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  • Deep South freeze means fewer blueberries and peaches

    March 20, 2017 3:48 PM

    COLUMBIA - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture said 85 percent of the state's peaches were damaged by two days of temperatures dipping into the 20s Wednesday and Thursday. South Carolina... more »
  • Warming trend to follow seasons second freeze

    January 5, 2016 6:51 AM

    For just the second time this cool season, the Baton Rouge area dipped below freezing on Tuesday Morning. Last fall and winter, there were 17 freezes—five of those mornings slipped into the 20s. Along with a warming trend, the weather will ease into an unsettled pattern over the... more »
  • A freeze possible tonight, moderating beyond

    January 4, 2016 7:19 AM

    A pair of clear, quiet days can be expected before unsettled weather returns mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will find a nice warm up after a chilly beginning. Sunshine will guide thermometers close to the temperatures felt on Sunday--in the middle 50s. A... more »
  • Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana this weekend

    November 20, 2015 6:58 AM

    After a seasonable and sunny Friday, the coolest air of the fall season will arrive over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday Afternoon will once again reveal sunshine for the local area with high temperatures in the low 70s. Winds will be light and... more »
  • Fall freezes getting later in Baton Rouge

    November 5, 2015 4:19 PM

    Fall fanatics along the Gulf Coast have been asking, “shouldn’t it be cooler by now?” Meanwhile, warm weather lovers have nothing to complain about. Since September 1, temperatures have run 2.9° above average in Baton Rouge. A ridge dominating the Eastern United States has kept numbers up... more »
  • Deputies freezin' for a reason in Gonzales

    February 28, 2015 6:48 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge. The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special... more »
  • DOTD to close some north La. highways overnight

    February 16, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials said they plan to close several highways in northwest Louisiana as wintry weather moves through the state overnight. The Department of Transportation and Development said they're also preparing salt, sand and scout trucks to deal with possible sleet or freezing conditions early Tuesday... more »
  • 1 million pounds of salt ready for winter weather Play Video

    January 8, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials said they have one million pounds of salt ready to go in case highways around the Baton Rouge area start to ice over Thursday night. The Department of Transportation and Development loaded trucks with sand Thursday and performed full maintenance checks on the equipment... more »
  • Strawberry farmers prep for freeze Play Video

    January 7, 2015 12:52 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Strawberry farmers are bracing for Wednesday night's forecasted cold snap. Wednesday morning at Fletcher Farm in Ponchatoula, workers picked the few strawberries ready for harvest. Farm owner William Fletcher says, "What we're doing right now is going in ahead of the cold weather and trying to get... more »
  • Baton Rouge Fire warns of the dangers that come with keeping warm

    November 12, 2014 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Our first freeze is coming before the weekend and it has people cranking up the heat. But warning your home, can come with dangers. One of the biggest mistakes people make is waiting until last minute to prepare for freezing temperatures. Baton Rouge Fire Department suggests... more »
  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    September 2, 2014 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see... more »

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