Will Pumpkin Spice Season Arrive Before Louisiana Heatwave Breaks?
The seasons are different in Louisiana. If you're reading this from another part of the country you might have seasons such as summer, autumn, winter, and spring. Here in Louisiana, we have hotter than hell, not as hot with football, wet and brown with gumbo, and then sneezing season.
"Hotter than hell lasts for about six months". Then comes "not as hot with football" which lasts for about three months. The next season is "wet and brown with gumbo". It is a three or four-month season that overlaps with football. And then sneezing season comes around Mardi Gras and then never seems to end.
So, you can understand Louisiana's cynical view toward "pumpkin spice" and the "beginning of fall". That just doesn't happen here. But still, folks like to be excited about what could be a change in the forecast. And for many, the smell and taste of pumpkin spice just helps them slide into a cool weather vibe even when the weatherman is forecasting heat advisories.
When Will Starbucks Release its Pumpkin Spice Latte for 2023?
The overpriced coffee joint seems to hold the key as to when fall arrives across the nation. So, if we are leaning on Starbucks to bring in the fall, here's when you can expect the "season" to begin, at least, according to one social media influencer who claims inside knowledge of the details.
Okay, it seems as if August 24th is the date. Now, let's see we will enter the pumpkin spice season in Louisiana with heat advisories and excessive heat warnings. Because having the flavor of fall served hot on a day when the air is hotter than the coffee is what we all want, right? NOT.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac not only will it still be quite "warm" in Louisiana we could be in the midst of a tropical storm threat. The Old Farmer's Almanac specifically suggests the threat would be in the western section of the state. At least the OFA isn't calling for dangerous heat.
What do NOAA and the Climate Prediction Center have to say about heatwaves and pumpkin spice lattes? Let's just say you might want to make that iced or a cold brew. Here's the official Weather.gov prediction for late August in Louisiana.
We should stipulate that this forecast only suggests above-normal temperatures. By the way, the normal high for South Louisiana in August is 90 degrees. So, an above-normal reading would suggest that for the real feeling of fall that comes with a pumpkin spice latte, you're going to have to wait.
But if you needed a cool treat right now, you could always flag down the ice cream truck and see if they have some pumpkin spice frozen treat you could try. Or, you could just get a beer, yeah beer would work too.