Approaching cold front to push Hurricane Michael toward Florida Panhandle
Posted on 10/8/2018 1:48:00 PM.

Louisiana appears to be out of the path of Hurricane Michael. The storm may have a dangerous impact on the Florida Panhandle with storm surge, heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds. As far as an effect on Louisiana, National Weather Service New Orleans Meteorologist Bridgette Lim doesn’t anticipate it will be too bad.
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Tropics super active as we hit the statistical peak of hurricane season
Posted on 9/10/2018 6:49:00 AM.
Today marks the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and there are three hurricanes forecasters are watching in the Atlantic Ocean. State Climatologist Barry Keim says sea surface temps are just right in the storm breeding grounds.
 
"And all of that energy is being fed to the atmosphere when the conditions are ripe, we can pop off these type of storms," said Keim. 
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Tropical Storm Gordon uneventful for Louisiana
Posted on 9/5/2018 1:38:00 PM.

For the coastal areas of Louisiana, Tropical Storm Gordon is now in the books with very little effect on the region. The storm made landfall last night near the Alabama-Mississippi line. State Climatologist Barry Keim says although there was much attention put onto Gordon, he says when it comes to monitoring the weather, better safe than sorry.
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Hurricane Katrina: Thirteen Years Later
Posted on 8/29/2018 4:58:00 AM.

Today marks the 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into southeast Louisiana as a Category three storm, killing over 1,000 people along the Gulf Coast and leaving much of New Orleans area under water for days. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness spokesperson, Mike Steele, says Katrina was a milestone event for emergency planners.
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NOAA lowers predicted storm total for 2018 hurricane season
Posted on 8/9/2018 12:03:00 PM.
NOAA has lowered its prediction for the number of named storms for this hurricane season. Back in May, government forecasters estimated as many as 16 storms, now they say the 2018 total could be between 9 and 13. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the likelihood of an El Nino during the second half of the season is growing. 
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Long range hurricane forecast still calls for a below average season
Posted on 8/6/2018 12:13:00 PM.

Colorado State University hurricane researchers continue to predict a below average season.

Researcher Phil Klotzbach says a major contributing factor is the cold temperature of the tropical Atlantic Ocean waters.
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Experts now predict a below-average hurricane season
Posted on 7/3/2018 3:55:00 AM.

Colorado State forecasters are downgrading their expectations for this year’s hurricane season, now predicting a below average season for tropical activity.

CSU Research Scientist Phillip Klotzbach says the original prediction was for 14 named storms, now they anticipate ten more storms, four hurricanes and one major hurricane before November 30.
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As hurricane season officially begins Louisianans are urged to be prepared
Posted on 6/1/2018 1:34:00 PM.
Hurricane season has officially begun. The Bayou State may be relieved it has avoided tropical threat Alberto but the Spokesperson of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mike Steele says now is the time to get a plan in place in case Louisiana is threatened by a major hurricane.
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New hurricane season opens with up to 9 hurricanes predicted
Posted on 6/1/2018 3:50:00 AM.
The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season officially starts today despite the fact that the Gulf Coast has already seen its first named storm of the year. NOAA projects 10 to 16 named storms, 5 to 9 hurricanes, and 1 to 4 major hurricanes. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that’s not too far off base for an average year.
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Cajun Navy Relief set to hold First Search and Rescue Games
Posted on 4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM.
Cajun Navy Relief will hold its first Search and Rescue Games on Saturday in the Atchafalaya Basin. The games will serve as a training exercise for disaster rescue scenarios in extreme flooding. Spokesperson Amy Jones says the Games also give the volunteer rescue group a chance to work with new GPS equipment.
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