Weather

December 11, 2017 - 3:17 pm
(WWL.com) -- Totals are in for last week’s historic snow event and Kentwood saw the most with 6 and a half inches. That’s according to Shawn O’Neil with the National Weather Service in Slidell, who says parts of the Baton Rouge area saw three to five inches. “And into the Donaldsonville area all...
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Heavy snow weighs down shrubs in front of a home, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Kennesaw, Ga. The frigid temperatures behind a cold front combined with moisture off the Gulf of Mexico to bring unusual wintry weather to parts of the South. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
December 09, 2017 - 10:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially icy roads and utility crews trying to restore heat and light to thousands. Forecasters were...
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December 09, 2017 - 10:59 am
(WWL.com) South Louisiana saw some snow Friday morning to the delight of residents. So how rare of an event is this? State Climatologist Barry Keim says, believe it or not, we actually see white flakes more often than hurricanes. But for it to span nearly the entire bottom half of the state is very...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 09, 2017 - 9:36 am
As of this morning, we had power outages to contend with around the region after snow and ice blanketed Southeast Louisiana. Entergy reported more than 23,000 outages in Tangipahoa, about 3,000 customers out in Jefferson Parish, more than 4,000 in Livingston Parish without power and several...
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Chris Miller
December 08, 2017 - 6:13 pm
It's not even officially winter yet -- the season begins in almost two weeks, December 21. But there are freeze warnings around the area for tonight. "A hard freeze warning is in effect for areas north of the lake into Mississippi for temperatures dropping down into the mid-20s," said Channel 4...
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Chris Miller
December 08, 2017 - 3:32 pm
Much of the Southshore has been hit with a freeze warning through 4:00 a.m. Satruday. The National Wether Service says a hard freeze is likely. "Much colder air is moving into the region and due to the winter weather temperatures will begin to fall across the area soon," the weather service warns...
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Chris Miller
December 08, 2017 - 11:25 am
The winter weather advisory has been extended through 4:00 p.m., and now includes areas south of the lake. Updated the Winter Weather Advisory to include more portions of the southshore including the New Orleans Metro Area through 4 PM. Please use caution while driving as some slippery conditions...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 08, 2017 - 6:39 am
There is significant snow across parts of Southeast Louisiana. "It is snowing! There is snow on the ground," one woman called in from Hammond. "I could go out there and build a snowman." "Giant snowflakes," is how one man in Bogalusa reported. "I got about three inches on the ground." A blanket of...
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Chris Miller
December 07, 2017 - 2:56 pm
Some schools in the area are announcing they will be closed Friday, December 8, in anticipation of the wintry weather. The following schools will be closed Friday: St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Catholic schools in St. Tammany Parish Tangipahoa Parish Public Schools St. James Parish Public...
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