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NWS Predicts an Explosive Storm Season


The last few days have seen an increase in overcast cloudy skies and heavy winds clocking in above 30 mph in New Orleans — which some meteorologists believe is a small indicator of what is to come this storm season. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), record warm winters this year and above average temps in the Gulf of Mexico waters could mean "severe” storm activity this spring. 


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).


Weather Watch


Updated 16:12

A simple look at the ominous black clouds outside will reveal that the weather is pretty poor today. The National Weather Service (NWS) said that the forecast remains bleak for the next few days. A series of warnings and advisories about wind and water are in effect for Orleans Parish. In addition, Delgado, UNO, and Nunez have all cancelled classes through Monday.


Weather Alert


Storm’s a comin’! The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a slew of alerts and warning for South Louisiana for Tuesday (2.23) and Wednesday (2.24). The agency warns that severe storms, high winds, and even tornados could strike the region soon.


Tropical Outlook: Erika Disturbed, Not Depressed; Fred Forms


Erika was once a hurricane, but the downgrades continued as she stormed west. By Saturday (8.29), she was just depressed. Now the National Weather Service (NWS) says Erika is nothing more than a “disturbance.” Eyes have turned to the African coast where Tropical Storm Fred has already formed.


Erika Storms West


Meteorologists are cautiously optimistic that Tropical Storm Erika will not pose a threat to New Orleans. Instead, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting that the fifth named storm of the Atlantic season will hit Cuba before veering north through Florida.


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.


Pipe Are Calling TS Danny


The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying. Danny’s tenure as a full fledged hurricane was brief. The National Weather Service (NWS) downgraded the weather formation to Tropical Storm today.


Spoiler Alert: Heat Advisory in Effect


In case y’all haven’t noticed, it’s hot outside. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed the obvious and reminded New Orleanians of the dangers that accompany the weather. On Saturday (7.25), the federal agency issued a Heat Advisory for Orleans Parish.


Jazz Fest Weather Outlook: NWS Issues Alerts


The weather took a turn for the worst for Festers this afternoon. Storms started around 1p.m. and it looks like they are going to be lingering for much of the day. At 1:46p.m., the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the area effective until 2:30p.m. The Warning is on top of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued earlier in the day and effective until 6:00p.m.


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