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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
940 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WATCH FOR THE...

  CALCASIEU RIVER NEAR GLENMORA AFFECTING RAPIDES PARISH
  CALCASIEU RIVER AT OLD TOWN BAY AFFECTING CALCASIEU PARISH

 .SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION
TODAY AND INCREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OVERNIGHT.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITH THIS EVENT LOOK TO BE 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IF THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS DO MATERIALIZE AS
PREDICTED...THE AREA RIVER SYSTEM WILL SEE SIGNIFICANT RISES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AREAS AND ALONG RIVERS AND STREAMS. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH
AREA REMAIN ALERT TO POSSIBLE FLOODING OR IF A WARNING IS ISSUED.

DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED AREAS OR ATTEMPT TO CROSS ROADWAYS COVERED
BY HIGH WATER. YOU MAY CHECK THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST
RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION, WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/LCH.


$$

&&

LAZ028-190540-
/O.NEW.KLCH.FL.A.0008.141222T0600Z-141222T1200Z/
/GLML1.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
940 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR
  THE CALCASIEU RIVER NEAR GLENMORA
* FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY MORNING.
* AT  8:30 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.3 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT STAGES NEAR 12.0 FEET...WHEN THE RIVER IS RISING AND
  THE GAUGE READING IS FORECAST TO REACH 12 FEET OR HIGHER. ROADS
  UPSTREAM FROM GLENMORA, INCLUDING STROTHERS CROSSING ROAD NEAR THE
  COMMUNITY OF CALCASIEU AND PRICE CROSSING ROAD NEAR HINESTON HAVE
  WATER ON THEM AND ARE SUBJECT TO BEING CLOSED. ALSO, FLOODING OF
  FORESTED AREAS NEAR THE RIVER WILL OCCUR.


&&

LAT...LON 3113 9279 3090 9269 3090 9262 3105 9265 3115 9275

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
753 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-191200-
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-
HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-
ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-EASTLAND-ERATH-HOOD-SOMERVELL-
JOHNSON-ELLIS-HENDERSON-COMANCHE-MILLS-HAMILTON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO-
FREESTONE-ANDERSON-LAMPASAS-CORYELL-BELL-MCLENNAN-FALLS-LIMESTONE-
LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON-
753 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY ACCOMPANY RAINFALL TONIGHT SOUTH OF THE
INTERSTATE 20 CORRIDOR. CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING WILL BE THE
PRIMARY HAZARD.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY LINGER FRIDAY MORNING IN AREAS
SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM TEMPLE TO PALESTINE. CLOUD-TO-GROUND
LIGHTNING WILL REMAIN THE PRIMARY HAZARD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
730 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

ARZ003>007-012>016-021>025-030>034-037>047-052>057-062>069-191100-
ARKANSAS-BAXTER-BOONE-BRADLEY-CALHOUN-CLARK-CLEBURNE-CLEVELAND-
CONWAY-DALLAS-DESHA-DREW-FAULKNER-FULTON-GARLAND-GRANT-HOT SPRING-
INDEPENDENCE-IZARD-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-LINCOLN-LOGAN-LONOKE-
MARION-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-NEWTON-OUACHITA-PERRY-PIKE-POLK-POPE-
PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-SCOTT-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE-VAN BUREN-WHITE-
WOODRUFF-YELL-
730 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR A LARGE PART OF ARKANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SOME AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND FOG WILL BE SEEN OVERNIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF
ARKANSAS. PATCHY DENSE MAY FORM LATE NIGHT BUT IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE
WIDESPREAD.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA ON FRIDAY...WITH
CHANCES FOR RAIN EXPECTED FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THERE WILL BE SOME
POTENTIAL FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE
STATE. HOWEVER...ANY ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIGHT...WITH WINTER
WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED TO BE LIMITED.

A NEW STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS ARKANSAS EARLY NEXT WEEK. AT
THIS TIME...CHANCES FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION LOOK LIMITED AS
TEMPERATURES LOOK WARM ENOUGH TO REMAIN GENERALLY RAIN.
HOWEVER...SIGNIFICANT UNCERTAINTY STILL REMAINS REGARDING WHEN THE
COLDEST AIR WILL ARRIVE...AND HOW MUCH MOISTURE WILL REMAIN WHEN
THE COLD AIR ARRIVES. REFER TO THE LATEST FORECASTS IN THE COMING
DAYS AS THESE UNCERTAINTIES BECOME MORE CLEAR.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

VISIT NWS LITTLE ROCK ON THE WEB. GO TO HTTP://WEATHER.GOV AND
CLICK ON CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
619 PM CST THU DEC 18 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>082-191230-
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-
619 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TONIGHT.
HOWEVER...HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

AN AREA LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY AND NORTHERN GULF COAST STATES FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING. WIDESPREAD RAIN AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE.
A FEW OF THESE STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE...MAINLY ALONG THE
COASTAL AREAS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

IN ADDITION...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OCCUR ACROSS THE AREA WITH THE HIGHEST
AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI AND
PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL LOUISIANA. SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA SOUTH OF LAKE
PONTCHARTRAIN AND MISSISSIPPI COAST MAY RECEIVE AN INCH OR TWO
FRIDAY AND EARLY SATURDAY. DUE TO THE EXTENDED DRY PERIOD...ONLY
MINOR STREET FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO BRING ABOUT MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS ACROSS
THE COASTAL WATERS BEGINNING FRIDAY. SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20
KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
UNTIL FRONTAL PASSAGE THEN WINDS SHOULD QUICKLY SHIFT TO THE
NORTHWEST. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY. STRONG
STORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH VERY STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION...STRONG
WINDS ARE LIKELY AHEAD AND BEHIND THE COLD FRONT TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS MAY BE NEEDED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
431 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-192245-
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
431 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN...
WESTERN...CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT...

.FOG...
PATCHY FOG AND DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES LESS
THAN ONE MILE IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION FOR SOME LOCATIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

GET GRAPHICS AND MORE DETAILS AT WEATHER.GOV/NORMAN...AND FOLLOW
OUR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
430 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-191100-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
430 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

POOR VISIBILITY.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

DISCUSSION...

PATCHY FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES MAINLY IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN
OF THE OUACHITAS IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND THE BOSTON MOUNTAINS IN
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THROUGH MORNING.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY THRU MONDAY...NO HAZARDS.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...

STRONG SOUTH WINDS AND WARMER TEMPERATURES AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL ELEVATE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK.

WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
$$

LACY

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
502 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>213-226-227-191115-
AUSTIN-BRAZOS-BURLESON-COLORADO-FORT BEND-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-
LIBERTY-MADISON-MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-
WASHINGTON-WHARTON-
502 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE OVER THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO
FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH THIS
SYSTEM ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL TOTALS AROUND ONE TO TWO
INCHES ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA. LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS THAT
FALL IN A SHORT TIME PERIOD COULD LEAD TO NUISANCE STREET FLOODING
ISSUES. CONDITIONS ARE NOT VERY FAVORABLE FOR STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS...BUT A FEW ISOLATED CELLS CAN NOT BE COMPLETELY
RULED OUT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
421 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-
073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-191030-
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-
421 AM CST THU DEC 18 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
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS MORNING WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE
THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING TIME FRAME. CHANCES FOR RAINS WILL
BE ON A SLOW INCREASE TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY AS A WARM FRONT BACKS
ACROSS THE REGION. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE THAT A FEW STORMS MAY
BECOME SEVERE... THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE FROM WINDS. ALSO...RAINS
WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES ACROSS THE LAKES REGION IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS
AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA. RAINS ENDING DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ON
SATURDAY MORNING...AS A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING. A DRY AND COOL WEEKEND ON TAP.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAYBE REQUIRED ON FRIDAY.

$$

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