Weather Talk

Tornado Season 2013: A quiet start

According to the Storm Prediction Center, this year is one of the least-active starts to tornado season in U.S. history.

Recent downpours, northern U.S. flooding may cause local levees to overflow

All the rain, combined with flooding in the northern part of the country is causing concern for the Army Corps of Engineers and local residents.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: NWS confirms two tornadoes in Jefferson Parish

After two tornadoes made their way through the New Orleans metro area April 24, WDSU received a video that captured both tornadoes. The tornadoes touched down in Jefferson Parish.

Tornado rips into New Orleans suburb

Two tornadoes ripped into a New Orleans suburb Wednesday afternoon, damaging homes and knocking down power lines, but no injuries were reported, the National Weather Service and local authorities said.

Report: Louisiana ranks #13 in wind/hail losses in 2012

A recent study by State Farm revealed the top ten states for the most wind and hail losses from 2012.

Hurricane season predicted to be active for 2013

According to predictions from the National Weather Service, it looks like this year will be a more active hurricane season.

Deadline approaching for Hurricane Isaac flood insurance claims

Louisiana property owners whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac-related flooding have only a short time remaining to file claims for their losses.

Study: Natural causes, not human activity, behind Plains drought

Extreme natural events, not man-made climate change, led to last summer's historic drought in the Great Plains, a new federal study said Friday.

Severe storms fades after whacking South, Midwest

A powerful storm that swept across the country this week was on its way to the North Atlantic on Friday, leaving rain, snow and at least three deaths in its wake.

Slidell residents cleaning up Thursday storm damage

Some Slidell property owners are cleaning up after a brief but destructive storm. What's being categorized as a weak tornado touched down south of the airport Thursday afternoon.

Baton Rouge soon to have hurricane preparedness app

There's an app for almost everything. Soon, there will be one to help you prepare for hurricanes.

Second night straight of Spring's freezing temperatures

The second consecutive night of freezing temperatures is possible for the Capital area. The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a "Freeze Warning" for the Capital area from 2:00 a.m. through 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Report: Increased coastal population growth by 2020 likely, putting more people at risk of extreme weather

If current population trends continue, the already crowded U.S.

Spring freeze warnings in effect for south Louisiana

Wintry temperatures return for the next nights in south Louisiana. Morning lows are expect to fall to near or below 32ºF tonight and tomorrow night.

NOAA predicts mixed bag of drought, flooding and warm weather for spring

NOAA issued the three-month U.S. Spring Outlook today, stating that odds favor above-average temperatures across much of the continental United States, including drought-stricken areas of Texas, the Southwest and the Great Plains.