Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
552 AM CST SAT FEB 21 2015

LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
221200-
VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-
CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-
VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-
EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-NORTHERN JASPER-
NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-SOUTHERN NEWTON-
552 AM CST SAT FEB 21 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
LOUISIANA...SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...WEST
CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
SCATTERED SHOWERS...AS WELL AS A FEW THUNDERSTORMS...CAN BE
EXPECTED INTO TONIGHT AS A WEAK DISTURBANCE ALOFT AND AN
APPROACHING SURFACE COLD FRONT COMBINE WITH A WARM MOIST AIRMASS
IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION. ATMOSPHERIC PROFILES SHOW THAT A STORM
OR TWO COULD REACH SEVERE LIMITS ACROSS CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND
INTERIOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS...WITH THE PRIMARY THREAT BEING DAMAGING
WIND GUSTS. HOWEVER WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT
THIS TIME DUE TO THE LACK OF GOOD LOW-LEVEL ATMOSPHERE INSTABILITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
SCATTERED RAINS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK
AS COLD AIR BEHIND THE FRONT...EXPECTED TO PASS THROUGH THE AREA
SUNDAY MORNING...UNDERCUTS THE WARM MOIST AIR ALOFT. SOME OF THIS
RAIN COULD BE IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY MORNING FOR CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND INTERIOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS
AS TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO THE UPPER 20S OR LOWER 30S
IN THESE AREAS. RAIN CHANCES WILL DIMINISH BY MID-WEEK AS A STRONG
DISTURBANCE ALOFT PASSES...USHERING IN DRIER AIR ACROSS THE
REGION. HOWEVER ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE WEST
WILL LEAD TO MORE SHOWERS BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO MONITOR THE FORECASTS FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK
FOR THE LATEST ON POTENTIAL WINTER WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.

$$

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-221200-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
552 AM CST SAT FEB 21 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT ON THE COASTAL WATERS FOR
STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS INTO THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS AND SEAS
WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
A COLD FRONT WILL BRING A STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW FOR SUNDAY NIGHT
AND MONDAY...WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES LIKELY REQUIRED DURING
THAT TIME FRAME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.

$$

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