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Lafayette Parish Public Schools Will Be Closed Thursday According To KPEL

Because of the rainy, stormy weather that has been happening since Tuesday and is expected to happen into Thursday morning, here are the school closures for Thursday:

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Make It Snow At Your House

Many people associate the end-of-the-year holidays with colder temps, and most post cards that you can buy about Christmas and New Year's include some reference to snow; whether it be a snow man, snow balls, a snow-covered village, or CJ making yellow snow - most of them contain some reference to snow.

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Rain Clears Way for Cooler Temperatures

If you didn't make gumbo this weekend, today's the day! Acadiana woke up to some serious rain this morning, and cooler temps are soon to follow. KATC TV 3 reports that these storms will move through the Acadiana area by late morning, clearing the way for cooler temperatures this afternoon and tonight

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What Is Your Thermostat Setting?

Are you cold-natured or warm-natured?  Cold-natured people tend to do better in warmer climates, and it seems that the thought of 60-degrees-or-colder sends them running for thicker socks.  Warm-natured, on the other hand (Steve Wiley), can wear shorts to work in 50-degree weather and put the thermostat on 68 when he gets there.

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Snow Day ‘Wisdom’ From Carencro Moms

Well, the power is out in parts of Carencro, which is the closest we have come to having a "snow day" in a long time.

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First Hamburger In Space

Steve Wiley recently posted a story about hamburgers, asking how much you would be willing to pay for one.  This story is about some kids that send a burger into space: not aboard the Soyuz, or the Space Shuttle, not on the International Space Station, but aboard a specially-designed platform, hanging from a helium-filled balloon.

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13 Year Old Braves Snowstorm To Rescue Classmates Trapped On Bus

Alexi Catellier is only thirteen, but the Canadian youngster was one of the oldest kids on his school bus when it broke down during a Manitoban snowstorm. The storm had also knocked all the region's power out, making it impossible to call for help.

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Do We Need a New Hurricane-Rating System?

Weather-industry insiders feel that the Saffir-Simpson Scale, which rates hurricane strength on a scale of Category 1 (weakest) through 5 (strongest), is inadequate.

Some say changes need to be made, since the current system doesn't include enough information about the storm, that it only denotes wind speed. It reveals little detail about the tidal surge, which is what actually causes the most deaths and damage.

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5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

As Hurricane Isaac recently demonstrated, hurricane season is in full swing, and even a storm with a low rating on the severity scale can do serious damage. That’s why, if you live in a hurricane zone, you should always be making improvements to your home to make it more hurricane-resistant.

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Teddy Eastin Of GenStar Offers Generator Advice

With the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac many retailers are selling generators faster than they can restock them. Teddy Eastin of GenStar joined ‘Mornings With Ken and Bernie‘ today to discuss generator safety this morning.

Eastin said,
“Many people get complacent with generators over time esp

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UL Will Close At 2PM Tuesday

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette  will close at 2PM Tuesday. there will be no classes Wednesday.

 

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Sunshine On A Rainy Saturday [VIDEO]

Here's something to toss a bit of sunshine your way on a rainy Saturday.

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