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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
600 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

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-
600 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

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
The area will experience a partial solar eclipse between 11:50 AM
and 12:50 PM today. Do not stare directly at the sun during this
time...or anytime for that matter. Observe the eclipse indirectly
or by using eclipse viewing glasses specifically designed for this
purpose. Ordinarily innocuous fair weather clouds will have the
potential to produce angst and distress among those attempting to
view the eclipse.

Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms will have the
potential to produce brief periods of heavy rainfall and frequent

Afternoon heat indices will be in the 100-105 range. Wear loose
fitting clothing, take frequent breaks and stay hydrated if
outdoors during this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday
Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected each
afternoon Tuesday through Sunday. Some of these storms will have
the potential to produce locally heavy rainfall and frequent

Spotter activation is not anticipated.


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