.So, if you are outdoors, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. The UVcast will be High and burn times will only be around an hour. Winds will... 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 10:45am- 12:45pm and we will give it an "C+".Expect to start off with a muggy feel and some patchy fog that will lift up and burn off, where present. Otherwise, we will see warm muggy conditions with plenty of sunshine, in out clouds and rain chances on the board, through the afternoon. Rain chances will go into the evening. Our Allergycast will remain low to moderate with ... 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>>

Tropical Depression Two Continues Toward The Caribbean

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Tuesday, July 2211:00am There is One area of interest in the Atlantic Basin.Two (Tropical Depression)Tropical Depression Two is about 910 miles East of the Lesser Antilles and centered at 12.6N 48.0W with Max sustained winds of 35mph and a Min central pressure of 1012mb (29.88'"). This system is moving West (280) at about 17mph.Watches/Warnings:NONEMelissa is still classified as a Tropical Depression, this morning.Satellite imagery shows a large area of deep convection in a band to the West ... 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>>

UPDATE: Invest 92- Increased Activity in the Tropics

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Monday, July 211:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is 1 area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours.An area of Low Pressure is located about 1250 miles East of the Lesser Antilles and is producing an area of shower thunderstorms. This area has continued to develop during the past 12 hours. Satellite data Surface obs. indicate that the circulation has become better defined and this system is producing a small area where winds are becomin... More>>

Development in the Atlantic Ocean

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Monday, July 219:45amIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, there is 1 area that we are watching for possible development during the next 48 hours. A broad area of Low Pressure is located about 1200 miles WSW of the Cape Verde Islands and is moving WNW at 15-20mph. This system is in the middle of the Tropical- Atlantic Ocean. There is some development in this area as shear decreases and wind speeds are picking up. Furthermore, some rotation is being detected. This means that the piece... 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>>

Thursday's Weekend Planner

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Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be on the board as isolated showers with a few thunderstorms possible as a ridge of high pressure remains anchored over our area. This is a typical summertime pattern for the area. Despite these rain chances, our UVcast will climb into the HIGH range. So, if you are outside when its not raining, wear your sunscreen. Temps will warm back into the mid 90s with abundant moisture and humidity values that will bring our Heat Index into the ... 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>>

Tropical Update 7-15

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Tuesday, July 158:00amIn 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>>

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>>

Tropical Update for 07/10

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Thursday, July 10th5:30pm In the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development within the next five days.DISCUSSIONA few tropical waves are located across the Caribbean Sea that we will monitor over the next few days, but wind shear is too high to allow for development. Strong east winds could create rough seas across the Caribbean Sea with the roughest conditions occuring north of Panama. Winds and seas should be calm across the Gulf of Mexico with high pressu... More>>

Wednesday's Weekend Planner

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Across Central Louisiana, this weekend, rain chances will be on the board as isolated showers with a few thunderstorms possible. This is a typical summertime pattern for the area. Despite these rain chances, our UVcast will climb into the HIGH range. So, if you are outside when its not raining, wear your sunscreen. Temps will warm back into the mid 90s with abundant moisture and humidity values that will bring our Heat Index into the 103-108 range. Winds will be light to moderate and variable... More>>

Eyes On The Tropics

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Wednesday, July 96:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There is a Gale Warning in effect for parts of the South-Central Caribbean Sea (near Colombia). However, there is very little convection at all in the same area, showing up on satellite imagery. There are a few light Disturbances in the Gulf of Mexico that are not expected to pick up in development during the forecast.Otherwise, a couple other Tropical Waves are no... 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>>

Monday's Outdoor Planner and UVcast

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Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana. The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 4:00- 6:00pm and we will give it a "C". We will have hot and humid conditions throughout the afternoon, with heat indices in the upper 90s and into the 100s.Our UV-Cast will be HIGH. Tan in 30 minsBurn in 1 hourFrom 10am -5pm we will have mostly sunny conditions with a high UVcast value. High humidity values will keep a muggy feel around throughout the day and will make tempera... 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>>

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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>>

No Active Tropical Cyclones

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Wednesday, June 255:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There is a Gale Warning in effect for parts of the South-Central Caribbean Sea (near Colombia) that are associated with a Tropical Wave that we are monitoring. This Tropical Wave in the South-Central Caribbean is not becoming very organized and is remaining elongated in an area of increased shear. No deep convection or organization is present and this upper-level ... More>>

No Activity In The Tropics

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Tuesday, June 246:00pmIn the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, we are not expecting any development during the next 5 days.There is a Gale Warning in effect for parts of the Caribbean Sea that are associated with a Tropical Wave that we are monitoring. This Tropical Wave in the South-Central Caribbean is not becoming very organized and is remaining elongated in an area of increased shear. This upper-level shear is creating an environment that is not conducive for development.Nevertheles... 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>>

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>>

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>>

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