News Alert: GOHSEP SPECIAL WEATHER REPORT 6 March 2015 As of: 9:00 am
Posted: 3/6/2015 9:14:23 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

GOHSEP SPECIAL WEATHER REPORT


6 March 2015


As of: 9:00 am


 


STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: 4 Normal Operations


WebEOC Incident: 15-007 Winter Weather – Statewide, March 4 – 5, 2015


Proclamation NO. 44 BJ 2015 State of Emergency – Winter Weather 


 


 


 


SITUATION:   An arctic cold front moved through the area Wednesday night bringing with it a wintery mix across some of Louisiana. This system has moved out of the area, bringing any wintery precipitation to an end. A high pressure system with clear conditions and slightly warmer temperatures will move into the area today before an upper level disturbance brings the probability of rain from Sunday through mid-next week.


 


FORECAST for LOUISIANA 


                


Southeast Louisiana: Freeze Warnings will expire by mid-morning across the area as temperatures warm above freezing. However, temperatures are expected to fall below freezing again tonight for portions of southeast Louisiana along and north of the Interstate 10 and 12 corridors. Freeze Warnings are likely to be reissued later today for this area. Several periods of rain are expected beginning Sunday afternoon and continuing through much of next week. Rain amount in excess of two inches is expected in the Monday through Tuesday period.


 

Southwest / Central Louisiana:  Freeze Warnings will expire by mid-morning across the area as temperatures warm above freezing. However, a light freeze is expected again for most along and north of the Interstate 10 corridor tonight. An active southern jet stream will bring chances of rain beginning on Sunday. Some of the rain could be heavy at times on Monday as a surface low and upper level disturbance will combine with deep gulf moisture.


 

North Louisiana:   A full day of sunshine is expected today which will allow temperatures to climb into the 40’s and even lower 50’s, however temperatures are expected to drop below freezing again tonight. An active southern jet stream will bring chances of rain beginning on Sunday and continuing through the beginning of next week, fortunately no wintery precipitation is expected. 

 

 

State Actions:

 

GOHSEP:  GOHSEP is back to normal operations.

 

DOTD: All previously closed roads, bridges, and ramps have now been opened.


 


LSP: The LSP Crisis Response EOC Staff continues to monitor this winter weather event and is ready to provide support to the LSP Troops or LA DOTD when assistance is requested by the affected LSP Troop(s) or LA DOTD. The LSP EOC is currently at normal operations.


 


 


 


Parish Actions:  No school or government closures due to winter weather have been reported.


 


 


Impacts/Precautions:


 


Ø  Freeze Warning - sub-freezing temperatures are possible.


·        Protect plants by covering them or bringing them inside.


·        Pets should be protected or moved indoors.


·        Be careful heating your home. Space heaters need to be kept 36 inches away from anything that can burn. Turn it off when you leave the room or go to bed.


·        To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes, pipes should be wrapped or drained.


·        Dress warmly and keep exposed skin covered if outdoors.


 


 


 


For more information on severe weather, visit:


http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/index.shtml


http://gohsep.la.gov/winter.aspx


 


This will be the final GOHSEP Special Weather Report for WebEOC Incident: 15-007 Winter Weather – Statewide, March 4 – 5, 2015.


 


 

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