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4/18/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Engineering a River"

Pat Shingleton: "Engineering a River"

Posted 2:54 PM 4/17/2015 by Pat Shingleton

A week's worth of rain has kept us under a Flash Flood watch with isolated warnings in some locations. At the end of April and in early May, 2011, we monitored and reported on the rise of the Mississippi. Snow melt in the north and flooding rains through the Midwest resulted in the opening of the (More)

4/16/2015

Pat Shingleton: "A Stinky Situation"

Pat Shingleton: "A Stinky Situation"

Posted 4:42 PM 4/16/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Mid-April frontal passages send us showers and thundershowers along with clearing skies, north to northwest winds and drying. The last six days of rain, showers and thundershowers are the result of a sluggish upper level low that rakes moisture and showers our way. Thus...the reason why we're (More)

4/15/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Surfin' Safari"

Pat Shingleton: "Surfin' Safari"

Posted 4:48 PM 4/14/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Gulf Coast surfers get excited when a tropical storm or hurricane spins through the Gulf of Mexico. Surfers are now assisting researchers for environmental improvements. Benjamin Thompson is an engineer, oceanographic expert and an avid surfer. He recently invented "SmartPhin," a small sensor (More)

4/14/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Kites and Checks..."

Pat Shingleton: "Kites and Checks..."

Posted 10:35 AM 4/14/2015 by Pat Shingleton

I enjoyed a couple of days off last week and didn't forward a few columns. Over the weekend, Kite Fest Louisiane' had lower wind and a big episode of showers Saturday. In years past our beach trips included launching the kite. Aerodynamic design innovations have furthered kite flying to new (More)

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