Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
550 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
061200-
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-
550 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
LOUISIANA...SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...WEST
CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
MOISTURE STREAMING NORTHWARD AHEAD OF A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN GULF WILL CONTINUE TO OVERRIDE A NEARLY
STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY NEAR THE COAST TODAY...LEADING TO
MORE SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS EXPECTED TO AVERAGE 1 TO 2 INCHES ON TOP OF ALREADY
SATURATED GROUNDS, FLOODING COULD BECOME A PROBLEM ACROSS THE
FORECAST AREA THROUGHOUT THE DAY...AND A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS
IN EFFECT.

IN ADDITION, THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP MAINLY NEAR
THE COAST AND OVER THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN BY THE AFTENROON AS THE
LOW MOVES EASTWARD AND DRAGS THE FRONT NORTHWARD INTO THESE AREAS.
A STORM OR TWO COULD REACH SEVERE LIMITS WITH THE PRIMARY THREAT
BEING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS...ALTHOUGH LARGE HAIL OR AN ISOLATED
TORNADO IS NOT TOTALLY OUT OF THE QUESTION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION THURSDAY.
FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY MORNINGS...WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S ACROSS
EAST-CENTRAL LOUISIANA. WIND CHILLS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S ARE
ALSO EXPECTED BOTH MORNINGS IN THIS AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-061200-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
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-
550 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE STRENGTHENING OFF THE TEXAS COAST IS
LEADING TO AN ELEVATED EASTERLY FLOW OVER THE OUTER WATERS THIS
MORNING. THESE WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY NOON AS THE LOW BEGINS
MOVING TOWARD THE AREA...BUT THEY WILL AGAIN INCREASE OUT OF THE
WEST BEHIND THE LOW BY TONIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES ARE IN
EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE GULF WATERS.

WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SCATTERED STORMS CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY...WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER SEAS AND WINDS IN THE VICINITY OF THE
THUNDERSTORMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS
THURSDAY. VERY STRONG NORTH WINDS WITH POTENTIALLY GALE FORCE
GUSTS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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