Thursday, January 07, 2010


It's cold in Central Louisiana, with the temperatures tonight expected to get down in the low 20s. Some of you folks in the frozen north may think that those temps are mild, but for around here, that's serious weather. We dodged a bullet today because the rain came through before the temps started dropping and it looks like the rain has left the area, so we missed a chance at serious ice.

Down here we don't have the equipment for winter weather because we get so little of it. If something gawd-awful were to happen and we'd get a foot of snow, we don't have any snowplows, so we'd just be screwed until it melted. We've had some fairly severe ice-storms in my memory (1982, 1993) and some folks were without power for weeks. Thankfully, I'm not concerned about that. This looks like it's going to be a dry time with high pressure and very cold air. So far, schools will be open tomorrow, although that's subject to change if the bridges freeze. Just a little ice and everything will come to a screeching halt.

They're calling for a low of 15F locally tomorrow night.

It might be a good time to build a fire.


Pappy said...

I'll trade you lows! The weather guessers are forecasting lows around +5 tonight and +6 tomorrow night in western Oklahoma. Top that with 15-20 mph winds and it will be a mite chilly.

Rivrdog said...

PawPaw, the worst of that weather for you is frozen pipes. Open all the cupboards below your sinks, and keep them open until it gets back above 25.