Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
753 PM CDT MON SEP 15 2014

...CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING SOUTHWEST AFFECTING PEARL
RIVER COUNTY...HANCOCK COUNTY...ST. TAMMANY PARISH...

AT 748 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF PICAYUNE...OR
ABOUT 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MCNEIL...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH.

THE CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT AREAS IN AND
AROUND...STENNIS SPACE CENTER AND PICAYUNE

HEAVY RAIN RESULT IN REDUCED VISIBILITY ALONG INTESTATE 59 NORTH OF
PICAYUNE. DRIVERS TRAVELING THROUGH THE IMPACTED AREAS SHOULD
EXERCISE CAUTION. SOME PONDING OF WATER WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ON LOW
LYING ROADWAYS AND IN AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE.

THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THESE STORMS IS WIND GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH...
WHICH COULD DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS.
SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE HOME OR BUILDING UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE
PASSED.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF OUTDOORS...STAY
AWAY FROM ISOLATED HIGH OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES. MOVE INDOORS IF
POSSIBLE. WHEN INDOORS...STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS AND AVOID
USING TELEPHONES UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY
ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES BEFORE THE THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES.

LAT...LON 3035 8953 3045 8986 3073 8966 3064 8945
TIME...MOT...LOC 0051Z 023DEG 10KT 3059 8960

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