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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
403 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.A WARM FRONT WILL BE LIFTING NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO
BEGINNING LATE THIS AFTERNOON. A MOISTURE-RICH SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW
ALOFT WILL BE INTERACTING WITH THE SURFACE WARM FRONT TO BRING AN
EXTENDED THREAT OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL THIS WEEKEND. THE
THREAT WILL END WITH A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE LATE SUNDAY.

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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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW ROADS...LIVONIA...
ST. FRANCISVILLE...JACKSON...CLINTON...GREENSBURG...MONTPELIER...
BOGALUSA...FRANKLINTON...SLIDELL...MANDEVILLE...COVINGTON...
LACOMBE...PLAQUEMINE...WHITE CASTLE...PORT ALLEN...ADDIS...
BRUSLY...BATON ROUGE...GONZALES...DONALDSONVILLE...
DENHAM SPRINGS...WALKER...PIERRE PART...LABADIEVILLE...
PAINCOURTVILLE...LUTCHER...GRAMERCY...LAPLACE...RESERVE...
THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...DESTREHAN...NORCO...METAIRIE...
KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...VIOLET...
HOUMA...BAYOU CANE...CHAUVIN...DULAC...MONTEGUT...GALLIANO...
CUT OFF...GOLDEN MEADOW...PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...YSCLOSKEY...
AMITE...KENTWOOD...HAMMOND...PONCHATOULA...CENTREVILLE...
WOODVILLE...GLOSTER...LIBERTY...CROSBY...MCCOMB...TYLERTOWN...
PICAYUNE...BAY ST. LOUIS...WAVELAND...DIAMONDHEAD...GULFPORT...
BILOXI...PASCAGOULA...OCEAN SPRINGS...MOSS POINT...GAUTIER...
ST. MARTIN
403 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
  ASCENSION...ASSUMPTION...EAST BATON ROUGE...EAST FELICIANA...
  IBERVILLE...LIVINGSTON...LOWER JEFFERSON...LOWER LAFOURCHE...
  LOWER PLAQUEMINES...LOWER ST. BERNARD...LOWER TERREBONNE...
  NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA...ORLEANS...POINTE COUPEE...SOUTHERN
  TANGIPAHOA...ST. CHARLES...ST. HELENA...ST. JAMES...ST. JOHN
  THE BAPTIST...ST. TAMMANY...UPPER JEFFERSON...UPPER
  LAFOURCHE...UPPER PLAQUEMINES...UPPER ST. BERNARD...UPPER
  TERREBONNE...WASHINGTON...WEST BATON ROUGE AND WEST FELICIANA.
  IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...AMITE...HANCOCK... HARRISON...
  JACKSON...PEARL RIVER...PIKE...WALTHALL AND WILKINSON.

* FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* A WARM FRONT MOVING NORTH FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT WILL PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR WIDESPREAD
  MODERATE RAINFALL THAT CAN BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES. WIDESPREAD TWO
  DAY RAINFALL TOTALS COULD AVERAGE BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER BANDS OF RAIN POSSIBLY BETWEEN 6 AND 8 INCHES
  SOMEWHERE IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* DUE TO RECENT RAINS...SOME RIVERS MAY SWELL TO FLOOD STAGE IF
  SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL OCCUR. ALSO...SOME LOCALIZED
  FLOODING OF POORLY DRAINED AREAS MAY RESULT IF RAINS PERSIST
  FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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