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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.

Jazz Fest Weather Outlook

Jazz Fest has begun and so has the annual courting of the weather gods. Glancing at the skies, festers may not be sure whether to bring a parasol or an actual umbrella. The National Weather Service  (NWS) is predicting that the elements will be okay(ish).

French Quarter Forecast

There is no question that the French Quarter Fest is a great festival. However, in a city where the phrase “rain on your parade” is used literally, eyes are fixed on the skies right now. NoDef turned to the National Weather Service (NWS) to check out the forecast for the four days of festin’.

Parade Planner: Downtown Irish Club St. Patrick's Day Parade

After Carnival, Super Sunday, and a week filled with Irish events, it’s easy to forget that there’s still one more day to celebrate. Today (3.17), is actually St. Patrick’s Day. There is one more procession left, the Downtown Irish Club Parade.


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.

Winter is Coming: Bobby J Issues State of Emergency

The weather was great when New Orleans needed it most, but with Carnival behind us, the forecast has gotten worse. In NOLA, this means bundling up for colder weather. For our neighbors in the central and north parts of the boot, the outlook is so severe that Governor Jindal has declared a State of Emergency for Louisiana.

Season of Our Content: Mardi Gras Weather History

Weather is all of the talk on Mardi Gras Day, especially after 2014’s frozen fiasco. This year (2015) no precipitation is expected and temperature is forecast to be brisk in the low 50’s, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS’ Forecaster $RJR also issued a special set of Mardi Gras meteorological factoids about the weather in past years.

Parade Planner: Orpheus, Proteus (Weather, Routes, Details)

With overcast skies lingering, it is no surprise that parade goers should prepare for stormy weather tonight at Proteus and Orpheus. Still, the show must go one, and the parades ar planning to roll.

Parade Planner: Okeanos, Thoth, Mid-City, Bacchus (Routes, Weather, Details)

Today begins the final parade stretch. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with the Krewe of Okeanos, followed by Mid-City, and then Thoth rolls along their signature route at noon. After the break in the parades, John C. Reilly reigns over Bacchus at 5:15 p.m. 

Parade Planner: Iris, Tucks, Endymion (Weather, Route, Details)

A pair of daytime parades Uptown give way to Mid-City's time to shine on Saturday night. Iris and Tucks preserve elegance and satire, respectively. Then, Endymion once again tests whether there's any limit to the size of a Carnival parade.

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