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  • Severe weather terms to know

    Severe weather terms to know

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    Natural disasters most likely to occur in Louisiana, particularly in low-lying areas bordering the Gulf of Mexico, include hurricanes and flooding due to heavy rains. Residents should be familiar with several terms that describe severe weather conditions: Storm Surge: An abnormal rise of the sea along a shore as the result, primarily, of the winds from a storm. Watch: Adverse conditions are possible in the specified areas of the WATCH, usually within 36 hours. May be applied to thun...

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    Natural disasters most likely to occur in Louisiana, particularly in low-lying areas bordering the Gulf of Mexico, include hurricanes and flooding due to heavy rains. Residents should be familiar with several terms that describe severe weather conditions: Storm Surge: An abnormal rise of the sea along a shore as the result, primarily, of the winds from a storm. Watch: Adverse conditions are possible in the specified areas of the WATCH, usually within 36 hours. May be applied to thun...

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  • Measuring hurricane strength: The Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale

    Measuring hurricane strength: The Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale

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    The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed.

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    The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed.

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  • Atlantic Ocean tropical cyclone names for 2016

    Atlantic Ocean tropical cyclone names for 2016

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 10:06 AM EDT2016-05-25 14:06:52 GMT
    Wednesday, May 25 2016 10:34 AM EDT2016-05-25 14:34:02 GMT

    The National Hurricane Center creates the list of names for storms. Here are the names for the 2016 Atlantic season.

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    The National Hurricane Center creates the list of names for storms. Here are the names for the 2016 Atlantic season.

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