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Severe Weather Awareness Week, 2/19 – 2/23

by Scott Guidry   February 21, 2018
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February to finish off warm

by Scott Guidry   February 18, 2018
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2/10/18 Flash Flood Watches are in effect

by Scott Guidry   February 10, 2018
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Is Mardi Gras threatened???

by Scott Guidry   February 6, 2018
Severe Weather Awareness Week, 2/19 – 2/23

The National Weather Service office in Slidell, LA has designated this week to be Severe Weather Awareness Week for southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.  This is because we’re quickly nearing our spring severe weather season. Visit the official NWS Severe Weather Awareness page here: http://www.weather.gov/lix/swaw Tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and flash floods can...

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February to finish off warm

We’ve all noticed it.  Plants are starting to show signs of life, flowers are starting to bloom and grass is beginning to turn green again.  But is winter really over?  We’re going to finish off the month of February with warm temperatures, averaging around 80 degrees every day.  This will also lead to many foggy...

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2/10/18 Flash Flood Watches are in effect

Heavy rain has plagued southwest Louisiana throughout the day.  Some areas have seen over 3 inches right along the coast.  This has caused the National Weather Service to issue  a Flash Flood Watch which will be in effect through at least late tonight.  At 4:42pm, you can see the moisture flow over the same areas...

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Is Mardi Gras threatened???

The current forecast for the big stretch of Mardi Gras festivities is in major jeopardy right now. It’s a Mardi Gras forecast disaster! The forecast for the next week is almost laughable, rain every single day except Thursday. When all is said and done, we could have rainfall totals between 4-6” by the end of...

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Flooding rains likely today, Saturday, 1/27/18

Heavy rains today will lead to street flooding.  Over the past few days, rainfall amounts have been on a steady increase for today. During the very early morning hours, the National Weather Service decided to go ahead and pull the trigger for a Flash Flood Watch.  As of this morning, that Flash Flood Watch is...

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Marginal Risk of severe weather for Monday morning

As the next cold front approaches, it’ll bring a line of strong to severe thunderstorms Sunday night into  Monday morning.  The primary threat from this line will be strong, damaging wind gusts, however a weak tornado cannot be ruled out.  The highest threat will remain north of the I-10/I-12 corridor, mostly in north and central...

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Another Winter Storm Impacts the deep south

This winter has been full of action thus far including our heavy snow of December 8, 2017, followed by numerous nights below freezing, near record low temperatures, flurries, and now yet another storm moving through. As of Tuesday morning, snow was already falling across northern Louisiana and central Mississippi.  Sleet and ice was beginning to...

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Winter making a return beginning Friday

Temperatures After the warm up of this week, old man winter is making another plunge south toward the gulf coast.  The initial shot will occur Thursday night into Friday morning.  Inland areas will experience freezing temperatures, however a secondary, strong surge of arctic air will arrive on Tuesday, making Wednesday and Thursday mornings the coldest...

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Flash Flooding possible Sunday night into Monday morning

The National Weather Service in Slidell, LA has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for all of southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi through noon Monday.  A rainy pattern will develop late on Sunday and last through the overnight hours into Monday morning. Overall, we should see rain totals in the 2 to 4 inch...

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Full Freeze Precautions needed to start 2018

With the polar vortex moving to our side of the pole, it’ll help to usher down very cold air all the way to the gulf coast.  The majority of the region will likely see the coldest temperatures in years, as well as a long stretch of cold temperatures throughout the week. Much of the area...

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