Louisiana Snow Event Wrap Up

Published 01/25 2014 01:19PM

Updated 01/25 2014 03:17PM

Saturday satellite imagery shows snow continuing to cover parts of Louisiana. (courtesy SSEC, U of WI-Madison)
Saturday satellite imagery shows snow continuing to cover parts of Louisiana. (courtesy SSEC, U of WI-Madison)
Winter weather began to invade Louisiana on Thursday. As a cold airmass pushed southward into the Ark-La-Miss behind a cold front, frozen precipitation reached the ground despite the initially dry conditions. While parts of north Louisiana mainly experienced light to moderate snow flurries, parts of central Louisiana saw heavier snows.

Snow showers were on and off Thursday, finally ending on Friday. According to the National Weather Service, the highest snow totals neared 3.0" in Alexandria where they recorded a record-breaking 1.4" on Thursday and 1.6" on Friday. 3.0" snow totals were also reported at other central Louisiana locations like Colfax and Florien.

A snowfall report from Robeline showed 2.5". And Jena reported 2.0" of the white stuff. An inch of snowfall or less was reported in Coushatta, Many, Winnfield, and Natchitoches.

Locations in north Louisiana received mainly a dusting ( < 0.1" ) of snow.

As of Saturday morning, satellite imagery still showed snow covering the ground in parts of central Louisiana. A warming trend is expected this weekend. So, most of that snow should melt as high temps reach the 50s on Saturday with sunshine.

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