Hank Allen
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Chief Meteorologist Hank Allen joined the WGNO team in March of 2007. Before that he worked his first tv job as a meteorologist in Sioux City, Iowa. Hank is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds their seal as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in broadcast meteorology and a minor in communications.

Hank is originally from Marietta, Ga. which is a northern suburb of Atlanta. He became interested in weather at an early age watching summertime thunderstorms and severe weather and hoping to get a day off school from snow in the winter. That passion has led him to a career in which he hopes to pass along accurate weather information to viewers and potentially life-saving information in times of severe weather.

In his free time Hank enjoys working out, travelling, watching sports, and learning about history. He’s also a big fan of the craft cocktail movement in the past few years and is happy to be in New Orleans where the movement really started to take root. Once a year he takes off to go storm chasing in the middle of the country, and one of his favorite things is to get in a car with a map and explore the small towns of America. He also has season tickets to MSU football and loves tailgating before the home games.

Hank can always be reached via email at Hank@wgno.com, on twitter @HankAllenwx and on Facebook at Hank Allen WGNO.


Recent Articles
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    Severe weather threat again tonight

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Another cold front will be moving through the area tonight with the potential for severe weather. The first image shows the tornado probability from the Storm Prediction Center. It’s a little unusual to have a 10% risk in our area, especially with the hatched marking which means a risk of EF2 or greater tornadoes. While the biggest tornado threat will remain north of our area into central Mississippi, this is an indication that we will have […]

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    Threat for severe weather to start the week

    A much more active weather pattern is in place to start the week across the area which will lead us to our first chance of severe weather this season.

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    Big changes this weekend!

    Much cooler weather on the way this weekend. A big time cold front working across the middle of the country will continue to move east. This is a very strong front but unlike a lot this time of year will not produce much in the way of rainfall simply because of the continued dry conditions across the region. However the coldest air of the season will be moving in behind this. Look for windy conditions behind the front on Saturday. […]

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A wildfire burning near Blue Ridge has grown to historic levels. The Rough Ridge fire is now an estimate 10,000 acres. Fire crews say it nearly doubled in size overnight.

    Dangerous smoke hospitalizes hundreds in the southeast

    New Orleans (CNN) – More than 200 people have been hospitalized with breathing difficulties in Tennessee as wildfires scorched across the Southeast. Over 30 large fires have burned more than 80,000 acres in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky, according to the US Forest Service. “Dry weather, high winds and the continuing drought is driving the large growth of fires,” Dave Martin of the US Forest Service’s Southern Region said earlier this week. And because the fires are […]

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    Feared market crash doesn’t happen

    New Orleans (CNN)- U.S. stocks welcomed President-elect Donald Trump by avoiding the crash many had feared. Overnight, there was a knee-jerk panic in global markets as it became clear Trump was about to pull off a stunning upset by defeating Hillary Clinton, Wall Street’s favored candidate. Dow futures plummeted nearly 900 points at one point as investors expressed fear about the inherent policies brought on by a Trump White House. But a sense of relative calm seemed to return to the […]

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    What does the election mean for Wall Street?

    New Orleans  (CNNMoney) — Wall Street, like the rest of America, is nervously waiting for the wild and crazy 2016 election season to finally come to a close. U.S. stocks barely budged on Tuesday morning as millions of voters cast their ballots to decide whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will win the presidency. The Dow fell 50 points, while the S&P 500 was off 0.3%. The quiet start to trading comes after a turbulent stretch for Wall Street. Market analysts […]

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    Strong earthquake near oil storage facility

    New Orleans (CNN) — A strong earthquake that rumbled through central Oklahoma Sunday night has caused damage to buildings and resulted in the evacuation of nearby residents. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Division and the Oklahoma Geological Survey recorded a 5.0 magnitude earthquake near Cushing, about 50 miles southwest of Tulsa. The United States Geological Survey had originally recorded it to be a 5.3 magnitude before downgrading the quake slightly. So far, no injured have been reported. But first […]

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