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Meteorologist Jay Grymes (2017)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-01-04

Duration: 00:27:01

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Grymes, Jay | Meteorologists | WEATHER | TORNADOES | Floods, 2016 | Climate change


  • Grymes, Jay Speaker


A speech by Jay Grymes before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on January 4, 2017. Grymes is the chief meteorologist at WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge and a former Louisiana State Climatologist. He discusses the major weather events in Louisiana in 2016, including: the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in January due to the high Mississippi River levels; the February tornadoes in south Louisiana; the March floods in north and southeast Louisiana; the hot summer temperatures; the historic August floods in south Louisiana; and the fall drought conditions. He also discusses: the outlook for 2017; historic data on tropical activity, average rainfall, and average temperatures; and climate change.