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 not bad as temperatures ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Winnfield saw 68 degrees on their thermometer this morning with Jena, Leesville, and Pitkin close behind at 69 degrees. Ville Platte and Hagewood stayed in the middle 70s. The 30-year daily average is 69 degrees and the record low is 54 set in 2011.
Afternoon highs continued to exceed the average of 91 degrees. Winnfield hit 101 degrees while Bellwood, Simpson, and Hagewood made it to 99 degrees. Metro Alexandria had the lowest readings with Charles Park and Ball/Tioga at 92 degrees and Good Earth with 93 degrees. The record for the date is 104 degrees in 1947.
The coverage of rain was limited; I would say about 20%. Simmesport, Peason Range, and Leesville all reported small measurable amounts.
I expect little change to the ongoing weather pattern this weekend.