We've past the statistical peak of an extremely active hurricane season
Posted on 9/11/2017 11:42:00 AM.

We’ve have moved past the statistical peak of what has been a very active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s already been 11 named storms.
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Three hurricanes churning simultaneously in Atlantic
Posted on 9/7/2017 12:33:00 PM.

Three hurricanes are churning in the Atlantic Basin. Hurricane Irma is barreling down on the Greater Antilles, Jose is trailing Irma in the central Atlantic, and Katia is now a hurricane in the southwestern Gulf.
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Cold front could push Hurricane Irma away from Louisiana
Posted on 9/6/2017 3:38:00 AM.

Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm moving through the Caribbean, but state climatologist Barry Keim says Irma should be Florida’s problem, not Louisiana’s. He says a cold front will move over the state today and the timing could not be better for Louisiana, but it’s very unfortunate for Florida.
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Rains continue from Tropical Storm Harvey
Posted on 8/29/2017 10:55:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to pour water down on Texas and Louisiana. State climatologist Barry Keim says the worst part is it’s not over yet, as much more rain is yet to come. He says 5 to 10 more inches of rain is still possible in Louisiana.
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State climatologist compares Katrina, Harvey
Posted on 8/29/2017 3:49:00 AM.

Today marks 12 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, and Texans are facing a similar situation now with Harvey. State climatologist Barry Keim says both made landfall as a major hurricane, but Katrina reached Category 5 strength in the Gulf and weakened, while Harvey continued to strengthen until landfall. He says that worsened Katrina’s storm surge.
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Remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey expected to reform in Gulf of Mexico
Posted on 8/22/2017 12:10:00 PM.
Forecasters says there’s an excellent chance the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey will reform in the Gulf of Mexico and head towards the Texas coast this week. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the system is over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and moving into the Bay of Campeche.
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Hottest temperatures of summer arrive for Fourth of July
Posted on 7/3/2017 4:05:00 PM.

If you like hot and sticky weather, then you’ll enjoy this Independence Day. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s almost no chance of rain, and winds are pumping in high humidity levels from the Gulf of Mexico.
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TS Cindy downgraded to tropical depression, heavy rains continue
Posted on 6/22/2017 10:52:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but heavy rains continue around the state. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border around 3 o’clock this morning. He says the system is inland and weakening, but it’s still a rainfall threat to Louisiana.
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Tropical Storm Cindy weakens, threat remains
Posted on 6/21/2017 11:40:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened a bit as of late this morning, but rain still remains a major threat. The system is expected to make landfall on the western Louisiana coast early tomorrow morning. That’s according to State Climatologist Barry Keim, who says Cindy has sustained winds at 50 mph, and will bring in a lot of wet weather.
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Tropical system to bring heavy rainfall to Louisiana
Posted on 6/20/2017 11:36:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Cindy could drop a foot of rain in southeast Louisiana. State climatologist Barry Keim says the system is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm near the Texas-Louisiana border late Wednesday or early Thursday morning, but the largest rain totals will occur to the east of the storm’s center.
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