Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1049 PM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

LAZ061>064-070-250445-
LOWER ST. BERNARD-UPPER JEFFERSON-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-ORLEANS-UPPER ST.
BERNARD-
1049 PM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SOUTHWESTERN ORLEANS...
NORTHWESTERN ST. BERNARD...NORTHWESTERN PLAQUEMINES AND NORTHWESTERN
JEFFERSON PARISHES...

AT 1048 PM CDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR VIOLET...OR 8
MILES EAST OF CHALMETTE...MOVING WEST AT 20 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NEW ORLEANS...CHALMETTE...HARVEY...MARRERO...TIMBERLANE...AVONDALE...
BELLE CHASSE...METAIRIE...JEFFERSON...GRETNA...HARAHAN...WESTWEGO...
ELMWOOD...RIVER RIDGE...MERAUX...ESTELLE...WOODMERE...ARABI...
TERRYTOWN AND VIOLET.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY CAUSE
LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

LAT...LON 2980 8982 2979 8985 2987 9024 2989 9025
      3003 9020 3002 9013 3003 9004 3005 9003
      3004 9001 3005 8998 3001 8985 2996 8984
      2993 8982 2994 8977 2996 8973 2995 8971
      2993 8975 2990 8973 2978 8978
TIME...MOT...LOC 0348Z 108DEG 16KT 2990 8983

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