Dave Cohen Reporting
Snow has been moving across Louisiana. It started to fall around 6:00pm in western portions of the state. Lafayette saw big white flakes coming down and creating a blanket of snow on everything.
A short time later, flurries made it into Baton Rouge. The precipitation became a wintery mix of sleet, snow and rain by 7:00pm.
By 7:30pm the flakes were falling in Franklinton and eastern portions of the Northshore north of I-12.
In the New Orleans area rain and spotty sleet were falling amid swirling winds.
The National Weather Service issued the following advisory for the Northshore:
"The major concern associated with this winter weather will be moderate to heavy snow for a short duration leading to lowered visibilities and dangerous icing conditions mainly on bridges and overpasses. Snow fall accumulations in the warning area will be around one to as much as three inches. All snow should quickly taper off around 3 am."
- Thursday, 11 December 2008 Earliest ever snow in New Orleans