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6/17/2024

Tropical Storm Alberto becomes first named storm of 2024 season

Posted 12:13 PM 6/19/2024 by The Storm Station Meteorologists

Tropical Storm Alberto has now formed in the Gulf of Mexico and becomes first named storm of the 2024 season. 

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6/8/2024

Two additional tornadoes confirmed from the June 4th severe weather event

Two additional tornadoes confirmed from the June 4th severe weather event

Posted 8:10 PM 6/8/2024 by Meteorologist Balin Rogers

After the National Weather Service conducted detailed satellite analysis, they were able to confirm two additional tornadoes from the June 4th severe weather event. These were embedded circulations in an extensive line of storms. 

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6/6/2024

How a weather forecast impacted D-Day, altering the course of history

Posted 9:44 PM 6/6/2024 by Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

The courage of around 160,000 Allied troops was displayed during the D-Day invasion on June 6th, 1944, as they overtook the heavily-fortified French coastline occupied by Nazi Germany.

Lots of planning went into the immense and world-altering task, and the weather was one important (More)

6/5/2024

Two tornadoes, plus a swath of straight-line winds confirmed from Tuesday's storms

Posted 12:47 PM 6/6/2024 by Storm Station Team

The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that two tornadoes hit portions of Louisiana and Mississippi from Tuesday's storms, along with a separate area of extensive straight-line wind damage

An EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Tangipahoa Parish to the east of Kentwood. The tornado had (More)

5/23/2024

Damage surveys confirm additional tornadoes from Monday, May 13th

Damage surveys confirm additional tornadoes from Monday, May 13th

Posted 4:27 PM 5/23/2024 by Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

On the heels of last week's severe weather, the National Weather Service (NWS) completed another round of damage surveys. The NWS has determined that three additional tornadoes touched down from storms on the night of Monday, May 13th, 2024. Two of those tornadoes (More)

5/22/2024

Drought decline, experts warn of falling tree hazards ahead of hurricane season

Posted 5:37 PM 5/22/2024 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Experts warn that this season brings added importance to maintaining, trimming or even removing trees around your property. The reasons can be traced back to last summer. 

A significant, near record breaking drought left the Capital Area with less than half the (More)

5/23/2024

NOAA: 2024 hurricane season outlook anticipates above-average activity

Posted 8:31 PM 5/23/2024 by The Storm Station Meteorologists

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its 2024 Hurricane Outlook that emphasizes the likelihood of an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA predicts 17-25 named storms, 8-13 hurricanes and 4-7 major hurricanes. (More)...

5/26/2024

Tracking the Tropics: Local Weather Service's roles during hurricane season

Posted 10:25 PM 5/26/2024 by Storm Station Team

While the National Hurricane Center might be the most recognizable name during hurricane season, local weather services often play a huge role in getting accurate tropical forecasts, watches and warnings issued when the tropics begin heating up.

Lauren Nash with the National Weather (More)

5/24/2024

UPDATE: Progress has been made in clearing EBR waterways

Posted 7:32 PM 5/24/2024 by Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - The catastrophic flood of 2016 showed local drainage problems in the capital area. In response, the City-Parish has made a big investment in clearing out the parish waterways. Significant progress has been made up to today.

According to Fred Raiford (More)

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