News Alert: Situational Awareness Report 22 February 2016 As of 3:15 p.m.
Posted: 2/22/2016 4:35:13 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report
22 February 2016
As of 3:15 p.m.


State EOC Activation Level: Level IV (Crisis Action Team)

WebEOC Incident Name: 16-005 Severe Weather — Statewide February 22-23, 2016


Situation: A low pressure system and cold front will move across the state from west to east on Tuesday, February 23. This system will carry an enhanced to moderate risk of severe weather, including the potential for 80-mile-per-hour wind gusts, large hail, and strong or long-track tornadoes. While this system will cover the entire state, southeast Louisiana along with parts of south central and northeast Louisiana will see a higher risk of severe weather. The area east of Interstate 55 and north of the Interstate 10 and 12 corridor will see the greatest risk of severe weather.


The system will move across northwest Louisiana in the morning and will reach central Louisiana by mid-morning. From midday to evening, the system will move across the northeast portion of the State, the Florida Parishes, and the region around and south of Lake Pontchartrain. From early evening to nearly midnight, the system will move across the extreme eastern part of the state, including eastern St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. 

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