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From Parish President M. Larry Richard - Hazardous Weather Message from National Weather Service -  1/31/2023
Emergency

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

Hazardous Weather Message New…Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Thursday Afternoon/Evening… … Slight Risk of Excessive Rainfall Wednesday & Thursday…


SUMMARY, IMPACTS & NEW ADDITIONS:

• An extended period of showers and thunderstorms will begin Wednesday morning as precipitation spreads into lower southeast Texas. Rain will increase in coverage throughout the day before continuing into Thursday when a low pressure center crosses south Louisiana as a congealed mass of heavy showers and some organized thunderstorms.

• Due to saturated conditions, lower rainfall totals may still lead to minor flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, as well as cause creeks and bayous to overtop their banks.

• Some thunderstorms may become strong to severe Thursday afternoon and early evening, particularly in south-central Louisiana parishes. Damaging wind gusts and a brief, isolated tornado will be possible in stronger storms or line segments that may develop.

Wednesday:

Excessive Rainfall: Up to 1 inch of rainfall with some locally higher amounts. Primarily in northern Texas counties where there is a Slight Risk (2 out of 4) of excessive rainfall.

Thursday:

Excessive Rainfall: The Slight Risk (2 out of 4) then expands to include most Louisiana parishes as another 1 to 2 inches of rainfall are possible with some locally higher amounts. Stronger storms may have rain rates of 1+inch per hour.

Severe Weather: Portions of lower Acadiana have been included in a Marginal Risk (1 out of 5) of severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening. As low pressure tracks along the coastline, strong to severe thunderstorms may be possible over south central Louisiana. Right now, damaging wind gusts are the primary concern but a brief isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

CONFIDENCE: Confidence remains the same for excessive rainfall potential. Marginal confidence in severe weather.


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