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  • Tigers rank No. 5 in analyst's predicted preseason AP top 10

    May 10, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - College football analyst Phil Steele has placed the LSU Tigers at No. 5 in his predicted preseason AP top 10. In his past outings, Steele has hit 66 out of 70 teams that actually make it to the AP top 10 resulting in a 94.3 success... more »
  • El Nino fizzling: what does this mean for the upcoming hurricane season?

    April 14, 2016 11:18 AM

    El Niño is scheduled to depart while the likelihood is increasing that La Niña will take over. For climate pundits, it should come as no surprise that the tropical research team with Colorado State University is predicting average activity for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Their outlook calls for... more »
  • Ape at Utah zoo predicts Panthers to win Super Bowl

    February 4, 2016 3:21 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - An ape at the Salt Lake City zoo has predicted the Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl. Zoo spokeswoman Erica Hansen says a 1-year-old orangutan named Tuah chewed up a cardboard Panthers sign and later kissed a papier-mache Panthers helmet. Hansen says he never... more »
  • No surprise ending, year to wrap up warmer

    December 2, 2015 1:32 PM

    Fall forecasts were right on in projecting a warm, dry north and wet south for the fall months. As the United States transitions into winter, 2015 figures to wrap up with much of the same. In Southeastern Louisiana, an El Niño controlled pattern has produced one of the... more »
  • 'Cone of uncertainty' reduced due to hurricane research advances

    August 26, 2015 12:10 PM

    M IAMI - 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the "cone of uncertainty" associated with storm path forecasting would be greatly reduced thanks to improved technology. The "cone", the probable area where forecasters expect the eye of a tropical cyclone to strike,... more »
  • LSU projected to finish third in the SEC West

    July 17, 2015 7:25 AM

    HOOVER, AL.- Reporters predicting the Southeastern Conference were torn in the Western Division. Auburn was declared the favorite to win the overall title Thursday, but rival Alabama got the edge in the West. It's the first time that's happened. Auburn received 108 first-place votes to Alabama's 92, but the Crimson... more »
  • NOAA predicts quieter 2015 hurricane season Play Video

    May 27, 2015 12:29 PM

    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 6-11 named storms, 3-6 hurricanes and 0-2 major hurricanes (category 3 strength... more »
  • EACHUS: sweating while sweating it out Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:35 AM

    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... more »
  • Winter 2015: what should we expect?

    November 26, 2014 11:16 AM

    The weather pattern for Summer 2014 ended up returning brutally average climate statistics for Baton Rouge. Seasonal highlights included a warm spell in September and a pair of high precipitation rain events in June. These "outlying" events taunted expectations of a slightly cooler and drier than average summer . To... more »
  • Summer 2014: Hit or Miss?

    November 25, 2014 11:10 AM

    As the calendar approaches meteorological winter in South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi, what could be in store? Will the region experience a more typical, mild pattern, or are perhaps a few bouts of bitter cold air and frozen precipitation in store? After an abnormally wintry 2014, I set out... more »
  • Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases

    November 1, 2014 10:34 AM

    STANFORD, Calif. - Medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the American public should expect more people infected with the disease to arrive here from West Africa before the end of the year. Scientists have made educated guesses about future U.S. infections based on data models that weigh hundreds... more »
  • EACHUS: 5 Predictions for the rest of 2014

    May 14, 2014 10:04 AM

    The winter of 2013 - 14 was notably cool for Southeastern Louisiana. Highlights included the 8th coldest January on record, 3 winter precipitation events, including freezing rain for a late-season Mardi Gras on March 4. However, invariably, summers along the Gulf Coast are hot and humid with frequent afternoon showers... more »
  • Exhilarated, Louisiana awaits annual hurricane prediction

    April 3, 2014 12:30 PM

    As we turn the calendar to April and enjoy warmer spring temperatures, weather enthusiasts and forecasters know that the Atlantic Tropical Cyclone season is just 60 days away. However, for those not fully engrossed in watching the tropics, you may wonder where they've been. Though the number of named... more »
  • NOAA trims forecast for busy hurricane season

    August 8, 2013 1:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. The forecast calls for three to five of... more »
  • Fisheries officials: Below-average shrimp season

    July 10, 2013 10:58 AM

    HOUMA - Federal fisheries officials are predicting a below-average brown shrimp season for the next year in waters off Louisiana and federal waters off Louisiana and Texas. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issue an annual prediction of brown shrimp catches based on monitoring juvenile population numbers, growth... more »

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