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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
525 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

LAZ028-282330-
RAPIDES LA-
525 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR RAPIDES PARISH UNTIL 630 PM
CDT...

AT 523 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GARDNER...MOVING
NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH.

THE CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT AREAS IN AND
AROUND...OTIS...GARDNER...BOYCE AND LENA.

THE PRIMARY THREATS FROM THESE STORMS 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 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 3143 9268 3141 9268 3140 9264 3124 9246
      3107 9255 3134 9290 3149 9276

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
520 PM CDT THU AUG 28 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>082-291400-
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-
520 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR COAST AND ACROSS THE
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS OVERNIGHT. OTHERWISE...NO WEATHER HAZARDS
ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING THROUGH THE AREA WILL BRING MORE
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOST PREVALENT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
THESE STORMS COULD PRODUCE FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES...LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL...AND GUSTY WINDS. LOCALIZED STREET FLOODING WILL BE
POSSIBLE WITH SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS.

MORE TYPICAL SCATTERED AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY OVER THE AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS
COULD PRODUCE BRIEF HEAVY DOWNPOURS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING
STRIKES...AND GUSTY WINDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1108 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-291615-
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-
UNION LA-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-
NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-MCCURTAIN-BOWIE-
FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-MORRIS-CASS-WOOD-UPSHUR-MARION-SMITH-GREGG-
HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
1108 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS...SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...EAST TEXAS AND
NORTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

ISOLATED...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
TODAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS DEEP EAST TEXAS AND ADJACENT WEST
CENTRAL LOUISIANA...BUT OTHERWISE NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS
EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON
FRIDAY THROUGH THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND...AS AN UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH ACCOMPANIED BY A WEAK COLD FRONT APPROACH THE REGION FROM
THE NORTHWEST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL...AMATEUR RADIO
OPERATORS AND STORM SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-291030-
GALVESTON BAY-MATAGORDA BAY-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION. ADVISORY FLAGS MIGHT BE
NEEDED FOR HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS. PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL GENERATE
GUSTY WINDS AND BRIEFLY HIGHER SEAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

ROUGH CONDITIONS MAY CONTINUE DEPENDING ON EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
INTO THE WEEKEND. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IN THE GULF WILL LIKELY
KEEP WINDS AND SEAS ELEVATED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-291030-
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-
MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WHARTON-
517 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OFFSHORE AND NEAR
THE COAST. SOME STRONGER STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL WITH RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND.
THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND LIGHTNING.
STREET FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

WINDS...SEAS...AND TIDE LEVELS WILL RUN NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THOSE HEADED TO THE BEACH
SHOULD SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD AND AWAY FROM JETTIES AND PIERS WHERE
RIP CURRENTS WILL BE STRONGER. ALSO DO NOT SWIM ALONG THE ENDS OF
GALVESTON ISLAND...THE SHIP CHANNEL ENTRANCE AND SAN LUIS PASS
WHERE TIDAL CURRENTS ARE ALWAYS DANGEROUS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ430-432-435-LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-
216-259>262-291115-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-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-
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 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 AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS. RAINFALL MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY BECOME MORE NUMEROUS ON SATURDAY.
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WHICH COULD LEAD TO
MINOR FLOODING IN LOW-LYING AND URBAN AREAS...ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME LESS NUMEROUS ON SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ450-452-455-470-472-475-291115-
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-
512 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS...TAPERING OFF THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE MARINE AREA...
ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHER IN THE
STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME LESS NUMEROUS ON SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
451 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-TXZ097-112-
126-136>138-149>153-165>167-290000-
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-
UNION LA-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-
NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-BOWIE-CASS-MARION-SMITH-
GREGG-HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DE QUEEN...NASHVILLE...ASHDOWN...HOPE...
PRESCOTT...TEXARKANA...LEWISVILLE...MAGNOLIA...EL DORADO...
SHREVEPORT...BOSSIER CITY...MINDEN...HOMER...RUSTON...
FARMERVILLE...MANSFIELD...COUSHATTA...BIENVILLE...JONESBORO...
MONROE...MANY...NATCHITOCHES...WINNFIELD...COLFAX...COLUMBIA...
JENA...ATLANTA...JEFFERSON...TYLER...LONGVIEW...MARSHALL...RUSK...
HENDERSON...CARTHAGE...NACOGDOCHES...CENTER...LUFKIN...
SAN AUGUSTINE...HEMPHILL
451 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

.NOW...
ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND
AFFECT THE REGION...MAINLY NEAR AND NORTH OF I20 IN
LOUISIANA...AND ISOLATED ELSE WHERE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS LESS THAN A
TENTH OF AN INCH CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.
SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
MOVEMENT IS TO THE NORTH NORTHWEST.

$$
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
426 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ435-LAZ027>033-042>045-052>054-290000-
VERMILION BAY-VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-
EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-
UPPER ST. MARTIN-VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEESVILLE...NEW LLANO...ALEXANDRIA...
PINEVILLE...MARKSVILLE...BUNKIE...COTTONPORT...SIMMESPORT...
MANSURA...DE RIDDER...OAKDALE...KINDER...VILLE PLATTE...MAMOU...
OPELOUSAS...EUNICE...JENNINGS...WELSH...LAKE ARTHUR...CROWLEY...
RAYNE...CHURCH POINT...LAFAYETTE...BREAUX BRIDGE...
ST. MARTINVILLE...ABBEVILLE...KAPLAN...NEW IBERIA...MORGAN CITY...
FRANKLIN...PATTERSON...BERWICK...BAYOU VISTA
426 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

.NOW...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH 7 PM.
THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTED NEAR OAKDALE AND CROWLEY.
RAINFALL WILL RANGE FROM A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH. THE ACTIVITY
WILL DECREASE DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
426 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

GMZ450-452-470-472-290000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON 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-
426 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

.NOW...
ISOLATED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OFFSHORE FROM SABINE PASS THROUGH 7PM.

$$

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
426 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

TXZ180-201-290000-
TYLER-HARDIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODVILLE...COLMESNEIL...LUMBERTON...
SILSBEE
426 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
7 PM. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL BE BETWEEN VILLAGE MILLS AND
HONEY ISLAND. RAINFALL WILL RANGE FROM A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH.
THE ACTIVITY WILL DECREASE DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON.

$$

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