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Louisiana Weather

Louisiana weather is generally pleasant throughout the year with few extremes of heat or cold. Most travelers seem to agree that the optimum times to visit Louisiana are in the spring and fall.

Summers in the "Pelican State" (especially central and south) are hot and humid with high temperatures in the low 90's. And here, afternoon thunderstorms are common late-spring through early-fall.

Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico are always a threat in the summer months, but there's plenty of advance warning for both residents and visitors.

Winters along the Gulf Coast are generally mild, and sub freezing temperatures rare. Further to the north winter low temperatures do hover near freezing, or slightly below.

Rainfall varies north to south, but the statewide average is near 50 inches per year. Annual amounts exceeding 65 inches are common in the far southeast, while the northwest is much drier.

For an interesting look at historical Louisiana precipitation (by regions) view this precipitation map!

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Seasonal Temperature Averages:

High Temperatures ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 66/18 (Feb) 66/18 (Mar) 69/20 (Apr) 78/25

(May) 84/29 (Jun) 90/32 (Jul) 91/32 (Aug) 92/33

(Sep) 91/32 (Oct) 81/27 (Nov) 74/23 (Dec) 63/17

Low Temperatures ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 50/10 (Feb) 52/10 (Mar) 51/10 (Apr) 58/14

(May) 67/19 (Jun) 74/23 (Jul) 76/24 (Aug) 77/25

(Sep) 76/24 (Oct) 63/17 (Nov) 54/12 (Dec) 43/6

Louisiana Photographs

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Hurricane Katrina's path to New Orleans

Louisiana Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Crowley Acadia 337
Oakdale Allen 318
Gonzales Ascension 225
Napoleonville Assumption 985
Marksville Avoyelles 318
Deridder Beauregard 337
Arcadia Bienville 318
Bossier City Bossier 318
Shreveport Caddo 318
Lake Charles Calcasieu 337
Columbia Caldwell 318
Hackberry Cameron 337
Jonesville Catahoula 318
Homer Claiborne 318
Ferriday Concordia 318
Mansfield De Soto 318
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge 225
Lake Providence East Carroll 318
Jackson East Feliciana 225
Ville Platte Evangeline 337
Winnsboro Franklin 318
Pollock Grant 318
New Iberia Iberia 337
Plaquemine Iberville 225
Jonesboro Jackson 318
Metairie Jefferson 504
Jennings Jefferson Davis 337
Jena La Salle 318
Lafayette Lafayette 337
Thibodaux Lafourche 985
Ruston Lincoln 318
Denham Springs Livingston 225
Tallulah Madison 318
Bastrop Morehouse 318
Natchitoches Natchitoches 318
New Orleans Orleans 504
Monroe Ouachita 318
Belle Chasse Plaquemines 985
New Roads Pointe Coupee 225
Alexandria Rapides 318
Coushatta Red River 318
Rayville Richland 318
Many Sabine 318
Chalmette Saint Bernard 504
Destrehan Saint Charles 985
Greensburg Saint Helena 225
Vacherie Saint James 225
Opelousas Saint Landry 337
Breaux Bridge Saint Martin 337
Morgan City Saint Mary 985
Slidell Saint Tammany 985
La Place St John the Baptist 985
Hammond Tangipahoa 985
Newellton Tensas 318
Houma Terrebonne 985
Farmerville Union 318
Abbeville Vermilion 337
Leesville Vernon 337
Bogalusa Washington 985
Minden Webster 318
Port Allen West Baton Rouge 225
Oak Grove West Carroll 318
Saint Francisville West Feliciana 225
Winnfield Winn 318