As we stand at the threshold of another hurricane season, experts advise this may well be one of the mildest tropical seasons in memory.
Mother Nature, of course, always have a knack of reminding those experts, and us, who is in charge.
Then, monsoon-level rains and tornadoes devastating Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Louisiana with deadly winds and flash flooding.
Flash flood warnings tend to be the under-appreciated step-sister of weather bulletins. We hope the images out of Houston and Central Texas serve to remind that flooding can be as deadly as the strongest hurricane, and almost never comes with as much time to plan.
Our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by the current floods, and a caution that as June 1 approaches, we're not out of the weather woods, but only walking into it for another season.
Having a weather plan and staying safe and sound are part of life in our better Southwest Louisiana.