WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Weather news Weather news en-us Copyright 2021, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Thu, 24 Jun 2021 HH:06:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 A soggy start to summer this weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-soggy-start-to-summer-this-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-soggy-start-to-summer-this-weekend/ Weather news Thu, 17 Jun 2021 8:05:46 AM Jacelyn Wheat A soggy start to summer this weekend

The longest day of the year is right around the corner, and there is a chance that you might not even get to enjoy it outside. The summer solstice happening on Sunday, June 20 at 10:32 PM will mark the official start of summer. This year the summer solstice happens to fall on Father’s Day! We have been feeling summer like temperatures throughout much of June but our first official day of summer is looking to be a gloomy one.

The summer solstice occurs when the sun travels along its northern most path in the sky, and the Earth is at its maximum tilt towards the sun. During the summer solstice we experience the longest and most direct amount of sunlight. From this point on the Northern Hemisphere will be experiencing the most direct sun light, causing the most efficient warming.

We owe our ruined weekend celebrations to the tropical disturbance in the Gulf. The Invest 92-L is expected to move over south Louisiana early Saturday morning and quickly be out of our area by Saturday night. However, this system will leave behind a lot of available tropical moisture making pop-up showers a possibility later this weekend. The development and track is still uncertain of Invest 92-L but looking into tonight we are expecting a more stable center of rotation to develop. From there models and forecasters will have a better understanding of the future track of this system. For the full forecast click here.

The WBRZ Weather Team is here for you, on every platform. Your weather updates can be found on News 2, wbrz.com, and the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates while you are on the go.


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Tropical Depression Two forms off the coast of North Carolina https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-depression-two-forms-off-the-coast-of-north-carolina/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-depression-two-forms-off-the-coast-of-north-carolina/ Weather news Mon, 14 Jun 2021 9:52:59 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Tropical Depression Two forms off the coast of North Carolina

Tropical Depression Two has formed offshore of North Carolina and it is moving northeast away from the United States. There are no coastal watches or warnings. This storm has no threat to the local forecast.

When TD Two strengthens into a tropical storm, it will pick up the B name on the list, Bill. That is forecast to happen by Monday evening.

The WBRZ Weather Team is keeping a close eye on the disturbance in the Gulf as well. Mid to late week the disturbance in the southern Gulf will likely become more organized. It has about a 70% chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next 5 days. Regardless of development, it is already a rain maker. Parts of Mexico will be dealing with tropical showers and storms for the first half of the week until the disturbance starts to track north. With the current forecast information, south Louisiana will likely see some tropical showers and storms by Friday afternoon with Saturday and Sunday setting up to be rainy too.

Forecast information will become clearer as we get closer to the weekend, so please check back for new updates daily. Click here to visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center.


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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for parts of metro Baton Rouge https://www.wbrz.com/news/severe-thunderstorm-watch-in-effect-for-parts-of-metro-baton-rouge/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/severe-thunderstorm-watch-in-effect-for-parts-of-metro-baton-rouge/ Weather news Sun, 13 Jun 2021 1:13:36 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for parts of metro Baton Rouge

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 9PM for the following parishes: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. 

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to develop. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted portions of the WBRZ viewing area in a Slight Risk (Level 2/5) for severe weather. Damaging winds and large hail will be the main concern in any stronger storms that develop.

 



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Monitoring the SW Gulf for tropical development https://www.wbrz.com/news/monitoring-the-sw-gulf-for-tropical-development/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monitoring-the-sw-gulf-for-tropical-development/ Weather news Fri, 11 Jun 2021 1:01:41 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Monitoring the SW Gulf for tropical development

Sunday 9AM Tropical Outlook:

The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight the southwestern Gulf of Mexico for tropical development and a tropical depression is likely to form by mid-week. An area of disturbed weather in the Bay of Campeche will meander there for the next few days, then slowly drift to the north or northwest. There is a lot of uncertainty this far out in time, but long range guidance continues to bring tropical moisture over our area by the end of the week.

BOTTOM LINE: Until a circulation develops the uncertainty remains very high. If/when a circulation forms, the forecast details will become more clear. The WBRZ Weather Team will continue to bring you daily updates.

Click here to visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center.


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Watching from space: new tech to aid hurricane forecasting https://www.wbrz.com/news/watching-from-space-new-tech-to-aid-hurricane-forecasting/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/watching-from-space-new-tech-to-aid-hurricane-forecasting/ Weather news Tue, 8 Jun 2021 6:11:44 PM Jacelyn Wheat Watching from space: new tech to aid hurricane forecasting

Hurricane season is here and a new forecasting tool may be put to use this season. The National Hurricane Center is working to incorporate what is called Satellite Aperture Radar (SAR), which is satellite derived wind information into their forecast systems.

Satellite imagery, visible and infrared, are used to show formation and development of tropical cyclones, but these tools have their limitations. Those images only allow forecasters to see what is above the clouds. Additional useful information can be found below the clouds, and SAR is the newest tool to help get that data. SAR is a crucial tool for real-time forecasting of powerful storms that is already in use for some forecasting agencies.

In 2020, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) gained access to the new remote sensing tool. SAR provides highly detailed data of wind speeds at the ocean surface by transmitting radar pulses and recording both the amplitude and phase of the reflected return signals. This allows for the creation of high-resolution 2D maps that can be used to help improve estimates of a storm’s eye location. SAR can be useful in estimating other important storm parameters that are commonly used by forecasters, such as maximum wind speeds, the radius of the maximum winds, and the distance and areal extent of the winds. From there forecasters can use this data to further characterize a storm.

The WBRZ Weather Team is here for you, on every platform. Your weather updates can be found on News 2, wbrz.com, and the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates while you are on the go.


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What if Laura, or a similar storm, struck Baton Rouge? https://www.wbrz.com/news/what-if-laura-or-a-similar-storm-struck-baton-rouge-/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/what-if-laura-or-a-similar-storm-struck-baton-rouge-/ Weather news Thu, 27 May 2021 10:30:26 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus What if Laura, or a similar storm, struck Baton Rouge?

In a season where 30 storms were named and 12 made landfall, it says a lot to be the “signature” storm. However, Hurricane Laura left an everlasting impression on Louisiana breaking records, laying a long road to recovery and providing a stark reminder to the rest of the state.

 

“It’s the highest storm surge that we know of, in Louisiana. Our records go back to about 1880,” said Dr. Barry Keim, Louisiana State Climatologist.

 

The water reached 20.9 feet in Creole, Cameron Parish. That ousted an 18.7 foot surge measured in St. Bernard Parish from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Though the coast was scoured and destroyed, the more visually stunning damage was 30 miles inland, in Lake Charles.  

 

“We had powerlines all over the place, huge trees, laying across the street, facades pulled off of buildings. It was a different kind of damage, but it was very reminiscent of what I saw with Katrina. Everywhere you turned was just total devastation,” said Keim.

 

“I don’t think there are very many people that have worked inside the eye wall of a major hurricane,” said Roger Erickson of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles.

 

Erickson described the worst of the storm. “The building is feeling like it is going to fall apart. There are a lot of creaking sounds in terms of the building shifting on its foundation. There’s also a lot of debris hitting the building so you’re hearing a lot of loud clunking sounds.”

 

NWS has a safe room inside of their building—a last resort as outside infrastructure such as Doppler Radar is shredded by debris.

   

“It (Laura) was moving at a very rapid forward velocity. So, we had hellacious winds all across the city of Lake Charles, just annihilated Lake Charles. We were still a category three north of Lake Charles into Beauregard Parish and it still maintained its hurricane integrity all the way to I-20,” said Keim.  

 

As we stay vigilant in the Capital City, know Lake Charles fate could easily be replicated in the red stick. In 2008, Hurricane Gustav produced sustained winds of 60mph and gusts over 90mph. Keim estimates that at just 50 miles farther inland than Lake Charles, Baton Rouge could have experienced 110mph winds with gusts over 130mph.

 

“As you increase wind linearly, the damage goes up exponentially,” said Keim.

 

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Subtropical Storm Ana forms in Atlantic https://www.wbrz.com/news/subtropical-storm-ana-forms-in-atlantic/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/subtropical-storm-ana-forms-in-atlantic/ Weather news Thu, 20 May 2021 3:14:42 PM WBRZ Weather Team Subtropical Storm Ana forms in Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Ana has developed in the Atlantic, near Bermuda, becoming the first named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. A subtropical depression or storm has characteristics of both a tropical and extratropical cyclone. This system will NOT impact the United States and is forecast to remain out to sea.

Even though the season officially begins on June 1, preseason development has not been unusual of late. Storms have been named ahead of June in each of the last six seasons. This is now the seventh season in a row with pre-season development.

-- Above is a graphic that illustrates where May storms have developed since 1851.


Yesterday, NOAA released their forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Their forecast is on par with the forecast from Colorado State University, calling for an above-average season. For more details click here.




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Historic May 18 rain should not be compared to 2016 https://www.wbrz.com/news/historic-may-18-rain-should-not-be-compared-to-2016/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/historic-may-18-rain-should-not-be-compared-to-2016/ Weather news Tue, 18 May 2021 9:37:48 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Historic May 18 rain should not be compared to 2016

The Great Flood of 2016 is, perhaps, forever the benchmark rain event for southeast Louisiana. However, for a few locations in southern East Baton Rouge and northern Ascension parishes, May 18, 2021 set new high water marks. Bayou Fountain and Dawson Creek had record crests. Some other United States Geological Survey gauges missed 2016 levels by mere feet.

 

Daily record rainfall totals were shattered at other USGS sites such as Old Ward Creek on Highland Road, Alligator Bayou in Kleinpeter, Claycut Bayou on Antioch Road and Bayou Fountain on Bluebonnet – collecting more than a foot of rain.

 

Matching with radar-estimated rainfall, that bulls-eye represents a 12-hour amount with what’s called a 500-year return frequency. In other words, there is just a 0.2 percent chance of seeing such an event in any given year.

 

Other than stats, comparing May 18 to 2016 is not practical. May 18 was a localized (less than a whole Parish) bombardment of smaller, partially human made drainage. 2016 was a geographically vast (many Parishes) inundation of natural drainage basins and backwater channels.

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Tropical funnels spotted in south Louisiana https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-funnels-spotted-in-south-louisiana/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-funnels-spotted-in-south-louisiana/ Weather news Fri, 30 Apr 2021 5:16:24 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Tropical funnels spotted in south Louisiana

Residents across south Louisiana today tweeted images of a tropical funnel that was visible in the sky on Friday afternoon.

Tropical funnels form in a humid and windy environment. These funnels rarely touch the ground and often dissipate within minutes.

Tropical funnels should not be confused with funnel clouds and tornadoes that form from supercell thunderstorms. Tropical funnels (and cold air funnels) can look scary, but rarely ever cause damage or harm.

More on tropical funnels: www.weather.gov/ama/tropicalfunnels


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Baton Rouge hits first 90 degree high Wednesday, ties daily record https://www.wbrz.com/news/baton-rouge-hits-first-90-degree-high-wednesday-ties-daily-record/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/baton-rouge-hits-first-90-degree-high-wednesday-ties-daily-record/ Weather news Wed, 28 Apr 2021 12:34:33 PM WBRZ Weather Baton Rouge hits first 90 degree high Wednesday, ties daily record

On Wednesday, Baton Rouge Metro Airport reported a high temperature of 90 degrees for the first time in 2021. This milestone also tied a daily high temperature record. The last time this number was reached on April 28 was in 1987.

As Baton Rouge anticipates many more 90° high temperatures, here are 9 stats about the 90s in the Capital City.

 

1. Baton Rouge reached 90° for the first time in 2020 on May 19.

2. Annual averages show the Red Stick recording its first 90° temperature by May 14.

3. The earliest 90° day on record is March 2, 1909. *This is an amazing mark which distances itself by more than a month from the next earliest 90° reading on April 10, 1908.

4. The latest into the year it has taken Baton Rouge to reach 90° is June 10, 1950 & June 10, 1976.

5. The latest into the year, the Capital City has recorded the last 90° high is October 27, 1907.

6. On average, the last 90° high occurs on October 3.

7. The earliest that the area has ever experienced the final 90° high for the year was September 6, 1979.  

8. The maximum number of days that the Capital City has reached 90° or above was 127 in 1963. Two years earlier in 1961, only 30 days reached 90°, the fewest on record.

9. On average, Baton Rouge spends (can’t make this up) 90 days per year in the 90s.


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Hail in the metro - Wednesday morning https://www.wbrz.com/news/hail-in-the-metro-wednesday-morning/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/hail-in-the-metro-wednesday-morning/ Weather news Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:47:21 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Hail in the metro - Wednesday morning

On Wednesday morning a set of strong thunderstorms brought hail to many communities around the capital city.

Numerous reports of pea to quarter size hail were sent to the weather team. No large or damaging hail was reported. Thanks to all who sent in photos. The video credit goes to Linda Moser.

Hope Lewis - Choctaw/Airline

Liz Mire - Prairieville

Enrique Orduna - Corporate Blvd. Baton Rouge

Theresa Morales - Prairieville

HOW HAIL FORMS

Hail forms when the in-flow of a storm is powerful enough to prevent particles from falling to the ground. The in-flow or updraft will catch falling ice particles high up in the atmosphere before it has a chance to melt and fall as rain. Each time an ice pellet cycles through, more water freezes to it and it gets larger. Eventually, it will get too large for the storm to hold it up and it falls to earth as hail.


Cloudy white hail forms more rapidly while clear hail has formed over a longer period of time.


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WATCH: Furniture blows across porch, damage reported across BR area after storms https://www.wbrz.com/news/watch-furniture-blows-across-porch-damage-reported-across-br-area-after-storms/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/watch-furniture-blows-across-porch-damage-reported-across-br-area-after-storms/ Weather news Sat, 10 Apr 2021 8:59:42 AM Trey Schmaltz WATCH: Furniture blows across porch, damage reported across BR area after storms

BATON ROUGE - Saturday morning broke with views of damage from overnight storms.

Click here to stream WBRZ News 2 newscasts Saturday.

Over 15,000 people were without power in East Baton Rouge.  A majority of the outages were in the Inniswold area, southeast of the I-10/12 split.  

Airline Highway was closed at Highland Road in both directions after powerlines were blown over the highway.

The most severe weather alert, a tornado watch, for the area expired at 7 Saturday morning.

Hail was reported in Montpelier just after midnight.  Eyewitnesses said it was about the size of a nickel.  

Trees reportedly fell on a houses in Denham Springs, in a neighborhood between River Road and Range.  Similar damage was reported in Central, where the National Weather Service  received a report of trees falling on a structure.

Damaging wind was also reported in Sorrento.  Video from a doorbell camera in St. Amant captured howling winds and furniture being blown across the porch.  Watch the video here.

Trees were also seen on a house in Pointe Coupee and blown over roads, see video here. 


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EF0 tornado touches down near Watson Thursday morning https://www.wbrz.com/news/ef0-tornado-touches-down-near-watson-thursday-morning/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/ef0-tornado-touches-down-near-watson-thursday-morning/ Weather news Thu, 8 Apr 2021 5:18:45 PM WBRZ Weather EF0 tornado touches down near Watson Thursday morning

A brief EF0 tornado with max winds of 80 mph, a path width of 25 yards and a path length of 0.122 miles touched down in Livingston Parish around 1:20 this morning, 6 miles ENE of Watson.

The tornado touched down behind a house and tore its carport off, also lifting most of the roof off. It then ripped apart the roof of a nearby building, peeling back tin on a porch. Tin was peeled back on a building across the street as well. Debris was thrown a quarter mile to the northeast.


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The 2021 hurricane season predicted to have above-normal activity https://www.wbrz.com/news/the-2021-hurricane-season-predicted-to-have-above-normal-activity/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/the-2021-hurricane-season-predicted-to-have-above-normal-activity/ Weather news Thu, 8 Apr 2021 9:16:36 AM WBRZ Weather Team The 2021 hurricane season predicted to have above-normal activity

Colorado State University is predicting another year of above normal tropical activity in the Atlantic Basin.

Dr. Philip Klotzbach and the research team cited an absence of El Niño and the potential for weak La Niña conditions to continue through summer and fall.

La Niña is a pattern, which favors much more activity in the Atlantic Basin during hurricane season. During La Niña, trade winds weaken over the Atlantic Ocean creating a supportive environment for tropical cyclone formation.

Warm sea surface temperatures enhance evaporation and cloud development. In the presence of favorable winds, heat energy from the oceans promotes tropical cyclone strengthening.

The experts at Colorado State University anticipate a nearly 70% chance of a major hurricane landfall in the continental United States.

As defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), El Niño and La Niña are the warm and cool phases of a recurring climate pattern across the tropical Pacific—the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, or “ENSO” for short. Keep in mind that El Niño and La Niña do not “cause” any one specific weather event; rather the two phases of ENSO influence change in global climate patterns that then increase the likelihood of specific weather events.  Once again, ENSO is not “to blame” for any one storm system, temperature anomaly or hurricane.

The forecast is based on an extended-range early April statistical prediction scheme that was developed using 38 years of past data. These seasonal forecasts were originally developed by the late Dr. William Gray, who was lead author on these predictions for over 20 years and continued as a co-author until his death in 2018. You can review the entire prediction, the scientific explanation and the reason such a forecast is made, RIGHT HERE. Seasonal updates are issued on June 1 and August 3.

The researchers at Colorado State University and the WBRZ Weather Team remind that “it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for you,” so prepare accordingly. NOAA’s official outlook is expected in Late May. For more on the season ahead and preparedness, visit wbrz.com/weather and click on the hurricane center.


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Safe Place Selfie Day 2021 https://www.wbrz.com/news/safe-place-selfie-day-2021/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/safe-place-selfie-day-2021/ Weather news Tue, 6 Apr 2021 8:49:54 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Safe Place Selfie Day 2021

This year, Safe Place Selfie Day is happening on Wednesday, April 7 as an effort by the National Weather Service to promote and teach severe weather safety. Be prepared, not scared!

Here's how it works:

Step #1: Identify your safe place.
You can keep you and your family safe in a tornado warning or any storm with strong winds by sheltering in a safe place.

In the event of a tornado warning, a brick-and-mortar building will be the safest place (avoid mobile homes). The safe spot should be on the lowest level in the most interior room with no windows. Bathrooms, pantries, and closets can be good safe place options if there is no basement.

Step #2: Go to your safe place!
Gather up your children and pets and take a selfie! Make sure everyone in your household knows where the safe place is and can get to it in the event of a tornado warning.

Step #3: Post your selfie!
Post your selfie with the #SafePlaceSelfieDay and challenge your friends and family to do the same.

When severe weather strikes we have to move fast. Take time now to review your safety plan and teach your kids what to do to keep themselves safe. Be prepared, not scared.

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Download the free WBRZ weather app https://www.wbrz.com/news/download-the-free-wbrz-weather-app/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/download-the-free-wbrz-weather-app/ Weather news Thu, 1 Apr 2021 10:47:57 AM WBRZ Weather Team Download the free WBRZ weather app

With active weather expected this weekend, now is the best time to download the free WBRZ Weather App.

You can find current conditions, the hour-by-hour forecast, the 7-day forecast, track live radar, receive watches and warnings, and so much more right in the palm of your hand.

CLICK HERE to download on Apple devices.

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NEW: Tornado CONFIRMED in Wilkinson County on Wednesday evening https://www.wbrz.com/news/new-tornado-confirmed-in-wilkinson-county-on-wednesday-evening/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/new-tornado-confirmed-in-wilkinson-county-on-wednesday-evening/ Weather news Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:17:52 PM WBRZ Weather Team NEW: Tornado CONFIRMED in Wilkinson County on Wednesday evening

Thursday 10:35 am: 

Survey results from an emergency manager in Wilkinson County, Mississippi confirm an EF0 tornado occurred at 4:06 pm on Wednesday, March 17. The tornado touched down 4 miles south-southeast of Doloroso, just west of Highway 61.

The tornado tracked from one mile and was 100 yards wide. Maximum winds were near 85 mph. The tornado was recorded by a storm chaser. Tree damage was found along the highway and off Carter Loop Road.

According to the National Weather Service, some damage may have occurred in areas not reachable by car. Updates will come with further analysis of satellite data if necessary.

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WILKINSON COUNTY, MS. - An apparent tornado ripped through areas in southwest Mississippi during Wednesday's severe weather. 

The tornado was reported to have touched down at Hwy. 61 North and Carter Loop Rd. in Woodville. A home was destroyed and several trees were uprooted. 

Emergency crews are working on cleaning up the debris in the affected areas. Carter Loop Rd. remains closed due to the fallen trees. 

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Hurricanes will no longer be named with Greek Alphabet, Four names officially retired https://www.wbrz.com/news/hurricanes-will-no-longer-be-named-with-greek-alphabet-four-names-officially-retired/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/hurricanes-will-no-longer-be-named-with-greek-alphabet-four-names-officially-retired/ Weather news Thu, 18 Mar 2021 8:42:35 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Hurricanes will no longer be named with Greek Alphabet, Four names officially retired

Four hurricane names have officially been retired and the Greek Alphabet will no longer be the backup list for storm names.

The minds of the Hurricane Committee in World Meteorological Organization (WMO) were able to come together to address name retirement for the first time since 2019 due to COVID-19.
The committee decided, due to loss of life and property, the names Dorian (2019), Laura (2020), Eta (2020), and Iota (2020) will be retired and removed from all future lists.

The name list for 2021 is as follows:

The extensive use of the Greek alphabet in the record-breaking 2020 hurricane season lead to further discussion. The Greek Alphabet has been used twice in the past 15 years (2005 & 2020) when the original list of names was exhausted. It is anticipated to happen again in the future. 

Ultimately the committee decided that the use of the Greek Alphabet creates too many communication problems. Due to unfamiliarity, too much emphasis was given to the name rather than the storm and its impacts. Greek letters can confuse messaging when translated into other languages. The pronunciation of the letters is very similar when they are used in order like Zeta, Eta, and Theta, adding to the communication breakdown.

Besides messaging difficulties, two of the Greek letter named storms were damaging enough to be officially retired. Instead of the Greek Alphabet, the committee agreed to provide a supplemental list of names A-W. Below is the supplemental list of names for 2021.

Get right now weather conditions for your location on the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates and unique weather insight from the whole team!


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National Weather Service to drop advisories by 2024 https://www.wbrz.com/news/national-weather-service-to-drop-advisories-by-2024/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/national-weather-service-to-drop-advisories-by-2024/ Weather news Thu, 11 Mar 2021 4:30:31 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton National Weather Service to drop advisories by 2024

The National Weather Service has announced their decision to drop advisories and special weather statements to better communicate hazardous weather events to the public.

Watches and warnings will remain the same, but the wording for advisories/statements will be different. The National Weather Service says they plan on using "plain language" that will directly describe the weather hazards expected to take place.




The decision was made after years of research in weather communication and will help to simplify messaging to the general public.

This change is not expected to take place until at least 2024. Until then, Winter Weather Advisories, Small Craft Advisories, Areal Flood Advisories and Special Weather Statements will remain the same.





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What2Wear: Submit your student! https://www.wbrz.com/news/what2wear-submit-your-student-/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/what2wear-submit-your-student-/ Weather news Mon, 1 Mar 2021 8:39:35 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo What2Wear: Submit your student!

Submit your student!

Marisa will feature a new student every morning on 2une In between 5 and 7 am.

Send in a photo of your student as they are heading out the door. Please include their name and their school.

Marisa is accepting submissions via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram messages OR email her at mnuzzo@wbrz.com

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