Mississippi River

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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 1:00 am
Tropical weather sometimes brings out the crazies. A video posted to Facebook may show one example. Facebook user Glen David Andrews was shooting video on his phone at the Moonwalk Friday afternoon where he encountered a man, stripped down to his shorts, who took a short walk down the steps, dove...
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July 13, 2019 - 1:00 am
( WWL ) -- Tropical weather sometimes brings out the crazies. A video posted to Facebook may show one example. Facebook user Glen David Andrews was shooting video on his phone at the Moonwalk in New Orleans on Friday afternoon where he encountered a man, stripped down to his shorts, who took a...
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Chris Miller
July 12, 2019 - 10:30 pm
The Mississippi River, which for days has been forecast to have a sudden surge in height in the New Orleans area, is now forecast to barely increase, and to stay well within the limits of its levees. According to the National Weather Service, it appears the storm-surge influenced crest has already...
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Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 10:58 am
The National Weather Service has revised its Mississippi River forecast for New Orleans. The service is now predicting a 19' crest early Saturday afternoon. The @nwslmrfc has lowered the forecast for the Mississippi River at New Orleans to 19ft. The previous forecast was 20ft. Highest water levels...
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Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 7:56 am
(UPDATE: The National Weather Service has revised the forecast since this article was published. CLICK HERE for the update ) The river forecast for the lower Mississippi still holds, calling for a 20-foot crest around 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. As the surge from what is expected to be Hurricane...
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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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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has issued a State of Emergency ahead of the potential impacts of the low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico. She says while the impacts on the city are still not clear, they are anticipating impacts. "We are monitoring the potential threat," Cantrell said...
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Chris Miller
July 10, 2019 - 10:45 am
The National Weather Service is now predicting the Mississippi River to crest at 20 feet at the Carrollton gauge near Uptown New Orleans. This would put the river at the top of the levee in some areas, but still more than a foot below the recorded all-time high of 21.3 feet. Louisiana Governor John...
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Chris Miller
July 09, 2019 - 7:12 pm
The Mississippi River has been about a foot below flood stage for days after a record amount of time this year, including an unprecedented second opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway in the same year. But the effects of Invest 92 are expected to change that, the National Weather Service predicts:...
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Chris Miller
June 24, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Blooming algae, depleted fisheries and fears of a dead zone - despite all of that, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is trying to stay optimistic as an unprecedented amount of fresh Mississippi River water continues getting dumped into the lake. Full of fertilizer-laden farm runoff, the...
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