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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
335 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

TNZ005>011-023>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-181500-
STEWART-MONTGOMERY-ROBERTSON-SUMNER-MACON-CLAY-PICKETT-HOUSTON-
HUMPHREYS-DICKSON-CHEATHAM-DAVIDSON-WILSON-TROUSDALE-SMITH-
JACKSON-PUTNAM-OVERTON-FENTRESS-PERRY-HICKMAN-LEWIS-WILLIAMSON-
MAURY-MARSHALL-RUTHERFORD-CANNON-DE KALB-WHITE-CUMBERLAND-BEDFORD-
COFFEE-WARREN-GRUNDY-VAN BUREN-WAYNE-LAWRENCE-GILES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOVER...CLARKSVILLE...SPRINGFIELD...
GALLATIN...LAFAYETTE...CELINA...BYRDSTOWN...ERIN...WAVERLY...
DICKSON...ASHLAND CITY...NASHVILLE...LEBANON...MOUNT JULIET...
HARTSVILLE...CARTHAGE...GAINESBORO...COOKEVILLE...LIVINGSTON...
JAMESTOWN...LOBELVILLE...CENTERVILLE...HOHENWALD...FRANKLIN...
BRENTWOOD...COLUMBIA...LEWISBURG...MURFREESBORO...WOODBURY...
SMITHVILLE...SPARTA...CROSSVILLE...SHELBYVILLE...TULLAHOMA...
MANCHESTER...MCMINNVILLE...ALTAMONT...SPENCER...WAYNESBORO...
LAWRENCEBURG...PULASKI
335 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

...LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION EARLY THIS MORNING IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

A MIX OF LIGHT SLEET AND RAIN HAS BEEN REPORTED ACROSS MUCH OF
MID TENNESSEE EARLY THIS MORNING. ALSO...POCKETS OF LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN HAVE BEEN REPORTED WHERE THE AIR IS COLDER OVER THE EAST
HALF.

THE LIGHT MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING
RUSH HOUR. LOCATIONS THAT WILL BE MOST AFFECTED BY SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN INCLUDE AREAS NORTHEAST OF INTERSTATE
24...ESPECIALLY THE HIGHLAND RIM EAST OF NASHVILLE AND UPPER
CUMBERLAND REGION. LOCATIONS SOUTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 24 WILL HAVE
MOSTLY RAIN.

WIDESPREAD TRAVEL PROBLEMS ARE NOT EXPECTED...BUT SOME SLICK SPOTS
ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
THE POSSIBILITY FOR SLICK SPOTS SHOULD END BY MID MORNING...WITH
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING.

PLEASE EXERCISE ADDITIONAL CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING THIS
MORNING...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
421 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-
073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-191030-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-
ST. LANDRY-CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-
UPPER ST. MARTIN-VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-LOWER ST. MARTIN-
WEST CAMERON-EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-
NORTHERN JASPER-NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-SOUTHERN NEWTON-
421 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO...CENTRAL LOUISIANA...SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...WEST CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS MORNING WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE
THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING TIME FRAME. CHANCES FOR RAINS WILL
BE ON A SLOW INCREASE TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY AS A WARM FRONT BACKS
ACROSS THE REGION. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE THAT A FEW STORMS MAY
BECOME SEVERE... THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE FROM WINDS. ALSO...RAINS
WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES ACROSS THE LAKES REGION IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS
AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA. RAINS ENDING DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ON
SATURDAY MORNING...AS A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING. A DRY AND COOL WEEKEND ON TAP.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAYBE REQUIRED ON FRIDAY.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
316 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

ARZ003>007-012>016-021>025-030>034-037>047-052>057-062>069-191100-
ARKANSAS-BAXTER-BOONE-BRADLEY-CALHOUN-CLARK-CLEBURNE-CLEVELAND-
CONWAY-DALLAS-DESHA-DREW-FAULKNER-FULTON-GARLAND-GRANT-HOT SPRING-
INDEPENDENCE-IZARD-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-LINCOLN-LOGAN-LONOKE-
MARION-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-NEWTON-OUACHITA-PERRY-PIKE-POLK-POPE-
PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-SCOTT-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE-VAN BUREN-WHITE-
WOODRUFF-YELL-
316 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR A LARGE PART OF ARKANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SOME AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND LIGHT RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTHERN
AND NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF THE AREA THIS MORNING. THERE COULD BE
SOME AREAS COLD ENOUGH TO SEE SOME SLEET...SNOW FLURRIES AND OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE OZARKS...AND ALONG
THE MISSOURI BORDER. ANY WINTRY WEATHER IMPACTS WILL BE
LIMITED...AND ONLY IN THE HIGHEST TERRAIN AND ELEVATED SURFACES
SUCH AS BRIDGES. ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE STATE...AREAS OF RAIN WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST THIS MORNING...WITH MUCH OF THE
PRECIPITATION MOVING OUT OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA ON FRIDAY...WITH
CHANCES FOR RAIN EXPECTED FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THERE WILL BE SOME
POTENTIAL FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE
STATE. HOWEVER...ANY ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIGHT...WITH WINTER
WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED TO BE LIMITED.

A NEW STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS ARKANSAS EARLY NEXT WEEK. AT
THIS TIME...CHANCES FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION LOOK LIMITED AS
TEMPERATURES LOOK WARM ENOUGH TO REMAIN GENERALLY RAIN.
HOWEVER...SIGNIFICANT UNCERTAINTY STILL REMAINS REGARDING WHEN THE
COLDEST AIR WILL ARRIVE...AND HOW MUCH MOISTURE WILL REMAIN WHEN
THE COLD AIR ARRIVES. REFER TO THE LATEST FORECASTS IN THE COMING
DAYS AS THESE UNCERTAINTIES BECOME MORE CLEAR.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

VISIT NWS LITTLE ROCK ON THE WEB. GO TO HTTP://WEATHER.GOV AND
CLICK ON CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
605 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

GMZ530-532-534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577-LAZ034>037-
039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-181215-
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
LAKE BORGNE-CHANDELEUR SOUND-BRETON SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA FROM 20 TO
60 NM-POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-
WASHINGTON-ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-
EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-
ORLEANS-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA-
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-PEARL RIVER-
HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
605 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA...SOUTH MISSISSIPPI AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A SYSTEM WILL WORK ACROSS THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND
NORTHERN GULF COAST STATES FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT ALONG AND
AHEAD OF A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. A FEW OF THESE STORMS COULD BE
STRONG TO SEVERE. AT THIS TIME...THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER
APPEARS LOW DUE TO THE SURFACE LOW MOVING MOSTLY ALONG THE COAST.
ANY LITTLE SHIFT NORTH OR SOUTH WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ON
SEVERE POTENTIAL. A FARTHER NORTH TRACK WOULD INCREASE THE RISK
WHERE AS A FARTHER SOUTH TRACK ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF WOULD ALL
BUT ELIMINATE THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER.

THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO BRING ABOUT MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS ACROSS
THE COASTAL WATERS BEGINNING FRIDAY. SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20
KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
UNTIL FRONTAL PASSAGE THEN WINDS SHOULD QUICKLY SHIFT TO THE
NORTHWEST. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY. STRONG
STORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH VERY STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION...STRONG
WINDS ARE LIKELY AHEAD AND BEHIND THE COLD FRONT TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS MAY BE NEEDED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
406 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

ARZ060-061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017-018-TXZ112-126-137-138-
150>153-165>167-181300-
ANGELINA-BIENVILLE-BOSSIER-CADDO-CASS-CLAIBORNE-COLUMBIA-DE SOTO-
GREGG-HARRISON-HEMPSTEAD-JACKSON-LAFAYETTE-LINCOLN-MARION-MILLER-
NACOGDOCHES-NATCHITOCHES-NEVADA-OUACHITA-PANOLA-RED RIVER LA-RUSK-
SABINE LA-SABINE TX-SAN AUGUSTINE-SHELBY-UNION AR-UNION LA-WEBSTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATLANTA...BIENVILLE...BOSSIER CITY...
CARTHAGE...CENTER...COUSHATTA...EL DORADO...FARMERVILLE...HEMPHILL...
HENDERSON...HOMER...HOPE...JEFFERSON...JONESBORO...LEWISVILLE...
LONGVIEW...LUFKIN...MAGNOLIA...MANSFIELD...MANY...MARSHALL...
MINDEN...MONROE...NACOGDOCHES...NATCHITOCHES...PRESCOTT...RUSTON...
SAN AUGUSTINE...SHREVEPORT...TEXARKANA
406 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.NOW...
WIDESPREAD LIGHT RAIN WITH EMBEDDED SHOWERS CONTINUE ACROSS MOST OF
THE FOUR STATE REGION EARLY THIS MORNING. THE MORE CONCENTRATED
AREAS OF RAIN WERE OCCURRING ACROSS SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS AND
NORTHERN LOUISIANA. WHERE EMBEDDED SHOWERS OCCUR...EXPECT AN
ADDITIONAL TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN. OTHERWISE...EXPECT LOWER
RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH 7 AM THIS MORNING.
$$

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