Content Tagged As winter

Tagged News

  • 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 »
  • A night for the books

    April 15, 2014 9:19 AM

    It only makes sense for this winter that Wednesday Morning may accomplish a wintry feat unmatched in Baton Rouge history. Enough that a record low will likely fall, one more big-chill could etch the 2013-2014 winter in history. On April 15, 2008 the morning low temperature in Baton Rouge... more »
  • A Blizznado?

    April 10, 2014 5:29 AM

    Weather enthusiasts thought their eyes were playing tricks on them. The webpage for the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, South Dakota was displaying a red box inside of an orange box. That couldn't be... because that indicates a tornado warning during a blizzard warning. However, on Monday March 31,... more »
  • Winter blast on the bayou

    March 20, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twice the average number of freezes, four wintry precipitation events and a top ten coldest month headline winter 2013-2014 in Southern Louisiana. Still unrelenting for some, and as southerners welcome spring with spring-like weather, the WBRZ Weather Center looks back on an undoubtedly harsh winter in... more »
  • Long, cold winter means scarce, expensive crawfish

    March 8, 2014 6:36 PM

    HOUMA, La. - The long, cold winter means crawfish are scarce and expensive. During cold weather, crawfish stay at the bottom of their ponds or streams, and don't eat. That means they're much smaller than usual for this time of year - and they're not taking the bait in crawfish... more »
  • Winter Weather Advisory

    March 4, 2014 6:19 AM

    The freezing line has risen north of Baton Rouge and steady rain falling across the area is beginning to cease freezing on contact. As of 1pm, areas on a line from New Roads northeast to McComb and points north of that line remained at 32° with freezing rain occuring. Through... more »
  • Nasty weather creates dramatic Tuesday night in La.

    February 11, 2014 9:18 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for areas northwest of Baton Rouge, including Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County in Mississippi. Into Tuesday night, thunderstorms moved across the region as temperatures dipped into the thirties. The rain is... more »
  • La. braces for another winter wallop

    February 10, 2014 10:58 PM

    MONROE- Louisiana is under a state of emergency as parishes in the northern area of the state deal with another round of severe winter weather. The declaration, announced Monday, will help in the deployment and staging of state assets to support northern parishes in responding in case of snow... more »
  • College students to attend class on Saturdays

    February 5, 2014 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU has told students canceled classes due to winter storms in January will be made-up on Saturdays. It allows "other dates in the semester to stay as planned, such as Spring Break, final exams, graduation and Spring Intersession," the school wrote in a memo Wednesday. On... more »
  • Road work not delayed much from winter weather Play Video

    January 31, 2014 5:45 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Work continues on Highway 73 between I-10 and Airline Highway after a three-day lull caused by the winter storm. Crews said the storm didn't impact the project much, besides the three days they were forced off the road. "The weather just needs to make it's mind... more »
  • Sheriff: thanks for being responsible

    January 29, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer people requested the help of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office during the recent freeze but more deputies were utilized to deal with traffic issues the sheriff said Wednesday. Thirty-three extra deputies were used to patrol roads and reserve deputies were also asked to supplement... more »
  • Crews will fight ice on roads overnight yet again Play Video

    January 29, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Crews will be spending another night out, de-icing priority highways as temperatures spend hours below freezing. Overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, highway leaders will be monitoring weather conditions and road surfaces for problems. There could be closures, the state said late Wednesday. Before sunrise, temperatures... 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 »
  • Shoppers clear shelves, prepare for storm Play Video

    January 27, 2014 10:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - As meteorologists and forecasters were warning people about a winter storm that could leave as much as a quarter of an inch of ice blanketing the area, people were storming stores to gather essentials for days of being stuck inside. As if it were a hurricane,... 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 »
  • State offices closed in 32 parishes

    January 23, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, state government offices in 20 Louisiana parishes will be shut down Friday, January 24. Nichols said the offices are closed due to dangerous driving conditions and scattered power outages. Weather forecasts in the area predict a mix of rain... more »
  • SU employees should still report, other schools closed

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM

    UNDATED- The threat of potential winter weather in south Louisiana has caused schools across the region. Here is a list of all schools that will be closed on Friday: * St. James - Announce mid-morning they would close immediately because of declining weather conditions * Alfred G.... 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 »
  • Spring snowstorm hits central states, pushes east

    March 25, 2013 8:12 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Spring is buried under winter in parts of the Midwest and the storm continues to move east. The National Weather Service has issued storm warnings and advisories for as far east as Pennsylvania, and officials are blaming two deaths in separate crashes in Kansas and... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 4, 2013 Play Video

    February 4, 2013 6:13 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 4, 2013 - Scientists may be able to better forecast to flu, thanks to how you search online. Researchers with the CDC have worked with Google studying search patterns. They say people who search for terms... more »
  • Great white shark moves back to northeast

    January 31, 2013 11:11 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The great white shark known as Mary Lee is headed north again after spending a number of weeks this winter along the Southeast coast. The 3,500-pound shark was off Long Island, N.Y, on Thursday. Earlier, Mary Lee traveled as far south as Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Shark researcher... more »
  • Soul searching in focus as GOP gathers in NC

    January 23, 2013 4:01 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican soul searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from across the nation come together for the first time since their party's November shellacking. There is broad agreement that the Republican Party needs to undergo fundamental changes to remain competitive. But there is no clear... more »
  • Midwest remains locked in deep freeze

    January 23, 2013 6:21 AM

    MADISON, Wis. - The Upper Midwest remains locked in the deep freeze, with bitter temperatures stretching into a fourth day across several states. The cold snap arrived Saturday night as waves of Arctic air swept south from Canada, pushing temperatures to dangerous lows and leaving a section of the... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • ABC's of year-round skin care Play Video

    November 26, 2012 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Taking good care of your skin means applying sunscreen year-round, not just during the summer months. Dr. Z talks to WBRZ's Rosa Flores about her ABC's of good skin care. She talks SPF and options for oily and dry skin. If you have questions for... more »
  • Makeup tips for fall, winter Play Video

    November 15, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fall and winter carry new trends when it comes to makeup, so News 2 brought in makeup artist Brandie Hopstein to give some tips and suggestions on seasonal styles. Hopstein does makeup for production companies filming movies in Louisiana, and says there are four trends that... more »
  • Hybrid of Sandy, winter storm threatens East Coast

    October 25, 2012 1:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - Government forecasters say a big storm that they're calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the U.S. East Coast next week. The storm is an unusual mix of a hurricane and a winter storm. The worst of it could be focused around New York City and New... more »
  • Goodbye La Nina: Will drought, hurricanes also go?

    May 3, 2012 12:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - The La Nina weather phenomenon is over. Forecasters say that's good news for the drought in the South and hurricane areas along the coasts. The National Weather Service pronounced the two-year La Nina finished on Thursday. La Nina is the flip side of El Nino and is caused... more »
  • 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 »
  • Lawn maintenance crews, nurseries booming Play Video

    January 20, 2012 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Velton Ross says his lawn service normally has a lull for about three weeks during the winter. The mild weather conditions prevented that from happening this year. Ross says that is good financially and good for his physical condition. He says he has not gained weight... more »
  • Vandals wanted for destroying Christmas decorations Play Video

    December 21, 2011 10:19 AM

    WALKER - Vandals who destroyed Christmas decorations in a Walker park last night are wanted today by police. City officials say inflatable Christmas decorations at Sidney Hutchinson Park were slashed Tuesday night. Officials are working to repair the park facilities as quickly as possible and are trying to... more »
  • Tips to stay safe while warming up your home

    October 18, 2011 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the weather cools down, firefighters are reminding people to make sure they stay safe if they turn on portable space heaters. Space heaters cause more than 2,500 house fires a year across the U. S., according to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The... more »
  • Coffee, movies, shelter priority during BR wintry weather

    February 3, 2011 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While DOTD and street crews have been working through the weather, News 2 found many people around town with other plans to get through this cold and ice. At one gas station in Baton Rouge, customers were in and out all day, but fuel hasn't been the... more »
  • LSU closes campus Friday due to weather

    February 3, 2011 4:07 PM

    Press Release from LSU: BATON ROUGE - With winter weather in the area creating hazardous travel conditions, LSU will be closed through Friday evening. All classes and events scheduled after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, and classes and events all day and evening on Friday, Feb. 4, have... 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 »
  • School, business closings for Friday, Feb. 4

    February 3, 2011 12:10 PM

    Friday, Feb. 4 Closures: Note: Catholic Diocese schools close when their respective civil parish schools are also closed. SCHOOLS ACS Montessori Preschool Advance BR Charter Schools Amite County Public Schools Amite Christian School Ascension Public Schools Ascension Prepatory School Assumption Parish Schools Baker Schools Baton Rouge International School... more »
  • School, business closings for Thursday, Feb. 3

    February 2, 2011 5:19 PM

    These schools and businesses have reported they will be closed because of expected inclement weather on Thursday, Feb. 3: SCHOOLS: Ascension Christian High School, Gonzales Ascension Preparatory School Ascension Public Schools Associated Builders and Contractors Training Center, Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Community College Bogalusa Public Schools BREC after-school programs,... 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 »
  • Preparing for the freeze

    December 12, 2010 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As the mercury drops in thermometers across the Capital City several folks began bundling up to beat the blustery weather. "I usually bundle up, put on extra layers, extra hats, extra layers of clothing, to stay warm, I have some ear muffs, of course I don't have... more »
  • Louisiana fishing forecast is out

    April 19, 2010 10:55 AM

    Louisiana fishing experts said look for steady reds but spotty to widely scattered specks early, turning to steady specks and reds by midway in the season, with heavy downpours of both species possibly late. In other words, speckled trout fishing might get off to a slow start, but things... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • DOTD issues winter weather travel advisory

    January 6, 2010 2:02 PM

    With the possibility of snow, rain and sleet in the forecast for Thursday, the state Department of Transportation and Development announced they are prepared to deal with winter weather conditions. DOTD officials say they will be monitoring the roads for ice, and crews will be on standby to apply... more »
  • BRCC changes exam times due to winter weather

    December 4, 2009 1:29 PM

    Baton Rouge Community College is changing its final exam schedule for this weekend due to possible snow. Final exams scheduled for Friday at four p.m. and seven p.m. have been rescheduled for the same times Wednesday, Dec. 9. Exams scheduled for Saturday at nine a.m. will now be... more »
  • Charity Auction for Pat's Coats for Kids

    November 16, 2009 6:42 AM

    Coldwell Banker ONE is having an auction to help raise money for Pat's Coats for Kids. Diane Moran and Brenda Temple joined Whitney Vann with a look at what's up for grabs. Coldwell Banker ONE 2nd Annual Charity Auction benefiting Pat's Coats for Kids Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Ralph &... more »
  • Pat's Coats for Kids begins 21st year

    November 2, 2009 8:26 AM

    Today, Pat Shingleton kicks off the 21st year of Pat's Coats for Kids. Over the years, Pat Shingleton and WBRZ have given away over 172,000 coats, warming hearts across eleven parishes. This year Pat's Coats for Kids needs your help, to give every child in our community warmth this winter.... more »
  • Staying warm with gas won't be as expensive

    October 6, 2009 8:11 PM

    If you heat with natural gas in winter, your bill won't be as high this winter because natural gas prices are way down. The Energy Information Administration says those homeowners may start seeing their lowest bills in the past five years. It could be an average savings of more than... more »

Top Stories