Weather Talk

First freeze, plus gusty winds, could mean danger

The first freeze of Fall will arrive south Louisiana Wednesday morning. As a cold front blows southward Tuesday afternoon, temperatures will fall-fast, with winds becoming gusty around 15-30 mph.

Protecting your plants in cold weather

Cold weather can harm your temperature-sensative plants. Here are a few tips from the LSU Ag Center to follow before a freeze occurs in south Louisiana. What to do before a freeze:

General asks for U.S. warships in typhoon relief

The hundreds of thousands of typhoon victims in the Philippines need help and they need it now, the U.S. Marine Corps general in charge of the U.S. military relief effort says.

Freeze Warning for Wednesday morning (3 am - 9 am)

A Freeze Warning has been issued for most of our viewing area, except for our coastal parishes. The warning goes into effect Wednesday morning from 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Temperatures topple Tuesday; first freeze possible

A strong cold front is headed southward on Tuesday, and it is set to bring the coldest air of the season into south Louisiana.

'Worse than hell' in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan plowed into northeastern Vietnam early Monday, packing powerful winds and forcing thousands to evacuate.

Typhoon Haiyan: In hard-hit Tacloban, children ripped from arms

No building in this coastal city of 200,000 residents appears to have escaped damage from Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon chaser: Water, wicked wind and fire add up to catastrophe in Philippines

It was the cruelest of ironies unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

This is a test, this is only a test; NOAA weather radio test Wednesday

The National Weather Service will issue a test tornado warning on the NOAA Weather Radio system at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

Tropical Storm Raymond threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Tropical Storm Raymond churned slowly north Sunday off Mexico's Pacific coast, threatening to dump heavy rain. A tropical storm watch was in effect from Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas, according to the National Hurricane Center.

TS Karen becomes less of a threat, stalls over Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Karen continues to weaken as dry air and wind shear break through the system. The track forecast has shifted slightly west, weakening the impacts for most of coastal Louisiana.

St. John residents work to be more prepared for T.S. Karen

Kyrion Watkins and his mother Patricia Parrille spent their Friday stocking sandbags and preparing for tropical storm Karen.

TS Karen: Storm becomes disorganized, Hurricane watch discontinued

The National Hurricane Center said that Tropical Storm Karen has become disorganized and that hurricane watches elsewhere have been discontinued. Summary of watches and warnings in effect:

Price gouging law in effect following Emergency Declaration for TS Karen

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds citizens and businesses that Louisiana price gouging laws are in effect upon the state of emergency declaration by Governor Bobby Jindal in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.

DOTD updates about roads impacted by TS Karen

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas reminds citizens impacted by Tropical Storm Karen to be aware of roadway conditions while traveling.