Weather Update August 21, 2023

It appears that what has now become known as TD Nine (will it be Harold?) has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.  Current forecast tracks have it strengthening to Tropical Storm force winds in the next 24-36 hours and making landfall in the Corpus Christi, Texas, vicinity.  Louisiana may only receive some much-needed rainfall along … Continue reading Weather Update August 21, 2023

Sever Weather March 2, 2023

Louisiana faces an increased risk of severe weather and tornadic activity this evening and into the overnight hours.  Please make sure that you have ways to receive weather alerts overnight. The National Weather Service graphics for severe potential in your area.


Updated Graphics for Winter Weather Threat this week

The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans has produced updated weather graphics concerning the significant cold weather threat at the end of the week.  As always, please reference your local Emergency Management office for advice concerning your area.

Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week

A strong cold front will move into the state on Thursday, causing temperatures to drop into the 20s as early as that afternoon. Strong winds with gusts up to forty miles per hour will accompany the front, resulting in wind chills into the teens. Cold temperatures will last into the Christmas weekend. Potential impacts include … Continue reading Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week

Increased Risk for Severe Weather 3/21-3/22

The national weather service is monitoring the risk for severe weather over the next 48 hours. Impacts: The main threats associated with any severe storms will be: Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible, and a few could be strong (EF2+) and/or long track There is potential for a significant tornado outbreak. Damaging Winds: Wind gusts greater … Continue reading Increased Risk for Severe Weather 3/21-3/22

GOHSEP daily update August 27, 2021

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Back to the Tropics

As we say goodbye to Fred, we turn our attention to Grace.  Grace appears to be taking a southern track across the Gulf of Mexico, across the Yucatan pennisula, and finally making landfall in Mexico or the extreme southern part of Texas.  Grace will make no impact on Louisiana, according to official NHC forecasts.  Henri … Continue reading Back to the Tropics

FRED and GRACE part two…

FRED and GRACE part two… Fred appears to have lost his way and his course is now sliding to the west.  Fred's visit to Caribbean island had a sever impact on his health, resulting in a more westerly circulation forming coming out of the Florida straight.  Current National Hurricane Center forecasts have Fred strengthening back … Continue reading FRED and GRACE part two…

Fred and Grace?

I thought it was Fred and Wilma not Fred and Grace, but the 2021 hurricane season brings us this unlikely couple. Fred continues across the northern Caribbean.  The interaction with mountainous regions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti have reduced Fred’s ability to strengthen.  The current forecast take Fred through the Florida straight Saturday morning … Continue reading Fred and Grace?

Fred makes an appearance

Overnight, Tropical Storm Fred makes his debut.  Fred currently has 40 mph winds and is traveling west northwest at 16 mph.  His current path takes him north of the Caribbean islands and into the Florida straight by Saturday morning.  If current forecasts remain accurate, then Fred will make landfall near Apalachicola Florida early in the … Continue reading Fred makes an appearance

Tropics are heating up

Two disturbances in the Atlantic have potential for further development over the next 5-days.  While there is no immediate threat to Louisiana, the potential is there in the next 7-10 days.  Everyone should remain vigilant and listen to guidance provide by your local emergency officials.  

Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing

August 4, 2021 NOAA GOES-East satellite image of Hurricane Elsa as it moves up Florida’s west coast on July 6, 2021. (NOAA) Download Image The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway, and atmospheric and oceanic conditions remain conducive for an above-average hurricane season, according to the annual mid-season update issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a … Continue reading Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing

Invest 90L

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALLTTAA00 KNHC DDHHMMTropical Weather OutlookNWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL800 PM EDT Sat Jul 24 2021For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:1. Earlier this afternoon and evening, an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigated the low pressure system off the east coast of Florida and found a well-defined center … Continue reading Invest 90L

NOAA: New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

July 22, 2021 - Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hail storms, and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding. Starting July 28, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and … Continue reading NOAA: New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones