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Event Details

Event Cold/Wind Chill
State LOUISIANA
County/Area VERNON
WFO LCH
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-01-08 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-01-11 12:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deep upper level trough moving eastward across the United States forced a bitterly cold Arctic airmass southward from Canada into the Gulf Coast states on January 7, 2010. This airmass remained in place for several days across southwest Louisiana, leading to the coldest temperatures seen across this region since February 1996. Several record low temperatures were set, along with a few record low maximum temperatures. Many locations in central Louisiana remained below freezing for over 36 hours from around midnight early on January 8th through the afternoon on Saturday January 9th.
These bitterly cold temperatures led to several school closures, numerous weather-related fires, sporadic power outages, and widespread plumbing ruptures across the region. One man reportedly froze to death outdoors in Mossville in Calcasieu Parish.
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 85.00K 0.00K
LOWER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) LOWER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPPER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) UPPER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEN (ZONE) ALLEN (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ST. MARY (ZONE) ST. MARY (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IBERIA (ZONE) IBERIA (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ACADIA (ZONE) ACADIA (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERMILION (ZONE) VERMILION (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEAUREGARD (ZONE) BEAUREGARD (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AVOYELLES (ZONE) AVOYELLES (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAPIDES (ZONE) RAPIDES (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON (ZONE) VERNON (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EVANGELINE (ZONE) EVANGELINE (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST. LANDRY (ZONE) ST. LANDRY (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALCASIEU (ZONE) CALCASIEU (ZONE) LA 01/08/2010 00:00 CST-6 Cold/wind Chill 1 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 85.00K 0.00K