National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Getty Images
WWL Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 8:13 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Louisiana fishing industry has been hit with $258 million in losses due to historic flooding this year. In a news release Friday, the governor says the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries conducted an economic impact analysis to determine the flooding...
Read More
AP Photo
WWL Newsroom
September 07, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Former top officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are assailing the agency for undermining its weather forecasters as it defends President Donald Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian had threatened Alabama. They say NOAA's action risks the credibility of the nation's...
Read More
Getty Images
Don Ames
June 15, 2019 - 2:32 pm
More than 260 dolphins have been found stranded along the northern Gulf of Mexico since February 1st. According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that's three times the usual amount. The increase has prompted NOAA Fisheries to declare an Unusual Mortality Event This...
Read More
March 23, 2019 - 10:41 am
(AP) - Federal officials say fishing seasons for triggerfish and amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico have been shortened. The recreational season for gray triggerfish will close May 11, and won't reopen until March 2020. The season for greater amberjack would normally reopen May 1, but will remain...
Read More
April 12, 2018 - 8:27 am
(AP) _ The names of four deadly hurricanes that slammed parts of the United States, Central America and the Caribbean last year are being retired. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate will be replaced with Harold,...
Read More
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...
Read More