Flash Flood Watch
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
330 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

...A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.A WARM FRONT WILL BE LIFTING NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO
BEGINNING LATE FRIDAY. A MOISTURE-RICH SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL
BE INTERACTING WITH THE SURFACE WARM FRONT TO BRING AN EXTENDED
THREAT OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL THIS WEEKEND. THE THREAT WILL
END WITH A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE LATE SUNDAY.

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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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW ROADS...LIVONIA...
ST. FRANCISVILLE...JACKSON...CLINTON...GREENSBURG...MONTPELIER...
BOGALUSA...FRANKLINTON...SLIDELL...MANDEVILLE...COVINGTON...
LACOMBE...PLAQUEMINE...WHITE CASTLE...PORT ALLEN...ADDIS...
BRUSLY...BATON ROUGE...GONZALES...DONALDSONVILLE...
DENHAM SPRINGS...WALKER...PIERRE PART...LABADIEVILLE...
PAINCOURTVILLE...LUTCHER...GRAMERCY...LAPLACE...RESERVE...
THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...DESTREHAN...NORCO...METAIRIE...
KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...VIOLET...
HOUMA...BAYOU CANE...CHAUVIN...DULAC...MONTEGUT...GALLIANO...
CUT OFF...GOLDEN MEADOW...PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...YSCLOSKEY...
AMITE...KENTWOOD...HAMMOND...PONCHATOULA...CENTREVILLE...
WOODVILLE...GLOSTER...LIBERTY...CROSBY...MCCOMB...TYLERTOWN...
PICAYUNE...BAY ST. LOUIS...WAVELAND...DIAMONDHEAD...GULFPORT...
BILOXI...PASCAGOULA...OCEAN SPRINGS...MOSS POINT...GAUTIER...
ST. MARTIN
330 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN
  MISSISSIPPI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST
  LOUISIANA...ASCENSION...ASSUMPTION...EAST BATON ROUGE...EAST
  FELICIANA...IBERVILLE...LIVINGSTON...LOWER JEFFERSON...LOWER
  LAFOURCHE...LOWER PLAQUEMINES...LOWER ST. BERNARD...LOWER
  TERREBONNE...NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA...ORLEANS...POINTE COUPEE...
  SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA...ST. CHARLES...ST. HELENA...ST. JAMES...
  ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST...ST. TAMMANY...UPPER JEFFERSON...UPPER
  LAFOURCHE...UPPER PLAQUEMINES...UPPER ST. BERNARD...UPPER
  TERREBONNE...WASHINGTON...WEST BATON ROUGE AND WEST FELICIANA.
  IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...AMITE...HANCOCK... HARRISON...
  JACKSON...PEARL RIVER...PIKE...WALTHALL AND WILKINSON.

* FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* A WARM FRONT MOVING NORTH FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO LATE FRIDAY
  WILL PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR WIDESPREAD MODERATE RAINFALL THAT CAN
  BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES. WIDESPREAD TWO DAY RAINFALL TOTALS COULD
  AVERAGE BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER BANDS OF RAIN
  POSSIBLY BETWEEN 6 AND 8 INCHES SOMEWHERE IN THE ADVISORY AREA.


* DUE TO RECENT RAINS...SOME RIVERS MAY SWELL TO FLOOD STAGE IF
  SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL OCCUR. ALSO...SOME LOCALIZED FLOODING
  OF POORLY DRAINED AREAS MAY RESULT IF RAINS PERSIST FOR SEVERAL
  HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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