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  • 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 »
  • Vatican: World not ending, despite Maya prediction

    December 11, 2012 2:32 PM

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won't be ending in about two weeks, despite predictions to the contrary. The Rev. Jose Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory, wrote in Wednesday's Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that "it's not even worth discussing" doomsday scenarios... more »
  • Romney campaign predicts Ohio win; McCain not so sure

    October 16, 2012 5:22 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Although polls show President Barack Obama running strong in Ohio, Mitt Romney's campaign is predicting victory in the all-important state. No Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio. Romney political director Rich Beeson, in a memo written with the campaign's Ohio director, argues that several... more »
  • "Saxby Called It - Correctly"

    October 3, 2012 6:01 PM

    Whether it's the stock market or weather, predictions are made every day based upon data and trends. As noted in a previous column, in 1868, a prediction for severe storms was made on a specific day, ten months in advance. It was Christmas Day, 1868 and British naval engineer Stephen... more »
  • Groundhog Day

    February 2, 2012 6:45 AM

    Today is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow!! That means 6 more weeks of Winter! Considering it has felt like Spring all Winter here, I think we are good with that! Historically, Phil has seen his shadow 100 times, not seen his shadow 16 times, and... more »
  • Gov. Jindal's daughter makes Super Bowl prediction

    January 26, 2010 5:04 PM

    Governor Jindal says early on, his young daughter made a prediction that the Saints would make it to the Super Bowl. Now, she's made a prediction about who will win. more »

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