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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
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 NORMAN OK
451 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-191100-
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-
451 AM 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...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.FOG...
WIDESPREAD FOG WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING. THERE MAY BE A
FEW AREAS OF DENSE FOG...WITH VISIBILITIES OF 1/4 MILE OR LESS.

.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.

$$

CMS

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
445 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-182245-
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-
445 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014


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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.


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

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

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT MOVING ACROSS THE AREA ON MONDAY WILL PROVIDE ANOTHER
DOSE OF DRY AIR TO THE REGION AFTER ITS PASSAGE. GUSTY WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT... COMBINED WITH THE DRY AIR WILL RAISE FIRE WEATHER
CONCERNS ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.


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

$$

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.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
316 AM 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-
316 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SOME AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND LIGHT RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTHERN
AND NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF THE AREA THIS MORNING. THERE COULD BE
SOME AREAS COLD ENOUGH TO SEE SOME SLEET...SNOW FLURRIES AND OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE OZARKS...AND ALONG
THE MISSOURI BORDER. ANY WINTRY WEATHER IMPACTS WILL BE
LIMITED...AND ONLY IN THE HIGHEST TERRAIN AND ELEVATED SURFACES
SUCH AS BRIDGES. ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE STATE...AREAS OF RAIN WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST THIS MORNING...WITH MUCH OF THE
PRECIPITATION MOVING OUT OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON.

.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.

$$

62

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
228 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-190830-
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-
228 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING WILL PRODUCE OCCASIONAL VISIBILITY
RESTRICTIONS BELOW ONE MILE. IMPROVEMENT IS EXPECTED BY LATE
MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT GENERALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS
EXPECTED.

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

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY MORNING SOUTHEAST OF A
LAMPASAS TO ATHENS LINE. NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME.

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

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1059 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

LAZ020-022-181900-
GRANT-LA SALLE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COLFAX...JENA
1059 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN CONTINUE TO MOVE EASTWARD THIS
ACROSS SOUTHERN GRANT AND LA SALLE PARISHES IN LOUISIANA. THIS
ACTIVITY WILL PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS GENERALLY UNDER
ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.

$$
20

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
857 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-181900-
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-
857 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

.NOW...
AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND FOG WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE MORNING
HOURS AS LOW LEVEL MOISTURE REMAINS ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE AREA.
VISIBILITIES OF 1-2 MILES CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH A FEW SPOTS
FALLING TO AROUND HALF A MILE. AREAS OF FOG AND DRIZZLE SHOULD
GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH AFTERNOON HOURS...HOWEVER...LOW LEVEL
CLOUDS SHOULD REMAIN THROUGH THE REST OF THE DAY.

THE DRIZZLE AND LOW CLOUDS SHOULD RESULT IN COOLER CONDITIONS AND
TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO GET OUT OF THE 40S AND LOW 50S
ACROSS MOST AREAS.

$$

15-BAIN

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