Tropical Weather

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 14, 2018 - 6:43 am
The National Hurricane Center issued a statement at 7:35am Eastern Time that Hurricane Florence had made landfall. Winds around the eye were measured in gusts at more than 110 miles per hour. "Buoy 41064... about 50 miles east of the center of Florence's eye, recently reported a wind gust to 112...
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September 12, 2018 - 11:35 am
(WWL) -- Hurricane season is at its peak as a tropical depression has the potential to form today in the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana Climatologist Barry Keim says the area of disturbed weather in the southern part of the gulf is gradually becoming more organized. "The sea surface temperatures are...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 11, 2018 - 1:03 pm
A low pressure system headed for the Gulf of Mexico is getting its act together. "Satellite images and surface observations indicate that the area of disturbed weather located over the extreme northwestern Caribbean Sea and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico is gradually becoming better organized,"...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 10, 2018 - 11:05 am
The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now a major hurricane. NEW: Florence is now a category 4 hurricane. Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter indicate that Florence has continued to rapidly strengthen and has maximum sustained winds near 130 mph (195 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 10, 2018 - 6:44 am
Today is the statistical peak of the hurricane season, and Mother Nature is staying true to form with three hurricanes and an area that could develop on the tropical map. Historically, September 10th is the most active day in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. This year is no exception...
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Chris Miller
September 08, 2018 - 4:18 pm
The tropical Atlantic now has three active cyclones: Florence, Helene, and Isaac. Florence is forecast to threaten the U.S. East Coast late next week as a major hurricane. South Carolina has already declared a state of emergency. Tropical Storm Isaac developed from Tropical Depression Nine lat...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 05, 2018 - 10:46 am
Last year it was Hurricane Nate that was forecast to have severe impacts on Louisiana, then had very little impact at all. This time it was Tropical Storm Gordon. Locals were faced with watches, warnings, advisories, school closures and public officials telling them heavy rain, high winds and storm...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 04, 2018 - 10:01 pm
Officials have discontinued all watches and warnings for Louisiana related to Tropical Storm Gordon. "All warnings and watches west of the mouth of the Pearl River have been discontinued. The Storm Surge Warning west of Biloxi has also been discontinued," the National Hurricane Center said at 10:...
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Chris Miller
September 04, 2018 - 7:14 pm
A post on the Causeway's Facebook page has confused some motorists, but bridge officials say there are no plans to close the bridge tonight. "If planning to use the Causeway tonight, please try to cross prior to 7 PM," the post reads. "Our intent to keep the bridge open." Causeway General Manager...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 04, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni says authorities are ready for Tropical Storm Gordon. "We are now at 100% pump capacity," Yenni announced at an afternoon news conference. "The one pump we had down in the Lafitte area is now back operational... 184 pumps at our 69 pump stations are now working...
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