February 11-12, 2010 Snowstorm

A strong upper level storm system moved out of the desert southwest and across Texas and north Louisiana Thursday and Friday, February 11 and 12.  The upper level low tapped into plentiful Pacific moisture as it induced low pressure at the surface in the northern gulf.  Cold Arctic high pressure was already in place setting the stage for a long-awaited return of snow in Louisiana.  The last major snowfall event was when nearly 8" fell on New Year's Eve/New Year's Day, 2000/2001.  For the most part between 3.5" and 5" fell across most of northeast Louisiana with some amounts approaching 8" in northwestern Louisiana and northeast Texas.  Below are photos from the snowstorm.  Enjoy!