Thursday’s column noted Saturday’s frontal passage that will usher in cool air and probably shut down hurricane season for us. In years past, October was noted for storm development. Hurricane Hilda on Oct. 3, 1964 killed 16 Louisiana residents and after moving inland, tornadoes killed 22 more in LaRose. As noted in a previous column, in 1999, October hurricanes: Mitch, Joyce, Keith, Irene and Opal caused extensive damage. The Oct. 2, 1915 Hurricane moved from Mobile to Tangipahoa Parish and Baton Rouge while the Oct. 10, 1937, hurricane began in the Yucatan, slid into Texas and tracked east into Baton Rouge. On Oct. 28, 1985, Hurricane Juan did the “loop-dee-loop,” hitting Vermillion Parish. On this date in 2002 we were preparing for Lili that went through Lafayette.
Sunny, with a high near 85 degrees. North winds between 5 and 15 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low about 54 degrees. North winds around 5 mph.