October is history and I like to look back and review the weather for the month.
October began with rain in central Louisiana but amounts were small. After that, a dry spell kept rain out of the area until the 14th. On that date, showers and thunderstorms associated with a front produced significant amounts at some locations with Pineville reporting 2.40 inches. Another front brought lesser totals for the 17-18th. However, a couple of storms became severe and produced wind damage in portions of Rapides and Vernon Parishes. Following that front, the weather warmed up with Bellwood reporting 90 degrees on the 22nd. The strongest cold front of the fall season thus far moved through CenLa on Friday, October 26th. Temperatured tumbled and eventually frost and a light freeze occurred on the mornings of the 28th, 29th, and the 30th.
Overall, the average temperature for the month was close to the 30-year normal. However, rainfall was deficient with some locations receiving less than one-third of normal. As a result, incipient drought is creeping back into portions of southwest Louisiana.
I'll post a November outlook Friday.