Special Weather Statement
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LAZ049-050-057-202015-

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
225 PM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM MOVING NORTHEAST AFFECTING ST. JAMES PARISH...
ASCENSION PARISH...LIVINGSTON PARISH...

AT 222 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GONZALES...OR ABOUT 3 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF SORRENTO...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 5 MPH.

THE STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT AREAS IN AND AROUND...GONZALES
AND SORRENTO.

THE PRIMARY THREATS FROM THIS STORM ARE FREQUENT LIGHTNING 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 THIS STORM HAS PASSED.

HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH THIS STORM WILL ALSO RESULT IN REDUCED
VISIBILITY ALONG AREA ROADWAYS INCLUDING INTERSTATE 10. 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.


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