Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1221 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

LAZ029-033-043>045-052>054-074-260615-
ST. MARY LA-EAST CAMERON LA-LAFAYETTE LA-IBERIA LA-
UPPER ST. MARTIN LA-ST. LANDRY LA-ACADIA LA-VERMILION LA-
AVOYELLES LA-
1221 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EAST CENTRAL CAMERON...
NORTHWESTERN IBERIA...VERMILION...WEST CENTRAL ST. MARY...EASTERN ST.
LANDRY...SOUTHEASTERN AVOYELLES...ST. MARTIN...LAFAYETTE AND
SOUTHEASTERN ACADIA PARISHES UNTIL 115 AM CDT...

AT 1221 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR SLOCUM TO PORT BARRE
TO NEAR GUEYDAN TO 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GRAND CHENIER...AND MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAFAYETTE...NEW IBERIA...OPELOUSAS...CROWLEY...ABBEVILLE...
CATAHOULA...SCOTT...BREAUX BRIDGE...RAYNE...CARENCRO...ST.
MARTINVILLE...JEANERETTE...KAPLAN...CHURCH POINT...SIMMESPORT...
GUEYDAN...LEONVILLE...ARNAUDVILLE...PALMETTO AND FORKED ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND
TV STATIONS...AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS...FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN
LOUISIANA. A TORNADO WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA.

LAT...LON 2974 9303 2974 9305 3002 9255 3059 9204
      3121 9171 3120 9169 3086 9182 3050 9175
      3016 9147 2972 9184 2970 9186 2971 9186
      2971 9188 2982 9182 2975 9220 2961 9211
      2961 9203 2953 9228
TIME...MOT...LOC 0521Z 302DEG 35KT 3122 9164 3056 9197 2996 9251 2965
9307

$$

RUA


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