Louisiana

Louisiana is a good place to live in. Why?

Why Louisiana is a good place to live in...

Louisiana is a good place to live in because... it has various celebrations like...: Each April, the “Strawberry Capital of the World” celebrates the sweet berry with one of the state’s largest free festivals. The family-friendly event offers old-fashioned fun, from strawberry eating contests to sack races. Be sure to sample the many strawberry-flavored treats, including the shortcake. Try the festival's strawberry pie recipe.

Festival International de Louisiane, Lafayette: For five days every April, downtown Lafayette is turned into an international music mecca, complete with six music stages, street musicians, arts and crafts boutiques, a world music store and more. All of the events, including cultural workshops and cooking demonstrations, are free.

French Quarter Festival, New Orleans: Hands down, NOLA knows how to throw a music festival, and we admit it was hard to decide between Jazz Fest and French Quarter Festival.

Heat Transfer

Louisiana is very cool/warm. It's average temperature is 66.4*F. That's most likely warmer than our state. It may change by possibly the rain,snow,sun, etc. It's average winter temperature is 50.9*F and it's average summer temperature is 81.1*F. While it's average spring and fall temperature is 66.3*F and 67.4*F. Some things that affect Louisiana is the weather, time of day, latitude/altitude and elevation.

Precipitation

Louisiana precipitation is very weird. It ranges from 67 inches to 4 inches. That's a very large distance. The precipitation does change seasonally a bit it rains the most daily during August which is during summer it rains the least daily during October which is autumn.Yes Louisiana is near bodies of water which are The Gulf Of Mexico and The Mississippi River. I think the bodies of water affect the temperature in Louisiana because the water absorbs some of the heat from the sun making the heat on land warm instead of hot. Louisiana experiences hurricanes and thunderstorms.



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Wind

The wind is well very windy and cool. It affects life by... The annual average wind speed in Louisiana is 6.5 meters. Wind affects Louisiana because when the wind speed is very severe and dangerous if it starts to rain it can cause a rainstorm. Bodies of water affect the wind in Louisiana due to the high specific heat capacity (the amount of energy it takes to change a substance's temperature) of water, a lake, or a similar body of water would remain cooler than the surrounding land during the day. The warm air over land rises and the cold air over the water rushes in to fill that gap, creating a wind away from the water.

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Climate

Most people get confused between weather and climate. The difference is weather is the state or conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, usually a day or so, while climate is the average conditions that are expected at a certain place over a number of years. The factors that influence an area's climate is elevation/ altitude, global wind patterns, topography, effects of geography, and surface of the earth. Louisiana has a humid, subtropical climate. It has long, hot, humid summers and short mild winters. The precipitation,wind,bodies of water,and temperature affect the climate in Louisiana.

Weathering and Erosion

Weathering is when weather breaks down a rocks like rain,snow,or hail. Erosion is the movement of sediments by iceberg,water,or wind.Weathering and erosion other types of rocks the processes of the rock cycle such as metamorphism, melting and solidification, weathering, erosion, deposition, and burial are responsible for a constant recycling of rocks on Earth between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic states. Louisiana experiences its fair share of hurricanes that causes precipitation and wind this weather can cause damage like the destruction of trees it is important to keep away from windows during a severe hurricane and try to stay inside during a hurricane


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Severe Weather

In Louisiana hurricanes and thunderstorms occur including rainstorms.The weather is humid and rainy and very violent and because hurricanes and rainstorms take place the wind is also violent and the rain does not make things any better. Hurricanes are caused when Water vapor is the "fuel" for the hurricanes because it releases the "latent heat of condensation" when it condenses to form clouds and rain, warming the surrounding air.Usually, the heat released in this way in tropical thunderstorms is carried away by wind shear, which blows the top off the thunderstorms. But when there is little wind shear, this heat can build up, causing low pressure to form. The low pressure causes wind to begin to spiral inward toward the center of the low. The climate in Louisiana by contributing to the rain/precipitation when the precipitation mixes with the rapid winds it creates a storm.The severe weather affects the people that live in Louisiana because people get sick often because of the rain but after a while your body will adapt to the weather but hurricanes are also dangerous and in extreme cases can lead to death.After this severe weather takes place it can or might have destroyed buildings,trees,and the land around it and sometimes the economy has to pay to fix it create something in replacement.Some safety tips for the Louisiana type weather is stay away from window and in extreme cases just in case it is too dangerous to go outside make sure you have food and water to last.


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Fun Facts

- Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.

- Popeyes comes from there

- New Orleans

- The world famous "Mardi Gras" is celebrated in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is an ancient custom that originated in southern Europe.

- Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.

By Brionna Johnson and Fernanda Familia