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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
828 AM CDT MON APR 27 2015

LAC033-037-047-077-121-125-MSC157-271400-
/O.CON.KLIX.SV.W.0030.000000T0000Z-150427T1400Z/
WEST BATON ROUGE LA-EAST BATON ROUGE LA-WEST FELICIANA LA-
IBERVILLE LA-EAST FELICIANA LA-POINTE COUPEE LA-WILKINSON MS-
828 AM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM CDT
FOR WEST BATON ROUGE...WESTERN EAST BATON ROUGE...WEST FELICIANA...
IBERVILLE...WESTERN EAST FELICIANA...POINTE COUPEE PARISHES IN
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN WILKINSON COUNTIES...

AT 824 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR SIMMESPORT TO NEAR PORT BARRE TO NEAR MAURICE...
MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE APPROACHING POINTE COUPEE PARISH. WINDS
COULD BE IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THERE IS A TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT AND
THIS AREA HAS SHOWED SIGNS OF ROTATION. A TORNADO WARNING MAY BE
NEEDED FOR POINTE COUPEE PARISH IF THIS ROTATION PERSISTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BATON ROUGE...ZACHARY...PLAQUEMINE...PORT ALLEN...NEW ROADS...
JACKSON...ST. FRANCISVILLE...ADDIS...BRUSLY...LIVONIA...MARINGOUIN...
WOODVILLE...FORDOCHE...ROSEDALE...GROSSE TETE...MORGANZA...
WAKEFIELD...RAMAH...LETTSWORTH AND ERWINVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. ALTHOUGH A
TORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...IF ONE IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY
AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A
BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS...PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A
SHELTER...PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIND DAMAGE. THIS IS A VERY
DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN NEW ORLEANS.

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.  MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER...
IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING.

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 PM CDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

LAT...LON 3098 9180 3104 9172 3104 9165 3097 9166
      3103 9157 3107 9156 3111 9163 3121 9158
      3123 9113 3003 9124 3011 9147 3023 9148
      3026 9159 3036 9165 3044 9164 3050 9170
      3050 9175 3051 9173 3071 9173 3086 9182
TIME...MOT...LOC 1324Z 283DEG 52KT 3101 9186 3057 9187 3010 9216

$$

MJH

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