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Temperatures through the middle of last week in Lake Charles were even warmer than expected. It hit the mid 90s on both Wednesday and Thursday, a few degrees more than the collective expectation. There were a few rogue showers on both days, but neither were enough to provide anyy overnight relief. The Weather Channel annd Accuweather ended up claiming a share of the top spot.
Actuals: Wednesday- Rain reported/not measured. High 94, Low 76
Thursday – Rain reported/not measured. High 94, Low 76

Grade B-C

Lake Charles, Louisiana to Anderson, Indiana

Let’s take a nice little trip, shall we? Does two days through the heart of America sound pretty good to you? We’re going to cover 1013 miles over the course of about 15 hours.  With several twists and turns and drives through large cities, it seems like we might trudge our way slowly northward. Nope! Expect a pace of 68.75mph, which means 550 miles on Friday, leaving a bit of meat on the bone for Saturday.

DAY ONE (Friday)
Lake Charles
At the base of a ridge moving into the Great Lakes, there is a perturbation preparing to shift from the Plains to the Southeast. Showers and storms will move quickly from Kansas and Oklahoma to cover much of Mississippi tomorrow morning. We will have a chance for thunderstorms starting around the point we turn north at Hammond. The heaviest of the activity will be between McComb and Brookhaven and then taper off by the time we hit Granada. It will likely clear up entirely as we head towards Memphis. I wouldn’t be surprised to find that our one stop, in Keiser, Arkansas, is completely dry.

DAY TWO (Saturday)
That moisture is expected to build back to the north overnight, so rain will fall after we arrive in Keiser and continue as we depart on Sunday morning. Guidance is all over the place with the scattered showers and storms in the region. I’ll stay on the safe side and say that the threat of wet weather will continue until we reach the Ohio River, even though I’m confident it won’t rain the whole time until we reach that point. North of the Ohio, we will be under the warm (cool, actually) embrace of high pressure. The trek through Illinois into Indiana will be free and easy.

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Headed down south, right up on the coast for our forecast this evening. What’s up, Lake Charles?

At 953PM, CT, Lake Charles was reporting a temperature of 81 degrees with clear skies. Dew points were in the upper 70s, so at the very least, near coastal areas were destined for fog, but it seemed likely that Lake Charles was on its way to a foggy morning tomorrow as well.
There is a strong, well organized boundary poised to move through the Ohio Valley over the next two days, which will keep most of the sea breeze thunderstorm activity funneled towards the area east of the Mississippi. A surface perturbation at the Mississippi Delta will ensure activity around New Orleans and Lafayette, but unfocused flow tomorrow afternoon may allow a stray storm to drift towards Lake Charles, but the pull of that system will keep things well to the east on Thursday.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, isolated thunderstorms High 91, Low 77
Thursday – Mostly sunny, Hot, High 93, Low 78

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91, Low 77
Thursday – Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 93, Low 78

AW: Tomorrow – Sunshine mixing with some clouds with a thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon High 92, Low 77
Thursday – Sunshine mixing with some clouds with widely separated thunderstorms in the afternoon High 92, Low 78

NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, High 92, Low 78
Thursday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny High 92, Low 79

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 91, Low 79
Thursday – Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90, Low 79

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 93, Low 79
Thursday – Partly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 91, Low 81

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain until afternoon. High 92, Low 78
Thursday – Partly cloudy in the morning. High 94, Low 78

So there are a few precipitation discrepancies, but that Weather Channel forecast sure looks good, huh?

Lake Charles

A double dose

It’s been quite active on the thunderstorm front in the south central United States lately, and there was no change to that scenario over the last couple of days. Lake Charles reported thunderstorm activity on Friday, though they measured no precipitation, and saw over a quarter inch of rain on Saturday. The wet weather wasn’t severe, but I’m sure the region has had just about enough of the rain. Forecast.io had the top marks for Lake Charles, only erring on Saturday’s low temperature.
Actuals: Friday: Thunderstorms reported, precip not measured, High 87, Low 70
Saturday – .27 inches of rain in thunderstorms, High 89, Low 66

Grade: A-D

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Today we head off to the Gulf coast, and see what the fine people of Lake Charles, LA are up to. Will they have good weather for the weekend?

At 1153pm CDT, the temperature at Lake Charles, LA was 74 degrees, with fog/mist being reported in the area. Weak high pressure over the area is keeping a couple isolated showers off to the southwest, but should weaken during the early morning hours, bypassing the Lake Charles area. The remainder of the day should be fairly pleasant. Saturday looks to be more of the same, although chances for some scattered showers/storms over East Texas look to be slightly more prevalent. One of these could make their way into West LA, but shouldn’t rain-out any activities.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High 86, Low 70.
Saturday: Isolated afternoon thunderstorm possible. High 87, Low 67.

TWC: Friday: Sunshine and clouds mixed, a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87, Low 70.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 87, Low 67.

AW: Friday: Clearly, isolated thunderstorm possible. High 85, Low 70.
Saturday: A thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 85, Low 66.

NWS: Friday: Slight chance of thunderstorms. High 83, Low 70.
Saturday: Slight chance of thunderstorms. High 86, Low 68.

WB: Friday: Mostly sunny. High 83, Low 70.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 84, Low 68.

WN: Friday: Partly cloudy with isolated storms. High 84, Low 70.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with isolated storms. High 84, Low 68.

FIO: Friday: Light rain in the morning. High 87, Low 70.
Saturday: Rain starting in the evening. High 89, Low 64.

A relatively clear night is found over the area with some clouds off to the southwest, despite the fog. Could add some early morning mystery to this Friday the 13th. *Evil laughter*


Colorado Springs, Colorado to Lake Charles, Louisiana

Today’s roadtrip encompasses the Central US, from the Rockies to the Gulf. 1,064 miles separate these two towns, along with a few thousand feet in elevation, so let’s get on with it!

Colorado Springs


A frontal boundary is sagging its way into the Central Plains, but we’ll avoid it during the early part of the day. As we make our way into the Panhandle regions of OK/TX, the trailing portion of the front will kick up showers and storms that we’ll have to dodge. We should avoid them for the rest of the day after Childress and finish the day in Wichita Falls.


High pressure is building in over the Plains, however, the southern extent of it looks to be the focus for some morning convection over the Red River Valley. Some thunderstorm activity is possible as we start making our way towards the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, but conditions should improve the further into southeastern Texas we go. Partly cloudy skies should greet our arrival into western Louisiana, and ultimately into Lake Charles.

Lake Charles

Lake Charles, Louisiana to Bridgeport, Connecticut

How about a road trip? It’s been a pretty quiet week of forecasting, and our previous road trip only covered about 4 hours. Let’s go for 3 full days and cover 1558 miles (about) at a pace of 65.8mph, which equates to 526 miles of travel a day. Things are clearing out across the country. Let’s enjoy the ride.

DAY ONE (Friday)
Lake Charles
It’s not terribly often we get to say this this time of year, but the drive through the deep South looks pretty good on Friday. Temperatures won’t even be terribly warm either, with a Canadian ridge of high pressure diving southeast through the Ohio Valley. Sure, it’s going to be plenty warm, and rather humid, but it could be so much worse this time of year. We won’t really even get too far out of the south by the time we call it a day in Birmingham.

DAY TWO (Saturday)
Low pressure will move off the coast by the time we set forth on our journey on Saturday. Expect some haze in the valleys as we head through the Smokeys and southern Appalachians, but otherwise, we will remain unfettered by the threat for unpleasant weather. At the back end of this upper level area of low pressure, we will be subject to a wash from the Atlantic that will lead to some mountain induced cloudiness, but not any valley rains. The day will end in mostly cloudy conditions in Buchanan, Virginia, which is just past Roanoke.

DAY THREE (Sunday)
There is a surface trough expected to ripple through New England on Sunday. The moisture associated with this feature will be confined to the mountains to the west of town, as well as a little bit more robus through central New England. Officially, Bridgeport is in New England, but they will be too far south to see any wet weather on Sunday. By golly, this is a nice little 3 day weekend drive.

Lake Charles, Louisiana to Naples, Florida

Time for a quick little trip along the Gulf Coast. It’s a two day trip to get from southwest Louisiana to southwest Florida covering nearly a thousand miles. The drive is going to be at a pace of nearly 68mph, which means our first day of traveling will be through after 543 miles on the day. That’s a pretty good pace, so don’t forget to stop and take in the scenery. Let’s be on our way!

Lake Charles
Not only will we be covering some beautiful terrain, we will be doing so in excellent weather conditions. While there might be some fog early in the day, we won’t have any other issues. Temperatures are going to be in the 70s for most of the trip. We won’t turn south until Friday, and the day will end in Quincey, Florida, west of Tallahassee.

The second day won’t be much worse. There will be a threat for some passing clouds across the region, and around Tampa, one of them might squeeze out a rain drop or two. Still, it won’t be enough to disrupt our day a whole lot. Naples will be warm an inviting, but we didn’t really have much to go wrong on the way down.

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Off we go again to the south central United States. This time, we will make it all the way to the coast to see what the weather holds for Lake Charles.

At 353PM, CT, Lake Charles was reporting a temperature of 64 degrees. There was a nice area of clear skies over the western Gulf of Mexico, but a brisk southerly flow feeding into an area of low pressure sweeping through the northern Plains will mean a threat for dense fog tomorrow morning.
The flow will not be nearly as vigorous later in the week, but the moisture will still be in place. Expect some nice spring days, but with an early morning haze slowing down the afternoon warm up.
Tomorrow – Morning fog/clouds, High 74, Low 54
Thursday – Hazy through the morning, clearing out in the afternoon, High 73, low 50

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy high 73, Low 55
Thursday – Partly Cloudy High 72, Low 51

AW: Tomorrow – Variable cloudiness high 71, Low 52
Thursday – Mostly sunny High 72, Low 48

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny high 73, Low 54
Thursday – Sunny, High 73, Low 50

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy High 72, Low 53
Thursday. Sunny, High 71, Low 51

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 72, Low 54
Thursday – Sunny High 72, Low 52

That doesn’t seem too bad at all. Humid, but altogether enjoyable.
Lake Charles

Storms move through Louisiana

Often times when we have a thunderstorm in the forecast, that can wreak havoc upon temperature forecasts. Not in Lake Charles, however. Despite a non standard day and a series of thunderstorms that brought over nearly an inch of rain on Wednesday, the top forecaster was only off by 5 degrees in total. The storms moved out of the city by Thursday morning (earlier than many anticipated), and even that didn’t mess up temperature forecasts by all that much. I didn’t want to spoil it a sentence earlier, but the top forecaster was Victoria-Weather.
Actuals: Wednesday – .9 inches rain in thunderstorms, High 55, Low 41
Thursday – High 55, Low 33

Grade: B