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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »