News Alert: GOHSEP Situational Awareness Report
Posted: 8/30/2016 2:46:51 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

30 August 2016

As of 2:00 p.m.


State EOC Activation Level: Level III

WebEOC Incident: 16-019 Severe Weather – Statewide – 10-14 August 2016

State Declaration Proclamation 111-JBE - 2016 State of Emergency - Heavy Rain and Flooding




Situation:  A lingering surface low over the coastal plains will continued to draw in tropical moisture into the South. Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed and lingered across the Gulf States, yielding high rainfall amounts. Stay tuned to your local National Weather Service for the latest updates, watches and warnings.


Southeast LA: Higher than normal tides will continue at most coastal locations along southeast Louisiana and Mississippi. Tides will generally be 1.2 to 1 ½ ft. above normal. A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect this evening through early Thursday morning. Tide levels are expected to lower during the day Thursday onward but will be highly dependent on the future track and intensity of Tropical Depression Nine.


Southwest/Central LA: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast, mainly for this afternoon. No severe thunderstorms are expected at this time. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday and Thursday, becoming more scattered in coverage Friday through Monday.


North LA: Widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible today mainly during the daylight hours. Isolated thunderstorms could produce brief heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent cloud to ground lightning. Additionally, a few areas may see heat index values approaching 105 degrees by late this afternoon. Anyone working outdoors should take precautions against heat related illnesses. Isolated thunderstorms remain possible through mid-week and then will increase to scattered coverage again on Thursday as a weak cold front moves into the area. In addition, heat index values may approach the 105 degree mark once again during Wednesday.


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