“You should have been in SE Louisiana,” says reader. “We had record lows in N.O. area of 20 degrees and no electricity for 32 hours! We woke up to 48 degrees in our house!
This winter we already have had three very low cold spells. We haven’t seen TEMPS and Freezing rain like this in my life of 55 years. Our streets for two days city wide have been impassable except for ground level short trips.
Note from Robert
Frank is correct. It was historically cold Wednesday morning in southeast Louisiana.
In New Orleans, temperatures dropped to 20F (-6.7C) at Louis Armstrong International Airport, breaking the old record low of 23F (-5C) set on Jan. 17, 1977.
And the mercury at Baton Rouge Metro Airport plunged to 14F (-10C), beating the old record low of 18F (-7.8C) set in 1977.
It was also the coldest temperature recorded on any day in Baton Rouge since Dec. 24, 1989.
Thanks to Ron R for this link