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NOAA predicts quieter 2015 hurricane season

Posted 3:59 PM 5/27/2015 by Meteorologists Josh Eachus & Robert Gauthreaux

On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their annual outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA is anticipating below normal activity during the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Forecasters have projected a 70 percent likelihood of (More)

Yesterday

No rest for the soggy

No rest for the soggy

Posted 4:55 AM 5/26/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

We can expect more showers and thunderstorms, some of which may create additional heavy rain.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: The call for today is a tough one. It appears as though another area of (More)

5/24/2015

Tornado watch continues until 10 p.m. this evening

Tornado watch continues until 10 p.m. this evening

Posted 3:17 PM 5/25/2015 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III

The National Weather Service has issued a *TORNADO WATCH* until 10:00 p.m. Sunday evening.

The overall threat for tornadoes is fairly low, however the chance for a storm or two to become strong before sunset exists for the area.

Stay connected on social media for the latest updates (More)

Today

Inland flooding

Inland flooding

Posted 12:59 PM 5/27/2015 by Meteorologists Josh Eachus & Robert Gauthreaux

Aside from surge and tide impacts, widespread heavy rainfall associated with tropical cyclones may produce amounts in excess of 6 inches. This may even occur well inland and away from where the storm made initial landfall. 25 percent of tropical cyclone deaths of the last 50 years are a direct (More)

Yesterday

Storm surge

Storm surge

Posted 7:16 AM 5/26/2015 by Meteorologists Josh Eachus & Robert Gauthreaux

Considered the most life-threatening of tropical hazards is the storm surge. Since 1963, storm surge has caused over half of the tropical cyclone deaths in the United States. Water (including inland flooding), and not wind, has accounted for more than 90% of tropical cyclone deaths.

This (More)

5/22/2015

Memorial Day Weekend begins

Memorial Day Weekend begins

Posted 5:30 AM 5/22/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

With a weak cold front through to the Gulf, much of the region will end the week on a quieter note.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: As we end what has been an unsettled week, a cold front is locked up in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In nearby (More)

5/21/2015

Trigger

Trigger

Posted 4:50 AM 5/21/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

A cold front will approach the area on Thursday helping to kick out additional showers and thunderstorms. This will serve as that "trigger" that we have been lacking over the last few days. No significant changes to temperatures or humidity are expected behind the front

THE (More)

5/22/2015

EACHUS: sweating while sweating it out

Posted 8:53 AM 5/22/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

Into the summer we go. There are some things southerners know for sure about this time of year. It is going to be hot, it is going to be humid and SEC Football is only about three months away. What we don't know is most concerning, and that is if whether or not the tropics will supply any (More)

5/20/2015

More sun than storms

More sun than storms

Posted 5:04 AM 5/20/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

Overall the unsettled pattern continues with at least isolated showers developing each afternoon into the holiday weekend.

Tuesday's forecast performed alright, but could have been a bit better. Geographically, we anticipated about 50% of the region would pick up rain while actually only (More)

Yesterday

Hurricane Winds

Hurricane Winds

Posted 7:15 AM 5/26/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

While storm surge is the most dangerous aspect of a tropical cyclone, and can vary from storm to storm, high wind can create extreme destruction, is easier to forecast and serves as the marker for which hurricanes are rated.

The Saffir-Simpson scale is a rating system of 1-5 based on (More)

5/24/2015

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted 7:16 AM 5/26/2015 by Meteorologists Josh Eachus & Robert Gauthreaux

History has shown that many tropical tragedies are related to a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation. This year, from May 24-30 the National Hurricane Center, the (More)

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