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8/26/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Storm Memories and Reminders..."

Pat Shingleton: "Storm Memories and Reminders..."

Posted 9:30 PM 8/25/2015 by Pat Shingleton



Four "headlining storms" have greatly impacted the Baton Rouge area in multiple ways. The August storm, Andrew in 1992, shut the city down. Katrina's devastation transported (More)
8/25/2015

Pat Shingleton: "End of the Month Storms"

Pat Shingleton: "End of the Month Storms"

Posted 6:02 PM 8/24/2015 by Pat Shingleton

 

Numerous broadcast entities will be recognizing the anniversary of what happened in Louisiana, ten years ago. Before Katrina, Hurricane Andrew was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. On this date, three years ago, we were tracking Tropical Storm Isaac. (More)...

8/22/2015

Pat Shingleton: "What's the Word..."

Pat Shingleton: "What's the Word..."

Posted 6:07 PM 8/13/2015 by Pat Shingleton

During the Summer months, we have described our June, July and August weather as sticky, stinky, peppery, muggy, stuffy, and collar-pulling  I have used the word "Tabascoey" as another adjective for our summertime weather. Years ago I received a call from a gentleman questioning permission (More)

8/20/2015

Pat Shingleton: Flooding and...a Famous Tree"

Pat Shingleton: Flooding and...a Famous Tree"

Posted 5:44 PM 8/13/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Often, just that one storm jogs your memory and resonates until your latter years. Some will remember Andrew or Betsy, Rita, Katrina or Gustav. Some will remember this date, August 20, 1969, when a massive clean-up was underway following the landfall of Hurricane Camille. The storm caused (More)

8/19/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Hold it Down..."

Pat Shingleton: "Hold it Down..."

Posted 5:36 PM 8/13/2015 by Pat Shingleton

The village of Green Bank is nestled in the Allegheny Mountain Range and may be one of the quietest places on Earth. It's the home of the Green Bank Telescope, operating under the auspices of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. In 1958, the Federal Communications Commission created a (More)

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