How cold was the coldest Mardi Gras day in New Orleans?
a.) 22 degrees
b.) 36 degrees
c.) 43 degrees
The correct answer is a.) 22 degrees.
According to the NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, the coldest temperature recorded for Mardi Gras was 22 degrees on February 14, 1899. Brr!
Today's forecast for New Orleans is MUCH better! Expect mid 60s with mostly sunny skies.
For Fat Tuesday, expect patchy fog before 8:00 AM, so by the time the Krewe of Rex parade rolls around at 10:00 AM, visibility will have improved. Highs on Tuesday will be in the low 70s, under partly cloudy skies.