Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
835 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

...CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING NORTHEAST AFFECTING LOWER
PLAQUEMINES PARISH...

AT 833 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS 18 MILES SOUTH OF PORT SULPHUR...OR
ABOUT 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BURAS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

THE CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT AREAS IN AND
AROUND...BURAS AND EMPIRE

THE PRIMARY THREATS FROM THESE STORMS ARE FREQUENT LIGHTNING...PEA TO
DIME SIZE HAIL...AND WIND GUSTS TO NEAR 40 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.

THESE STORMS COULD PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES IN A
SHORT PERIOD OF TIME...RESULTING IN PONDING OF WATER AROUND LOW LYING
ROADWAYS. REMEMBER...DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO WATER COVERED
ROADWAYS. THE DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW A SAFE CROSSING.

LAT...LON 2924 8960 2929 8968 2930 8974 2949 8959
      2946 8951 2943 8952 2940 8951 2941 8946
      2940 8945 2939 8936 2922 8953
TIME...MOT...LOC 1436Z 213DEG 44KT 2927 8962

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