Weather

Chris Miller
October 11, 2019 - 3:15 pm
We're about to get a weekend's worth of fall weather, or at least what passes for fall in New Orleans. It's all thanks to a front that's making it's way here right now. "As we continue through the late-afternoon and evening hours some lingering showers, a couple of thunderstorms, and then later...
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October 10, 2019 - 6:05 am
(AP) -- Across a vast expanse of the South spanning from Texas to Maryland, there are growing concerns for the cattle, cotton and corn amid a worsening drought that has been fueled this past summer by record hot temperatures. One of the bullseyes marking the nation's driest areas is Bartow County,...
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Jim Hanzo
October 09, 2019 - 9:50 pm
Thursday and Friday should bring us more warm temperatures, almost summer like before another front rolls through and cools things down a bit. "This weekend plunges us into truly fall-like weather," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "Rain chances also increase a little on Thursday for...
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October 07, 2019 - 8:26 pm
After a string or days with record setting heat, the first of the two cold fronts this week will take the edge off the heat Tuesday. "You can get moderately excited right now, and very excited for this weekend!" WWL TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said. Just... how?! Record high streak is now 8...
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Jim Hanzo
October 06, 2019 - 8:30 pm
Parts of the metro area got some much needed rain on Sunday. If you didn't get any showers, you may see some by tomorrow. More rain is expected for Monday. "The first front arrives late Monday and brings more seasonable weather midweek," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "That means...
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Jim Hanzo
October 01, 2019 - 4:19 pm
When it comes to Louisiana climate, the month of September was the warmest on record for the state dating as far back as 1895. State climatologist Barry Keim says after calculating a preliminary value for the entire state, the state exceeded the previous record by half a degree. “It broke the...
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Jim Hanzo
September 29, 2019 - 9:23 pm
We'll end the month of September and start the work week still hot and likely one of the driest on record. "A ridge of high pressure keeps things hot and mainly dry this week," said WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "Expect high temperatures in the low 90s and only slight chances for a few...
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Jim Hanzo
September 24, 2019 - 5:09 pm
Today is the anniversary of Hurricane Rita, who, fourteen years ago, made landfall in southwest Louisiana. The storm often is overshadowed by Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall about four weeks earlier, But state climatologist Barry Keim says Rita was a Category 5 storm in the Gulf. “Just...
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Jim Hanzo
September 23, 2019 - 6:57 am
The first day of Fall begins with, not cooler temperatures but the summer heat continues. A ridge of high pressure will sit over us for much of the week. "Expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 90s," said WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "The humidity will be a more bearable levels,...
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Associated Press
September 22, 2019 - 9:35 am
The widespread damage brought to the Houston area by one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history came into broader view Saturday, as floodwaters receded to reveal the exhausting cleanup effort that lies ahead for many communities and homeowners. Hundreds of homes and other buildings in the...
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