Tropical Weather

A tropical disturbance in the Gulf is not forecast to bring an organized tropical storm to Louisiana, but is expected to send rain this way. "The deepest moisture arrives on Thursday and Friday," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts. He's got a 60% chance for scattered showers and storms...
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Chris Miller
May 01, 2019 - 1:57 pm
The National Hurricane Center is keeping its eye on a trough of low pressure over the Bahamas. A trough of low pressure located over the northwestern Bahamas is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity," according to NHC Senior Hurricane Specialist Dr. Jack Bevin. The weather system...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 13, 2018 - 7:03 am
The National Hurricane Center had dramatically dropped the chances that a system headed for the Caribbean with develop into a depression or tropical storm. After setting the development chance at 90% initially, federal forecasters have dropped the chance to just 30%. "Disorganized showers and a few...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 10, 2018 - 7:41 am
The Florida Panhandle is bracing for a beating from a monster hurricane. "Extremely dangerous category 4 Michael strengthens Further as it heads northward toward the Florida Panhandle," the National Hurricane Center said this morning. They called the impact "potentially catastrophic." Michael...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 09, 2018 - 10:11 am
With top sustained winds of 110 miles per hour, Hurricane Michael was just one mile per hour shy of becoming a major hurricane with the 10:00am advisory from the National Hurricane Center. "Additional strengthening is expected, and Michael is forecast to be a major hurricane at landfall in Florida...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 09, 2018 - 7:20 am
Hurricane Michael is getting more powerful as it heads toward the Florida Panhandle. "Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph," the National Hurricane Center said in the 7:00am advisory. "Additional strengthening is...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 08, 2018 - 10:07 am
Michael became a hurricane today in the Gulf of Mexico. "Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph," according to the National Hurricane Center. That makes the system a hurricane. "Steady to rapid strengthening is...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 08, 2018 - 6:48 am
Reliable computer models call for Tropical Storm Michael to his the Florida Panhandle as a hurricane this week. "Michael is forecast to be a hurricane, and possibly a major hurricane, when it reaches the northeastern Gulf Coast by mid-week," according to the National Hurricane Center. "Overall the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 07, 2018 - 4:15 pm
The National Hurricane Center expects a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico in the next few days. Tropical Storm Michael is forecast to become a hurricane and make landfall along the central Florida Panhandle Wednesday. Louisiana is not in the cone of error. "Nearly all of the intensity models bring...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 05, 2018 - 10:24 pm
A low pressure system is expected to develop in the Gulf of Mexico. "Long-term forecast models are showing that this low could move into the Central/Eastern Gulf next week," according to WWL TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo. He says that there is a lot of uncertainty with the forecast models...
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