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A Primer for Hurricane Season



Hurricane season officially started on Wednesday (6.01). That means that before we start thinking about the Saints, there is some work to be done. It’s time for federal agencies to issue forecasts, locals to stockpile water (as well as adult beverages,) and the tech savvy to download apps. NoDef offers this handy primer on the humid months ahead.


Weather Alert: Funnel Clouds


Auntie Em, it’s a twister! Well, locals should not worry about building storm shelter, but they should keep an eye on the elements. The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning that tropical  funnel could be spotted in Louisiana on Tuesday (5.17).


Jazz Fest Weather Watch


The skies are getting dark just in time to guarantee that the Fair Grounds will be appropriately muddy for Jazz Fest’s second weekend. Most of Louisiana, including Orleans Parish, is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 3p.m. according the National Weather Service (NWS). The agency also predicts chances of showers throughout the Fest, save for a clear Saturday (4.30).


Jazz Fest Weather Watch


With Jazz Fest days away, it’s once again time to start clicking refresh on your weather apps constantly. Right now, the National Weather Service is predicting sunny skies and highs around 80 during the first weekend of the fest. However, the next few days are looking wet which means that on Friday (4.22) will most likely mean that the hay and the mud is out at the Fair Grounds. Click on through for the full forecast.


Mardi Gras Weather Outlook


There is only one reason to turn on a television during Lundi Gras: the weather report. However, there is no reason to mess with middling meteorologists. Straight form the National Weather Service (NWS), NODef brings you the outlook for the big day. (And, that outlook is looking good!)


Carnival Weather Outlook


Mardi Gras is now only a week away. That means it is time to start to looking at weather forecasts—a lot. Here at NoDef, we have been aggregating the predictions from weather.com, the National Weather Service (NWS), and accuweather.com. The outlook is not perfect, but it looks like we may escape the rain. Check out the extended look after the jump.


Sky Bet

Weather for Weekend, Krewe du Vieux



Naming winter storms is all the rage these days! While New Orleanians would normally have lots to say about that, right now, most locals are focused on what “Jonas” means for us this weekend, specifically, what does it mean for Krewe du Vieux. The short answer is that the skies will be clear by the parade, but it won’t be warm.


Spooky Storms: Halloween Weather Outlook


The skies are blue today, but come Halloween weekend, the weather may be giving revelers the blues. Forecasters are predicting a wet weekend with Halloween set to be storm central. The chances of thunderstorms on Saturday (10.31) night are close to 100 percent according to the National Weather Service (NWS).


Amazing Grace


Hurricane Season is not quite over yet. Although summer and the K10 onslaught have passed, storm threats have not. Out in the Atlantic, on a path towards the Leeward Islands, Tropical Storm Grace continues to plow west.


TS Danny Gets Depressed, Friends Follow


On Monday (8.24), the National Weather Service announced that Danny, once a Cat 3 hurricane was downgraded to a mere Tropical Depression. Unfortunately, misery loves company. Two additional Atlantic formations are following in Danny’s path. At least one of those two waves has the potential to become depressed as well.


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