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  • Have we had our last freeze?

    February 17, 2018 7:21 PM

    Can I plant my garden? That has been a popular question coming into the WBRZ Weather Team via email, Facebook and Twitter over the last week. Of course, the answer hinges on a forecast that stretches beyond the standard next 7-Days and one known to be beyond the reliable bounds... more »
  • Specific Ascension water customers under boil order

    January 18, 2018 6:32 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – A boil order was issued Thursday evening for certain customers of the Ascension Consolidated Utilities District 1 but receive water from Assumption Parish. A drop in water pressure in Assumption triggered the order. Water pressure dropped as a result of a large number of water line breaks... more »
  • Pipe unwrapping time after a weekend thaw Play Video

    January 5, 2018 6:47 AM

    After a seventh straight freeze on Saturday morning, southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi temperatures will begin to moderate. No additional major cold air outbreaks are seen in the 7-Day forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This frigid week will conclude with another afternoon of with highs in the... more »
  • Deep freeze affecting natural gas supply to subdivision Play Video

    January 4, 2018 6:20 PM

    WALKER - Imagine waking up and having no heat. It's happening in the Woodland Crossing Subdivision in Walker and dozens of households are being affected. Residents say it's happening in the middle of the night. Walker Gas & Water tell 2 On Your Side it's known about the issue... more »
  • Frigid nights, clear afternoons leading into the weekend Play Video

    January 4, 2018 6:48 AM

    With nine, including Thursday morning, the Baton Rouge area has now registered more freezes so far this winter then all of last winter, which had seven. The latest freeze ever recorded at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge came on April 13, 1940. Freezing temperatures are also expected on Friday and... more »
  • No blanket to stop hard freeze Wednesday night Play Video

    January 3, 2018 7:05 AM

    Some snow flurries flew around the region overnight, but were isolated, did not stick and did not create any problems. Some very rare accumulating snow occurred along the Louisiana coast. Meanwhile, the bitter cold air mass will remain over the region through the end of the week. ... more »
  • Store shelves empty as cold snap continues Play Video

    January 2, 2018 11:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Space heaters and pipe covers were in short supply Tuesday at Goodwood Hardware and Outdoors off Jefferson Highway. "It kind of snuck up on us. We should have more tomorrow," said one store clerk. The last four heaters were sold out by lunch. Pipe insulation and... more »
  • Dangerous cold continues Play Video

    January 2, 2018 7:07 AM

    The second day of 2018 brings more incredibly cold temperatures and frigid wind chills due to a large arctic air mass that has fully established itself across the region. Much of the lower 48 has been in the grip of this arctic air mass for the past several days and... more »
  • Broken pipes and chilly nights in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 2, 2018 12:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Water leaked from underneath several houses near downtown Baton Rouge Monday. Freezing temperatures busted pipes, causing a wet and miserable maintenance problem for residents. "The ice froze up and busted the pipes," said a man working on South 17th Street house. "I've got to fix that,... more »
  • DOTD prepares salt for roads Play Video

    December 7, 2017 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- One million pounds of road salt is sitting on standby in a warehouse next to the Capitol. DOTD officials said they will make a decision Thursday whether to load it into trucks that will spread it on bridges and raised highways during any potential freezing weather later this... more »
  • 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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