Tropical Weather

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Chris Miller
July 12, 2019 - 4:22 pm
After Tropical Storm Barry hits, the Louisiana National Guard wants to be ready for the worst in New Orleans. Following Wednesday's flooding rains, the Guard is positioning assets to help if New Orleans floods again: "A lot of that is going to be high water vehicles, anticipating search-and-rescue...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Tropical Storm Barry moved within 70 miles of Morgan City today. "On the forecast track, the center of Barry will approach the central or southeastern coast of Louisiana through tonight and then make landfall over the central Louisiana coast on Saturday," according to an advisory from the National...
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Some Louisiana coastal areas have clocked wind gusts near 50 miles per hour today as Tropical Storm Barry gets closer. In New Orleans winds have been sustained near 25 miles per hour. The NOAA automated station at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River recently reported sustained winds of 55...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 12, 2019 - 10:08 am
Tropical Storm Barry is getting stronger. "Reports from Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph with higher gusts," the National Hurricane Center said in the 10:00am advisory. "Barry is expected to be a hurricane when...
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Rain and wind are expected to pick up today for the New Orleans area. "We're already starting to see some of the rain bands move into Southeast Louisiana," National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said. He says the fact that Tropical Storm Barry has only been moving at five miles per hour is...
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Rain and wind are expected to pick up today for the New Orleans area . "We're already starting to see some of the rain bands move into Southeast Louisiana," National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said. He says the fact that Tropical Storm Barry has only been moving at five miles per hour is...
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The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Barry has started to head for the Louisiana coastline. "Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft, a few hours ago, indicate that the maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts," according to the NHC advisory. "Some...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 11, 2019 - 10:18 pm
Tropical Storm Barry is spinning in the Gulf of Mexico less than 90 miles from the Louisiana coast. The National Hurricane Center says the system's winds are picking up. "Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph...
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Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 6:21 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards met with New Orleans metro leaders this evening at New Orleans City Hall to talk about storm preparations. Edwards said the 4:00 p.m. forecast didn't change a whole lot, but he was happy to see the storm would only become a hurricane for a bare minimum of time, if at all...
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The official forecast calls for Tropical Storm Barry to gain some strength in the Gulf of Mexico over the next couple of days. "Barry has become a little better organized," Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven said at the National Hurricane Center. He says the storm is expected to get near...
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