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Hurricane Helper

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.

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!)

Eyes on the Storm: NOAA's 2015 Hurricane Forecast

By Lucy Leonard

With only a few days left until the official start of hurricane season on June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today (5.27) released its initial forecast for this year’s Atlantic season. Though predicted to be a below-normal season, the NOAA says that does not mean that hurricanes may not occur. 

Jaz Fest Weather Outlook

The Weather Gods and New Orleanians have a love-hate relationship. This weekend, that dynamic is skewing towards the amorous. Radar analysis and forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS) are predicting a pleasant, rain-free second weekend for Jazz Fest.

Weekend Weather: 10.18, 10.19

By Patrick J. Pearson

These weekend willl feature a pair of fests, and the weather couldn't be any better. Fall is here and it looks she'll be staying a while. Today a cool front will move through in the afternoon pushing out the last bursts of summer. No rain is expected all weekend. So, put on a long sleeve shirt and enjoy.

Weekly Weather & Tropical Outlook: 10.11-10.12

By Patrick J. Pearson

This weekend, summer returns for a couple of days. Highs in the 80's are expected both Saturday and Sunday. 20 percent chances of the usual late afternoon showers or a thunderstorms are in the mix as well. The change comes Monday with showers, some heavy at times starting during the day and continuing into evening. Then cooler fall temps can be expected for the week ahead.

Weather & Tropical Outlook, 9.1-9.5

By Patrick J. Pearson

As we slide into September, the weather is is looking to be pretty static all week A 30-40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be a theme. Highs through Friday are expected to climb near 90F. However, nights will bring a reprieve with overnight lows in the upper 70's.

Weekly Weather & Tropical Outlook: 8.25.-8.29

By Patrick J. Pearson

A back door cold front coming in from the East to West today will keep rain chances up to 60% for a wet opener to the week. Rain amounts could accumulate up to 2 inches in some storms. The rest of the week will continue with the HOT theme as temps are expected rise over 90F every day for the remainder of the week.

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