Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1234 PM CDT Tue Aug 3 2021

LAZ041-031800-
Calcasieu LA-
1234 PM CDT Tue Aug 3 2021

...TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS OVER THE LAKE CHARLES AREA...

At 1229 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Lake Charles Regional Airport, moving east at 15 mph.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this thunderstorm. Rainfall
rates are between 1 to 2 inches per hour. These high rainfall rates
may cause street flooding especially in urban and poor drainage
locations. Also, hyrdo-planing on area interstates and highways are
a real possibility.

Locations impacted include...
Lake Charles, Westlake, Iowa, Lake Charles Regional Airport, Moss
Bluff, Lebleu Settlement and Holmwood.

This includes the following highways...
 Interstate 10 in Louisiana between mile markers 26 and 43.
 Interstate 210 between mile markers 1 and 12.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

&&

LAT...LON 3007 9332 3034 9329 3034 9303 3026 9303
      3026 9301 3006 9300
TIME...MOT...LOC 1729Z 279DEG 12KT 3014 9316

$$

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