Forecasters keeping eye on tropical disturbance near southern Mexico
Posted on 8/31/2017 3:34:00 AM.

Harvey is finally moving out of Gulf Coast, but forecasters are now keeping an eye on a tropical disturbance near southern Mexico. Andy Tingler with the National Weather Service says there is a low chance this system could develop into a tropical depression or storm over the next five days.

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Flash flood watches in effect for south and central Louisiana
Posted on 8/28/2017 11:03:00 AM.

Flash flood watches are out across south and central Louisiana as Tropical Storm Harvey moves back into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make a second landfall near the Texas/Louisiana border on Wednesday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kent Kuyper says this continuing cycle of rain is expected to stay until Thursday.


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NWS: This Mardi Gras could go down as the warmest on record
Posted on 2/28/2017 11:04:00 AM.

Mardi Gras 2017 could go down as the warmest Fat Tuesday on record in the Bayou state. Forecaster with the National Weather Service in New Orleans, Phil Grigsby, says the current record was set back in 1917 at 83 degrees. He says temperatures could surpass that today.

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NWS working to confirm tornado count and damage
Posted on 2/8/2017 5:59:00 AM.

The National Weather Service is working to confirm exactly how many tornadoes touched down in Louisiana and how much damage they caused. Slidell forecaster Mike Efferson says their preliminary estimates are that 60 homes were damaged by a twister in New Orleans. He says they believe it was at least an EF2.

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NWS: Snow in the forecast but no accumulation
Posted on 1/5/2017 11:33:00 AM.

Precipitation is moving into Louisiana over the next 24 hours bringing in the possibility of light snow. That’s according to Patrick Omundson with the National Weather Service in Shreveport who says Louisiana likely won’t see any snow accumulation and the majority will fall along the Arkansas state line. He says the snow will start mid-day tomorrow.

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Louisiana avoids fatalities from severe storms
Posted on 1/3/2017 11:10:00 AM.

Strong winds left a wake of destruction in Avoyelles Parish. Marksville Fire Chief Jerry Bordelon says it has not yet been confirmed if a tornado touched down. He says Walmart sustained the most damage, including an 18-wheeler being flipped over behind the building.

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The end of a hot and wet summer is here
Posted on 9/21/2016 1:36:00 AM.

Today is the final day of what was a hot and wet summer. Alek Krautmann with the National Weather Service in Slidell says it goes down as one of the warmest summers on record for several Louisiana cities and in New Orleans it was the warmest summer on record since 1947. He says a very warm Gulf of Mexico is to blame.

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Tropical Depression 9 to become a tropical storm by tonight
Posted on 8/30/2016 11:14:00 AM.

Tropical Depression 9 in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to become Tropical Storm Hermine by this evening. Alek Krautmann with the National Weather Service says right now the area of low pressure is not expected to have an impact on Louisiana, expect for high tides along the coast in southeast Louisiana.

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NWS: More flooding to come in southwest Louisiana
Posted on 8/17/2016 12:42:00 PM.

While flood waters are receding in some parishes, the Lake Arthur area in Jefferson Davis parish is still expecting more flooding this weekend and into next week. Johnathan Brazzell with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles says the Mermentau River is expected to crest at 11.5 feet by Friday, which would be the third highest crest the river has ever seen.

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Not out of the woods yet when it comes to more flooding
Posted on 8/15/2016 10:59:00 AM.

The southwestern part of Louisiana was also hammered by the intense rains over the weekend and are experiencing tremendous flooding. Donald Jones with the National Weather Service says Lafayette, New Iberia and the Lake Arthur areas are having the biggest problems. He says the Vermillion and the Mermentau Rivers are at peak crest right now and homes continue to flood as the rivers rise.

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