Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

10/18/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Dalibard Was the First..."

Pat Shingleton: "Dalibard Was the First..."

Posted 4:01 PM 10/17/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Previous columns have noted Ben Franklin's expertise as an inventor, including his lightning experiments. Franklin was inspired by other inventors, especially French academic, Thomas Dalibard who actually performed the first lightning experiment. Franklin wanted to duplicate Dalibard's experiment (More)

10/17/2014

pat Shingleton: "A Wash Out..."

pat Shingleton: "A Wash Out..."

Posted 3:58 PM 10/16/2014 by Pat Shingleton

King John "Lackland," King Henry's II's favorite son, got his nickname because his father had no land to give him. As noted in a previous column, John, the younger brother of King Richard the Lionhearted, tried to overthrow his brother. Returning from the Crusades in 1194, he forgave his brother (More)

10/16/2014

Pat Shingleton: "A Direct Hit..."

Pat Shingleton:  "A Direct Hit..."

Posted 3:57 PM 10/15/2014 by Pat Shingleton

On October 15, 1907, Nicaraguan rebel forces, under the leadership of Gen. Pablo Castilliano, were attempting to overthrow the government. As noted in a previous column, with money, weapons and expertise, government forces were repeatedly beaten by the rebels and on the verge of surrendering. (More)...

10/15/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Assisting the Enemy with a Forecast."

Pat Shingleton: "Assisting the Enemy with a Forecast."

Posted 3:56 PM 10/14/2014 by Pat Shingleton

By October 27th, the World Series will include either the Giants, Cardinals, Orioles or Royals. After Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Office of Censorship advised radio stations to omit mentions of weather. It was a voluntary "code" as station managers feared compromising their licenses. Newspapers (More)

10/14/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Putting On A Front..."

Pat Shingleton: "Putting On A Front..."

Posted 3:48 PM 10/13/2014 by Pat Shingleton

After a return to August-like weather a well organized cold front blasted through our state on Monday. Wind damage and investigated reports of tornadoes will be validated today. The destructive nature of this front is also providing a few benefits this week. We're fortunately sliding out of the (More)

10/13/2014

Pat Shingleton: The miracle

Pat Shingleton: The miracle

Posted 1:40 PM 10/12/2014 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III

On October 13, 1917, 70,000 people gathered at Fatima, Portugal, to witness a miracle. They testified that the sun became detached from the sky, rolling right and left as if it were falling upon the earth. Lucia Santos and her two cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto testified that five months (More)

10/12/2014

Pat Shingleton: Columbus wouldn't have liked it

Pat Shingleton: Columbus wouldn't have liked it

Posted 3:24 PM 10/11/2014

On the heels of Typhoon Phanfone, Vongfong, meaning "the wasp," will impact Japan. The most intense storm to hit the Pacific Northwest started from the remnants of Typhoon Freda that formed on October 3, 1962. Three successive storms hit the Pacific Northwest over a 30-hour period from October (More)

10/11/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Ohmm Pa Pa..."

Pat Shingleton: "Ohmm Pa Pa..."

Posted 3:50 PM 10/10/2014 by Pat Shingleton

For 16 years, Richard and Brenda Netzberger delighted thousands by presenting an authentic Oktoberfest for Baton Rouge. They embraced the tradition of the harvest with Wurstel or sausage, Brezel or pretzels, Reiberdatschi or potato pancakes and Blaukraut or red cabbage. On October 12, 1810 (More)

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