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Inclement Weather Continue to in California; Fire Weather Threat In The High Plains

A slow-moving storm impacting California will produce periods of rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds statewide today, and then move south and remain across southern California through Thursday. Mountain snow will impact travel; and heavy rainfall may cause flooding and debris flows in Southern California. There is an elevated to critical fire weather risk across the Southern High Plains. Read More >

Local Research and Studies



- Erickson T.,2001, Louisiana and Southeast Texas Fog Research and Modeling


Tropical Weather

- Landreneau, D., Satellite and Radar Imagery Movies of Atlantic Hurricane Seasons on DVD

- Landreneau, D.,2003, Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting The United States:1899-2000 (NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-206 (updated through 2002))

- Roth, D.,1997, A Historical Study of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes That Have Affected Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas

- Roth, D.,1997, Louisiana Hurricane History

- Roth, D.,1997, Texas Hurricane History



- Wally, D.,1998, Satellite Analysis of the 05-06 June 1998 -- Severe Weather Event


Local Climate

- Perkins, A. and Wally, D., 1998, Severe Weather Climatology (1950-1995) for the NWSO Lake Charles Parish/County Warning Area (NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-196, March 1998)

- Darby, R. and Sondag, R., 1998, Precipitation Departures From Normal Along the Northwest Gulf Coast During Several Strong El Niño events


Severe Weather

- Darby, R., 1998, Southwest Louisiana Tornado Outbreak In Association with Tropical Storm Frances

- Darby, R. and Sondag, R., 1999, Storm Assessment of the Alexandria Tornado

- Darby, R. and Sondag, R., 1999, Storm Assessment of the January 1-2, 1999 Major Tornado Outbreak Across Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana

- Darby, R. and Erickson, R., 1999, March 2, 1999 Tornado Outbreak Across Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana - Storm Assessment

- Shamburger, S. and Erickson, R., 2005, The November 23, 2004 Tornado Outbreak

- Megnia, R., Humphrey, T., and Rackley, J., 2019, The Historic 2 April 2017 Tornado Outbreak


Winter Weather

- Shamburger, S., 2009, Snow Climatology for Southeast Texas & Southwest Louisiana

- Roth, D., 1997, A Report on the Ice Storm of 1997