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So far 5th wettest May on record – New Orleans, Louisiana

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So far 5th wettest May on record



DAY TODAY. LET’S CHECK IN WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST MARGARET ORR WHO SAYS IT’S ABOUT TO GET EVEN WARMER POSSIBLY IN THE 90S MARKET. WELL, WE MAY HIT 90 BY THIS WEEKEND AND IF YOU GO BACK IN THE FIRST 90 DEGREE DAY APRIL 9TH, SO WERE A WAY PTAS THAT BUT LOOK OUTSIDE. I MEAN, IT’S GORGEOUS LOW TO THE MID 70S HERE IS A LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING. WE’VE GOT HIGH PRESSURE JUST TO ROU EAST AND THE RAIN IS MAINLY OVER IN TEXAS, BUT WTAI I SAW A SHOWER HERE. WE ARE LOOKING ATUR O SATELLITES. YOU CAN SEE SOME CLOUDS AND THEN RIGHT THERE BY FRANKLINTON MONGVI UP TO THE NORTHEAST. WE DID HALF A SHOWER. SO I DO HAVE A SLIGHT. SUBMARINE IN THE FORECAST EACH YDA AND TOMORROW I ACTUALLY BUMP IT UP TO A 20% CHANCE. SOE W STILL HAVE THAT FLOOD ADVISE RAIN EFFECT, BUT THE NATIONAL WEAERTH SERVICE NOW SAYING ABOUT ONE FOOT ABOVE NORMAL WITH THAT ADVISORY LASTING UNTIL FOUR IN THE MORNING AND YOU CAN SEE THE WINDOWS DIE DOWN, BUT WE STILL HAVE AN ONSHORE FLOW. WE SLLTI HAVE WATER BEING PUSHED INTOHE T LAKE AND TOMORROW THAT WHEN NOW EXPECT TO BE SOUTHEAST AT ABOUT 10 TO 15 AND WE’VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD TITLE RANGE. SO WE’RE GOING TO HEAV TO WATCH THAT MEANWHILE HIGH TEMPERATURE TO DAY 85. I KNOW IT WAS PRETTY GREAT THE AVERAGES7 8 AND ACROSS THE AREA NOW LOW TO THE MID0S 7 OVERNIGHT. I AM EXPECTING SOME FOG WITH LOWE’S MID-60S TO THE LOW 70S MORE ON THE WEEK AHEAD AND HOW WET IT WILL BE THIS MONTH COMING UP IN A MOMENT. ALL MARGARET. THANK YOU. LOUISIANA’S JOB HEALTH OFFICIAL BOARDS THAT WE COULD SEE ONE MORE SURGE IN CASES IF WE’RE NOT CAREFUL THE CONCERN CENTERS ARNDOU NEW MORE CONTAGIOUS VARIANTS IN THE STATE THAT INCLUDES THE VARIANT FROM INDIA. IT WAS DISCOVERED IN THE STATE FRIDAY,R. D JOSEPH CANCER SAYS IF UNVACCINATED PEOPLE GATHER INDOORS THIS SUMMER TOVO AID THE HEAT, THEY COULD UNKNOWINGLY SPREAD THE VIRUS TO ONE ANOERTH. THAT’S WHY HEND A LOCAL HEALTH LEADERS ARE URGING EVERYONE TO GET FASCINATE SO THE LONGER WE LET COVID9-1 SPREAD THE MORE VARIANCE THERE WILL BE AND IT THEN BECESOM HARDER AND HARDER TO SUCCESSFULLY CONTROL IT. THAT’S JUST THE GAME THAT WE’RE IN RIGHT NOW. AND TODAY FOUR VARIANTS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN LOUISIANA THE BRAZILIAN VARIANT THE CALIFORNIA THE UK AND THE INDIA STRAIN. WELL A NATIONAL BLOOD SHORTAGE IS NOW IMPACTING OUR AARE OFFICIAL SEE SEVERAL THINGS ARE TO BLAME FOR THIS THEY SAY DURING THE PANDEMIC PEOPLE WERE MORE HESITANT TO DONATE THEIR BLOOD AND FEREW BLOOD DRIVES WERE HELD ON TOP OF THAT DOCTORS SAY ELECTIVE SURGERIES ARE ON THE RISE. AMAZINGLY LESS PEOPLE ARE ON THE ROAD, BUT WE’VE HAD MORE SERIOUS AND FATAL ACCIDENTS INHE T LAST YEAR THEN WE HAD PREVIOUSLY IN 2019 AND ACTUALLY RIGHT NOW I CAN TLEL YOU WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING GIVING OUT MORE BLOOD FOR THE LAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS THEN WE EVER HAD BEFORE OUR LAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS HAVE BEEN THE BUSIEST MONTHS WE’VE EVER HAD UNIVERSYIT OFFICIALS SAY THE SHORTAGES GO BEYOND THE PANDEMIC HERE IN THE SOHUT THE BACK-TO-BACK STORMS DURING THE HURRICANE SEASON AND THE WINTER STORM. IT ALSOAD H AN IMPACT ON THE BLOOD SUPPLY. STATE HEALTH LEADERS CELEBRATING A MILESTONE TODAY WITH THE FEWEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED SCEIN THE FIRST TIME THEY STARTED RECORNGDI THE DATA LAST MARCH MEANWHILE OVER THE WEEKEND. ETH HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS 577 NEW CASES OF COVID9-1 WERE DETECTED STATEWIDE 13 ADDITIONAL DEATH HAVE BEEN REPORTED. TOMORROW GOVERNOR JOHN BELL EDWARDS EXPECTED TO GIVE ANOTHER UPDATE ON THE STATE’S COVID-19 RESPONSE. IT’S HAPPENING AT TWO IN THE AFTERNOON. WE’RE TOLD ETH GOVERNOR WILL TALK ABOUT PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD AS HISUR CRENT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER ENDS WEDNESDAY. YOU CAN CATCH THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON OUR DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND WE’LL HAVE THE LATEST ON AIR BEGINNING AT WDSU NEWS AT 4. WELL WHEN IT COMES TO VACCINATIONS MORE THAN 1.4 MILLION PEOPLE AOSSCR THE STATE ARE FULLY VACCINATED IN THEEW ORLEANS AREA MORE THAN 349,000. PEOPLE ARE FULLY PROTEEDCT IN SOUTH CENTRAL, LOUISIANA MORE THAN 121,000 PEOPLE. THERE ARE FULLY VACCINATED ON ETH NORTH SHORE MORE TNHA 166,000 HAVE COMPLETED THE VACCINATION PROCESS AND THIS WEEK STATE LEADERS. SAY MORE THAN 1,500 PROVIRSDE IN ALL 64. LOUISIANA PARISHES WILL VACCINES TULANE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT IT WILL PAY ITS FACULTY AND SFFTA TO GET THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE OR TO SUBMIT A LETTER THAT THEY’VE OPTEDUT O FOR MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS REASONS. IT’S AT FULL-TIME STAFF WILL GET FIVE HUNDRED DOLRSLA PART-METI WORKERS WILL GET $250 UNIVERSITY SAID ITS GOAL IS TO REACH A 90% VACCINATION RATE BY THE END OF JULY STAFF WHO ARE ALREADY VACCINATED WILL STILL GET THE CASH, BUT TULANE SAID EMPLOYEES WHO CHOOSE NOT TO GET THE SHOT FOR PERSONAL REASONS WILL NOT GET THE ONE-TIME PAYMENT. ANDF I YOU STILL NEED A VACCINE WD, SUWE’VE GOT YOU COVERED HERE GO AND TAKE OUT YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW AND OPEN UP YOUR CAMERA AND POINT IT AT THISR Q CODE ON YOUR SCREEN. THEN A LINK WILL POP UP AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO A GUIDE TO A VACCINE SITE THAT WE CREATED JUST FOR YOU. ALL RIGHT INTENSE MORNING FOR SOME MID-CITY RESIDTSEN ON NORTH ALEXANDER. THAT’S WHERE THE FIRE. MAN SAYS THAT THEY RESPONDED TO A GAS LEAK AND THE 200 BLOCK JUST ABOUT 8:30 THIS MORNING. PELEOP HAD TO BE EVACUATED JUST AS A PRECAUTION. WE’RE TOLD TO CONSTRUCTION CREWS STCKRU A HIGH-PRESSURE GAS LINE. EVERYONE WAS ABLE TO RETURNO T THEIR HOMES ONCE FIREFIGHTERS SHUT OFF THE GAS LINE. NOW IT’S A STORY FROM WDSU INVESTIGATES IN NEW ORLEANS COUP SLETRUGGLING TO GET HELP FROM THE SEWAGE AND WATER BOARD 18 MONTHS AGO A SINKHOLE OPENED UP ONHE T STREET ABOVE A BROKEN SEWER LINE NEAR THREI RENTAL PROPERTY IN THE MILAN NEIGHBORHOOD WERE TOLD THAT IT’S BEING FEDIX OR IT’S BEEN FIXED DAN COVERED BUT SINCE THEN TWO MORE SINKHOLES OF OPENED UP EVEN CLOSER TO THE PROPERTY YOU CAN SEE THEM THERE ON TOP OF THAT. THERE’S A SINKHOLE UNDER THE HOUSE THE SUSAN WATER BOARD SAYS THE HOMEOWNERS NEED TO FIX THEIR AIDRN. NOW SO THEY CAN ACCESS THE SEWER LINE THAT GOES BACK TO THE STREET. WE’VE BNEE TOLD SO MANY TESIM THAT IT WILL BE RESOLVED. WE’VE BEEN TDOL A FEW TIMES THAT THERE IS A WORK ORDER IN BUT NOTHING’S’BEEN NOTHING’S BEEN DONE. THE SEWAGE AND WATER BOARD SSAY CUSTOMERS WITH SEWER OR WATER LINE ISSUES SHOULD REPORT THEM TO THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN. THAT’S 504-52 WATER. WELL SUMMER IS ON THE WAY AND ALONG WITH IT SUMMER SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS PUBCLI SCHOOLS ARE EXPECTING A RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ARE TINGAK IN-PERSON CLASSES THIS SUMMER AN EDUCATORSAY S MANY OF THOSE STUDENTS ASKED TO SIGN UP. SO IN ALL 13,000 OF THE CITY’S PUBLIC STUDENTS HAVE ENROLLED IN SUMMER CLASSES TEACHERS SAY THEIR KIDS WANT MORE TIME IN A PHYSICAL CLASSROOM TO MAKEP U FOR TIME AWAY FROM THEIR FRIENDS. ENWH THEY COME THROUGH THAT DOOR AND THEY ARE HAPERPI THAN THEY’VE EVER BEEN TO SEE TEACHERS TO BE HERE. THEY DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. FUNDS FROMHE T AMERICAN RESCUE ACT WILL HELP NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS MEET THIS SUMMER’S DEMAND. ETH SCHOOLS WILL STILL FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES, AND THEY WILL REMAIN SOCIALLY DISTANCED HAPPENING TOMORROW. NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL HOLD ANOTHER VIRTUAL MEETINGO T TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL NAME RECOMMENDATIONS. THIS WILL BE THE FINAL MEETING AND VOTBEE FORE THE NAMES ARE NTSE TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. YOU CAN HEAD TO THE WEBSITE. ON YOUR SCREEN TO FIND OUTOW H YOU CAN JOIN IN ON THE CONVERSATION. ALL RIGHT STILL TCOO ME WE ARE EIGHT DAYS FROM THE START OF THE 2021 HURRICANE SEAN,SO SEE HOW LEADERS ARE PREPARING FROM FEDERAL TO THE STATE LEVEL. ALSO EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS WHY THE GOVERRNO OF OHIO IS LAUGHING AT HIS CRITICS FOR MAKING FUN OF HIS UNIQUE WAYF O PUSHING PEOPLE IN OHIO TO GET VACCINATED. WELCOME BACK STILL TONIGHT SOME PEOPLEN I ST. JOHN PARISH ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR FLOOD WATERS THERE TO RECEIVE PARISH LEADERS SAY THEY ARE HOPING BY TOMORROW NIGHT. THE WATER WILL DRY UP. THE FLOODING HAS AFFECTED PEOPLE ALL ACROSS ST. HNJO THAT PEOPLE’S CARS HAVE FLOODED TODAY MANY PEOPLE WERE NOT ABLEO T GET TO WORK PARIS LEADERS DOWN AND PLEASURE BEND IN THAT AA SAY THAT IT’S A LOWER LYING AREA ABOUT FIVE HOMES THERE TOOK ON. AND GINA, YOU KNOW, WE’RE ALL SO TOLD THAT A FEDERAL LEVEE PROJECT IS UNDERWAY TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE. THE ONLY SETBACK THAT I WON’T BE COMPLETE UNTIL 2024. ALL RIGHT WITH A BYUS HURRICANE SEASON FORECASTED PRESIDENT. JOE BIDEN HAS SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT’S RIGHT. IT’’ AN EFFORT TO HELP COMMUNITIES GET READY FOR THE UPCOMING HURRICANEEA SSON, THE PRESIDENT VISITED THE FEMA HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON TODAY TOET G AN UPDATE ON PREPARATIONS. ACCORDING TO PRESIDENT BIDEN SEVERAL STATES WILL BE GETTING A BILLION DOARLL. FROM FEMA THROUGHHE T BUILDING RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNITIES PROGRAM. NOW IT’S TIME TO GET READY FOR THE BUSIEST TEIM OF THE YEAR FOR DISASTERS IN AMERICA HURRICANE SEASON IN THE SOUTH AND EAST AND THE FIRE SEASON OUT WEST. I’M HERE TODAY TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT I WILL INSIST ON NOTHING LESS THAN READINESS FOR ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES. LAST YEAR DISASTERS INCLUDING WILDFIRES HURRICANES AND SNOWSTORMS COST NEARLY 100 BILLION DOLLARS. HAPPENGIN TOMORROW LEADERS IN JEFFERSON PARISH WILL GET TOGETHER FOR A HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS, PRESS CONFERENCE. THEY’LL DETAIL HOW THE PARISH IS READY FOR THE 2021 STORM SEASON, THEY’LL GIVE OUT INFORMATION ON WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE CATCH THE LATEST ON ALL OF WDSU’S DIGITAL PLATFORMS. AND OF COURSE ON OUR AFTERNOON NEWSCAST WELL WITH THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON IN JUST EIGHT DAYS WDSU WTSAN TO HELP YOU GET READY NOW, PLEASE JOIN US ON JUNE. FOR OUR 30 MINUTE HURRICANE SPECIAL YET READY NOW. THAT’ AST 6:30 PM RIGHT AFTER WDSU NEWS AT 6. AND OF COURSE, THIS IS THE SEVENTH YEAR IN THE ROAD THATE W HAVE HAD AN EARLY START TO THE HURRICANE SEASON. OF COURSE, THAT WAS ANNA AND IT CERTAINLY IS A REMINDER. WE NEED TO GET READY. BUT RIGHT NOW WE’VE GOT A PRETTY NICE WEEK AHEAD. HERE IS A LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING THAT HIGH PRESSURE IS CLOSE TO US. THE RAIN IS OFF. WEST THAT WE DID HAVE AN ISOLATED SHOWER TODAY AND TOMORROW I BUMPED UP OUR CHANCE OF RAIN TO AUTBO A 20% CHANCE BUT LOOK WE ARE ALMOST 20 INCHES OF RAIN ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THE YEAR AND FOR THE MONTH IT’S CLOSE TO NINE. SO THE OFFICIAL TOTAL SO FAR 12.80 INCHES OF RAIN, AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE PAST RECORDS, I THINK WE’RE GOING TO END UP IN FIFTH PLACE, EVEN THOUGH WE DO HAVE RAIN CHANCES THROUGH THE WEEK. THEY ARE LOW AND I’M NOT EXPECTING A LOT OF RAIN. WE CAN LOOK AT THE RIVERS AND THE PRLEA IS STILL HIGH AT BOGALUSA THOUGH BEGINNING TO FALL AND THE PEARL RIVER AT PEARL STILL RISING, BUT IT’S CRESTING TOMORROW, AND THEN IT’S GOING TO FALL AND OF COURSE WITH ALL THE RAIN WE’V’ HAD THE GRASS IS GROWING. AND SO THAT GRASS POLLEN IS ACTUALLY AT A MEDIUM HEIGHT NOW WE CAN LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WE JUST HAVE SOME CLOUD. THERE WEAD H RAIN EARLIER NEAR FRANKLINTON. THERE IS A LOOK AT THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY AND YOU CAN SEE THE WIND BARBS HOW THEIN W ISD FLOWING AND IT’S STILL AN ONSHORE FLOW. WE STILL HAVE WATER BEING PUSHED INTO THE LAKE, BUT THE WIND IS NOT AS STRONGND A SO AT THIS POINT EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT A FOOT ABOVE NORMAL THAT FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL FOUR IN THE MORNING. HERE. WE ARE WE’RE GOING INTO THE MORNING HOURS LOW TEMPERATURES MID. THESE TO NEAR 70 I AM EXPECTING PATCHY FOG AND THEN AS YOU GO INTO THE AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES LOW TO THE MID 80S A FEW UPPER 80S AND LOOK AN ISOLATED SHOWER IS POSSIBLE. SO JUST BE AWARE OF THAT THEN AS YOU GO INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING A LITTLE WARMER UPPER 60S TO THE LOW 70S SOME PATCHY FOG AGAIN, AND THEN LOOK FOR WEDNESDAY STILL THA CTHANCE OF RAIN. SO JUST STAY WEATHER AWARE. IT’S A LOW CHANCE BUT AMI IN SOME LATE AFTERNOON EVENING RAIN WE CAN LOOK AT OUR HIGHS TODAY FROM THE LOW 80S TO THEPP UER 80S BOGALUSA HIT 88 AND HAMMOND’S RHTIG NOW 72 CLEAR SKIES SOUTHEAST WIND MEAN WHILE AT THE AIRPORT MOSTLY CLOUDY 76 AND EAST SOUTHEAST WIND AT SEVEN AND HOUMA IS 71 WITH A CALM WIND SO ALL ACROSS THE AREA TEMPERATURES ARE REALLY COMFORTABLE IN BOGALUSA DROPPING INTO THE LOW. AND 60S IN COVINGTON MID 60S AND THEN AS YOU HEAD INTO THE METRO, WE’R’ GOING TO BE NEAR 70 DEGRSEE THEN FOR BELLE CHASSE A FEW MOR CELOSUD WILL BEGIN TO BUILD IN. THERE’S THAT FOG POTENTIAL IN THE MORNING AND IT’S NOT JUST TUESDAY MORNING. IT IS ALSO WEDNESDAY MORNING AND SO KEEP THAT IN MIND. WE ALSO HAVE A BIG EVENT TAKING PLACE WEDNESDAY MORNING. IT’S THE SECDON SUPERMOON OF THE YEAR FULL RIGHT THERE AT SIX FOURTEEN AND OH,Y BTHE WAY, THERE IS A LUNAR ECLIPSE, BUT THERE YOUAN C SEE THE ECLIPSE AT 602 WHEN THE MOON IS SETTING AT 6:05, SO YOU’LL HAVE TO GET UP VERY HIGH IN ORDER TO SEE IT OR SI MPLY GO TO OUR WEST. THEY’RE A LOOK AT OUR HIGHS UP OR 80S AND POSSIBLY HITTING 90 DURING THE W

So far 5th wettest May on record


There is a slight rain chance each day, but it does not look like heavy rain. We will likely end the month as the 5th wettest on record. The wind is subsiding, but along the coast we still have winds forecast SE 10-15 mph. That means an onshore flow and a flow into the Lakes is still happening. Coastal flood advisory continues until 4 AM. Water is forecast to run about one foot above normal. Warm and humid weather is forecast with highs ranging from the low to upper 80s. It’s possible we will hit 90 sometime this week. The second Supermoon of the year is Wednesday at 6:14 AM. The moon will appear 7% brighter and 15% larger than average. A lunar eclipse is at 6:02 AM, but the moon sets at 6:05 AM. It will be more visible in Texas.

There is a slight rain chance each day, but it does not look like heavy rain. We will likely end the month as the 5th wettest on record. The wind is subsiding, but along the coast we still have winds forecast SE 10-15 mph. That means an onshore flow and a flow into the Lakes is still happening. Coastal flood advisory continues until 4 AM. Water is forecast to run about one foot above normal. Warm and humid weather is forecast with highs ranging from the low to upper 80s. It’s possible we will hit 90 sometime this week. The second Supermoon of the year is Wednesday at 6:14 AM. The moon will appear 7% brighter and 15% larger than average. A lunar eclipse is at 6:02 AM, but the moon sets at 6:05 AM. It will be more visible in Texas.

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