Gulf Of Mexico

August 01, 2019 - 9:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is the eighth largest on record, but Hurricane Barry reduced its size from an expected near record, the scientist who has measured it since 1985 said Thursday. Every summer, a large underwater area with too little oxygen to sustain marine...
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July 25, 2019 - 9:12 am
The National Hurricane Center does not expect an area of low pressure to develop in the Gulf of Mexico. "A nearly stationary frontal system and a weak area of low pressure are producing widespread cloudiness and disorganized showers across the northern and central Gulf of Mexico," according to an...
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The National Hurricane Center says there is a chance we could see some tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico this week. The chance, however, is low. "A non-tropical low pressure area could form over the northern Gulf of Mexico by late Wednesday or Thursday. Thereafter, conditions could become...
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WWL Newsroom
July 18, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... U.S. stocks erased early modest losses to finish marginally higher. The Dow Industrials edged up 3 points, the Nasdaq Composite rose 22, and the S&P 500 added 10. Word from the U.S. Interior Department today that the government will offer nearly 78 million acres in the...
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Tropical Storm Barry is not picking up much speed and is still several hours away from coming ashore in Louisiana. "Barry is moving toward the west-northwest near 5 mph," Senior Hurricane Specialist John Cangialosi said from the National Hurricane Center. Motion much of the night was 3 to 4 miles...
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Tropical Storm Barry appears to be in no hurry to make landfall. "Barry has been meandering during the past few hours, but is expected to resume a motion toward the west-northwest near 4 mph," Senior Hurricane Specialist Daniel Brown said from the National Hurricane Center. He says the slower...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Tropical Storm Barry moved within 70 miles of Morgan City today. "On the forecast track, the center of Barry will approach the central or southeastern coast of Louisiana through tonight and then make landfall over the central Louisiana coast on Saturday," according to an advisory from the National...
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Some Louisiana coastal areas have clocked wind gusts near 50 miles per hour today as Tropical Storm Barry gets closer. In New Orleans winds have been sustained near 25 miles per hour. The NOAA automated station at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River recently reported sustained winds of 55...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 12, 2019 - 10:08 am
Tropical Storm Barry is getting stronger. "Reports from Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts," the National Hurricane Center said in the 10:00am advisory. "Barry is expected to be a hurricane when...
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Tropical Storm Barry is forecast to come ashore between Morgan City and New Iberia, Louisiana before heading into Lafayette Saturday. Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi says that while Barry may be a hurricane at landfall, they should be able to handle the system. “We’re not declaring any type...
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