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What is the climate of Louisiana?

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Louisiana has a subtropical climate. The long summers are hot and humid with frequent thundershowers in the afternoons. The average summer temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but it is the humidity more than the heat that characterizes the subtropical climate.

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The winters in Louisiana are mild and short, especially in the southern part of the state. The northern part of the state may see up to three snowfalls a year.

Louisiana receives a lot of rain, especially during summer. October tends to be the driest month of the year. Southern Louisiana receives more rain than the north. Given Louisiana’s location, tropical storms are possible. Hurricane season lasts for six months, from June through November. The state also averages 27 tornadoes a year.

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