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Hurricane Forecasting Weaknesses (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-08-28

Duration: 00:04:22

Subjects: Weather forecasting | Hurricanes | Hurricane Laura, 2020 | Hurricane Marco, 2020 | Keim, Barry D., 1963- | Grymes, Jay


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Grymes, Jay Interviewee
  • Keim, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the August 28, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the hurricane forecasting weaknesses exposed by the collapse of Hurricane Marco. Moreau reports that Hurricane Marco and Hurricane Laura were originally forecasted to hit Louisiana in the same week. He interviews Jay Grymes, a meteorologist at WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, and Dr. Barry Keim, the Louisiana state climatologist.