tropics

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 18, 2019 - 9:59 am
Forecasters do not expect Louisiana to get much from the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico as it passes to the south. "We will only have some minor impacts on Louisiana today," WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "The worst of it will be along the coast with some heavy rain, gusty winds and...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 17, 2019 - 10:01 am
The National Hurricane Center says we could see a named storm in the Gulf soon. "Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico continue to show signs of organization," Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven said. "Environmental...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
The National Hurricane Center is watching a trough of low pressure moving into the Bay of Campeche. "Gradual development is possible, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form late this week over the western or central Gulf of Mexico while the system is moving generally northeastward," U.S...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 12, 2019 - 8:55 am
New Orleans could see tropical rains this weekend, or see nothing at all. Forecast models vastly disagree. "There are some major differences in the models," WWL TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin noted. "The GFS forecasts the disturbance will head our way as a weak, unorganized rain-maker whereas the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 11, 2019 - 7:26 am
The National Hurricane Center says low pressure in the Atlantic could become a tropical depression or tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. "Widespread cloudiness and showers extending from the southeastern Bahamas northward over the southwestern Atlantic for a few hundred miles are associated with...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 04, 2019 - 11:18 am
A Hurricane Dorian threatens the East Coast, there are four other features on the Atlantic basin map that have the National Hurricane Center's attention. "The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Dorian, located about 100 miles east of the coast of northeast Florida, on...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 03, 2019 - 10:16 am
A tropical depression has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. "Slow strengthening is forecast before the system moves inland, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday," according to the National Hurricane Center. The good news for New Orleans is that this one is headed away...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 02, 2019 - 10:39 am
Hurricane Dorian has unleashed fury on the Bahamas with up to 30 inches of rain, wind gusts over 200 miles per hour and water 18 to 23 feet above normal. The National Hurricane Center says it is barely moving as it continues to attack the islands. A gradual drift is expected by tomorrow. "On this...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 02, 2019 - 10:08 am
The peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is September 10th, and right on schedule, things are heating up. In addition to Hurricane Dorian, there are three areas of possible development over water now, and another one expected to blow off the coast of Africa. The one closest to Louisiana, is no...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 01, 2019 - 4:52 pm
Hurricane Dorian is tied as the second strongest hurricane to ever hit land as it attacks the Bahamas with 185 mile per hour winds. "On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Great Abaco this evening and move near or over Grand Bahama Island tonight and...
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