Gulf Of Mexico

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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 17, 2019 - 10:01 am
The National Hurricane Center says we could see a named storm in the Gulf soon. "Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico continue to show signs of organization," Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven said. "Environmental...
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WWL Newsroom
October 13, 2019 - 10:29 am
The federal government wants a challenge to Trump administration rules for offshore drilling to be moved out of California. The case should be heard in New Orleans or Washington, Justice Department lawyers said in papers filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco, where the challenge was filed...
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U.S. Coast Guard
Jim Hanzo
September 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm
A man was rescued by the Coast Guard after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. The plane went down approximately 8 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District received a distress alert from an emergency locator transmitter at 11:46 a.m...
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Don Ames
September 15, 2019 - 8:34 am
A stronger Tropical Storm Humberto is north of the Bahamas and will turn eastward away from the Florida coast soon. It is forecast to become a hurricane by late Sunday or Monday as it moves out over the Atlantic toward Bermuda. Closer to the New Orleans area, an upper low south of our coastline...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 03, 2019 - 10:16 am
A tropical depression has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. "Slow strengthening is forecast before the system moves inland, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday," according to the National Hurricane Center. The good news for New Orleans is that this one is headed away...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Jim Chesko reporting for WWL First Business News... It was a mixed day for U.S. stocks, with blue chips managing a very modest gain but the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite finishing in the red. The Dow Industrials ended 49 points higher, but the Nasdaq fell 28 points and the S&P 500 slipped 1. A...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 10:29 am
Oil and gas companies made $159.4 million in high bids Wednesday for federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico, down from sales in March and a year ago. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says 29 companies bid on 144 tracts. That's about 1% of the tracts offered. The March sale drew $244.3 million in...
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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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