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Don Ames
October 24, 2019 - 9:19 pm
A system of low pressure in the Gulf is working its way into Louisiana, bringing a lot of moisture into our area. The tropical moisture is expected to increase Friday as an upper trough taps into the developing system and forces that rainfall over us in advance of a cold front. The system currently...
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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...
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July 21, 2019 - 10:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The East Coast was sweating through high temperatures and humidity levels again Sunday. The searing heat caused a New Jersey drawbridge to get stuck open and led to some gallows humor in a Boston suburb, where police implored criminals to take it easy until the weather cools. The...
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Don Ames
July 14, 2019 - 11:25 am
The National Weather Service now says rivers on the Northshore are expected to crest below or at flood stage. The new forecasts are drastically different than previous predictions that expected major flooding along the Tchefuncte, Bogue Falaya and Bogue Chitto rivers. The National Weather Service...
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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 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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