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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter Storm 2014: all you need to know

Posted By and on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Lines form at Rouses Market on Tchoupitoulas Street as New Orleanians shop and prepare to hunker down for an upcoming storm expected to bring sleet and ice to the metro area Tuesday. - ANNENE KAYE
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  • Lines form at Rouses Market on Tchoupitoulas Street as New Orleanians shop and prepare to hunker down for an upcoming storm expected to bring sleet and ice to the metro area Tuesday.



A winter storm warning is in effect for New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Gambit will continue to update this post as information comes in.

An arctic cold front is on its way bringing with it northerly winds, freezing rain, sleet and possibly snow over the next two days, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Mayor Mitch Landrieu has issued a declaration of emergency to prepare for the worst.

For up-to-the-minute news on New Orleans emergency services, go to ready.nola.gov or follow @NOLAReady on Twitter

Here's the city's official statement, complete with emergency numbers, safety tips and possible road and bridge closures.


Roads and bridges will be icy, and the NWS is cautioning drivers to be cautious driving, or notto drive at all. Power outages will also be a possibility in areas where ice accumulates. Entergy New Orleans says potential outages could last between three to five days.

New Orleans City Hall will be closed for the next two days, as will city services and libraries. Jefferson Parish government offices and libraries will be closed Tuesday. Schools in Jefferson and Orleans Parish, including both the public schools and the RSD, are closed.The bus will replace streetcar routes. All Audubon Institute attractions are closed tomorrow.

Flights in and out of New Orleans could be canceled over the next two days. Check with your airline.

Here's a list of local meteorologists and emergency service Twitter handles to follow for updates.

Below the jump: a list of emergency numbers and websites from City Councilmember-at-Large Stacy Head.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

City details preparedness plans, issues list of closures and emergency numbers in advance of storm

Posted By on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 5:53 PM

New Orleans officials and emergency managers briefed the public Monday afternoon about the approaching winter storm.
  • New Orleans officials and emergency managers briefed the public Monday afternoon about the approaching winter storm.


After this afternoon's press conference about the winter storm expected to hit southern Louisiana Tuesday and Wednesday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office detailed the city's emergency plans.

Below the jump: information about the city's freeze plan, precautions to take, possible road and bridge closures and important numbers to know.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast (with special guest Pippa the Piano-Playing Chicken)

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Weekend weather and weekend entertainment picks! First, the Gambit-cast with our friend Derek Kevra. Note that the numbers on the 7-Day go from 78 degrees to 37 degrees:

"Like Odell Beckham Jr. this weekend's weather is all over the place! On Friday we'll have highs near 80 with mostly cloudy skies and a decent chance for scattered showers. That chance goes up on Saturday, as a cold front passes through, making for a wet Saturday. Temperatures will then plummet behind the front, as the wind picks up. Sunday will be partly cloudy, dry, but very cold thanks to a strong north wind. And speaking of Odell, plan on showers in Baton Rouge."

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Under the jump: Noah Bonaparte Pais and Eric Paulsen with some stuff to do this weekend, including the Xavier University Scholarship Benefit Concert with Bill Cosby, the Commodores and En Vogue; Lost Bayou Ramblers at Siberia; Blue is the Warmest Color; the New Orleans Fringe Festival; and more ... plus a bonus video of Pippa the piano-playing chicken.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Here comes the weekend, and WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has your Gambit-cast, while Noah Bonaparte Pais takes care of the entertainment picks. First, Derek, who is excited about some gators:

"Folks that are planning to head out to the Holy Name of Jesus Gator Fest this weekend are in store for some nice weather! Friday evening will be cool and breezy, with temps falling into the 50s. Make sure to grab a jacket. Saturday and Sunday look very pleasant with afternoon highs in the 70s and a small chance for showers on Sunday. Get out and enjoy yourself some Gator Fest!"

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If you're not quite so much into gators as Derek is, let Noah steer you toward other pursuits, including Hair at Le Petit Theatre, Laura Marling at the Civic Theater, Lebowski Fest at the Howlin' Wolf and lots more:



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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's spooooky Halloween forecast

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:55 AM

It's Halloween, and we have Rob Ryan, Flo from Progressive Insurance, Strawberry Shortcake, a 610 Stomper, various witches, Shaun of the Dead and Lisa Turtle from Saved by the Bell wandering around our office. But rain is in the forecast, so we got the twerk-or-treat 411 from WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra:

"In general, the weekend looks like a wonderful fall showcase, but there are a few details to point out. Some showers are still possible early Friday afternoon, but the rest of the weekend will be dry. Voodoo goers should plan on a soggy ground for Friday and outside of the hours 11AM-4PM, some cooler temps, especially at night. If you're planning on being there overnight, bring a jacket. Don't say I didn't warn ya!."

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This weekend's big news, of course, is the Voodoo Music Experience (check our complete preview, schedule and maps here), but there's also Chelsea Light Moving at One Eyed Jacks, 12 Years a Slave (our review; Ken Korman says it may be the best movie of 2013), The Mountaintop at Anthony Bean Community Theater (our preview); and lots more. Noah Bonaparte Pais explains it all to Eric Paulsen:



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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

The good news: Fall may actually be here — nothing above 80 in the forecast. The bad news: A bit of rain this weekend. WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has the Gambit-cast:

"The jam packed festival month continues, with a headliner this weekend of The 2013 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. A cool front will drop temperatures finally into the 70s... which, well, about time! Rain chances look lower on Friday and Sunday, but the first half of Saturday has a better threat for showers. Overall though we will have clouds with the occasional break of sunshine. I'm just glad we will get a break from the heat for the first real time this year!"

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Meanwhile, Noah Bonaparte Pais was on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News to break down this weekend's entertainment picks with Eric Paulsen. On the menu: Vox and the Hound at One Eyed Jacks; Moon Honey also at One Eyed Jacks; Bayou Maharajah closing the New Orleans Film Festival at the Civic Theater; Possum Kingdom by Cripple Creek Theater Company; the Anba Dlo Festival at New Orleans Healing Center; and lots more.



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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Weekend weather: Tropical Storm Karen update from WWL-TV's Derek Kevra

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Karen

There's a lot going on this weekend — from the Gretna Heritage Festival to the Ponderosa Stomp — but a tropical storm system in the Gulf is making things miiiighty uncertain.

We asked WWL-TV's Derek Kevra what he saw in the forecast for Tropical Storm Karen:

It is said that the majority of Louisiana festivals take place in October, because the weather is usually quite perfect. Heck, this weekend is Gretna Fest, my friend Andrew's favorite festival of the year!

Which is why I'm troubled to announce that the forecast for this weekend includes rain and a possible tropical system. Where the tropical system goes will obviously play a large role in the forecast, but it's safe to say right now that Saturday looks fairly wet, and Friday will see some spotty rain too. A cold front Sunday will help clear things out, with spotty morning showers and cooler air Sunday night.

Sorry, Andrew.

Be like Derek's good friend Andrew. Keep up with the weekend predictions at the WWL-TV Weather Center, or download the station's mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

Karen

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 4:55 PM

It's almost the weekend, so it's time for your weekend forecast and entertainment picks. First: What's the weather going to be like, Derek Kevra?

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"There certainly are a few events going on around town, and I could (maybe should) highlight those... but come on, I've still got football fever. All I can think about it Friday night prep football, Saturday college football, and the Saints on Sunday. The weather is shaping up nicely each day with highs near 90 (hot!) and lows between 70-75. Rain chances will remain low, with only a 10-20% chance for afternoon isolated showers."

Meanwhile, Noah Bonaparte Pais presented his weekend picks to Mike Hoss on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News. Among them: Gold Panda at the Hi-Ho Lounge, DJ Soul Sister's annual birthday party jam at Tipitina's (a James Brown tribute!), Austra with DIANA at One Eyed Jacks, Lucinda Williams' two shows at Tip's, 33 Variations at Southern Rep and more more more.



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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM

What's going on this weekend? Seems like there's a football game or two, or something ...

There's also plenty of music, movies, nightlife, etc. But first: WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra's weekend forecast:

"There is one thing, and one thing only to worry about this weekend: Football. Starting on Friday, with Gleason Gras encouraging us to party early.. then rolling into LSU's home opener on Saturday... and finishing with a battle against the Falcons in the Dome on Sunday. The whole weekend will see afternoon highs in the low 90s with isolated showers and storms. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of... water. Yea, let's go with water."
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Now for the A&E picks, courtesy of Noah Bonaparte Pais and Eric Paulsen. Among the topics: The Rough 7 record release party at d.b.a., Chelsea Wolfe at One Eyed Jacks, 20 Feet From Stardom at Chalmette Movies, Jim Fitzmorris and The NOLA Project's A Truckload of Ink, Tim Lee at the Shadowbox Theatre, Seeing Beyond the Ordinary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and more.



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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gambit TV: 3-Day Weekend A&E picks — and Derek Kevra's weekend forecast

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Thursday means weekend entertainment picks with our partners at WWL-TV — but first, WWL-TV meteorologist Derek Kevra tells you what the weather will be like while you're out doing all those things:

"Most of the time, when a 5K run is planned in the summer, I tend to think, "Why?". But this weekend's race, the Happy's Irish Pub NOLA 5K, is helping raise money for Team Gleason... and there ain't no questioning that. Runners should, however, plan for some evening showers and storms. In fact, Friday - Sunday all look like that: scattered storms with highs near 90. Pack rain gear, but no white flags."

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Now here's Noah Bonaparte Pais and Mike Hoss with the weekend's best bets, which include Philip Anselmo and The Illegals, Japanther with Rusty Lazer, Blackfish, the 10th anniversary of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and more.



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