Re: Local Statement - NWS Lake Charles - 438 AM CDT Fri Oct 6 2017
Posted by cypresstx
on 10/6/2017, 6:01 am
|Tropical Storm Nate Local Statement Advisory Number 8|
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA AL162017
438 AM CDT Fri Oct 6 2017
This product covers SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS
**TROPICAL STORM NATE HEADING FOR THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND
THE GULF OF MEXICO IN A HURRY**
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Iberia, Lafayette,
Lower St. Martin, St. Mary, Upper St. Martin, and Vermilion
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 1030 miles south-southeast of Cameron LA or about 960
miles south-southeast of Morgan City LA
- 16.9N 85.1W
- Storm Intensity 45 mph
- Movement North-northwest or 340 degrees at 14 mph
As of 4 AM CDT, Tropical Storm Nate was located in the Honduras Gulf waters
moving north-northwest at 14 mph. On this forecast track, the center of Nate
will continue moving over the Gulf of Honduras and across the northwestern
Caribbean Sea today, and reach the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula Friday
evening. Nate will then move into the southern Gulf of Mexico tonight. The storm
is expected to reach hurricane strength as it moves toward the north central Gulf
coast during the weekend, with a landfall potentially along the southeast Louisiana
coast Saturday night.
The primary impacts will be northerly winds with gusts to tropical storm force Saturday
and Sunday. Also, rainbands are expected to affect portions of central and south central
Louisiana with rainfall amounts between one and two inches through Sunday.
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
extreme south central Louisiana. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places. A few bridges and access routes
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
in areas with above ground lines.
Also, prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the the remainder of south central Louisiana.
* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across south central and central Louisiana. Potential
- Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
and overflow in spots.
- Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge
Elsewhere across SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS, little to
no impact is anticipated.
If evacuating the area, stick to prescribed evacuation routes. Look
for additional traffic information on roadway smart signs and listen
to select radio channels for further travel instructions. Drivers should
not use cell phones while operating vehicles.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your Emergency
Supplies Kit is stocked and ready.
When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.
Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Lake Charles LA around 8 AM CDT, or sooner if conditions
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