Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
420 PM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

LAZ033-044-045-162215-
ST. LANDRY LA-LAFAYETTE LA-UPPER ST. MARTIN LA-
420 PM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ST. LANDRY...LAFAYETTE AND ST.
MARTIN PARISHES UNTIL 515 PM CDT...

AT 417 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS 5 MILES WEST OF ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL
WILDLIFE REFUGE...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH.

THE CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT AREAS IN AND
AROUND...CECILIA...HENDERSON...LAKE PELBA AND ARNAUDVILLE.

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 3027 9174 3038 9203 3057 9182 3052 9172
      3050 9173 3050 9170 3046 9165

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