Pat Shingleton Dec. 5, 2012

The 2013 Farmer’s Almanac is divided into seven zones. Zone 5 includes New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Our unseasonable weather also is occurring in other sections of the country. The Almanac was released a few months ago and notes the Baton Rouge area would experience mainly fair weather from Dec. 1 through Dec. 3. “Unsettled” weather was predicted for Dec. 4 through Dec. 7. From Dec. 8 until Dec. 11, rainy weather is forecast with a wintry mix for northern New Mexico. For Dec. 12 through Dec. 15, showers and thunder are predicted for Arkansas and Louisiana with fair weather elsewhere in Zone 5. Cold weather is predicted for Baton Rouge from Dec. 20 through Dec. 23. Comparing the rest of the country on Thursday.

Fastcast: Clearing.