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Pat Shingleton: "Here's What Caleb Predicts"

Pat Shingleton: "Here's What Caleb Predicts"

Posted 6:06 PM 9/2/2015 by Pat Shingleton

We've been showcasing the number of days that remain in the season of Summer and the start of Autumn on September 23rd. As noted this week, each year I receive a new copy for the (More)

Yesterday

Pat Shingleton: "A Hairy Situation"

Pat Shingleton: "A Hairy Situation"

Posted 5:42 PM 9/1/2015 by Pat Shingleton

A previous column noted my mother capturing rain water for shampooing.  Baton Rouge water is described by visitors as "soft" compared to "hard" water that contains minerals. Other places in the United States improve their home water with treatments such as Calgon to improve water (More)

9/1/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Labor Day Storms and Gustav..."

Pat Shingleton: "Labor Day Storms and Gustav..."

Posted 4:51 PM 8/31/2015 by Pat Shingleton

It was a compact and intense hurricane that caused extreme damage in the upper Florida Keys and a storm surge of approximately 18 to 20 feet. Its winds leveled most of the buildings in the (More)

8/29/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Storm Coverage..."

Pat Shingleton: "Storm Coverage..."

Posted 5:39 PM 8/28/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Here's another excerpt from our on and off-air coverage of "The Storm." who's name was translated to "Cleansing." "After Katrina made landfall we shifted our coverage to the parishes north of (More)

8/28/2015

Pat Shingleton: "The Look-Back"

Pat Shingleton: "The Look-Back"

Posted 5:40 PM 8/27/2015 by Pat Shingleton

I've extracted previous columns to incoporate events that occurred ten years ago.  These excerpts were published in The Advocate's, "Pat's Weather News."  "Experts at the Hurricane Center in Miami will target warm-water eddies on Katrina's approach Monday. These swirling pockets of (More)

8/27/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Bird Alerts..."

Pat Shingleton: "Bird Alerts..."

Posted 6:07 PM 8/26/2015 by Pat Shingleton

When my daughter, Katie, was just a baby girl, we would visit University Lakes for a "duck feeding." We'd go through a loaf or two of stale bread during our visits. Out trips down River Road also brought mixed reviews from those in the car when I would "Mooooo" at the cows, grazing on the (More)

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