Meteorology

This satellite image provided by Roscosmos Space Agency, taken on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, shows forest fires in Sakha Republic region, Eastern Russia. Russian officials say forest fires are spreading in remote areas of Siberia and the Far East that firefighters cannot reach. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 7:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's meteorological service says he sees global climate change as a factor behind the wildfires blazing throughout Siberia and the country's Far East. The total area of the blazes increased on Friday to about 31,000 square kilometers (12,000 square miles), according to...
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In this photo provided by Hurricane Fall, responders treat a passenger on an Air Canada flight to Australia that was diverted and landed at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the plane diverted to Honolulu, Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah said in a statement. (Tim Tricky/Hurricane Fall via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 4:22 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen — a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible for pilots to see coming. The Air Canada...
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Scoot
July 11, 2019 - 12:29 pm
Why is it that tropical storms and hurricanes always seem to hit wherever Jim Cantore from The Weather Channels goes? One theory is that Cantore is so good at predicting where a storm will hit before specific landfall has been predicted that he is always there when the storm hits. The other theory...
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Scoot
July 10, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The sudden, massive rain that hit the New Orleans area this morning is just a reminder that there are some things that we cannot control or even predict. As the city of New Orleans was preparing for the effects of a weather system that moved into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to grow into a...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
February 26, 2019 - 8:47 am
“It’s not what you achieve in life; it’s what you overcome.” That quote is attributed to “Pudge” a.k.a. Major League Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk. He could have been talking about Carl Arredondo. I first met Carl at a Zephyr’s game when my daughter was 2. Soon after announcing his retirement I...
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WWL-TV
Chris Miller
February 21, 2019 - 3:21 pm
WWL-TV today announced Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo will retire next week. The 28-year veteran of the Eyewitness News team said he his eyesight is failing due to a condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa, a deterioration of cells in the retina. His last day on the air will be Friday, March 1...
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Chris Miller
March 28, 2018 - 4:27 pm
After several days of clear skies, the clouds are back and by Thursday, so will a lot of rain. "Looks like we'll have a threat for severe starting about eleven o'clock in the morning through six o'clock in the evening," said Channel 4 Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo. "Look for about an 80...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 23, 2018 - 6:16 am
It will be beautiful weekend for outdoor activities. "The weekend will be a fantastic and warmer one!" WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum exclaimed. "We will see plenty of sun." He says highs today will be in the mid 70s. "Breezy southerly winds will help to warm us up into he lower 80s Saturday...
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Chris Miller
March 22, 2018 - 2:14 pm
The head of the local office of the National Weather Service is moving to Miami. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced Ken Graham as its selection for director of the National Hurricane Center. . @NOAA selects @NWS Ken Graham as director of @NWSNHC . Graham, currently...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 22, 2018 - 6:25 am
High temps today should be around 70 degrees after morning lows in the 40s and 50s. More pleasant weather is expected today thanks to an area of high pressure sitting right over us," explained WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "This means we will have plenty of sunshine." He forecasts tonight...
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