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5/23/2024

Damage surveys confirm additional tornadoes from Monday, May 13th

Damage surveys confirm additional tornadoes from Monday, May 13th

Posted 4:27 PM 5/23/2024 by Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

On the heels of last week's severe weather, the National Weather Service (NWS) completed another round of damage surveys. The NWS has determined that three additional tornadoes touched down from storms on the night of Monday, May 13th, 2024. Two of those tornadoes (More)

5/22/2024

Drought decline, experts warn of falling tree hazards ahead of hurricane season

Posted 5:37 PM 5/22/2024 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Experts warn that this season brings added importance to maintaining, trimming or even removing trees around your property. The reasons can be traced back to last summer. 

A significant, near record breaking drought left the Capital Area with less than half the (More)

5/23/2024

NOAA: 2024 hurricane season outlook anticipates above-average activity

Posted 8:31 PM 5/23/2024 by The Storm Station Meteorologists

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its 2024 Hurricane Outlook that emphasizes the likelihood of an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA predicts 17-25 named storms, 8-13 hurricanes and 4-7 major hurricanes. (More)...

5/19/2024

Tracking the Tropics: New radar in Hammond gives Capital area clearer picture of weather threats

Posted 12:08 PM 5/20/2024 by Meteorologist Balin Rogers

When stormy weather threatens, radar acts as our eyes. With hurricane season upon us, the National Weather Service in Slidell made a move that greatly benefits the Capital Area. They moved their radar down I-10 to Hammond. This will give us a clearer view of any weather threats.

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5/17/2024

EF-1 tornado confirmed to have struck St. James Parish Thursday night

EF-1 tornado confirmed to have struck St. James Parish Thursday night

Posted 6:02 PM 5/17/2024 by The Storm Station Meteorologists

A National Weather Service (NWS) Survey team determined an EF-1 tornado, estimated to have peak winds of around 105 mph caused damage across portions of St. James Parish. This tornado touched down along Highway (More)

5/24/2024

UPDATE: Progress has been made in clearing EBR waterways

Posted 7:32 PM 5/24/2024 by Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - The catastrophic flood of 2016 showed local drainage problems in the capital area. In response, the City-Parish has made a big investment in clearing out the parish waterways. Significant progress has been made up to today.

According to Fred Raiford (More)

5/14/2024

NWS confirms multiple tornadoes touched down in southwest Louisiana on Monday

Posted 2:14 PM 5/14/2024 by WBRZ Staff

LAKE CHARLES - The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed tornado damage in southwest Louisiana from Monday afternoon. The tornado, confirmed to be an EF-1, touched down in Westlake and traveled six and a half miles, crossing I-10 into downtown Lake Charles. Several homes and businesses were (More)

5/11/2024

Severe geomagnetic storm expected Friday night, aurora visible in parts of United States

Posted 6:04 PM 5/11/2024 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

UPDATE (9:18PM) -- The aurora is visible in south Louisiana. NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center has observed an extreme geomagnetic storm, the strongest to affect earth since October 2003. At this strength, faint colors of pink, purple and green may be seen in skies away from the light (More)

5/1/2024

Capital City reaches 90 for first time unofficially kicking off summer heat

Capital City reaches 90 for first time unofficially kicking off summer heat

Posted 12:56 PM 5/1/2024 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

On Wednesday at approximately 2pm, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport reached an air temperature of 90 degrees for the first time in 2024. This comes in the midst of a stretch of well above average temperatures for the Capital Area. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s remain possible through (More)

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