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5/24/2022

NOAA predicting above average tropical activity for the 7th consecutive year

NOAA predicting above average tropical activity for the 7th consecutive year

Posted 9:37 AM 5/24/2022 by The Storm Station Meteorologists

With a little more than one week before the official start of hurricane season and days after the first named storm of the year, tropical experts with the National Hurricane Center are predicting above average activity this hurricane season for the 7th year in a row.

Their forecast calls (More)

5/19/2022

Saharan Dust in South Louisiana

Saharan Dust in South Louisiana

Posted 9:33 AM 5/19/2022 by WBRZ Meteorologist

For the past several years, Saharan dust has successfully made the trek across the Atlantic and appeared here in the Southern U.S.. This year is no exception.

The smallest dust particles from the Saharan desert get swept up into a westerly atmospheric flow and this year, it will be flowing (More)

5/15/2022

Total lunar eclipse happening May 15th

Total lunar eclipse happening May 15th

Posted 5:34 AM 5/16/2022 by Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat

Make sure you keep your eyes on the skies! This time it is for a cool reason. Overnight on May 15 into May 16, a total lunar eclipse is happening. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is aligned between the sun and the moon, and the Earth casts a shadow onto the moon. Eclipses only occur when (More)

5/9/2022

Almost Record-Breaking: 91 degrees for the daytime high

Almost Record-Breaking: 91 degrees for the daytime high

Posted 3:32 PM 5/9/2022 by Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat

Monday has tied the record high of 91° set in 2003. Baton Rouge saw its first 90° day this year on Sunday, May 8th, and the hot days are just getting started. Not only is the air temperature hot but the heat index makes it feel nearly triple digits!

The heat index is influenced by (More)

5/6/2022

Just getting warmed up... Baton Rouge hits 90 for first time in 2022

Just getting warmed up... Baton Rouge hits 90 for first time in 2022

Posted 7:33 PM 5/8/2022 by The Storm Station Meteorologists

On Sunday at approximately 2:45pm, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport reached an air temperature of 90 degrees for the first time in 2022. This comes as the Capital Area is just beginning a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures, with several records possible. (More)...

4/27/2022

Excitement in the sky as space rocks blast through atmopshere

Excitement in the sky as space rocks blast through atmopshere

Posted 4:37 PM 4/27/2022 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

Many across southeast Louisiana have been reporting "fireballs" or "shooting stars" in the skies. There are two active meteor showers right now that are the likely cause.

The Lyrids is a meteor shower active through April 29th. While these meteors lack persistent trains, they can produce (More)

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Drought Monitor: Some improvements to the local area

Drought Monitor: Some improvements to the local area

Posted 2:35 PM 5/27/2022 by Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo

The Baton Rouge area is no longer under extreme drought, but severe drought continues.

After 2021 finished as the (More)

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