Record rainfall totals in Monroe and Shreveport
Posted on 4/1/2016 11:33:00 AM.

Monroe and Shreveport broke records for rainfall totals during the month on March. Shreveport received 12.8 inches, which is the highest amount since 1945 and Monroe set a record with 24.4 inches of rain. Jason Hansford with the National Weather Service in Shreveport says much of this rain fell during the span of a few days.

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Widespread flooding across north Louisiana
Posted on 3/10/2016 11:15:00 AM.

The governor has declared a state of emergency for 22 parishes as an enormous storm is terrorizing north Louisiana. Alto Representative Ralph Abraham says lives and livelihoods are at stake. He says he has seen over a hundred homes flooded and one person has lost their life so far. He says they are getting an unbelievable amount of rain.

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Passing front brings severe weather, possibly snow to Louisiana
Posted on 1/21/2016 10:18:00 AM.
A cold front moving across Louisiana is bringing the possibility of severe weather and even the chance of snow for some areas of the state.  Alek Krautmann, with the National Weather Service in Slidell, says the chance of severe weather in south Louisiana will begin this afternoon and continue into the night.
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September sets records for lack of rain in north Louisiana
Posted on 10/1/2015 11:49:00 AM.

According to records from the National Weather Service, this September will go down as one of the driest for north Louisiana. Senior Meteorologist Jason Hansford says Shreveport Regional Airport recorded only 0.07 inches of rain during the entire month, which just surpassed the previous record set in 1994.

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Storms cause flash flooding in portions of north Louisiana
Posted on 5/18/2015 10:38:00 AM.
Flash Flood Watches and Warnings have been issued across north Louisiana as heavy rains have pounded the area throughout the morning.  Jason Hansford with the National Weather Service in Shreveport says they've had reports in the Shreveport area of up to six inches of rain this morning.
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Wednesday storms in northwest Louisiana claim life of Shreveport woman
Posted on 7/24/2014 12:33:00 PM.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport says a bad storm that blew through northwest Louisiana last night left thousands without power and claimed the life of one person. Senior Meteorologist Jason Hansford says they saw 60-70 mile per hour winds which downed numerous trees and power lines.
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Dry weather in northwest Louisiana is leading to burn bans
Posted on 8/26/2013 3:16:00 PM.
Burn bans are popping up in northwest Louisiana as a result of a dry summer for that part of the state. Bossier, DeSoto, Webster and southern Caddo Parishes are under outdoor burn bans. Jason Hansford, with the National Weather Service in Shreveport, says those those previously mentioned areas are experiencing drought conditions. 
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