Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
212 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

LAZ041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ215-216-172115-
CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-
VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-
EAST CAMERON-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAKE CHARLES...SULPHUR...JENNINGS...
WELSH...LAKE ARTHUR...CROWLEY...RAYNE...CHURCH POINT...
LAFAYETTE...BREAUX BRIDGE...ST. MARTINVILLE...ABBEVILLE...
KAPLAN...NEW IBERIA...MORGAN CITY...FRANKLIN...PATTERSON...
BERWICK...BAYOU VISTA...STEPHENSVILLE...HACKBERRY...HOLLY BEACH...
CAMERON...GRAND CHENIER...BEAUMONT...PORT ARTHUR...ORANGE...
VIDOR...BRIDGE CITY
212 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

...TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE...

AT 209 PM...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF
A FUNNEL CLOUD JUST SOUTH OF THE LAKE CHARLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE TROPICAL AIRMASS IS IN PLACE ACROSS THE
AREA. MEANWHILE...THE VERTICAL WIND PROFILE OVER THE AREA IS LIGHT
AND VARIABLE. THESE CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT
OF TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS...ESPECIALLY WHERE RAIN COOLED
BOUNDARIES...KNOWN AS OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES...AND THE SEABREEZE
COLLIDE.

THESE TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE USUALLY SHORT-LIVED AND RARELY
REACH THE GROUND. IF THE FUNNEL CLOUD BECOMES MORE SEVERE AND
DOES REACH THE GROUND...MINOR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.

STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND UPDATES ON THIS WEATHER
SITUATION.

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