weather http://wwno.org en New Orleans Braces For Ice Storm http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-braces-ice-storm <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Bobby </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has declared a state of emergency as a winter ice storm bears down on the southern states. New Orleans is on high alert to cope with unusually cold and rough weather.</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 52874 at http://wwno.org LSU AgCenter: Give fragile plants the kid gloves treatment in cold snap http://wwno.org/post/lsu-agcenter-give-fragile-plants-kid-gloves-treatment-cold-snap The LSU AgCenter is offering many tips for keeping plants and trees alive during this cold snap. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:44:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 51522 at http://wwno.org City Of New Orleans Puts Freeze Plan For Homeless Into Effect For Thursday Night http://wwno.org/post/city-new-orleans-puts-freeze-plan-homeless-effect-thursday-night <p>Temperatures in Orleans Parish are expected to drop to at or near freezing on Thursday night, prompting the City of New Orleans to put its freeze plan for the homeless into effect.</p><p>The freeze plan is enacted whenever the temperature or the wind chill factor is expected to fall to 35 degrees or lower. Temperatures near freezing, combined with the strong winds affecting the region, can cause serious medical problems to people exposed to them for extended periods of time.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:25:06 +0000 Jason Saul 51327 at http://wwno.org Dangerous Cold Weather Prompts Activation Of City Freeze Plan http://wwno.org/post/dangerous-cold-weather-prompts-activation-city-freeze-plan <p>The City of New Orleans activated its Freeze Plan for the homeless today, in advance of wintry weather that will affect the region Wednesday and Thursday nights.</p><p>Weather forecasts indicate temperatures and wind chill factors will dip to 35 degrees or lower on the nights of Nov. 27 and 28, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said in a press release. Since exposure to near freezing temperatures and strong winds can cause serious health problems, the city will assist local institutions in providing shelter free of charge.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:47:09 +0000 Jason Saul 49016 at http://wwno.org Rainfall Hampering La. Farmers http://wwno.org/post/rainfall-hampering-la-farmers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Heavy rains in southwest Louisiana are flooding land and keeping some farmers out of the fields.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26988 at http://wwno.org With Too Much Rain, Crawfish Swim Out of Ponds http://wwno.org/post/too-much-rain-crawfish-swim-out-ponds <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">As rain followed rain in south Louisiana, the president of the Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association saw a good chunk of his crop swim over the levees around his ponds while fish swam in to feast on those remaining.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:36:07 +0000 The Associated Press 27025 at http://wwno.org Storms Giving Way to Colder Weather http://wwno.org/post/storms-giving-way-colder-weather <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Utility companies reported thousands of power outages scattered around Louisiana as a cold front brought morning storms and colder temperatures to the state.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Entergy electric power companies reported more than 17,000 without power Thursday morning. Cleco in central Louisiana had more than 6,000 without power as of 9 a.m.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:13:58 +0000 The Associated Press 25477 at http://wwno.org Plague of lovebugs descends on Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/plague-lovebugs-descends-louisiana <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">This year's hot and humid weather could make this one of the worst lovebug seasons in years in south Louisiana, bug experts said.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:23:59 +0000 The Associated Press 18553 at http://wwno.org Hurricane watch now includes New Orleans area http://wwno.org/post/hurricane-watch-now-includes-new-orleans-area <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Forecasters say a hurricane watch has been extended to include the New Orleans metro area as Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way toward the Florida Keys.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that the watch area now stretches from east of Morgan City, La., to the Florida Panhandle.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 16:44:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Jason Saul 18542 at http://wwno.org Fla. governor declares emergency, N.O. officials urge precaution as TS Isaac approaches http://wwno.org/post/fla-governor-declares-emergency-no-officials-urge-precaution-ts-isaac-approaches <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">MIAMI — Florida </span>Gov<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 06:29:54 +0000 The Associated Press & Jason Saul 18502 at http://wwno.org