Snow, freezing rain and 20° temperatures is just another day for most in the middle of January. But that’s definitely not the case for New Orleans.
On Tuesday night, New Orleans received a trace of snow after a period of freezing rain, leading to slick roads in the area.
Temperatures plummeted to 20° on Wednesday morning in New Orleans, breaking a new record for the date.
Not far away, Baton Rouge, Louisiana saw its coldest temperature since 1989 with a Wednesday morning low of 14°.
— Sophia Germer (@SophiaGermer) January 17, 2018
— Ian McNulty (@IanMcNultyNOLA) January 17, 2018
Schools were closed in the Orleans Parish School on Wednesday, and Louis Armstrong International Airport’s runways were closed until noon on Wednesday due to the snow and ice.
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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi