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Passing the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans

Passing the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 06 28 12

Good Morning NOLA!  Hump day is gone and we are into Thursday of this week but the heat is still here.

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Tonight Jun 28 Clear 76° 0 %
Fri Jun 29 Sunny 94°/75° 0 %
Sat Jun 30 Mostly Sunny 92°/77° 10 %
Sun Jul 01 Partly Cloudy 91°/77° 20 %
Mon Jul 02 Partly Cloudy 91°/78° 10 %
Tue Jul 03 Partly Cloudy 93°/78° 10 %
Wed Jul 04 Partly Cloudy 93°/77° 20 %
Thu Jul 05 Partly Cloudy 92°/77° 10 %
Fri Jul 06 Isolated T-Storms 91°/78° 30 %
Sat Jul 07 Isolated T-Storms 89°/77° 30 %
Last Updated Jun 28 02:14 p.m. CT
It feels like 102 out there.  Here in NOLA we are seeing record temps.  If you are outside you are appreciatiative of any shred of breeze. Man is it hot! According to the weather report for today it is partly cloudy with temperatures steady or falling to near 85F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph  Looks like another hot dry day. See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 06 27 12

Morning NOLA!  It is still soooo hot out there on this wonderful Wednesday. Try to stay in the shade and stay hydrated.  This kind of heat can be dangerous. Be careful.

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Jun 27 Partly Cloudy 93°/76° 10 %
Thu Jun 28 Mostly Sunny 93°/75° 0 %
Fri Jun 29 Partly Cloudy 93°/75° 0 %
Sat Jun 30 Sunny 92°/77° 0 %
Sun Jul 01 Mostly Sunny 92°/78° 0 %
Mon Jul 02 Mostly Sunny 92°/78° 10 %
Tue Jul 03 Partly Cloudy 93°/77° 20 %
Wed Jul 04 Partly Cloudy 90°/77° 20 %
Thu Jul 05 Partly Cloudy 90°/77° 20 %
Fri Jul 06 Mostly Cloudy 92°/77° 20 %
Last Updated Jun 27 11:09 a.m. CT
No relief for the heat in sight for the near future my peeps. Whew! Here in NOLA we are seeing record temps.  Man is it hot! Please be careful out there. Keep a bottle of water handy. According to the weather report for today it will be partly cloudy. High 93F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Looks like another hot dry day. See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by admin - June 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 06 25 12

Good Morning NOLA! It is a hot and dry this Monday in the Crescent City. Did I say it was hot? Everybody can take a deep breath. The storm is not coming here. We think…

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Jun 24 Partly Cloudy / Wind 91°/78° 20 %
Mon Jun 25 Partly Cloudy / Wind 94°/78° 20 %
Tue Jun 26 Showers 91°/78° 40 %
Wed Jun 27 Scattered T-Storms 88°/76° 60 %
Thu Jun 28 Scattered T-Storms 88°/76° 60 %
Fri Jun 29 Isolated T-Storms 88°/77° 30 %
Sat Jun 30 Partly Cloudy 89°/77° 20 %
Sun Jul 01 Isolated T-Storms 89°/77° 30 %
Mon Jul 02 Scattered T-Storms 89°/77° 40 %
Tue Jul 03 Scattered T-Storms 89°/77° 60 %
Last Updated Jun 24 11:06 a.m. CT
The tropical storm in the gulf is no longer a threat to us my peeps.  It looks like Tropical storm Debby will end up north east of us.  Florida is getting the the rain bands now. With a stationairy storm there is always a chance of change though.  According to the weather report for today it will be a mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible here in the Big Easy. High near 95F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.   Looks like another warm and breezy day. See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by admin - June 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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Wet Wild & Wonderful!


Spring is festival season in Louisiana and at the New Orleans Audubon Zoo. Soul Fest was last weekend, a colorful celebration of African-American culture. Creole cuisine and soul food mixed with R&B and hip hop kicked off a round of happenings at NOLA’s own “animal house”. I have been to my share of Zoos and believe me when I say Audubon Zoo out shines them all. The Audubon Nature Institute is one class act.

Following directly on the heels of Soul Fest is Earth Fest, Asian Pacific American Society and then popular fund raisers for the Audubon Society, the Whitney Zoo To Do and Zoo To Do for Kids sponsored by Humana. These fundraisers will help underwrite a new attraction at our favorite Zoo called Cool Zoo, an animal themed splash park. Wet, Wild and Wonderful!

Cool Zoo is a new wet and wild splash park right at the Zoo. Highlights include jumping water spouts, a huge alligator (we are in Louisiana after all) water slide, a spider monkey soaker and water spitting snakes just to name a few! The splash park will offer three different splash zones with one specifically for toddlers and younger zoo goers.

In addition to all the custom animal features in the new Cool Zoo, there will be animal sounds in the “Sound Spray” area. When the water sprays you hear matching animal sounds like croaks, bleats, roars or squawks. The Caterpillar sprayer is designed to look like a monarch butterfly and the giant alligator’s tail is the waterslide! This new hot spot will be located between the Endangered Species Carousel and the Embraceable Zoo. Construction should begin soon. So get ready for some Cool Zoo fun.

Another exciting new attraction set to open this summer is Parakeet Pointe. Located at the Aquarium of the Americas, this will be an 800 square foot tropical environment and home to more than 1,000 free flying parakeets! For an even closer encounter, purchase a feed stick for a dollar and feed the bright beautiful little birds. These guys are all naturally curious and playful. The kids and you kid-like adults will love it!

By Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by admin - June 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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Did Napoleon intend to use Louisiana as a "breeding camp"?

Ah, lies from our teachers. My HS history teacher said Napoleon Bonaparte obtained what we now know as the Louisiana Purchase in order to breed a French army. Specifically that he intended to puts lots of French women there with just a few French men to impregnate them all without the judgemental eye of French culture at the time.

Has anyone else heard this? Is there any credibility to it?

Sylvia,

As background Napoleon first took the Louisiana territory from Spain. I have studied history from the undergraduate to graduate level, and never heard of Napoleon taking Louisiana as a "breeding camp" as your teacher said. There are several reasons I question the history teacher’s statement. First, France had no population shortage. Next, while in foreign affairs Napoleon was reckless, he was not in domestic policy. Code Napoleon provided comprehensive and effective government. Second, how would he get French women to leave a modern 1800s country to go to an unpopulated wilderness?

In the 1800s England, Spain, and France, and other countries competed for world power. This included holding territory. The Louisiana territory seemed more barren than it turned out to be. Particularly when Saint Domingue had a serious rebellion, Napoleon felt he lacked a beachhead, and the money from the U.S., would be more helpful for his attempted conquest of Europe.

It is possible Napoleon Bonaparte made some offhand statement that your teacher mentioned. But it is doubtful that the pragmatic and logical Enlightenment emperor would seriously promote such a harebrained scheme.

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Posted by admin - June 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

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louisiana rap music?

theres this song i heard while in the B.R. (225) and it goes : i aint had sex in a long time….

who is the song by?

Louisiana, Reppin the Dirrty South eh.

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Posted by admin - June 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

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Mutual Aid Ep 1- Travel

Jeremiah and Natalie travel to New Orleans For the first day of their EMS documentary. Jeremiah leaves his home in Los Angeles, and introduces his family on the way to the airport. at the same time, 1800mi away in Louisiana, Natalie and her best friend Thib, drive to New Orleans to pick up Jer from the airport.

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Posted by admin - June 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 06 16 12

Good Morning NOLA!  Yes it is Saturday morning and whether you have plans for a lazy day or it will be a jam packed busy one, watch the weather, have fun and be safe out there. Maybe we will miss the rain.

 

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Jun 16 Isolated T-Storms 86°/74° 30 %
Sun Jun 17 Scattered T-Storms 86°/75° 50 %
Mon Jun 18 Isolated T-Storms 86°/76° 30 %
Tue Jun 19 Isolated T-Storms 87°/75° 30 %
Wed Jun 20 Partly Cloudy 86°/76° 20 %
Thu Jun 21 Mostly Cloudy 85°/78° 20 %
Fri Jun 22 PM T-Storms 86°/78° 60 %
Sat Jun 23 Scattered T-Storms 88°/76° 40 %
Sun Jun 24 Partly Cloudy 89°/76° 20 %
Mon Jun 25 Partly Cloudy 90°/77° 20 %
Last Updated Jun 16 09:07 a.m. CT
Rain, rain go away….Today was possibly not the best day to plan an outdoor party for a 2year old but we will make the best of it.  According to the weather report it will be partly  cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. High 86F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.  So on to the preparations and party fun! Here’s hoping it’s dry. See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by admin - June 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

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Top 25 Market Forecast Shows Real Estate Stabilizing

The Top 25 Housing Predictor U.S. Market Forecast for 2007 shows a growing trend of local real estate markets that are stabilizing with thirteen states represented in the annual forecast. Housing Predictor is an information driven website, providing independent local housing market forecasts for all 50 U.S. States.

Battling back from the headlines New Orleans, Louisiana is Housing Predictor’s # 1 pick to appreciate the most in 2007. Despite the loss of nearly half of its residents, the Big Easy has a booming real estate market that is growing almost daily and is forecast to appreciate 8.4% in 2007.

The fixer-upper has become the new major commodity in New Orleans real estate as investors move into the market to repair homes and apartments damaged in the wake of Hurricane Katrina more than at any other time in a natural disaster in the U.S. More than 150,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by Katrina, which hit in August of 2005.

The spirt of the people in New Orleans is becoming less tarnished in the aftermath of the storm. New Orleans has always had a spirit of revelry and showmanship, especially during Mardi Gras. It may have also been given a boost in the form of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team, which has had its best season in years.

Houston, Texas, a city which has been besieged by scandals with Enron and other companies is transforming into a strong real estate market for the first time in more than a decade. Houston is forecast by Housing Predictor to appreciate 7.3% in 2007 to place second in the forecast.

The nation’s southern states are under going the largest growth in history as a migration from colder northern states to the sun-belt quietly reaches near fever pitch. Arkansas, Alabama, Texas and Tennessee are adding more new residents than ever before. Little Rock, which was once a slumbering community has more new businesses moving into the area than ever and will hit 7.0% in home appreciation in 2007, according to Housing Predictor.

Nashville, Tennessee, recognized as the Music City is playing on its own good fortunes as a growing metropolitan area, which along with Odessa, Texas has some of the most affordable housing in the nation and will both hit 6.9% in appreciation by year’s end.

The Top 25 markets represent slightly more than a quarter of the nation’s states. All 13 states have local real estate markets that are appreciating strongly.

In the west, Washington state and Utah have real estate markets that are showing appreciation, which demonstrates how real estate unlike other investments is effected by local regional market economic and political factors.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico the sales of homes and condos had slowed for a few months only to pick back up again as more and more new employers moved to the area. Albuquerque is a growing urban center, which is forecast to appreciate another 6.5% in 2007.

But of all the places that made the annual Top 25 markets list Brownsville and Austin, Texas are two of the strongest U.S. real estate markets. Just a few short years ago after a high tech boom went bust Austin lost population, but a renewed economy and more computer companies moving into the area have pushed the city into a booming economy again and it will score a forecasted 6.1% in appreciation in 2007. Brownsville, which is in seventh place on the list is perhaps the best place to find the least expensive housing in an urban center in the U.S.

Mike Colpitts
http://www.articlesbase.com/real-estate-articles/top-25-market-forecast-shows-real-estate-stabilizing-92241.html

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Posted by admin - June 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

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