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6/19/2014

Isolated versus scattered

Isolated versus scattered

Posted 10:31 AM 6/19/2014 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux

With summertime officially beginning on Saturday (one could easily argue that our Louisiana summer has long been underway), you may begin to hear the terms "isolated" or "scattered" being used more frequently. What is the difference between the two? The answer parallels Wednesday's article. If (More)

6/18/2014

20 percent chance of rain? Yeah, right.

20 percent chance of rain? Yeah, right.

Posted 9:44 AM 6/18/2014 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux

You hear it all the time. "A 20% chance of rain," but what does that mean? More than likely what it means is that if you get wet, you get mad at me, but maybe you're getting mad for the wrong reasons.

On air, meteorologists try to explain that the rain percentage isn't an estimate of odds (More)

6/17/2014

Impacts of the heat index

Impacts of the heat index

Posted 8:51 AM 6/17/2014 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux

As noted by the Southern Regional Climate Center at LSU last week on their Twitter feed, there were more heat fatalities last year than lightning and tornadoes combined. A total of 92 deaths were a direct result (More)

6/16/2014

The heat index, dew points, and evaporative cooling

The heat index, dew points, and evaporative cooling

Posted 9:41 AM 6/16/2014 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux

You may have heard of the "heat index." The heat index is a way to express exactly how the temperature feels outside. One day listening to one of my favorite comedians Bill Engvall, I heard him go into a rant about the heat index. A "made-up" term he claimed, which he compared to his (More)

6/13/2014

Some storms

Some storms

Posted 3:46 AM 6/13/2014 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

The potential exists for a few strong thunderstorms today. Areas of rain and thunderstorms are expected for the final day of the week. Some of the storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and heavy downpours. Like Tuesday, an early round and a late round may cause (More)

6/12/2014

Warm before storms

Warm before storms

Posted 3:40 AM 6/12/2014 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

In between systems, another day of fair weather is ahead before the storm threat returns tonight and tomorrow.

Your Thursday will end up dry with mostly sunny skies lending space to some increasing clouds late. Highs will likely eclipse the 90° plateau. Tonight will find increasing (More)

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