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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
442 AM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

GMZ530-532-534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577-LAZ034>037-
039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-272245-
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
LAKE BORGNE-CHANDELEUR SOUND-BRETON SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA FROM 20 TO
60 NM-POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-
WASHINGTON-ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-
EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-
ORLEANS-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA-
SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-PEARL RIVER-
HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
442 AM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA...SOUTH MISSISSIPPI AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT. A SLOW MOVING STORM
SYSTEM WILL BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY
HEAVY RAIN TO SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI
TODAY...CONTINUING OVERNIGHT. WIDESPREAD TWO TO FOUR INCH RAIN
AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY MORNING...WITH A FEW LOCALIZED
AREAS RECEVING HIGHER AMOUNTS.

IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY RAIN THREAT...A FEW THUNDERSTORMS COULD
BECOME STRONG TO MARGINALLY SEVERE THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT...MAINLY ALONG THE LOUISIANA COAST. THE MAIN THREAT WOULD
BE STRONG WINDS TO 50 TO 60 MPH.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT EARLY THIS MORNING FOR MUCH
OF THE COASTAL WATERS FOR SOUTHERLY WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEAS.
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE LAKES AND SOUNDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A FLOOD WATCH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. STORM TOTAL
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES ACROSS
THE WATCH AREA BY SUNDAY EVENING WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
6 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE. WITH RECENT RAINFALL AND DORMANT
VEGETATION THERE COULD BE EXCESS RUNOFF LEADING TO A FEW FLOODING
CONCERNS ALONG WITH POSSIBLE RIVER FLOODING ISSUES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS IS NOT ANTICIPATED THROUGH FRIDAY.

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