Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
154 PM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

...CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING NORTHEAST AFFECTING ST.
JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH...UPPER LAFOURCHE PARISH...UPPER JEFFERSON
PARISH...ST. CHARLES PARISH...

AT 153 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS 13 MILES EAST OF THIBODAUX...OR ABOUT
6 MILES NORTH OF RACELAND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

THE CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT AREAS IN AND
AROUND...DES ALLEMANDS...BOUTTE...HAHNVILLE...NORCO...NEW SARPY...
DESTREHAN...WAGGAMAN...AVONDALE...KENNER...NEW ORLEANS ARMSTRONG
AIRPORT...HARAHAN...BRIDGE CITY AND METAIRIE

THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THESE STORMS IS WIND GUSTS 40 TO 50 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.

BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF A WARNING IS ISSUED. STAY TUNED
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR
FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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