|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.
|Barry Keim, Tropical Storm Cindy, rain, tropical depression|
|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.
|Barry Keim, Tropical Storm Cindy, rain, tornado, tropical storm|
|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.
|Barry Keim, tropical system, rain, flash flooding, Tropical Storm Cindy|
|Posted on 6/1/2017 11:17:00 AM.|
The team at Colorado State University upgrades their forecast for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins today. In April, CSU called for a slightly below average season, but that has since been upgraded just in time for the start of the season. State Climatologist Barry Keim explains why the forecast now calls for 13 named storms.
|Barry Keim, hurricane season, CSU, forecast|
|Posted on 5/22/2017 10:55:00 AM.|
Following a weekend of heavy rainfall, the southern half of Louisiana is in for more wet weather today and tomorrow. State Climatologist Barry Keim says a cold front is slowly creeping across the state, bringing with it more rain.
|Barry Keim, rain, flash flooding, rising rivers|
|Posted on 3/29/2017 3:35:00 AM.|
Another round of severe weather is approaching the state. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the risk of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds will move from the northeastern part of this state this afternoon, down into southeast Louisiana on Thursday.
|severe weather, Barry Keim, hail, tornadoes|
|Posted on 3/24/2017 2:05:00 AM.|
A cold front approaches Louisiana bringing the possibility for severe weather today and tomorrow. State Climatologist Barry Keim says most of the state is under the threat of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds.
|Barry Keim, cold front, severe weather|
|Posted on 3/20/2017 10:14:00 AM.|
Spring is officially in the air, as the season kicked off at 5:29 this morning with the onset of the vernal equinox. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the Climate Prediction Center forecasts a hot and wet spring for Louisiana. He says that’s because of neutral conditions in the Pacific Ocean.
|Barry Keim, spring, forecast, spring weather|
|Posted on 2/27/2017 3:06:00 AM.|
This February could go down as the warmest on record since 1932 for the Bayou State. That’s according to State Climatologist Barry Keim who says the average temperature in Louisiana this month is floating right around 61 degrees and the current record is 61.2 degrees. He says it’s going to be close.
|Barry Keim, winter, records|
|Posted on 1/18/2017 2:16:00 PM.|
The World Meteorological Organization announced 2016 was officially the warmest on Earth since 1880, when record keeping began. State Climatologist Barry Keim says we’ve gone three straight years for breaking the warmest year on record. He says there is clearly a pattern of increasing temperatures.
|World Meteorological Organization, Barry Keim, El Nino|
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