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Does it rain in Louisiana?


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July 13, 2009 4:58AM

The moist climate of the Gulf Coast provides ample rain to the southern part of the state, but weather patterns do not uniformly affect both the eastern and western portions of the state. New Orleans, in the extreme southeast, receives about 63.5 inches of precipitation yearly, whereas Shreveport (in the northwest, closer to Dallas than to New Orleans) receives about 51.3 inches, most of this as frontal storms from the west.