Forecasters say we could see a hurricane in the Gulf this weekend
Posted on 10/4/2017 12:06:00 PM.

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression number 16 has formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea and move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend as Tropical Storm Nate. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the storm has the potential to strengthen into a hurricane.

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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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Mayor recalls Hurricane Andrew's destruction 25 years later
Posted on 8/27/2017 3:56:00 AM.

Twenty-five years ago today, many Louisianans were dealing with the wake of destruction left by one of the most devastating storms in US history. Hurricane Andrew caused flooding and spawned tornadoes across south Louisiana after making landfall near Morgan City on August 26. Mayor Boo Grizzaffi recalls waking up to the wreckage.

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CSU forecasters update hurricane season to 11 named storms
Posted on 8/4/2017 1:11:00 PM.

The hurricane forecast team at Colorado State has increased their storm prediction total by one and now anticipate 11 named storms for the rest of the season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the total number of storms has been increased from 15 to 16. He says this isn’t a big change but it still shows conditions are conducive for an active season.

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CSU Hurricane Forecast team slightly increases number of named storms predicted this season
Posted on 7/4/2016 8:31:00 AM.
The Colorado State University forecast team has upped the number of anticipated tropical storms in 2016 by one. In June they called for 14 named storms, now they predict there will be 15. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the change is due to the fact that there are already 4 named storms on the books this year.
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2016 hurricane season gets underway today
Posted on 6/1/2016 2:54:00 AM.

Hurricane season begins today and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness warns residents to be ready in case of a big storm. NOAA and the Colorado State forecast team predict a near-normal season with around 12 named storms.

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NOAA predicting near normal hurricane season
Posted on 5/27/2016 12:06:00 PM.

The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration has released its 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season forecast. NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan says there is a 70% chance of 10 to 16 named storms during this season.

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Colorado State University predicts average Atlantic Hurricane Season for 2016
Posted on 4/14/2016 1:53:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The forecast team at Colorado State University calls for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season to be near-average. Research scientist Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the report, says they predict there will be 12 named storms.
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2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close
Posted on 11/30/2015 10:27:00 AM.
Today marks the end of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season and it was quite favorable for Louisiana as no storms threatened the state.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says forecasters were were pretty accurate with their predictions this season.
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Betsy landfall
Posted on 9/9/2015 1:10:00 AM.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Betsy made landfall in Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Betsy was the signature storm of New Orleans and a turning point for the city up until Hurricane Katrina. He says the hurricane made landfall at night and created major flooding across the region.

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