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Pat Shingleton: "Pre-Frontal 'Stinkies'"

Pat Shingleton: "Pre-Frontal 'Stinkies'"

Posted 4:58 PM 10/12/2015 by Pat Shingleton

We're into the season of super dry weather and numerous frontal passage. October and November are traditionally our driest months and yesterday Fire District Number One of West Feliciana Parish posted a Burn Advisory. The Advisory is in effect until further notice and due to limited rainfall (More)


Pat Shingleton: "A Salute to Raymond..."

Pat Shingleton: "A Salute to Raymond..."

Posted 5:50 PM 10/9/2015 by Pat Shingleton

The television viewer sees who is in front of the camera and on few occasions are those "behind the camera" recognized. When I returned to Baton Rouge in 1981 and launched a game show, "We Play Baton Rouge" it necessitated a host of folks to build a set, light a set, block the camera shots and (More)


Pat Shingleton: "A Windy Organ..."

Pat Shingleton: "A Windy Organ..."

Posted 6:10 PM 10/8/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Ampurdan is located in the extreme northeastern section of Spain. In this area, intense winds blow from the Pyrenees. High pressure forces down slope air through the (More)


Pat Shingleton: "Foooooog and Other Stuff"

Pat Shingleton:  "Foooooog and Other Stuff"

Posted 4:50 PM 10/7/2015 by Pat Shingleton

We’ll experience cooler nights and more episodes of late night and morning fog.  There’s a small fishing village in Newfoundland that is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the foggiest place in the world.  Trepassey, located on the Avalon Peninsula, averages (More)


Pat Shingleton: "Sediment and Sea Levels..."

Pat Shingleton: "Sediment and Sea Levels..."

Posted 5:56 PM 10/6/2015 by Pat Shingleton

We'll await the analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in their determinations if the South Carolina flooding is the worst ever experienced in the United States.  Baton Rouge and Louisiana have certainly experienced monumental flood episodes from the 1920s (More)


Pat Shingleton: "Saxby and Lili"

Pat Shingleton: "Saxby and Lili"

Posted 10:08 AM 10/6/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Whether it’s the stock market or weather, predictions are made every day based upon data and trends.  In 1868, a prediction for severe storms was made on a specific day, ten months in advance. It was Christmas Day, 1868 and British naval engineer Stephen Martin Saxby made this (More)

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