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  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    November 26, 2014 1:49 AM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day. New York and other places... more »
  • Weather improves in Buffalo; flooding fears ease

    November 25, 2014 2:06 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The snow has been plowed, the flood threat has eased, and Buffalo's weather is on the upswing. Following days of snow and then spring-like temperature, forecasters say gusty winds of up to 40 mph are likely around the region on Tuesday. Fears of disastrous flooding from a... more »
  • Residents ready for possible evacuations

    November 24, 2014 2:05 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Families are packing up their belongings in preparation for possible evacuations due to flooding. Temperatures are expected to hit nearly 60 degrees on Monday, causing concern about runoff from melting snow, and overflowing creeks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told residents to "err on the side of caution" Sunday... more »
  • NFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets

    November 20, 2014 3:51 PM

    BUFFALO, NY - A league spokesman says a severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting Buffalo has led the NFL to relocate the Bills home game against the New York Jets on Sunday. Michael Signora said Thursday that the NFL has yet to determine where the game will be played. The decision comes... more »
  • Bundle up: It's freezing or below in all 50 states

    November 18, 2014 4:47 PM

    NEW YORK - Baby, it's cold outside, no matter what part of the United States you're in. Temperatures fell to freezing or below at recording stations in all 50 states on Tuesday morning, from the highest elevations in the mountains of Hawaii to the snow-paralyzed Buffalo area in New York.... more »
  • Coldest Mardi Gras Ever?

    March 5, 2014 1:11 PM

    Yesterday came very close to setting the record for the coldest Mardi Gras of all-time, while the day itself fell much later than usual! New Orleans recorded an official high temperature of 41° just prior to midnight but most of the daylight hours were spent in the upper 30s. Should... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "Basketball instead of Mardi Gras...."

    February 14, 2014 5:27 PM

    The parades are lining-up and the beads will be flying. In my teenage years in Western Pennsylvania, we never heard of Mardi Gras and occupied our time in January and February with sports, the movie theatre and bowling; for diversions. Sometimes we didn't see the sun for a month with... more »
  • State offices closing in 22 parishes Wed.

    February 11, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State offices in 22 Louisiana parishes will close on Feb. 12 due to more rain, sleet and ice in the forecast. The Division of Administration said state offices in the following parishes would be closed, some for a second day: Avoyelles, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne,... more »
  • State offices in 19 parishes to close Feb. 11

    February 10, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State offices in more than a dozen Louisiana parishes will close Tuesday due to more rain, sleet and ice in the forecast. The Division of Administration said state offices in the following parishes would close Feb. 11 because of the hazardous forecast: Avoyelles, Bienville, Caddo,... more »
  • DOTD taking precautions for wintry mix

    February 6, 2014 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials said crews were ready to deal with more wintry weather moving through the state Thursday. A light round of sleet and snow mixed with rain moved through the Baton Rouge area just before lunch, and more precipitation is on the radar for the... more »
  • Cabin fever send some to the river Play Video

    January 29, 2014 5:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- After a day of being couped up inside, some folks in Ascension Parish just couldn't wait for all the roads to thaw before getting out of the house. David Kimble spent the day fishing in the Amite River, even with some icy slush in his boat. "Woke... more »
  • Hall of Fame moves induction ceremony to Thursday

    January 29, 2014 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather-related road conditions have prompted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to postpone its Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1cuP9FS ) the event, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will now be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crowne Plaza. Former... more »
  • Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish

    January 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish. For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay... more »
  • CATS buses will not run Tuesday

    January 27, 2014 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public transit will not run Tuesday, in anticipation of iced roads and unusual winter precipitation in the Baton Rouge area. Capital Area Transit System sent a message out through social media and its website alerting riders that buses will not run on January 28. "Due to expected... more »
  • Winter Storm Watch

    January 26, 2014 8:16 PM

    A WINTER STORM WATCH is has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday for Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes along with Wilkinson, Amite and Pike Counties.... more »
  • Road closure update

    January 25, 2014 10:21 AM

    1:30 Update from State Police Atchafalaya Basin Bridge open eastbound, closed westbound. West Baton Rouge Parish: LA 1 entrance and exit ramps from I-10 East and West Iberville Parish: I-10 West at the Atchafalaya Basin East Baton Rouge Parish: I-110 North and South... more »
  • West Feliciana Parish battles icy roads Play Video

    January 24, 2014 5:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Icy roads gave motorists trouble Friday in East and West Feliciana Parishes. Tommy Boyett with West Feliciana Parish Homeland Security said deputies responded to around a dozen car crashes due to icy roads. Parish workers spread sand and salt over bridges in the parish to fight... more »
  • Winter surprise: advisories extended

    January 23, 2014 1:30 PM

    The National Weather Service has extended winter weather advisories until 6pm Friday Evening. Locations under the advisory include East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana and Iberville Parishes as well as Wilkinson County. Additionally, Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangiphoa Parishes have been included along... more »
  • Wintry Weather?

    January 23, 2014 6:44 AM

    Today we'll see mostly cloudy skies as another cold front approaches from the north. The cloudiness will relegate temperatures to the lower 50s at best. Forecast models drop this front through the area with only a light shower shown in locations west of the viewing area. Like many of the... more »
  • Chilly with more scattered showers today

    November 26, 2013 7:02 AM

    The scattered showers will continue this afternoon as the Gulf Low moves to the northeast and an upper-level low moves over Louisiana from the west. We could still have some heavy rain at times. It will be chilly all day with high temperatures in the upper 40s occurring in the... more »
  • Winter snowstorm heads toward DC

    March 6, 2013 7:46 AM

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - After pummeling the nation's midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm is converging on the nation's capital. Mid-Atlantic residents are bracing for snarled traffic, power outages, and school and government shutdowns. The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches in... more »
  • NYC, New England brace for up to 3 feet of snow

    February 8, 2013 6:36 AM

    BOSTON - Schools across New England have closed and thousands of flights have been scratched as the Northeast hunkers down for a storm poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow. The snow is expected to start Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts falling at night and into Saturday.... more »
  • 2 children, 1 adult die in Detroit freeway pileup

    February 1, 2013 5:14 AM

    DETROIT - Police say it took only seconds for a light snow to turn into a whiteout, causing drivers to slam on their brakes or swerve to avoid tractor-trailers jackknifed across a busy Detroit freeway. The pileup Thursday quickly turned into a mile-long string of wrecks that killed three... more »
  • Armstrong panel hearing postponed due to snow

    January 21, 2013 10:45 AM

    LONDON - The panel investigating links between cycling's governing body and Lance Armstrong has postponed its first hearing because of snow in London. The International Cycling Union's independent commission will now hold its procedural hearing in London on Friday instead of Tuesday. The three-person panel will consider whether to introduce... more »
  • Parts of Southeast digging out from snow

    January 18, 2013 6:07 AM

    ATLANTA - Parts of the Southeast are digging out Friday from a winter storm that dumped snow around the region and played a role in at least one death. In Virginia, the areas hardest hit Thursday and Friday are in the southwest, where the National Weather Service says 13... more »
  • Accumulating snow could fall across the Southeast

    January 17, 2013 5:15 AM

    ATLANTA - The National Weather Service says snow is falling in central Mississippi as the Southeast braces for the possibility of accumulating snow after days of soaking rains. Meteorologist Alan Campbell in Jackson says the heaviest snow activity Thursday in Mississippi is along the Interstate 55 corridor. The... more »
  • Southern storms: Ice, threat of some snow

    January 15, 2013 2:50 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Storms crossing the Southeast iced up roads and bridges and caused numerous car accidents in northern Mississippi, while parts of Alabama faced a possibility of some snow. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said Tuesday that the stormy weather prompted several accidents after temperatures plunged and... more »
  • Extraordinary snowfall needed to relieve drought

    January 2, 2013 1:14 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The storms that recently covered parts of the U.S. with snow won't be enough to ease the nation's drought. In fact, climatologists say, it would take historic snowfalls - an absurd amount, really - to undo the damage inflicted by one of the driest years on record.... more »
  • Storm whips into Northeast bringing snow, rain

    December 27, 2012 7:26 AM

    CONCORD, N.H. - The death toll from a powerful winter storm that pushed through the nation's midsection into the Northeast has risen to 12. The storm has dropped about a foot in some parts of the Northeast Thursday, a day after it dumped a record snowfall in Arkansas and... more »
  • Big snow storm belting parts of the Midwest

    December 20, 2012 9:59 AM

    Some students in Wisconsin, Indiana and Nebraska are getting a jump on the Christmas holiday break because of the major snowstorm moving across the Midwest. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings in parts of several states because of heavy downfalls and winds topping 40 mph. The storm... more »
  • Rescuers lead 2 snowboarders off Mount Rainier

    November 13, 2012 4:00 PM

    SEATTLE - Two snowboarders who spent two nights stranded on Mount Rainier after getting lost in a snowstorm are on their way down. National Park spokeswoman Lee Snook says the two are snowshoeing out with rescuers who reached them Tuesday morning. Lee says 21-year-old Derek Tyndall and 20-year-old Thomas Dale... more »
  • People who endured Sandy are now recovering from new storm

    November 8, 2012 5:04 PM

    NEW YORK - One man who lives along the New Jersey coast says he just had power restored a couple of days ago following the outage caused by Hurricane Sandy -- and how, he's lost it again. A new storm that struck the Northeast yesterday has caused hundreds of thousands... more »
  • Appalachian Trail hiker trapped by snow is rescued

    November 2, 2012 3:59 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - An Appalachian Trail hiker has been rescued from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after calling 911 to say he didn't think he'd be able to make his way out because of snowdrifts up to 5 feet high left by Superstorm Sandy. Park service spokeswoman Molly Schroer... more »
  • Sandy expected ashore by evening

    October 29, 2012 2:42 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Hurricane Sandy is now expected to blow ashore in New jersey or Delaware by this evening -- hours sooner than previously expected. The storm has picked up some forward speed. It's already washed away a part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. And it's threatening to cripple... more »
  • "Measuring storm rain and snow..."

    May 28, 2012 7:31 PM

  • Winter storm , high winds and snow

    April 23, 2012 12:16 PM

    BUFFALO - A nor'easter is bringing a taste of winter to communities that were basking in record warmth a month ago. The storm churned up the Northeast on Monday packing high winds, soaking rain and springtime snow. Some schools are closed and there are fears of widespread power outages. Utilities... more »
  • Nearly 2.7 million lose power in East Coast snow

    October 29, 2011 5:28 PM

    NEW YORK- The number of homes and businesses without power on the East Coast has grown to 2.7 million as an unusually early snowstorm passes over New England. Millions of customers there reported power losses early Sunday,including more than 650,000 in Massachusetts. In New Hampshire,200,000 are without electricity. ... more »
  • Snow keeps Ark., LSU hoops squads in Mississippi

    February 10, 2011 12:31 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Winter weather across the South has kept a pair of Southeastern Conference basketball teams on the road longer than planned. Both Arkansas and LSU stayed in Mississippi following games Wednesday night. The Razorbacks, who lost 67-56 at Mississippi State, stayed because of heavy snow in... more »
  • EBR Schools closed on Friday, Feb. 4

    February 3, 2011 1:39 PM

    Below is a statement from EBR Parish School System regarding classes being canceled on Friday, Feb. 4: "Due to the possibility of inclement winter weather in the Baton Rouge area overnight and into the morning hours, all schools and administrative offices in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System... more »
  • Teens arrested for robbing motorists stuck in snow

    January 23, 2011 9:40 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Three teens accused of robbing motorists stuck in the snow have been caught after - you guessed it - they got stuck in the snow themselves. Prosecutors announced robbery and armed criminal action charges Friday against 18-year-old Darion O. Page of Kansas City, a 17-year-old and... more »
  • Blast of winter weather grips parts of the South

    January 9, 2011 10:45 AM

    A blast of winter weather gripped parts of the South on Sunday, bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain that coated bridges and roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in preparation for severe conditions. He said the weather is likely... more »
  • Half dozen hurt in Maine ski lift accident

    December 28, 2010 12:29 PM

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - A chair lift has derailed on Maine's tallest ski mountain in high winds and injured several people who plummeted as far as 30 feet to the slope below. Officials at the Sugarloaf resort say that there are about six injuries from Tuesday's accident and that... more »
  • Wintry weather setting back holiday travel plans

    December 25, 2010 9:30 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With a rare Christmas snowfall descending on the Southeast and likely headed for the Mid-Atlantic, airlines canceled hundreds of flights and urged travelers to rethink their plans, while travel authorities warned of potentially dangerous roads. After blanketing parts of the Midwest and hampering motorists there on Christmas... more »
  • Minn. Metrodome roof collapses after snow storm

    December 12, 2010 9:59 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The inflatable roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday after a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis. No one was hurt, but the roof failure sent the NFL scrambling to find a new venue for the Vikings' game against the New York Giants. The teams had been... more »
  • More snow expected in Okla., Ark. spring blizzard

    March 21, 2010 10:02 AM

    More snow is expected as part of a powerful storm blowing through Oklahoma and the southern Plains on the weekend of spring. The National Weather Service says the snow will keep falling across much of eastern Oklahoma and into northwest Arkansas on Sunday, with up to 6 more inches... more »
  • Wind could be the real concern in snowy Northeast

    February 25, 2010 11:33 AM

    Forecasters say the worst of the latest snowstorm to hit the Northeast is yet to come. And it could be strong winds, rather than the foot or more of snow expected in some places, that wreaks the most havoc. Forecasters say that winds could reach 45 mph across a swath... more »
  • Winter Weather Advisory

    February 14, 2010 6:09 PM

    The Winter Weather Advisory has been CANCELED! The threat for wintery weather has greatly diminished, and will no longer be a major threat. However, there is still a chance parts of the viewing area could see some sleet or snow between 3 AM and 6 AM. Accumulations are NOT... more »
  • 49 states dusted with snow

    February 12, 2010 2:28 PM

    Forty-nine states have snow now, from the Gulf Coast's Redneck Riviera to the skyscrapers of Dallas. The lone holdout? Hawaii. Although snow falls every winter on Hawaii's two tallest volcanoes, the National Weather Service in Honolulu said there was no snow in the state Friday. Snow had even fallen in... more »
  • Winter Storm Warning, Baton Rouge Snow

    February 12, 2010 8:34 AM

    A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for areas along and north of I-10 and 12 through 2 PM today. This is issued when we are expecting accumulating wintry weather. It has been snowing overnight across South Mississippi where 2-3" of snow has accumulated near McComb. Baton Rouge area... more »
  • Grocery stores get rush before winter weather

    February 11, 2010 3:16 PM

    With winter weather on the way to the greater Baton Rouge area, people are hitting grocery stores to stock up on supplies for the next few days. Some people worry if the roads become icy or a significant amount of snow falls, they could be stuck in their homes.... more »
  • Winter Storm Watches & Warnings

    February 11, 2010 8:42 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the following Parishes & Counties: Pointe Coupee, West & East Feliciana Parishes, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, Amite, Pike & Wilkinson from 6 PM tonight until 2 PM Friday. This area could have the most snow with totals that... more »
  • Weather plays havoc with Broadway box office

    February 10, 2010 8:13 PM

    The show must go on and Broadway producers and theatre owners resorted to tweeting, texting and Facebook to draw people in with the threat of a blizzard on Wednesday. Reduced-price tickets were advertised to get people to come to the hottest shows on one of the coldest days. Plays like... more »
  • Winter Storm Watch

    February 10, 2010 7:31 AM

    On Thursday night and into the overnight hours, it is possible that the rain could mix with some sleet and snow along the I-10/12 corridor. North of the interstate, along the Northern Florida Parishes (The Felicianas, St. Helena, Northern Tangipahoa, Washington Parishes) and into Southwest Mississippi (Amite, Pike & Wilkinson... more »
  • Baton Rouge Christmas tree lights up after delay

    December 11, 2009 9:56 PM

    The tree lighting was scheduled for a week ago, but snow postponed it. This Friday, the rain held off long enough to get the lights up and running. Spectators got about half and hour in the clear after Mayor Kip Holden pushed the button to light up the night.... more »
  • Winter Storm Warning now in effect...

    December 4, 2009 5:57 PM

    Due to the imminent winter weather tonight, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning until 6 AM on Saturday for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Iberville and Ascension Parishes. This also includes Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties... more »
  • The Winter Weather Advisory continues for our area

    December 4, 2009 4:47 PM

    Due to the potential for the winter weather tonight, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM tonight until 6 AM on Saturday for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Iberville and Ascension Parishes. This also... more »
  • Continental Airlines cancels flights to Houston

    December 4, 2009 2:11 PM

    Continental Airlines cancelled all its flights from Baton Rouge Metro Airport to Houston Friday because of snow, according to the airport's web site, www.flybtr.com . Three Continental flights from Houston to Baton Rouge were also cancelled. more »
  • Some state offices to close early due to weather

    December 4, 2009 1:13 PM

    State government offices will close early in 13 parishes due to the threat of severe weather and icy road conditions. Offices in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes will close at 2 p.m. Offices in Acadia, Evangeline, Lafayette, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion will... more »
  • The Winter Weather Advisory Continues for our area

    December 4, 2009 8:01 AM

    Due to the potential for the winter weather tonight, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM tonight until 6 AM on Saturday for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Iberville and Ascension Parishes. This also... more »
  • Twin Living Trees coming soon

    November 16, 2009 6:31 AM

    The Twin Living Trees come to life during the month of December. Randy Rice and Alan Shoumaker joined John Pastorek with a preview of this year's big show. Friday, December 4 7:00 pm Saturday, December 5 3:00 and 7:00 pm Sunday, December 6 3:00 pm Friday, December 11 7:00... more »

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