Tropical Weather

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 25, 2019 - 10:27 am
The National Hurricane Center now says we could have a tropical storm coming ashore in Louisiana tonight. "On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone should move across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and then move over the northern Gulf coast tonight or Saturday morning,"...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 16, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Hope is dimming of finding a missing worker alive at the construction site of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse. Search teams are getting close to redefining the mission. Crews are getting increasingly closer to giving up hope of finding anyone alive in the rubble. "We will probably be transitioning...
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Chris Miller
September 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm
The National Hurricane Center has dubbed the tropical rain system over the southern half of the Bahamas as "Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine." It has not developed any closed circulation for forecasts to lock in on, though. Forecasters also note that winds within the system are not all that strong...
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Chris Miller
August 28, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Hurricane Dorian is slowly moving away from the northeastern Caribbean Sea, and is forecast to become a dangerous hurricane in a matter of days. “Given the favorable environment of warm waters and low shear prevailing in the western Atlantic, the NHC forecast calls for a marked intensification, and...
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Chris Miller
August 28, 2019 - 1:38 pm
The National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Dorian to Hurricane Dorian shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hurricane #Dorian Advisory 17A: Dorian Becomes a Hurricane Near St. Thomas in the U. S. Virgin Islands. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 28,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 26, 2019 - 7:30 am
The National Hurricane Center is watching Tropical Storm Dorian moving through the Atlantic. "On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late today and tonight and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday," according to an NHC advisory. The 4th...
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Chris Miller
August 23, 2019 - 4:16 pm
A tropical depression is expected to degenerate over the Atlantic Ocean midway between North Carolina and northern Africa. A tropical wave between Florida and the Bahamas has a 90 percent chance of storm formation over the next five days, and a wave headed west toward the Lesser Antilles has a 50...
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Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Tropical Depression Chantal is slowly weakening over the northern Atlantic Ocean while a low pressure system just off of Florida's Atlantic coast has a low chance of development. Chantal is moving east at 17 miles per hour but forecast to loop around to the south. "Weakening is expected, and...
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Chris Miller
August 02, 2019 - 2:41 pm
A tropical wave, dubbed Invest 96L by government forecasters, is showing less potential for development. "An elongated area of low pressure located over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles southeast of the Lesser Antilles is generating widespread disorganized showers," said...
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The National Hurricane Center is watching two tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin. One is near Puerto Rico, the other southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands off the coast of Africa. Do we, In Louisiana, have to be concerned about either of the features on the tropical map? "We do not," said WWL TV...
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