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2014 Winter Storm
4:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Winter Storm Dumping Snow, Sleet And Freezing Rain Across Metro Area

The winter storm system is passing through the New Orleans region now.
Credit National Weather Service

South Louisiana has slowly ground to a halt as a winter storm dumps snow, sleet and freezing rain from Lafayette through coastal Mississippi.

The National Weather Service says moderate to heavy sleet continues across most of the region, and a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for metro New Orleans. The NWS says the Winter Storm Warning is expected to last until Wednesday morning, and will likely be replaced by a Hard Freeze Warning once precipitation finally ceases.

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Latest News
5:47 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

National Weather Service Issues Freeze Warning For Wednesday Night

The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has issued a freeze warning tonight for portions of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

The NWS says temperatures will rapidly drop to freezing, or just below it, shortly after midnight tonight, and remain there until after sunrise. The warning is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Thursday, along and north of Interstate 12, and for all areas of coastal and southwest Mississippi.

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Hurricane Season
9:27 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Updated: Projected Rain, Wind And Storm Surge Impact Of Tropical Storm Karen

The projected rainfall impact of Tropical Storm Karen on the New Orleans metro region. Last updated Fri., Oct. 4 at 8:45 a.m.
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has released an updated series of maps indicating the projected impact of Tropical Storm Karen on the metro area.

The NHS warns that maps such as these are subject to change based on a wide range of factors as the storm approaches. This post will be updated with new maps as the storm progresses.

This post has been updated.

Latest News
8:00 am
Sat January 12, 2013

Weather Service: Clayton, La., Got 7.2 Inches of Rain

The National Weather Service says the Concordia Parish town of Clayton got 7.2 inches of rain Wednesday and Thursday.

Mayor Rydell Taylor says the town of 700 looks like a lake, and water got into six to 10 homes. Taylor says a waterworks employee carried about a dozen children across flooded yards to their school bus, and he himself carried a disabled woman to the bus that takes her to work.

Taylor says nobody has been hurt, and water levels were dropping by late Thursday morning.

Severe Weather
5:25 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Rivers High, Ground Saturated, More Rain on Way

Louisiana may have a day or two of sun after the storms that swamped the state, but forecasters say rivers and streams will still be high and the ground will still be soggy when the next round of rain hits over the weekend.

Christopher Bannan, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Slidell, says storms probably will start late Saturday in north Louisiana and work southward through the state Sunday and Sunday night. He says the next round of storms likely won't be as potent as those that occurred Wednesday and Thursday.

Latest News
5:13 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Possible Tornado Damages Plant in South La.

The National Weather Service says an industrial plant in Iberville Parish may have been damaged by a tornado as heavy storms moved through the area Thursday morning.

No injuries were reported.

Iberville Parish Emergency Preparedness officials say the SNF Flopam plant about a mile south of Plaquemine reported roof damage around 7:30 a.m. The plant makes water-soluble polymers.

In Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish authorities said high wind tipped over a trailer, but the occupant was not injured.

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Around the Nation
2:42 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Isaac's Size, Speed Help It Pack A Heavyweight Punch

People walk in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac along Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. Isaac was later downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued to grind its way through the Gulf Coast, dropping torrential rain and generating dangerous storm surges.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 11:28 am

Isaac might not be in the same league as Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, but the latest storm to batter Louisiana's Gulf Coast is punching above its weight class in more ways than one, scientists say.

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Hurricane Isaac
9:12 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Latest National Hurricane Center Graphics

Tropical Storm Wind Speed Probability map.
National Hurricane Center

The latest graphics issued by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Wind Speed probability, Rainfall Potential, and the Forecast Cone.

Hurricane Isaac
4:55 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Updated Hurricane Isaac Rainfall and Windspeed Maps

National Weather Service

The latest projected rainfall and tropical storm-force windspeed maps from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center.

Maps will be reposted as conditions change.

The Two-Way
12:19 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

How Much Rain Will Hurricane Isaac Dump? Have A Look At This Map

Rainfall prediction from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA

The story of Hurricane Isaac will more than likely be one of flooding. The National Hurricane Center says that some places along the Mississippi and Louisiana coast could see up to 18 inches of rain.

Over five days, the tropical system will spread rain far and wide.

How widespread, you ask? Look at this map put together by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It shows their prediction of how much rain will fall in the next five days:

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