Cold weather continues to make a huge impact in Louisiana
Posted on 1/17/2018 4:30:00 AM.
Some of the coldest temperatures Louisiana has seen so far are being observed this morning. Some areas are reporting near single digit temperatures while coastal areas are not warmer than the 20’s to start the day off. Lake Charles National Weather Service forecaster Robert Megnia says the entire state is waking up to a chilly morning.
 
 
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Winter weather impacting the state with snow, ice and freezing rain
Posted on 1/16/2018 10:46:00 AM.

The winter storm moving through Louisiana is impacting most of the state with snow, ice, freezing rain and extremely cold temperatures. The storm dumped quite a bit of snow in Shreveport. National Weather Service Meteorologist Matt Hemmingway says forecasts held true for the amount of snow they got.
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Kentwood saw the most snow in the state with 6.5 inches
Posted on 12/11/2017 2:50:00 PM.

Totals are in for last week’s historic snow event and Kentwood saw the most with 6 and a half inches. That’s according to Shawn O’Neil with the National Weather Service in Slidell, who says parts of the Baton Rouge area saw three to five inches.
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North Louisiana under freeze warning & snow in the forecast for Florida Parishes
Posted on 12/7/2017 12:22:00 PM.

There’s a lot of talk of wintery mix tomorrow morning and Alek Krautmann with the National Weather Service in Slidell says the Florida Parishes are in for some rain tonight transitioning into sleet and possibly snow by morning. He says we’ll see temperatures in the low 40s throughout today.
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Frigid weather invades Louisiana
Posted on 12/6/2017 10:08:00 AM.
By Kelley Ray 
Central and southern Louisiana are in store for heavy rains over the next couple of days. An arctic cold front moved in yesterday plummeting temperatures and bringing a lot of moisture. Phil Grigsby with the National Weather Service says the strong winds will drop the wind chill to near freezing.
 
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New doppler radar helps to identify dangerous storms in NE Louisiana
Posted on 10/27/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe now has a Doppler weather radar, helping to bridge a gap in identifying severe storms in northeast Louisiana. ULM received a 3-million-dollar grant through the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to acquire a radar to assist weather forecasters. Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science Todd Murphy says it helps bridge an area of northeast Louisiana.
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Tropical Storm Nate expected to make landfall in southeast Louisiana as Cat. 1 Hurricane
Posted on 10/5/2017 11:11:00 AM.

Tropical Storm Nate has the potential to become a Category one hurricane and make landfall on the southeast Louisiana coast Sunday morning. Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in New Orleans Phil Grigsby says Nate is expected to move fast, which will keep rainfall totals and storm surge low.
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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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