News Alert: GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT 8 November 2011
Posted: 11/8/2011 2:28:15 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
 

GOHSEP DAILY OPERATIONAL REPORT
8 November 2011
As of:  1345 Hours
STATE EOC ACTIVATION LEVEL: Level 4 (Normal operations)

 

1. TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE:


As of 1300 hours 8 November 2011, the NWS/NHC is reporting on the tropical features listed below.  This system does not pose a threat to Louisiana

 

The center of Sub-Tropical Storm Sean, is near 27.7N 69.5W or  about 490 miles southwest of Bermuda. Subtropical storm Sean is stationary at the current moment.  The maximum sustained wind speeds are 45 mph with higher gusts.

 

More information can be accessed from The National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

2. STATE WIDE EVENTS:   

EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST:

As part of a larger effort to strengthen the nation’s preparedness and resiliency, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct the first nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System on November 9th, at 1 P.M. Central Time. Testing the Emergency Alert System plays a key role in evaluating and improving the systems needed in place to ensure our nation is prepared for all hazards and that people within its borders are able to receive critical and vital information through the system.

 

STATEWIDE PARISH BURN BANS / DROUGHT 2011:

WebEOC Incident 010-11 Statewide Parish Burn Ban

 

Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning:

Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain Parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1563.  Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government.

 

This order was effective as of 0900 Hours, August 24, 2011, and shall remain in effect until rescinded for the following Louisiana parishes: Allen, Acadia, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Desoto, Evangeline, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, Union, Vermillion, Vernon, Webster and Winn

                                                    

The following parishes have a current Parish State of Emergency Declaration on file with GOHSEP:

Natchitoches

Bossier

Caddo

Sabine

National Weather Service Drought Assessment Graphic:

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/drought_assessment.shtml

 

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Burn Ban Graphic:

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/portal/Portals/0/FOR/publications/forest%20fire/laburnban.pdf

 

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Stain, D.V.M., said the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has installed a new emergency hotline phone system to better serve the public.  “We are here to protect the consumer,” Strain said. “Remember; call the LDAF for any emergency involving agriculture, pesticides, and wildfire detection and suppression. The number is 1-855-452-5323.” This hotline will be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

3. LOUISIANA WEATHER:

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA: Today has a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day with an increase to 60 percent at night.  Wednesday through Saturday is forecasted to be sunny during the day and partly cloudy to clear in the evenings.

Temperatures: Today: 78/61, Wednesday: 68/42, Thursday: 65/38, Friday: 64/49, Saturday: 74/62.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  Thunderstorms after midnight could reach severe limits in advance of a strong Pacific cold front.  Once the front passes late tonight, the severe threat should end.  About an inch of rainfall should be common from this system.

 

There will be cool, chilly nights and mild days into this coming weekend. Rain chances return on Monday as another Pacific front approaches.

 

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA: Today will be mostly cloudy during the day with the evening having a 50 percent chance of scattered showers continuing on into Wednesday. Thursday through Saturday is forecasted to be sunny and clear.

Temperatures: Today: 81/66, Wednesday: 78/48, Thursday: 69/37, Friday: 66/41, Saturday: 75/57.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  The chance for widespread hazardous weather is low.  However a few strong thunderstorms, capable of producing strong wind gusts and frequent lightning, are possible tonight and possibly early Wednesday, over western portions of the area, mainly west of a line from McComb, Mississippi to Houma, Louisiana.

 

Small craft advisory conditions are expected to develop in the wake of the cold front Wednesday night and persist into Thursday night.

 

CENTRAL LOUISIANA:  Today has a 20 percent chance of showers during the day with an increase to 70 percent at night.  Wednesday through Saturday is forecasted to be sunny during the day and partly cloudy to clear in the evenings.

Temperatures: Today: 82/52, Wednesday: 65/42, Thursday: 64/33, Friday: 64/39, Saturday: 70/57.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER: 

Thunderstorms after midnight could reach severe limits in advance of a strong Pacific cold front. Once the front passes late tonight, the severe threat should end.  About an inch of rainfall should be common from this system.

 

There will be cool, chilly nights and mild days into this coming weekend. Rain chances return on Monday as another Pacific front approaches.

 

NORTHERN LOUISIANA:   Today has a 70-90 percent chance of severe thunderstorms throughout the day. Wednesday through Saturday is forecasted to be sunny during the day and partly cloudy to clear in the evenings.

Temperatures: Today: 78/49, Wednesday: 64/39, Thursday: 63/33, Friday: 65/41, Saturday: 72/59.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER:  A strong upper level storm system will emerge out from the

southern Rockies and into the southern Plains, causing showers and thunderstorms to intensify this afternoon during peak heating as they enter extreme eastern Texas, north Louisiana, and southwest Arkansas.  Given the strong wind shear and forcing in place, some of these storms may become severe, capable of producing damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. However, the severe weather threat will be dependent on the extent of instability in place, which could be inhibited by cloud cover and showers that may develop ahead of the primary band of thunderstorms. In addition to the severe thunderstorm threat, locally heavy rainfall will be possible area wide, with rainfall amounts of one to three inches expected, with isolated higher amounts possible. The showers and thunderstorms will diminish from west to east this evening, with cooler and drier air filtering southeast behind a cold front.

 

 

4. HAZMAT: None

5. FIRE: None

6. MEDICAL: None

7. NTAS (National Terrorist Advisory System): Currently there are no active alerts.

For more information go to following link; http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/ntas.shtm.

8. CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR, EXPLOSIVE: None

 

 

 

 

 

 

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