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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. Natchitoches reported a low of 29 degrees while it was 34 at Oakdale. This is well below the long-term average of 40 but well above the 15 degree record set in 1981.

Afternoon highs stayed in the 30s thanks to cloud cover and precipitation. Bentley in Grant Parish never rose above freezing while several locations to the south and southwest, including DeRidder and Opelousas, were able to hit the upper 30s.

By Tuesday evening, freezing rain mixed with sleet and rain and added to the day's misery. Thus far, only light accumulations were noted.

More wintry precipitation is possible tonight but the weather should improve by Wednesday afternoon as temperatures rise above freezing.

Tom Konvicka

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