Weather

Jim Hanzo
August 23, 2019 - 7:04 am
We will see a tropical wave move over us today giving us increased rain chances for the next few days. Scattered storms have already begun and will continue today in the afternoon. We could see some heavy rain at times. "The deep tropical moisture from the wave will be over us all weekend," WWL-TV...
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August 22, 2019 - 9:59 pm
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner James Donelon has issued a cease and desist order against State Farm in a dispute over hurricane deductibles before Hurricane Barry. The state Department of Insurance received a complaint July 17 from a policyholder who claimed the company was requiring a hurricane...
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Don Ames
August 15, 2019 - 8:16 pm
Nearing the peak of hurricane season, it’s been a month since a named storm has appeared in the Atlantic Basin, despite estimates of an above-average season from NOAA. State Climatologist Barry Keim says it’s been eerily quiet and the lack of a named storm from July 15th to August 15th is rare. “...
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August 15, 2019 - 12:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's asked President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster for Louisiana after Hurricane Barry. Barry made landfall last month. In a letter Thursday, Edwards says the new declaration would provide assistance for activities involved in ``...
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Construction worker Dineose Vargas wipes his face at a construction site on the Duncan Canal in Kenner, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Forecasters say most of the South, from Texas to parts of South Carolina, will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 13, 2019 - 6:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Stifling heat smothered states from Texas to South Carolina on Tuesday with temperatures that felt like 120 degrees (49 Celsius), making it difficult to be outside for long, much less work or play. As the entire Southeast baked amid heat warnings and advisories that reached from...
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David Blake
August 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
We all know the drill: a big shower dumps inches of rain on New Orleans in a short period of time, and then often comes street flooding. An LSU study of rain events over the last six decades shows showers have gotten more intense and drop more rain in a shorter period of time, causing increased...
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Chris Miller
August 13, 2019 - 11:03 am
The National Weather Service has issues an Excessive Heat Warning for St. Tammany, Washington, and Tangipahoa parishes, and also Hancock and Pearl River counties in Mississippi, effective through 8:00 p.m. Heat indices could exceed 113 degrees along the I-10/I-12 corridor. "An Excessive Heat...
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Jim Hanzo
August 11, 2019 - 7:17 pm
We are in for a hot week especially Monday and Tuesday as temps rise and heat indices reach 107 to 112 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect on Monday from late morning through evening. High pressure will keep things quite hot and humid," said WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "The trend...
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WWL Newsroom
August 08, 2019 - 9:08 pm
NOAA has upped its hurricane forecast for the year to five to nine hurricanes with two to four major storms. NOAA lead hurricane season forecaster Gerry Bell says all the ingredients are now in place for an above-average hurricane season as part of a high activity era in place since the mid-...
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City of New Orleans
Thomas Perumean
August 06, 2019 - 7:19 am
Mayor LaToya Cantrell has announced a long awaited flood controll warning system for New Orleans. “Two years ago a perfect storm of infrastructure failures and torrential rains exposed stark flaws in our drainage system and our flood preparedness,” said Cantrell. “Since that time, we have worked...
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