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El Nino has come

El Nino has come

Posted 2:05 PM 3/6/2015 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III

The long-anticipated El Niño has finally arrived. Since Hurricane Season 2014, the WBRZ Weather Team has been mentioning the likeliness of an El Niño developing during late 2014 and early 2015. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center forecasters have issued an El Niño Advisory which (More)

Yesterday

Tornado season

Tornado season

Posted 7:50 AM 3/6/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

A tornado is a rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground.

The National Weather Service will issue a TORNADO WARNING when a one is observed by spotters or indicated by radar. Those within the warned area should take immediate safety action.

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3/4/2015

Most deadly severe weather hazard

Most deadly severe weather hazard

Posted 7:50 AM 3/6/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

Over the last 30 years, on average, flash flooding kills more people each year than any other weather phenomenon. Stats from around the U.S. show about 85 fatalities per year due to flooding. Tornadoes are in second place, with a 30-year average of 75 deaths annually.

Flash flooding can (More)

3/3/2015

Most likely severe weather hazard

Most likely severe weather hazard

Posted 7:49 AM 3/6/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

The National Weather Service issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING when a storm is capable of producing winds of 58mph or greater or hail over one-inch in diameter. These storms can also produce a tornado with little or no advance warning.

Straight-line winds produced by severe (More)

3/2/2015

Severe Weather Awarness Week underway

Severe Weather Awarness Week underway

Posted 7:49 AM 3/6/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

Meteorologically speaking, it is now severe weather season for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. While tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and flash floods can occur at any time of the year, now through May is the time in which these hazards most often occur. As (More)

3/1/2015

Time to almost thaw

Time to almost thaw

Posted 8:54 PM 3/1/2015 by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III

While this past January was relatively warm, January is normally the coldest month for the Baton Rouge area. February is typically the beginning of the thaw and we saw some evidence of that this past month. Don't be fooled though. A few freezes tend to squeak their way through before spring (More)

2/27/2015

Sunny end to the week

Sunny end to the week

Posted 4:45 AM 2/27/2015 by Meteorologist Josh Eachus

Friday will feature plenty of afternoon blue sky and sun though we're still chilly.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: Friday will be a pleasant end to what's been a wintry week. While temperatures will stay chilly with highs in the 50s, skies will (More)

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