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October 3, 2018

The 2005 Hurricane Season recorded 21 named storms and through 2006 we grabbed a few more names from the Greek alphabet.  Typically, statistics indicate that by November, 75% of the hurricane season is completed. Some of our viewers and readers have reported an increas...

October 1, 2018

We are now down to 60 days in Hurricane Season 2018. In years past, October was noted for storm development. Hurricane Hilda on October 3, 1964 killed 16 Louisiana residents and after moving inland, tornadoes killed 22 more in LaRose. The October 2, 1915 Hurricane move...

September 14, 2018

On September 16, 2005, Ophelia scraped the Carolina coast with winds at 85 m.p.h. Carolinians remember 1999 and Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd and Irene. Recovery operations from those storms lasted through the end of 1999. The nation's largest lagoonal estuary at Pamlico So...

September 13, 2018

Seven years ago, Hurricanes Igor and Julia reached Category 4 status, marking the first time since September 16, 1926 that two Category 4 hurricanes existed in the Atlantic at the same time for only 6 hours. September 16, 1999, was a day of unprecedented devastation fo...

September 13, 2018

Statistics note that 37% of all named storms, 47% of all named hurricanes and 55% of all major hurricanes occur in September. Before the “naming” of hurricanes, Louisiana storms making landfall in September include: The September 22, 1909 Storm, The September 22, 1926...

August 30, 2018

Here's a column submitted the day before the worst hurricane in the history of Baton Rouge landed... Gustav was a timber remover for our city. Here is what I wrote..."A battle is underway between a high pressure ridge sliding into Tennessee and Hurricane Gustav, moving...

August 29, 2018

New Orleans' former Mayor, Ray Nagin ordered the evacuation of New Orleans,  13 years ago, on August 28th.  This is an excerpt of a Weather News column,  following the landfall of Katrina.  “After 48 hours of coverage of this devastating, catastrophic and unfortunate s...

August 23, 2018

Even though the dew point slid from "uncomfortable" to "sticky" the cold front that bridged through the area last night didn't knock down the temperature but dropped the humidity a "bit."  Here's  one you may remember - August 23, 2009 when Baton Rouge slipped to 63 de...

July 28, 2018

As we enter the third month of Hurricane Season ’18, here’s an anniversary item. For the first time in aviation and meteorological history, Col. Joe Duckworth and Lt. Ralph O'Hair took off from Bryan Field near Galveston, on this date in 1943, and flew into a hurricane...

July 14, 2018

The island of Shemya is a 2-mile by 4-mile long rock that is cold, desolate and isolated.  This Alaskan island has the Bering Sea on one side, the northern Pacific on the other and is pounded by angry seas and constantly hit with Arctic storms.  It's one of those rare...

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November 6, 2018

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