Flood Potential Outlook
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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
355 PM CDT Thu Oct 5 2017

...Rainfall and flood potential this weekend with Tropical Storm
   Nate...

Tropical Storm Nate, currently located near the Nicaragua and
Honduras border in Central America, is expected to move north-
westward into the Gulf of Mexico Saturday. Nate is then likely to
make landfall either as a tropical storm or hurricane somewhere
in the north-central Gulf of Mexico coast. As with any land-
falling tropical systems, rainfall can become quite pronounced and
cause rises on area rivers and streams. Higher than normal tide
levels and anticipated storm surge from the storm will slow
drainage efficiency after the heavy rains fall.

Of course, conditions and potential impacts are going to be highly
dependent on eventual track and intensity. At this time, it
appears that much of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi
will see an average of 3 to 6 inches of rainfall between Saturday
and Monday. This may cause a few rivers to reach minor flood
stages by Monday.

Persons that live along and near rivers and streams in the area,
particularly along the lower reaches of the rivers closer to
the coast and bays should closely monitor the latest forecasts
and advisories over the next few days and be prepared to take
action if flood or storm surge warnings are issued for your area.

For more information, visit the National Weather Service website
at www.weather.gov/lix.

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