Weatherwise magazine solicited opinions from experts for monumental storms and weather events of the 20th century. Recently, via their website, http://www.weatherwise.org, Don Lipman used reader responses to update and prioritize the list within the U.S. The reader selections are supported by experts; they include The Dust Bowl of the 1930s as No. 1, followed by the Super Tornado Outbreak of 1974 as No. 2. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and The “Superstorm” of 1993 got the No. 3 and No 4 slots, respectively. The Tri-State Tornado Outbreak of 1925 is No. 5. A storm very familiar to the Baton Rouge area was Hurricane Andrew in 1992 at No. 6. Hurricane Camille, No. 7; the Mississippi Flood of 1927, No. 8; the El Niño episode of 1997-1998, No. 9; and the New England Hurricane of 1938, No. 10, round out the list.
Scattered showers after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, high near 94. Southerly winds 5 mph to 10 mph. Rain chance: 50 percent. Tonight: Isolated storms before 10 p.m. Low about 76. Rain chance: 20 percent.