News Alert: GOHSEP Situational Awareness Report 5 June 2016 As of 2:30 pm
Posted: 6/6/2016 9:25:38 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP Situational Awareness Report

5 June 2016

As of 2:30 pm

State EOC Activation Level: CAT (Crisis Action Team) 

Situation: The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico region. The National Weather Service is also monitoring a deep upper low impacting the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi River Valley throughout this weekend. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact the region through tonight and possibly into Monday. Stay tuned to your local National Weather Service for the latest information.
 
Tropical Weather Outlook: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisory on newly formed Tropical Depression Three, located over the south-central Gulf of Mexico. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. The center of Tropical Depression Three was located bear latitude 22.7 north, longitude 88.1 west. The depression is moving toward the north near 9 MPH. A north northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected later today through Monday. On this track, the center of the depression is forecast to approach the coast of the Florida Big Bend area Monday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 MPH with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm before reaching the coast of Florida. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches)

Hazardous Weather Outlook:

North Louisiana: Isolated showers and a few thunderstorms continued to develop across portions of deep east Texas, and Louisiana this afternoon. The majority of the precipitation activity was moving southwest at 10 MPH. Rainfall amounts of a trace up to a tenth of an inch may occur with the strongest activity.

 

Southwest/Central Louisiana: Some localized heavy rain is possible this afternoon, however the threat for widespread heavy rainfall will continue to diminish. No hazardous weather is expected at this time for Monday through Saturday.

 

Southeast Louisiana: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected again this afternoon and evening. A few of the thunderstorms could be strong and capable of producing occasional to frequent lightning, strong gusty winds and heavy downpours. Greatest potential for heavy rain is east of Interstate 55 today where an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain with locally higher amounts will be possible. Winds and seas over the outer coastal waters could become hazardous as a tropical depression or storm moves through the central and northeastern Gulf of Mexico Monday and Monday night. 

For more information on the Hazardous Weather Outlook, visit: http://www.weather.gov/

For more information on the Tropical Weather Outlook, visit:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

GOHSEP Operations is monitoring the situation and will continue to update as needed. 

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