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Title: Climate-is the average weather of an area over a long period of time, such as 25-30 years.


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  • Climate-is the average weather of an area over a
    long period of time, such as 25-30 years.
  • Daily reports on TV and radio are weather
    reports not climate reports.

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LOUISIANA CLIMATE
  • HUMID SUBTROPICAL CLIMATE

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  • Weather-measures the current conditions of the
    atmosphere temperature, precipitation, and wind.

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Weather or Climate?
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Weather or Climate?
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Weather or Climate?
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Weather or Climate?
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Louisianas climate affected by
  1. Gulf of Mexico
  2. Its distance from the equator
  3. Its position on the North American continent

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TEMPERATURE
  • North Louisiana has the highest temperature in
    the state. South Louisiana benefits from the
    cooling effect of the Gulf of Mexico.

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PRECIPITATION
  • Any form of water liquid or solid that falls
    from the atmosphere and reaches the ground.
  • Rain is the most frequent type of precipitation
    found in Louisiana.

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WIND
  • Tornado-a dangerous windstorm characterized by a
    funnel-shaped cloud wind speeds which move
    counterclockwise around a low pressure center,
    may reach speeds as high as 300 mph.

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  • Hurricane-a severe windstorm that originates over
    tropical ocean waters and whose wind speeds are
    at least 74 mph hurricane winds rotate around an
    eye and get their energy from warm, moist air.

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  • Growing season-the number of days between the
    last killing frost in spring and the first
    killing frost in the fall.

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Early finishers
  • One partner-List 3 major cities and three small
    towns in Louisiana. You list can be in random
    order. Now help your partner with his/her part of
    the assignment.
  • The other partner-List some things you could do
    and/or see in these six places.
  • First partner-List the highways you would take to
    go to these places if you traveled in the order
    you listed them.
  • Together-Your car gets 20 mpg., rooms cost you
    75.00 per night, food costs you 100.00 per day,
    and recreation costs you 150.00 per day. How
    much money would you have spent on your visit of
    these six places? USE THE HIGHWAYS MAP IN YOUR
    BOOK.
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