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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.


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    Tropical wave near Puerto Rico needs to be watched, says Hank Allen

    A lot of discussions are going around about a tropical wave to the east of Puerto Rico. First, it is important to realize this is only a wave. We do not yet have a classified system like a depression or storm.

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    What to know for the opening bell

    Here are the six things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York: 1. The rate rise cometh?: Markets around the world are sinking a tad as investors contemplate a possible upcoming U.S. interest rate hike. New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley warned on Tuesday that a Fed rate increase could come next month, a sign that the central bank is confident in the strength of the economy. At 2 p.m. ET, the minutes from […]

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    Heavy rain in southeast Louisiana

    Heavy rain was already falling in the area Thursday morning. Flash Flood Warnings were in effect for areas of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi where up to 5 inches of rain have fallen.

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    Heavy rain on the way

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    Several inches of rain expected from Wednesday through Friday

    An area of low pressure in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico could bring heavy rain to southeast Louisiana for the second half of the week.

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    Dozens killed as Earl hits Mexico

    At least 40 people have been killed by landslides in the Mexican states of Puebla and Veracruz after Tropical Storm Earl hit eastern Mexico, according to the official Twitter account of National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Puente. In Puebla, where 28 died people died, Gov. Rafael Moreno Valle visited the areas affected by Tropical Storm Earl on Saturday, and has posted photos on his official Twitter account of some of the damage caused by the storm. “My government will have […]

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    Earl is the fifth Atlantic storm

    Tropical Storm Earl formed Tuesday morning becoming the fifth storm of the Atlantic season for 2016. This marks the first named storm in the season since late June, one of the longest periods on record between named storms in a year. Hurricane hunters flew into the storm early Tuesday morning and did determine there was a closed center of circulation. Wind speeds had been at tropical storm strength for the past 24-36 hours. The forecast for Earl takes it west […]

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    Last month was the hottest July ever recorded in New Orleans

    If you thought it was unusually hot over the past month, you're right. Coming off of a very hot June across the area we saw the hottest July on record at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, which is the official climate site for the city.

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    Summer gas prices lowest since 2004

    Now’s the time to plan that cross-country road trip. Summer gas prices haven’t been this cheap since 2004 — and there are growing signs they could slip even lower. As you might have guessed, cheap gas is being fueled by sub-$50 oil prices. But there’s another hidden force at play: a serious oversupply problem. It seems that the well-chronicled glut in crude oil has spread to gasoline and other products. Despite the fact that it’s the heart of summer driving […]

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    11am Weather with Chief Meteorologist Hank Allen

    11am Weather with Chief Meteorologist Hank Allen

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    11am Weather with Chief Meteorologist Hank Allen

    11am Weather with Chief Meteorologist Hank Allen