Weather Talk

Strong winds damage Faith Academy...again

For the second time in about four months the roof on Faith Academy in Gonzales has been badly damaged. Sixty mph winds ripped part of it off. Luckily, nobody was injured.

Cold front caused damage from wind, temperatures to drop overnight

An early morning storm caused damage and knocked out power to many homes and businesses in south Louisiana. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far.

Freeze warning in effect tonight, officials warn to insulate your pipes

Pipes could freeze in tonight's cold temperatures, which could mean lots of water damage for your home. To make sure your pipes don't freeze, it is recommended that you insulate them.

Residents, firefighters pick up pieces after severe weather crushes community

The National Weather Service confirmed a EF1 tornado touched down in Ascension Parish.    Several homes and even a fire station were damaged.

Disaster declaration issued for EBR Parish

After visiting the areas affected by the severe weather this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish, Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden signed a Local Disaster Declaration.

Confirmed tornado caused major damage to homes in Baker

The National Weather Service confirms that an EF1 tornado touched down in Baker this morning. Winds reached an estimated strength of 105 mph, causing major damage along its path.

Serious damage in Ascension Parish, possible tornadoes

Serious damage is being reported across south Louisiana. The National Weather Service is currently investigating several reports of tornado damage.

Chief: Tornado damage in Baker

Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps said a tornado hit the Bakerfield area of Baker this morning - leaving behind lots of damage.

Three separate weather systems leave soggy mess in California

After nearly a week of devastating winds and rain the West Coast is getting a bit of a break from the dangerous weather this morning, but more could be on the way.

Newest data on changing conditions in the Arctic

There is an almost haunting beauty to the barren fields of snow and ice that stretch for miles across the arctic, but scientists say the picture there is changing. The landscape is slowly, but steadily, melting away.

Much of country in a grip of extremely warm weather

If you're having a tough time getting into the holiday spirit because it's just too hot, you're not alone.

Google Maps lets you check out ski slopes before planning a trip

Google's original mission was to organize all the data in the world. Lately, the company's Maps unit has been very busy, seemingly mapping out just about every corner of the world. The latest: Ski slopes.

Bopha grows stronger as it draws close to Philippines

The Philippines waited in darkness late Monday for the arrival of a menacing typhoon that grew even stronger as it closed in, heightening fears that it could be even worse than a 2011 storm that killed more than 1,200 people.

Why were no hurricane watches or warnings issued before Sandy landfall?

As Hurricane Sandy approached landfall along the coast of the northeastern U.S. in late October, the National Hurricane Center declined to issue hurricane watches and warnings for the New York and New Jersey coasts.

NOAA: Busy 2012 hurricane season continues decades-long high activity era in the Atlantic

Today marks the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season, one that produced 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes and one became a major hurricane. The number of named storms is well above the average of 12.