News Alert: GOHSEP Special Weather Report 16 June 2015 As of 2:30 pm
Posted: 6/16/2015 2:38:34 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
GOHSEP Special Weather Report
16 June 2015
As of 2:30 pm

State EOC Activation Level: 4 (Normal Operations)
WebEOC Incident: “15-019 Invest 91L - Statewide, June 2015”

The NWS/NHC is continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Bill off the central Texas coast. The following graphics show the location of this system and its forecasted track. Please stay tuned to your local weather station for any updates and warnings in your area. 

Tropical Weather Outlook:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Baffin Bay to High Island Texas. Tropical Storm Bill is inland over Matagorda Island and is moving toward the west near 9 mph. This general motion is expected to continue this afternoon, followed by a turn towards the northwest by tonight. 

Tropical storm conditions are occurring within the warning area and will likely continue into the evening. Bill is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4-8 inches over portions of Texas and Oklahoma and 2-4 inches over portions of Arkansas and Missouri. Isolated amounts of rainfall up to 12 inches will be possible in eastern Texas. Reports indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph with some higher gusts. 

Considering the center of the storm has moved inland, Tropical Storm Bill is forecasted to weaken later this afternoon before becoming a tropical depression overnight.

Projected Local Impacts:
Brief periods of heavy rain increasing westward
Higher tides and winds in coastal and offshore waters
A few tornadoes will be possible across portions of eastern Texas and far western Louisiana today and tonight.

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