Weather Talk

Safe Boating Week 2014: Life Jackets

"National Safe Boating Week" is May 17 through May 23 this year. Topics range from thunderstorm and hurricane boating safety to wearing a life jacket. Monday's safety topic focuses on the importance of life jackets.

First significant rainfall of May wraps workweek

Significant rainfall is forecast over south Louisiana beginning Thursday afternoon and lasting through Saturday. A total of 1-3 inches of rain could fall, with some areas seeing upwards of 3.5 inches.

End of April severe storms

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a "Slight Risk" of severe weather over south Louisiana on Monday and Tuesday. (Image above)

Baton Rouge poised to break cold weather records on Wednesday morning

When you woke up Tuesday morning, you certainly noticed the cooler than normal temperatures across south Louisiana. Brace yourself: even colder weather is on the way Wednesday.

Cold weather prompts special statement from the National Weather Service

Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service issued the following special statement:

Strong storms start Easter workweek

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed south Louisiana under a "Slight Risk" of severe weather Monday. 

NHC downgrades 1969 Hurricane Camille

After re-analysis, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) downgraded Hurricane Camille's peak wind intensity from 190 mph to 175 mph, but increased the number of hours it spun as a tropical system.

5 year anniversary of costliest wind damage in EBR history

On March 26, 2009, a cold front brought severe storms to south Louisiana. The line of storms caused the costliest, wind damage in East Baton Rouge parish history. Total estimates added to nearly $4.5 million in damage.

National Ag Day 2014

Today is National Ag Day.

Flood Partners: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 5

The National Weather Service works with and relies on strategic partners involved in river observations, reservoir management, floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, and flood preparedness and safety to reduce the loss of life and prop

Flood Resources: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 4

There are many different resources to receive information about flooding. From river levels to forecast rain totals, multiple government partners provide data on a daily basis. Here are some links to flood resources:

14 facts of the Spring Equinox 2014

Spring begins today. Here are 14 facts of the Spring Equinox 2014:

Flood Hazards: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 3

A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow, or inundation of water that causes or threatens damage.

'Turn Around Don't Drown': National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 2

This year is the 10th anniversary of the "Turn Around, Don't Drown" or TADD program. In an effort to raise awareness about flood safety on the roads, the National Weather Service created the campaign.

Flood Safety: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 1

Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States or its territories.