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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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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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 27, 2019 - 5:38 pm
Thousands of customers remained without electricity 36 hours after what was Tropical Storm Olga blew into Louisiana. Entergy Sunday evening reported about 14,000 outages. The highest number were in Jefferson Parish, followed by Tangipahoa. CLECO reported more than 7,300 addresses with no...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 26, 2019 - 4:56 am
What was Tropical Storm Olga making landfall in Southwest Louisiana brought high winds and squally rains to the New Orleans area into the early morning hours. The National Weather Service says wind gusts were 60 miles per hour in the region. Entergy reported nearly 86,000 outages. and CLECO had...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 25, 2019 - 10:06 pm
Rain keep washing over Louisiana as Tropical Storm Olga spins toward the coast. WWL TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin said, "Heavy rain is still our greatest threat. We've already since this afternoon seen anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain and an additional 1 to 3 is possible through the overnight...
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Associated Press
October 25, 2019 - 9:33 pm
Storms with heavy rains doused the drought-parched South on Friday, prompting alerts for floods and tornadoes as two new tropical storms formed offshore, including one in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center said Olga, located in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana, would contribute...
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Chris Miller
October 25, 2019 - 3:53 pm
The National Hurricane Center this afternoon upgraded depression number 17 to Tropical Storm Olga. The storm is headed for the central Louisiana coast and is expected to merge with a cold front and become a post-tropical low with gale-force winds in a matter of hours. BREAKING: Tropical Storm Olga...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 25, 2019 - 10:27 am
The National Hurricane Center now says we could have a tropical storm coming ashore in Louisiana tonight. "On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone should move across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and then move over the northern Gulf coast tonight or Saturday morning,"...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 18, 2019 - 9:59 am
Forecasters do not expect Louisiana to get much from the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico as it passes to the south. "We will only have some minor impacts on Louisiana today," WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "The worst of it will be along the coast with some heavy rain, gusty winds and...
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