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  • No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog 'predicts' early spring

    February 2, 2016 7:40 AM

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA.- The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he's "predicted" an early spring. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "forecast" at sunrise, just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. A German legend has it... more »
  • Icy roads, spotty transit service follow East Coast blizzard

    January 25, 2016 5:49 AM

    NEW YORK- Slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances are confronting East Coast residents emerging from a paralyzing weekend blizzard. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were cautioning against unnecessary driving even... more »
  • Things to know about the massive weekend blizzard

    January 24, 2016 4:26 PM

    A massive blizzard that blanketed much of the eastern United States set records, paralyzed travel and damaged property. Here's a look at the storm's impact: ___ WHO GOT IT WORST? Glengary, West Virginia, can boast it took the storm's biggest blow: 42 inches. Several other spots saw more than three... more »
  • Broadway's back; power's still out for thousands in South

    January 24, 2016 2:43 PM

    Broadway turned the stage lights back on, rail service was expected to resume in New York, and emergency travel bans were lifted Sunday in Washington, D.C., and Maryland following a historic snowstorm that dumped 2 feet or more on some major cities. But thousands were still without power in the... more »
  • Major East Coast airports try to resume service

    January 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW YORK - East Coast airports are gearing up to resume service after the big winter storm brought transportation to a standstill. But it will take some time to recover from the cancellation of more than 11,000 flights during the four-day period from Friday to Monday. The Port Authority of... more »
  • Snowstorm socks US East: A look at the effects by state

    January 23, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow by Saturday, shutting down transit in major cities, stranding drivers on snowbound highways, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people. A look at some of the impacts by... more »
  • I-75 reopens; Kentucky cars stranded for hours

    January 23, 2016 3:00 PM

    LEXINGTON - Police say the southbound lanes are open but northbound remains closed after hundreds of drivers were stranded overnight on Interstate 75 in south-central Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said Saturday morning that they anticipate opening the remaining lanes before noon. Trooper Lloyd Cochran says he doesn't have a figure... more »
  • Salvation Army extends shelter hours

    January 22, 2016 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With harsh winter weather blowing into Baton Rouge over the weekend, the Baton Rouge Salvation Army announced that the shelter on Airline Hwy will have extended hours Friday. Captain Brett Meredith said the shelter located at 7361 Airline Hwy. opened at 4 p.m. and residents... more »
  • Sharply colder across the Central Gulf Coast

    January 22, 2016 7:10 AM

    With a strong cold front east of the area, temperatures have plummeted and will not recover much through Saturday. Today and Tonight: Friday will be wintry by local standards. Overcast skies may persist throughout the day as cold air continues to seep into the Gulf South. Temperatures will... more »
  • Space heater starts fatal fire in Gretna apartment

    December 30, 2015 12:21 PM

    GRETNA - Authorities say a portable space heater placed too close to a bed in a Gretna apartment apparently sparked a fire that killed a 61-year-old man. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson of the state Fire Marshal's Office said in a news release Calvin Williams apparently died Tuesday from smoke inhalation,... more »
  • Heater Safety tips for winter season

    November 8, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With winter weather on the way, people will be turning on their heaters and fireplaces. But, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the public should be aware of some safety tips before the cold season starts. The experts warn that a lack of yearly maintanance is a... more »
  • Dr. Z on winterizing your skincare routine Play Video

    September 21, 2015 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Though it doesn't feel very cool outside, dermatologist Dr. Anne Zedlitz discussed the proper way to winterize your skin today on News 2 at 4. Dr. Z said one mistake many people make is trying to scrub away dead skin, such as by using a loufa.... more »
  • Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    July 31, 2015 9:54 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia- Beijing will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee selected Beijing over Almaty, Kazakhstan today, after hearing final presentations from both countries. Beijing plans to reuse several venues from the 2008 Summer Olympics it hosted. more »
  • In the books, not for the books

    March 23, 2015 9:32 AM

    Personal thoughts aside, winter 2014-15 goes down pretty close to average statistically speaking. Here are some of the numbers from astronomical winter (12/21 - 3/20) and the cold season overall. Between the months of November and March, Baton Rouge registered 23 freezes, with 10 mornings in the 20s. Compare... more »
  • Winter precipitation returns to parts of Louisiana

    March 5, 2015 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Another round of wintry precipitation has returned to north Louisiana. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for areas north of Interstate 20 until noon Thursday. Snow is falling in Shreveport-Bossier City, while a wintry mix is hitting the ground in Monroe. Several public... more »
  • Budget impasse could harm states

    February 23, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is warning states that the possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would harm the nation's ability to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and help communities struggling with winter snowstorms. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says... more »
  • Winter storm system marches through the Mid-Atlantic

    February 17, 2015 2:06 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A winter storm that brought some major cities in the South to a halt Monday has been sweeping through the Mid-Atlantic. A state of emergency has been declared in Tennessee, where emergency officials have asked the National Guard to deploy a 10-person crew with Humvees to check... 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 »
  • No rest for the weary: New England expecting more snow

    February 11, 2015 1:57 AM

    BOSTON, MA - More snow is on its way to southern New England after a brief reprieve gave residents just enough time to dig out from the latest storm. The National Weather Service says the region will get more snow Thursday into Friday morning. Meteorologist Stephanie Dunten says the fairly... more »
  • Pennsylvania groundhog 'forecasts' 6 more weeks of winter

    February 2, 2015 2:05 AM

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA - The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "forecast" just before 7:30 a.m. Monday. A German legend has it that if a furry rodent sees his... more »
  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    January 28, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds are digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury question whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling... more »
  • Millions hunker down as Northeast storm totals downgraded

    January 27, 2015 2:23 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tens of millions of people along the East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of the worst they'd ever seen. Forecasters originally said the storm could bring 1 to 3 feet of... more »
  • Northeast bracing for winter weather never seen before

    January 25, 2015 4:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Cities in the northeast say they're bracing for impact from some extreme winter weather they've never seen before. Weather forecasters predict a monster snow storm to slam into the northeast Monday and Tuesday. Forecasters say they are expecting extreme weather conditions such as freezing rain, snow... more »
  • Storm expected to make roads slick in Ohio Valley, Northeast

    January 12, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, NY - The work week is expected to get off to a slippery start as forecasters warn that a storm is bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow from the Ozarks to New England. Poor driving conditions are expected through much of the day Monday as the storm... more »
  • 2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

    January 8, 2015 2:08 AM

    CLARION, PA - Two people have died and nearly two dozen have been injured in an 18-vehicle pileup during a whiteout on a highway in western Pennsylvania. The chain reaction crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township. State police say nine trucks, several of them tractor-trailers, and... more »
  • Snow expected from Midwest to Northeast, then bitter cold

    January 6, 2015 2:26 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic air on its heels. The National Weather Service says the fast-moving clipper system that's already brought snow to parts of... more »
  • Heavy snow expected on mountains in Hawaii

    December 24, 2014 2:08 AM

    HONOLULU, HI - A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate above 11,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. The... 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 »
  • The big chill is here; Friday is going to be cold Play Video

    November 13, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A freeze warning is in effect overnight and into Friday morning as temperatures dip to below freezing. The WBRZ weather team predicted a low of 27degrees Friday morning at 6:00. The high Friday may climb to 50 degrees. A hard freeze warning was issued for areas... more »
  • Protecting your home and family from the cold Play Video

    November 13, 2014 7:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People in the Baton Rouge area got their first taste of cold weather this morning with temperatures dropping into the 30's. There are ways you can protect your self and your home this winter. We visited St. Vincent de Paul on 2une In, where they're looking... more »
  • Fire departments urge preparation for big chill Play Video

    November 12, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters urged people to make sure they're safely prepared for this week's drop in temperature, and don't take any risks just to stay warm. The Baton Rouge Fire Department released a checklist Wednesday for people to make sure they're not creating fire hazards with their chimneys,... 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 »
  • 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

    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 »

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