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  • 2013 Hurricane Season Wrap Up

    2013 Hurricane Season Wrap Up

    The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ended on Saturday, and unlike some recent years, it's reasonable to assume that there will be no "after season" storms developing in the basin. Over theMore >>
    The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ended on Saturday, and unlike some recent years, it's reasonable to assume that there will be no "after season" storms developing in the basin.
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  • 2013 Hurricane Season: Where do we stand?

    2013 Hurricane Season: Where do we stand?

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-07-31 17:02:11 GMT
    So far, so good. But a quick review of the 2013 season through the end of July shows that the tropics are off to a relatively busy start in the Atlantic Basin, supporting the pre-season consensus projectionsMore >>
    So far, so good. But a quick review of the 2013 season through the end of July shows that the tropics are off to a relatively busy start in the Atlantic Basin.More >>
  • "Finding" Easter Sunday

    "Finding" Easter Sunday

    Thursday, March 28 2013 4:15 PM EDT2013-03-28 20:15:26 GMT
    While admiring the full moon on Wednesday evening, I was reminded that the dates of Easter and Passover are largely determined by the timing of full moons in spring. And it also crossed my mind that EasterMore >>
    While admiring the full moon on Wednesday evening, I was reminded that the dates of Easter and Passover are largely determined by the timing of full moons in spring.
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  • We officially kick-off spring!

    We officially kick-off spring!

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-03-19 22:27:12 GMT
    Wednesday, March 20 at 6:02 AM (CDT) – we officially kick-off spring! Wednesday is the Spring (Vernal) Equinox, which means 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of dark, right? Well, not exactly.More >>
    Wednesday, March 20 at 6:02 AM (CDT) – we officially kick-off spring! Wednesday is the Spring (Vernal) Equinox, which means 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of dark, right? Well, not exactly.More >>
  • A winter that (almost) wasn’t?

    A winter that (almost) wasn’t?

    I recently completed a look back at the 2011-12 winter, and there are several stories to tell. As many recall, much of the state was still in the throes of a two-year drought as we entered the winterMore >>
    Many viewers are asking: does a warm winter mean a hot summer? The short answer is no: there is no direct correlation between mild-to-warm winters and warmer-than-normal summers. Jay Grymes gives you the meteorological low-down on what might be coming.
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  • It's Groundhog Day!

    It's Groundhog Day!

    Dissatisfied with the opinion of a singular varmint from the North, the WAFB Storm Team went the extra mile on Thursday to get the collective wisdom of the four-legged forecasting domain.More >>
  • A Look Back at 2011's Weather

    A Look Back at 2011's Weather

    Jan 11, 2012 09:44 AM 2012-01-11 15:55:34 GMT
    2011 was a very busy, deadly and costly year from a weather perspective. Louisiana's weather was dominated by drought.
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  • 2010: The Year in Weather

    2010: The Year in Weather

    Over the years, we've learned that just about every year is unique when it comes to our regional weather and 2010 was no different. February produced snow and created a rare winter wonderland for kids.More >>
  • Another Decade Done

    Another Decade Done

    The recent past is a guide for what's in store for the near future. And everyone -- from farmers, to plant operators, to mayors, even homeowners -- needs to be ready for more of the same in the next decade.More >>
  • When is "dry" a good thing?

    When is "dry" a good thing?

    Rainfall from mid-August through early October was rather "hit or miss" across northern and central Louisiana, with some sites reporting under 1" of rain for the period.  True, August was a "wet" month for much of southern Louisiana, but since early September, rain has been lacking virtually statewide.More >>
  • KARL Sends a Reminder

    KARL Sends a Reminder

    After what seemed like a slow start to the 2010 Hurricane Season, some were dismissing "active season" projections released in May and June and suggesting that the gloomy forecasts were proving to be "false alarms." Not so fast, armchair experts! More >>
  • ‘Quiet’ Hurricane’ Season for the Gulf?

    ‘Quiet’ Hurricane’ Season for the Gulf?

    We're into September -- the busiest of the hurricane months.  With our recent flurry of tropical activity in the open Atlantic, the questions come up almost daily: are we done this season?More >>
  • La Nina to Persist thru Winter: Implications for Flooding

    La Nina to Persist thru Winter: Implications for Flooding

    Flooding is virtually an ever-present threat for the nation's "wettest" state, and as we head toward the winter, it is time to assess the readiness of communities that are frequently affected by rising waters.More >>
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