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NOAA
NOAA calls for an above average level of activity during the 2020 hurricane season.
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Tropical Storm Arthur
Chris Miller
May 16, 2020 - 10:15 pm
Tropical Depression One has strengthened into Tropical Storm Arthur. The National Hurricane Center reports the storms maximum sustained winds reached 40 miles per hour at 10:00 p.m. Saturday.
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TD 1 2020
Chris Miller
May 16, 2020 - 4:04 pm
2020's first tropical depression formed this afternoon off Florida's central Atlantic coast.
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The National Hurricane Center is watching for pre-season tropical formation in the Atlantic.
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Chris Miller
May 12, 2020 - 11:45 am
The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on an area north of the Bahamas for potential tropical development.
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 02, 2020 - 1:02 pm
Forecasters predict above average hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
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Chris Miller
December 10, 2019 - 1:55 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will take $3.2 billion and another 50 years to make sure New Orleans has a levee system that can withstand a 100 year hurricane, and a 100-year river flood. 100-year flood protection is the baseline standard that the National Flood Insurance program uses to...
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Chris Miller
November 19, 2019 - 4:19 pm
The tropics still have something to say this season. Tropical Storm Sebastian formed today east-northeast of the Leeward Islands. The storm is expected to stay over open waters. It is also encountering conditions that are hindering its development. "The low-level center of Sebastian has been...
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Associated Press
November 12, 2019 - 8:17 am
(AP) -- Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane's destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but...
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Chris Miller
October 31, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Halloween is here, and it's going to be the coldest night so far this season. This Canadian air is actually a little late in getting here, according to Louisiana Climatologist Barry Keim. "I'm surprised it took this long to finally get this firs real surge of Canadian air down here," said Keim. "We...
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