Latest Weather Blog
Pat Shingleton: "Rough Septembers"
Tropical Storm Henri is spinning through the north Atlantic and not posing a threat to any land mass. Erica, Frank
and Grace fizzled in the Caribbean. Statistically 37% of named storms, 47% of hurricanes
and 55% of major hurricanes occur in September. Before "naming" hurricanes, Louisiana storms with September
landfalls include: the Sept. 22, 1909 Storm, the Sept. 21, 1947, the Sept. 6, 1949 Storm. All made landfall in
close proximity of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Others include: Flossy-Sept. 25, 1956,
Fern-Sept. 13, 1971, Carmen-Sept. 9, 1974, Babe-Sept.9, 1977, Elena-Sept. 2, 1985 and Florence-Sept, 9, 1988.
Many of our readers remember Sept, 13, 1965 when Betsy hit New Orleans and another September storm, Rita, in 2005.
Of course the worst storm to hit Baton Rouge, recognized as "The Timber Clearing Storm" - Gustav. I remember
trees, limbs and other related debris still being processed 10 months later.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Pea-sized hail falling during thunderstorm in Central
Blood drive, market benefits family of Denham Springs officer who died after...
3-year-old killed in UTV accident in Port Allen
Proposed bill aims get rid of parole for 'dangerous offenders'
Suspected gunman found hiding in woods after day-long manhunt in Zachary
LSU baseball prepares for NCAA Regional play
LSU, Tulane to meet in first round of Baton Rouge Regional as...
LSU president reminisces during team trip to DC
Southern baseball sweeps Arkansas-Pine Bluff to finish out regular season
A candid conversation with Kim Mulkey - Watch the half-hour special on...