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  • Phoenix hits 118 degrees, breaks record dating to 1905

    July 7, 2017 9:45 PM

    PHOENIX - Phoenix has broken a 112-year-old record for heat. National Weather Service meteorologists say the Arizona city had a high of 118 degrees on Friday. That broke the previous mark of 115 degrees dating back to 1905. Meteorologists say the normal high temperature for July 7 in Phoenix is... more »
  • NHL not going to 2018 Olympics in South Korea

    April 3, 2017 4:25 PM

    The NHL is not going to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The league announced its decision Monday afternoon, saying the matter was "officially closed." The league says no meaningful dialogue had materialized in talks with the NHLPA, International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. The league wanted... more »
  • Deep South freeze means fewer blueberries and peaches

    March 20, 2017 3:48 PM

    COLUMBIA - Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture said 85 percent of the state's peaches were damaged by two days of temperatures dipping into the 20s Wednesday and Thursday. South Carolina... more »
  • Many factors play into record warm winter

    March 3, 2017 2:16 PM

    Baton Rouge - The Southeastern U.S. has wrapped up one of its warmest winters on record. For instance, since data collection began at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in 1930, no winter has seen more days reach 80°F. There were 23 of them, normally there are four, and the previous record... more »
  • More warm winter records in Baton Rouge

    February 13, 2017 12:16 PM

    This winter has been warm, really warm. Since January, the WBRZ Weather team has been providing updates to note that the current meteorological winter (December through February) is well on its way to becoming the warmest on record in Baton Rouge. Current Standings After a pair of 80... more »
  • Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter

    February 2, 2017 9:25 AM

    PUNXSUTAWNEY - The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has "predicted" six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. Members of Punxsutawney Phil's top hat-wearing inner circle revealed their "forecast" at sunrise Thursday. The festivities have their origin in a German legend that... more »
  • Mississippi ex-Gov. Winter moves out of intensive care unit

    January 10, 2017 8:12 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter remains in fair condition as he recovers from head injuries after falling on his icy driveway. University of Mississippi Medical Center spokeswoman Ruth Cummins says Winter was moved Tuesday from the intensive care unit to a regular room at the hospital. The... more »
  • Ex Mississippi Gov. Winter continues improving after fall

    January 9, 2017 9:01 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A physician says former Mississippi Gov. William Winter is recovering well from a head injury and should move from intensive care to a regular room at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The 93-year-old Winter remained in fair condition Monday. He fell on the icy driveway at... more »
  • Pope: Help those living on street in cold and indifference

    January 8, 2017 12:47 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is drawing attention to homeless people suffering from both freezing cold and indifference during Europe's frigid weather. In Italy alone, eight deaths were blamed on the cold, including a man who died in the basement of an unused building in Milan, and another on a... more »
  • Storm paralyzes travel in parts of Mississippi

    January 7, 2017 11:39 AM

    JACKSON - Traffic is barely crawling across parts of central Mississippi on Saturday morning, with 18-wheel trucks pulled over on the shoulders of icy highways in spots. Jackson's city streets were supposed to be filled with runners Saturday, but organizers canceled the annual Mississippi Blues Marathon, citing weather and travel... more »
  • Storm causes 260 North Carolina vehicle crashes

    January 7, 2017 11:10 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina's governor says winter weather has caused numerous car crashes and is urging people to stay off the roads. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that there were at least 260 traffic accidents between midnight and 6 a.m. as the winter storm blew in. Authorities say they... more »
  • Storm causes flight cancellations, power outages

    January 7, 2017 9:18 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - A snow storm in the South is causing airline cancellations and power outages. Duke Energy said early Saturday there were about 14,000 outages in the Carolinas. That includes about 3,000 in the county surrounding Charlotte and more than 4,000 in neighboring Union County. Raleigh-Durham International Airport said... more »
  • DOTD cautions Baton Rouge drivers of slick roads overnight Play Video

    January 6, 2017 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD officials are warning drivers possible icy conditions could leave the roads dangerous for drivers. Crews are prepared with salt to keep the roads from freezing overnight. There are many staging areas across the state, including by the Mississippi River Bridge. Workers say they hope to keep... more »
  • Audubon Bridge closed due to winter weather conditions

    January 6, 2017 6:20 PM

    NEW ROADS – Traffic officials say the Audubon Bridge on LA 10 from US 61 to LA 10 in New Roads is closed due to winter weather conditions. #BREAKING : @WBRZ reporting that the Audubon Bridge has been closed. #LaWX @NWSNewOrleans — Josh Eachus WBRZ (@Josh_Eachus) January 6,... more »
  • UPDATE: dangerous travel possible tonight Play Video

    January 6, 2017 7:50 AM

    With rain in around Baton Rouge, frozen precipitation north of the city and freezing temperatures expected tonight -- icy roads and bridges will be a concern tonight. See an updated forecast, detailed timing for your parish or county and how to prepare for the wintry weather in our full breakdown... more »
  • Continued chance for wintry mix Friday Evening

    January 4, 2017 12:19 PM

    Though still not a certainty, the possibility of frozen precipitation has increased for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area. Rain could mix with sleet in and around Baton Rouge, but a full transition to frozen precipitation could briefly occur for locations north of I-12. As clouds and pockets of... more »
  • Winter storm weakens but thousands still without power

    December 27, 2016 10:46 AM

    CHICAGO - The fury of the winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day has weakened, but thousands remain without power in the Dakotas and Michigan. High winds and drifting snow continued to make travel hazardous in the Dakotas heading into Tuesday, even as vast stretches... more »
  • Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

    December 3, 2016 11:51 AM

    FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota emergency management officials say they are prepared to help Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. State Homeland Security Director Greg Wilz says it would be a challenge during a mass evacuation, but the state will... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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