NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Despite rain and cold in Tuesday's forecast, thousands of people were expected to line the traditional parade routes overnight to get a prime spot for Mardi Gras - New Orleans' biggest show. Mark Nelson, of St. Louis, will be attending his first Fat Tuesday. He said... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Forecaster William Gray says he expects a very active hurricane season, but he's not yet giving likely numbers of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes. Gray told hundreds of people at the National Hurricane Conference on Thursday that the first numeric predictions will come out April... more »
BERLIN (AP) - The German government's independent economic advisors are lowering their growth forecast for next year and urging the government to reduce spending. The experts said Wednesday the economy will grow by only 0.8 percent next year as the European debt crisis weighs on the outlook of the bloc's... more »
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Louisiana's rice and sorghum crops are on track for record yields, and soybeans could have the second-highest yield on record. Louisiana Field Office director Nathan Crisp says rice production is forecast at 35.5 million hundredweight from 555,000 acres, with yield per acre forecast at... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Interest rates are falling in the Treasury market as a weaker economic forecast from the Federal Reserve boosts buying of safe-haven assets. The Fed says it expects the economy to grow between 3 and 3.5 percent this year. That's down from the 3.2 percent to 3.7... more »
The model was initialized from overflight data. and satellite imagery and analysis provided by NOAA/NESDIS. The leading edge may contain tarballs that are not readily observable from imagery.
Forecast is for increasing SE winds today and then strong, persistent SE winds of 15-25 kts from tonight through Saturday night... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Monroe will add jobs at the fastest pace in Louisiana in 2010 and 2011, while New Orleans will stagger through its post-Hurricane Katrina recovery with the slowest employment growth.
That's the analysis of a group of university economists who issued a two-year forecast of Louisiana... more »