Tropical Weather

The National Hurricane Center says there is still not a closed circulation or a tropical depression yet in the Gulf of Mexico. "Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the disturbance is forecast to become a tropical depression or a tropical storm later today, and could become...
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The National Hurricane Center says while the low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico still does not have a defined center of circulation, forecasters are issuing a Hurricane Watch for much of the Louisiana coast. Hurricane Hunters flew into the system this afternoon. The could not find a tropical...
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Chris Miller
July 10, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle today called for a voluntary evacuation of Louisiana's only permanently inhabited barrier island. "Due to the possibility of Tropical Storm-Invest 92L passing close to Grand Isle and causing flooding because of high tide," the mayor issued the order today at 3:00 p...
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has issued a State of Emergency ahead of the potential impacts of the low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico. She says while the impacts on the city are still not clear, they are anticipating impacts. "We are monitoring the potential threat," Cantrell said...
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July 10, 2019 - 12:39 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency today, in anticipation of what he expects from what will be a hurricane in the Gulf. Edwards has put emergency agencies all over Louisiana on full alert as the state braces for a category one hurricane to be named Barry. He says it could be a...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 10, 2019 - 10:38 am
The National Hurricane Center now says a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico will become a hurricane by Saturday. Landfall is predicted in the middle of Louisiana Saturday into Sunday. "A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from the Mouth of the Mississippi River to Morgan City, Louisiana,"...
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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says whatever develops in the Gulf appears to be headed for Louisiana. "We know that this is going to be a Louisiana event now, in all probability," he said at a news conference. "(That is) based upon confluence of various models and information we are getting...
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The National Hurricane Center hopes to have a better idea soon on what will happen with the low pressure system that has moved into the Gulf of Mexico. Known as Invest 92, the disturbance remains disorganized today. "A broad low pressure area located over the far northeastern Gulf of Mexico is...
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The National Hurricane Center is preparing to issue watches for portions of the Gulf Coast. "Tropical Storm, Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches could be required for a portion of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday," the center said Tuesday night. The watches are ahead of development of a system...
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Chris Miller
July 09, 2019 - 7:12 pm
The Mississippi River has been about a foot below flood stage for days after a record amount of time this year, including an unprecedented second opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway in the same year. But the effects of Invest 92 are expected to change that, the National Weather Service predicts:...
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