TROPICAL STORM FAY 

PRELIMINARY STORM REPORT...TROPICAL STORM FAY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
534 PM CDT SAT SEP 7 2002

A. HIGHEST WINDS...

   SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT...BPT...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...070 DEGREES 26 KT AT 0215 UTC SEP 7 2002
   2-MINUTE....070 DEGREES 21 KT AT 0242 UTC SEP 7 2002

   LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT...LCH...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...120 DEGREES 29 KT AT 1604 UTC SEP 6 2002
   2-MINUTE....120 DEGREES 24 KT AT 1605 UTC SEP 6 2002

   LAFAYETTE REGIONAL AIRPORT...LFT...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...080 DEGREES 17 KT AT 0141 UTC SEP 7 2002
   2-MINUTE....090 DEGREES 14 KT AT 0156 UTC SEP 7 2002

   ACADIANA REGIONAL AIRPORT...ARA...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...070 DEGREES 15 KT AT 0553 UTC SEP 7 2002
   2-MINUTE....110 DEGREES 13 KT AT 1604 UTC SEP 6 2002

   SALT POINT...P92...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...080 DEGREES 13 KT AT 0133 UTC SEP 7 2002
   2-MINUTE....100 DEGREES 08 KT AT 0142 UTC SEP 7 2002

   ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL...AEX...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...160 DEGREES 22 KT AT 1720 UTC SEP 6 2002
   2-MINUTE....160 DEGREES 17 KT AT 1721 UTC SEP 6 2002

   ESLER REGIONAL...ESF...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...130 DEGREES 21 KT AT 0223 UTC SEP 7 2002
   2-MINUTE....150 DEGREES 17 KT AT 1611 UTC SEP 6 2002

   SEA RIM STATE PARK...SRST2...NOAA C-MAN
   PEAK GUST...080 DEGREES 36 KT AT 1855 UTC SEP 6 2002
   10-MINUTE...077 DEGREES 29 KT AT 1820 UTC SEP 6 2002

   SKYWARN WEATHER OBSERVERS IN COASTAL AREAS OF CAMERON
   PARISH REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS IN THE 15 TO 20 KNOT
   RANGE BETWEEN 1500 UTC SEP 6 2002 AND 0600 UTC SEP 7
   2002.

B. LOWEST PRESSURE...

   SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL...BPT...1008.1 MB AT 0035 UTC SEP 7 2002
   LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL......LCH...1009.8 MB AT 0321 UTC SEP 7 2002
   LAFAYETTE REGIONAL.........LFT...1010.2 MB AT 2329 UTC SEP 6 2002
   ACADIANA REGIONAL..........ARA...1010.2 MB AT 2259 UTC SEP 6 2002
   SALT POINT.................P92...1009.5 MB AT 2255 UTC SEP 6 2002
   ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL...AEX...1010.2 MB AT 2359 UTC SEP 6 2002
   ESLER REGIONAL.............ESF...1010.8 MB AT 0018 UTC SEP 7 2002
   SEA RIM STATE PARK.......SRST2...1006.9 MB AT 0000 UTC SEP 7 2002

C. RAINFALL...

   SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL...1 HR...0.09 IN AT 2000 UTC SEP 6 2002
                              6 HR...0.21 IN AT 0000 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             12 HR...0.26 IN AT 0500 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             24 HR...0.32 IN AT 0600 UTC SEP 7 2002
   LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL......1 HR...0.18 IN AT 1700 UTC SEP 6 2002
                              6 HR...0.28 IN AT 2100 UTC SEP 6 2002
                             12 HR...0.31 IN AT 0100 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             24 HR...0.31 IN AT 0600 UTC SEP 7 2002
   LAFAYETTE REGIONAL.........1 HR...0.01 IN AT 0100 UTC SEP 7 2002
                              6 HR...0.02 IN AT 1900 UTC SEP 6 2002
                             12 HR...0.03 IN AT 0100 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             24 HR...0.03 IN AT 0600 UTC SEP 7 2002
   ACADIANA REGIONAL..........1 HR...0.01 IN AT 0100 UTC SEP 7 2002
                              6 HR...0.01 IN AT 0100 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             12 HR...0.02 IN AT 1800 UTC SEP 6 2002
                             24 HR...0.03 IN AT 0600 UTC SEP 7 2002
   SALT POINT.................1 HR...0.02 IN AT 1800 UTC SEP 6 2002
                              6 HR...0.05 IN AT 2100 UTC SEP 6 2002
                             12 HR...0.07 IN AT 0100 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             24 HR...0.07 IN AT 0600 UTC SEP 7 2002
   ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL...1 HR...0.02 IN AT 0300 UTC SEP 7 2002
                              6 HR...0.02 IN AT 0300 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             12 HR...0.02 IN AT 0300 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             24 HR...0.02 IN AT 0600 UTC SEP 7 2002
   ESLER REGIONAL.............1 HR...0.04 IN AT 0300 UTC SEP 7 2002
                              6 HR...0.04 IN AT 0300 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             12 HR...0.04 IN AT 0300 UTC SEP 7 2002
                             24 HR...0.04 IN AT 0600 UTC SEP 7 2002

D. STORM SURGE...

   MAXIMUM TIDE READINGS...
   SABINE PASS GAUGE....4.26 FT MLLW AT 1100 UTC SEP 7 2002
   CAMERON TIDE GAUGE...3.99 FT MLLW AT 1200 UTC SEP 7 2002

   TIDES RAN 1.5 TO 2.5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL FROM SABINE PASS
   TO CAMERON FROM 0000 UTC SEP 6 2002 THROUGH 1800 UTC SEP
   7 2002.

E. BEACH EROSION...

   NWS STORM SURVEY INDICATES MINOR EROSION ALONG UPPER
   TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA COAST...DUE TO 6 TO 8 FT
   SEAS ON TOP OF 2 FT STORM SURGE.

   PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 82 BETWEEN JOHNSON BAYOU AND HOLLY
   BEACH IN CAMERON PARISH HAD WATER AND DEBRIS COME ACROSS
   IT DURING THE HIGH TIDES ON SEPTEMBER 6TH AND 7TH. ONLY
   THE SIDES OF THE ROADS OF HIGHWAYS 82 AND 87 NEAR SABINE
   PASS AND PORT ARTHUR IN JEFFERSON COUNTY HAD WATER AND
   DEBRIS DURING THESE HIGH TIDES.

   STORM SURGE WATER ENTERED A FEW CAMPS AT CONSTANCE BEACH
   IN CAMERON PARISH FROM THE LATE AFTERNOON SEPTEMBER 6
   2002 THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 7 2002.

   SOME WATER BACKED UP FROM THE CATCH BASINS AND COVERED
   PORTIONS OF MAIN STREET IN CAMERON FROM LATE AFTERNOON
   ON SEPTEMBER 6 2002 THROUGH THE AFTERNOON OF SEPTEMBER 7
   2002. NO WATER ENTERED ANY HOMES OR BUSINESSES.

F. FLOODING...

   NO FLASH FLOODING.

G. TORNADOES...

   NO TORNADOES

H. STORM EFFECTS...

   NO DEATHS OR INJURIES.

   NO EVACUATIONS WERE ORDERED.

R. ERICKSON

 

PHOTOS

Cameron during Fay Constance Beach during Fay Constance Beach during Fay Constance Beach during Fay
Southern Cameron Parish during Fay Southern Cameron Parish during Fay Holly Beach during Fay  

CALCASIEU PASS TIDE DATA

Fay Calcasieu Pass Tides

SABINE PASS TIDE DATA

Fay Sabine Pass Tides

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For questions on FAY, please contact Roger Erickson, our Warning Coordination Meteorologist.


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