Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1147 AM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

LAZ059>064-067>070-161900-
UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-ORLEANS-
UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-LOWER LAFOURCHE-
LOWER JEFFERSON-LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...
DESTREHAN...NORCO...METAIRIE...KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...
BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...VIOLET...GALLIANO...CUT OFF...
GOLDEN MEADOW...PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...YSCLOSKEY
1147 AM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE...

AT 1140 AM...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS RECEIVED REPORTS OF
A FUNNEL CLOUD NORTHEAST OF BELLE CHASSE.

A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE TROPICAL AIRMASS IS IN PLACE ACROSS THE
AREA. MEANWHILE...THE VERTICAL WIND PROFILE OVER THE AREA IS LIGHT
AND VARIABLE. THESE CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT
OF TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS...ESPECIALLY WHERE RAIN COOLED
BOUNDARIES...KNOWN AS OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES...AND THE SEABREEZE
COLLIDE.

THESE TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE USUALLY SHORT-LIVED AND RARELY
REACH THE GROUND. IF THE FUNNEL CLOUD BECOMES MORE SEVERE AND
DOES REACH THE GROUND...MINOR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.

STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND UPDATES ON THIS WEATHER
SITUATION.

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