Thursday, December 11, 2008
Thunder Snow Rattles Baton Rouge & Winter Gets Set to Blast Lafayette
It will be a day some will never forget in the Deep South. Now some news outlets are calling this a surprise but here on the weather blog last week we talked about sticking snow possible in the deep South including Lousiana and Mississippi and sure enough we had nice verification today. Some areas have picked up a record-setting 5.5 inches of snow in the Baton Rouge area and New Orleans officially had one inch of snow. Thunder and lightning accompanied the snow with visibilities reduced to about 1/8th of a mile. Take a look at these amazing observations. The winter postcard above is a scene you would normally find here in Indiana this time of year. But amazingly here was the scene in Lafayette, Indiana today.
We could whiten things up here at home with another winter blast on the way. Find out how much snow is on the way and we will talk about how much snow you can expect between now and Christmas tonight on our newscasts and here on the weather blog. What a pattern!