Weather Talk

Tropical Storm Fernand forms in the southern Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Fernand formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico Sunday evening. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Fernand will head westward into Mexico over the next, few days and pose no threat to south Louisiana.

Coalition established in response to effects of latest FEMA flood mapping; insurance premiums set to skyrocket

The Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance has been established in order to combat the anticipated effect of FEMA’s latest flood mapping. 

Residents urged to prepare for possibility for severe weather over the weekend

With the potential for heavy rain, possible flooding, and strong winds this weekend, local officials are urging residents to make preparations.

Tracking the Tropics: Invest 92L likely headed west toward South Texas or Mexico

UPDATE:  Friday, 08/16/2013 @ 8am: Most of the thinking on this system remains the same.  Just a couple of new things to mention.

The Perseid meteor shower... now appearing in the sky above you

A celestial fireworks show peaks Monday and Tuesday as our earth passes though the dust of a comet's tail.

Raging floodwaters rip through Colorado town, leaving 1 dead, 3 missing

Roads ripped to rubble by floodwaters up to 10 feet deep, rushing up to 30 mph. Shattered homes near others still standing upright. One person dead, three others missing.

Flooding claims more lives in rain-battered states

Floodwater in Oklahoma swept away and killed a man who was trying to save his daughter from a stranded vehicle early Friday, adding to the toll from flooding and storms plaguing a number of states this week.

Hurricane season in Atlanic to be less active than initially expected

Although Hurricane forecasters are still predicting an above-average hurricane season, they now say it will be slightly less active than previously predicted.

Dangerous heat: Advisory issued for most of southeast Louisiana

A Heat Advisory has been issued for Thursday, Aug 8, which means that the heat index will be up to 108 degrees for more than four hours (between 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.) of the day.

Enviornmentalists say refineries are not ready for hurricane season: findings from Isaac

Hurricane season's in full swing. We need to be prepared and so do the many refineries and plants across the state, but environmentalists say some of them just aren’t.

New hurricane model may pinpoint touchdown location months in advance

There is now a new model for predicting where hurricanes will hit, but it still has a long way to go.

Mile-wide tornado rips across Bossier Parish; no injuries or major damage reported

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado passed through Red River Parish overnight

Families start to prepare for hurricane season with help of Home Depot

Hurricane season means it's time to get prepared before it's too late, but sometimes getting ready gets pushed off.

Tropical Storm Dorian forms in eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Dorian formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, with winds sustained around 50 mph Wednesday morning.

Tropical depression four forms in the Atlantic

Tropical depression four has formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.  This will be a system we will be tracking into next week.  The track will take the system due west for the next 5 days, and after that there is too much uncertain