For some days, the National Meteorological Service and the meteorologists of the Baton Rouge area informed that there is a possibility of snow and sleet falling from Thursday to Friday in the morning.
Southeast Louisiana has not experienced snow accumulation since February 10, 2012, when it fell approximately 1 inch in the Baton Rouge area. The largest amount of snow ever recorded in Baton Rouge was 12.5 inches in February 1895, according to state Climatologist Barry Keim.
Here is a summary of what we know, and still do not know, about the timing and impact of possible winter. precipitation.
What we know
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather warning for the Baton Rouge area starting Thursday evening, with the possibility of snow …
– The weather report includes Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes.
– According to the National Meteorological Service, a mixture of rain and sleet could start late Thursday night turns to snow on Friday morning. Any winter combination would reduce visibility and impact daily trips on Friday morning. Snowfall, if it occurs, must end before noon.
– According to the National Meteorological Service: "Little accumulation of soil is expected so far, however, some areas covered with grass and elevated surfaces and roads may see some accumulation of light before returning to rain during the rainy season. late before finishing. "This means that widespread road problems should not occur.
– Schools started announcing closings for Friday. Follow for here.
The Baton Rouge area is expected to receive a dose of winter weather Friday morning. Here is a list of schools that have announced closures or delays.
What we do not know (yet)
– How much snow will fall in the area, if applicable. As the NWS says, "the anticipated challenge is where the cold air that advances meets the humidity that has brought us (rain) in recent days."
– When the rain could turn into sleet and when the sleet could turn into snow (if it happens). The best bet is to follow the calendar of the winter weather advisory, which starts at 9:00 pm on Thursday and ends at noon on Friday.
You can track the winter weather on the radar by clicking here.
And click here to see a list of postponements / cancellations of events.
And, just for fun, click here to see photos of the memorable 2008 snow in Baton Rouge.