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There are ninety-eight areas in the United States, including the Baton Rouge area, that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone. Ground level ozone is... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10:59:01 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
On September 16, 2005, Ophelia scraped the Carolina coast with winds at 85 m.p.h. Carolinians remember 1999 and Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd and Irene. Recovery operations from those storms lasted through... More >>
5 days ago Friday, September 14 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Friday, September 14, 2018 5:00:14 PM CDT September 14, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
Seven years ago, Hurricanes Igor and Julia reached Category 4 status, marking the first time since September 16, 1926 that two Category 4 hurricanes existed in the Atlantic at the... More >>
6 days ago Thursday, September 13 2018 Sep 13, 2018 Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:27:37 PM CDT September 13, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column

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Even though the dew point slid from "uncomfortable" to "sticky" the cold front that bridged through the area last night... More >>
3 weeks ago Thursday, August 23 2018 Aug 23, 2018 Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT August 23, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
During my younger years, the backyard was the playground as our house was situated on almost an acre of land.... More >>
4 weeks ago Wednesday, August 22 2018 Aug 22, 2018 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT August 22, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
Once our late afternoon thunderstorms end, our “weather-watchers” forward spectacular pictures of sunsets that we share with our viewers. Research... More >>
4 weeks ago Tuesday, August 21 2018 Aug 21, 2018 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT August 21, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
Years ago my brothers and I would settle in to enjoy episodes of the “Three Stooges” on rainy summer afternoons.... More >>
1 month ago Saturday, August 18 2018 Aug 18, 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT August 18, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column
In May of 2012, Gary Connery donned a wing suit and performed a 3,000 foot base jump onto 24,000 cardboard... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, August 16 2018 Aug 16, 2018 Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT August 16, 2018 in Pat Shingleton Column

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