Posted: Aug 5, 2014 7:02 PM by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III
Updated: Aug 6, 2014 11:00 AM
As we move into August, there isn't much of a change to be felt. Instead of going up a degree like we do in the month of July, we go down just a degree or two by the end of August. Our monotonous Louisiana summer season continues, but soon we will be on the cool side of the summer.
We reached our highest temperature of the year so far on July 26th when we reached 95 degrees. That doesn't seem too extreme, but we still have the rest of August to get through. Hopefully 95 is as hot as we get, but August is typically the hottest month in south Louisiana.
We experienced a few cold fronts in July, and that brought our temperatures down quite bit; relatively speaking. We even broke a record low on July 17th when our low reached 62 degrees. The next day, we broke a daily record rainfall of 3.57 inches. The main relief from the fronts was from the lower humidity felt across the region. July 4th weekend especially. We don't often see cold fronts pushing all the way to the Gulf Coast in July, but we welcome them. Our average low temperature for July is 72.7 degrees. This July, our average was actually 71.4, which made our July at least one standard deviation below average, which is statistically significant. Let's hope August maintains the pattern!