National Weather Service

Don Ames
May 06, 2018 - 1:25 pm
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake was reported Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico. The earthquake struck in the Gulf of Mexico about 120 miles southeast of Grand Isle, or about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans just before noon Sunday. The National Weather Service office in Slidell said there is no tsunami...
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April 08, 2018 - 6:44 am
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado caused significant damage to several homes in St. James Parish early Saturday morning. A roof was completely torn off one house, while several others received significant roof damage. According to the National Weather Service, an EF-1...
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April 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) _ Severe thunderstorms brought large hail and high winds to northern Louisiana overnight. National Weather Service Shreveport meteorologist in charge Mario Valverde says radar indicated Friday night that tornadoes had formed in the area. He says the agency will have to review...
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Don Ames
April 07, 2018 - 5:43 am
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) _ Severe thunderstorms have brought large hail and high winds to northern Louisiana. National Weather Service Shreveport meteorologist in charge Mario Valverde says radar indicated Friday night that tornadoes had formed in the area. He says the agency will have to review...
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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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February 06, 2018 - 10:02 am
(WWL/AP) -- The National Weather Service says there's no tsunami warning for the Gulf Coast or the East Coast, despite a warning that appeared on phones this morning. The initial message sent by third party services did not indicate that the Tsunami Warning was a test. Some WWL employees received...
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December 11, 2017 - 3:17 pm
(WWL.com) -- Totals are in for last week’s historic snow event and Kentwood saw the most with 6 and a half inches. That’s according to Shawn O’Neil with the National Weather Service in Slidell, who says parts of the Baton Rouge area saw three to five inches. “And into the Donaldsonville area all...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 07, 2017 - 11:16 pm
A winter weather advisory is in effect through noon Friday for a large portion of Southeast Louisiana north and west of New Orleans. All of southern Mississippi is also under the advisory. The National Weather Service says from the Northshore to Baton Rouge snow is expected into the morning hours...
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Chris Miller
December 07, 2017 - 11:51 am
There is a possibility of snowfall in the New Orleans area. That alone is enough to get people talking, but a few Saints fans have been pointing out on social media that the last time measurable snow fell in New Orleans, the Saints went on to win the Super Bowl. Last time Snow happened in Southern...
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