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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, Simmesport and Eunice only managed to fall into the lower 70s. Many viewers reported dense fog. The long-term daily average is 59 and the record is 40 in 1965.

Clouds decreased during the afternoon as the front blew through. The front was strong enough that it checked afternoon highs at 79 degrees in Natchitoches and 80 at Gum Springs. Down south, Simmesport hit 91 degrees. Ville Platte hit 88 degrees. The daily average is 82 and the record is 91 in 2002.

Noticeably cooler weather is in store tonight and Wednesday.

Tom Konvicka
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