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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
321 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ACROSS THE BEACHES OF ALABAMA AND
NORTHWEST FLORIDA...

.THE COMBINATION OF INCREASING WESTERLY WIND AND SURF AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENTS THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-290600-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0015.000000T0000Z-140729T1200Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
321 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL PERSIST WITH NUMEROUS TO
  WIDESPREAD RIP CURRENTS LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD...

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Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
LAZ034-046-290100-

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
727 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM MOVING SOUTHEAST AFFECTING POINTE COUPEE
PARISH AND IBERVILLE PARISH...

AT 723 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER SOUTHERN POINTEE COUPEE PARISH NEAR LOTTIE
MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

THE STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT AREAS IN AND AROUND...MARINGOUIN
AND RAMAH.

THE PRIMARY THREATS FROM THIS STORM ARE FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND WIND
GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH...WHICH COULD DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND
UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE HOME OR BUILDING
UNTIL THIS STORM HAS PASSED.

BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF A WARNING IS ISSUED. STAY TUNED
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR
FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
720 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

LAZ028-029-032-033-044-045-290115-
ST. LANDRY LA-RAPIDES LA-LAFAYETTE LA-EVANGELINE LA-AVOYELLES LA-
UPPER ST. MARTIN LA-
720 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ST. LANDRY...RAPIDES...
LAFAYETTE...EVANGELINE...AVOYELLES AND ST. MARTIN PARISHES UNTIL 815
PM CDT...

AT 714 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
AN AREA OF SCATTERRED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS. THE AREA IS MOVING TO
THE SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.


THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THESE STORMS IS FREQUENT LIGHTNING. SEEK
SHELTER IN A SAFE HOME OR BUILDING UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE PASSED.


LAT...LON 3027 9206 3097 9247 3098 9180 3089 9179
      3085 9181 3071 9173 3056 9175 3051 9173
      3050 9170 3043 9163 3039 9162 3037 9164
      3035 9162 3030 9162

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
600 PM CDT MON JUL 28 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>082-291400-
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-
600 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT...BUT
PRIMARILY DURING THE EVENING HOURS. A FEW OF THE STORMS MAY BE
STRONG AND PRODUCE FREQUENT LIGHTNING...STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND
BRIEF HEAVY DOWNPOURS OF RAIN.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THE RISK OF WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1201 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-291700-
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-
UNION LA-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-
NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-MCCURTAIN-BOWIE-
FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-MORRIS-CASS-WOOD-UPSHUR-MARION-SMITH-GREGG-
HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
1201 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS...SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...EAST TEXAS AND
NORTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY AN UNUSUALLY LATE
JULY COLD FRONT TODAY. THE BEST CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION WILL BE
ACROSS THE INTERSTATE 20 CORRIDOR OF NORTHEAST TEXAS AND NORTHERN
LOUISIANA AND SOUTH OF THE CORRIDOR THROUGH THIS EVENING. SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED BUT SOME STRONG STORMS COULD
OCCUR. OTHERWISE...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

COOLER WEATHER IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION IN THE WAKE OF
THE COLD FRONT THIS WEEK. DISTURBANCES ALOFT IN THE ATMOSPHERE
WILL MOVE TOWARDS OUR REGION FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND THESE
DISTURBANCES WILL HELP TO PRODUCE SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS...BEGINNING LATE WEDNESDAY...BUT ESPECIALLY
DURING THE DAY THURSDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF ON FRIDAY. SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED WITH THIS LATE WEEK ACTIVITY AT
THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL...AMATEUR RADIO
OPERATORS...AND STORM SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1103 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-
073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-291200-
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-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-
1103 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO...CENTRAL LOUISIANA...SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...WEST CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORMS CHANCES WILL INCREASE TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH
THE APPROACH OF A COOL FRONT. WHILE THE OVERALL PROBABILITY OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS IS VERY LOW...CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SUPPORTIVE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS TO BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG
DOWN BURST WINDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

INCREASED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORMS CHANCES WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY
AS A COOL FRONT SAGS SOUTHWARD AND STALLS ACROSS THE COASTAL
WATERS. DECREASED CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE
EXPECTED FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...BUT WILL INCREASE BY FRIDAY
AS A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES ALOFT MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. NO
HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
513 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

ALZ051>064-FLZ001>006-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-291015-
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-
ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
GREENE-STONE-GEORGE-
513 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH THIS AFTERNOON. AS
A RESULT...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF
THE FRONT. STRONG STORMS WITH FREQUENT LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS...AND
TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS ARE LIKELY. AN ISOLATED SEVERE STORM IS ALSO
POSSIBLE...WITH LOCALIZED DAMAGING WINDS AS THE PRIMARY THREAT.

AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 102 TO 107 CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF SKYWARN SEVERE STORM SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
PERSONNEL MAY BE NECESSARY THIS AFTERNOON.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
513 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

GMZ630>635-650-655-670-675-291015-
NORTHERN MOBILE BAY-SOUTHERN MOBILE BAY-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
PERDIDO BAY-PENSACOLA BAY SYSTEM-CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
513 AM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL
WATERS OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH TONIGHT DUE TO MODERATE
TO STRONG WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP INLAND THIS AFTERNOON AND MOVE
SOUTH TOWARD THE MARINE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME OF
THE STORMS COULD BE STRONG.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
714 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

LAZ017-018-020-022-TXZ149-150-152-153-165>167-290130-
SABINE LA-NATCHITOCHES-GRANT-LA SALLE-CHEROKEE-RUSK-NACOGDOCHES-
SHELBY-ANGELINA-SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MANY...NATCHITOCHES...COLFAX...JENA...
RUSK...HENDERSON...NACOGDOCHES...CENTER...LUFKIN...
SAN AUGUSTINE...HEMPHILL
714 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

.NOW...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA
AND EAST TEXAS...MAINLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM HENDERSON...TO
TENAHA TEXAS...TO CATAHOULA LOUISIANA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE
LIGHT...A TRACE TO SEVERAL HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH...OR HIGHER IN
ISOLATED STORMS. DANGEROUS LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. MOVEMENT IS TO THE SOUTHEAST ABOUT 20 MPH.

$$
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
701 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

LAZ027>033-043>045-TXZ180-259-260-290215-
VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-
ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-TYLER-NORTHERN JASPER-
NORTHERN NEWTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEESVILLE...NEW LLANO...ALEXANDRIA...
PINEVILLE...MARKSVILLE...BUNKIE...COTTONPORT...SIMMESPORT...
MANSURA...DE RIDDER...OAKDALE...KINDER...VILLE PLATTE...MAMOU...
OPELOUSAS...EUNICE...CROWLEY...RAYNE...CHURCH POINT...LAFAYETTE...
BREAUX BRIDGE...ST. MARTINVILLE...WOODVILLE...COLMESNEIL...
JASPER...KIRBYVILLE...NEWTON
701 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 9 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH
A COOL FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO SINK SOUTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH ACROSS
CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA. ANOTHER AREA OF STORMS  WILL
MOVE INTO INTERIOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS. EXPECT FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND
RAINFALL RATES AS HIGH AS 1 1/2 INCHES PER HOUR.

$$

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