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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. 


Parade Planner: d'Etat, Hermes, Morpheus


After a year of preparation, Carnival 2017 is nearing critical mass. Tonight, the big parades continue to roll as Mardi Gras grows closer. Hermes, d'Etat, and Morpheus are all set to march down the Uptown route tonight. Keep reading for full details, weather, and routes. 


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).


Rain Forces Jazz fest to Call It a Day


Bad weather may be Jazz Fest tradition, but on Saturday (4.30), the rain and lightning were too much. In a late afternoon announcement, organizers cancelled the remaining acts do to the elements.


Mud Bugs

Pro-Tips for Handling a Muddy Jazz Fest



It’s official now. After a healthy downpour on Thursday (4.28) afternoon, the Fairgrounds will be traditionally muddy for Jazz Fest. As the Fest halts for no man or mud, it’s time to embrace the mud! NoDef has some suggestions for vets and newbies alike about how best to handle the element.


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.


Hogs Cancels Friday


Sustained showers have rained on the pork parade at City Park. Hog for the Cause announced that their annual pork fest will cancel Friday (4.01) festivities. Saturday (4.02) is still a go according to organizers.


Parade Planner: Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade


The skies are overcast today, but that will not stop the Irish Channel from celebrating their namesake St. Patrick’s Day parade. So, get ready to catch yourself a stew and pull up those green leggings. Full route and details follow.


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.


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