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Weathering The Storm 2014

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  • More Thundershowers

    July 23, 2014

    The chance for rain increases a bit today compared to yesterday.

    Forecast Summary: An upper level low or pocket of decreased pressure and temperature is adding to the instability in Southeastern Louisiana and the result is increased coverage in showers and thunderstorms. Expect scattered precipitation especially today, with a little less... more »

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  • Scattered action again

    July 23, 2014

    Tuesday's forecast for scattered showers and thunderstorms verified well. Rainfall totals over the last 24-hours depict measurable precipitation for 30-40% of the viewing area. The issued rain chance on Tuesday Morning was 40%-- indicating that we were expecting about 40% of the viewing area to find measurable rainfall. For much... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "Father Hurricane"

    July 22, 2014

    On this date in 1893, Father Benito Vines died in Havanna, Cuba. Father Vines is regarded as the preeminent hurricane scholar of the 19th century. As director of the observatory at Belen College in Havana in 1870, he catalogued meticulous weather observations and conditions, especially during tropical disturbances. His observations... more »