The lack of sunshine can have an effect on our disposition. As noted in a previous column, psychological complications during sunless days keep some folks grumpy. In Baton Rouge, we occasionally experience consecutive days of gloomy weather as the remnants of Lee keep some moisture-laden clouds in the area. Our weather can’t compare with Whidbey Island, Wash., where they experience rain and overcast conditions 260 days a year. Due to these conditions, the suicide rate is high and duty deployment at the Naval Air Station is limited to 18 months. Many in the Pacific Northwest suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a major depression, which reoccurs at specific times of the year. The amount of sunlight exposure and changes in sunrise can affect suffers of SAD. Fastcast: Stormy.
Showers. possibly a thunderstorm. High near 81. Northerly winds 20 mph to 30 mph, with gusts to 40 mph. Rain chance: 70 percent. Tonight: Low around 60. Northerly winds 10 mph to 20 mph.