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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
320 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...OPPRESSIVE HEAT TO CONTINUE FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND AGAIN ON
FRIDAY...

.A very muggy air mass will hang around the region through Friday.
A low coverage in showers or thunderstorms is also expected and
this will allow afternoon temperatures to climb into the mid 90s.
This, combined with relative humidity values around 60 percent,
will make the heat index or apparent temperature from the late
morning to afternoon to be in the hazardous category, with
readings from 106 to 110 degrees.

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Beauregard-Allen-Evangeline-St. Landry-Calcasieu-Jefferson Davis-
Acadia-Lafayette-Upper St. Martin-Vermilion-Iberia-St. Mary-
Lower St. Martin-West Cameron-East Cameron-Hardin-Jefferson-
Orange-Southern Jasper-Southern Newton-
Including the cities of Bundick Lake, De Ridder, Fields, Oretta,
Oakdale, Kinder, Ville Platte, Beaver, St. Landry, Mamou,
Reddell, Lawtell, Opelousas, Eunice, Lake Charles, Sulphur,
Hathaway, Jennings, Topsy, Roanoke, Welsh, Lake Arthur, Crowley,
Rayne, Branch, Church Point, Richard, Lafayette, Breaux Bridge,
Cade, St. Martinville, Abbeville, Intracoastal City, Meaux,
Forked Island, Kaplan, New Iberia, Morgan City, Burns Point,
Centerville, Franklin, Patterson, Berwick, Bayou Vista,
Stephensville, Hackberry, Johnson Bayou, Grand Lake, Klondike,
Cameron, Creole, Grand Chenier, Rutherford Beach, Lumberton,
Silsbee, Beaumont, Sabine Pass, Sea Rim State Park, Orange,
Vidor, Bridge City, Gist, Buna, Evadale, and Deweyville
320 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM to 7 PM CDT Friday.

* TEMPERATURE...92 to 95 degrees with dew points between 76 and 80
  degrees.

* MAX APPARENT TEMPERATURE...108 TO 110 degrees.

* IMPACTS...Prolonged exposure to the heat outdoors, in unshaded
  places, without proper hydration, and other precautionary
  actions, may result in heat related illnesses.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
neighbors.

 Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

 To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.   Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

&&

$$

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Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1003 AM CDT THU AUG 17 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.STRONG AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES OF THE UPPER TEXAS COAST.

TXZ214-236>238-172315-
/O.NEW.KHGX.RP.S.0014.170817T1503Z-170818T0500Z/
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-MATAGORDA-
1003 AM CDT THU AUG 17 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
  ARE POSSIBLE ALONG GULF-FACING BEACHES OF THE UPPER TEXAS COAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL...FLAGS
AND SIGNS. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN CALM...
DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP.
IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM
DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
443 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

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039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-181400-
Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas-Mississippi Sound-
Lake Borgne-Chandeleur Sound-Breton Sound-
Coastal Waters from Port Fourchon LA to Lower Atchafalaya River
LA out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River
to Port Fourchon Louisiana out 20 NM-
Coastal Waters from Boothville LA to Southwest Pass of the
Mississippi River out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Pascagoula Mississippi to Stake Island out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from Port Fourchon Louisiana to Lower Atchafalaya
River LA from 20 to 60 NM-
Coastal waters from Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River to
Port Fourchon Louisiana from 20 to 60 NM-
Coastal Waters from Stake Island LA to Southwest Pass of the
Mississippi River from 20 to 60 nm-
Coastal waters from Pascagoula Mississippi to Stake Island
Louisiana out 20 to 60 NM-Pointe Coupee-West Feliciana-
East Feliciana-St. Helena-Washington-St. Tammany-Iberville-
West Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge-Ascension-Livingston-Assumption-
St. James-St. John The Baptist-Upper Lafourche-St. Charles-
Upper Jefferson-Orleans-Upper Plaquemines-Upper St. Bernard-
Upper Terrebonne-Lower Terrebonne-Lower Lafourche-Lower Jefferson-
Lower Plaquemines-Lower St. Bernard-Northern Tangipahoa-
Southern Tangipahoa-Wilkinson-Amite-Pike-Walthall-Pearl River-
Hancock-Harrison-Jackson-
443 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southeast
Louisiana...South Mississippi and the adjacent coastal waters.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Hazardous weather is not expected tonight

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Shower and thunderstorm chances are expected to increase over
northern areas on Friday leading to more numerous showers and
thunderstorms again over the weekend. A few of the storms each
day could become strong, producing gusty winds, frequent
lightning and heavy downpours that could result in localized
street flooding.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
348 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

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Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend-
Galveston-Grimes-Harris-Houston-Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda-
Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington-
Wharton-
348 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas..

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Heat index values are already ranging between 104 to 109 this
afternoon. Please use caution when working outside and drink
plenty of water. Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect
that you or someone else is experiencing heat illness.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Heat index values of 103 to 107 are expected each afternoon from
Friday through the weekend. Please use caution when working
outside and drink plenty of water. Seek immediate medical
attention if you suspect that you or someone else is experiencing
heat illness.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activity is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jackson MS
241 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

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Richland-Madison LA-Franklin LA-Concordia-Adams-Franklin MS-
Lincoln-Lawrence-Jefferson Davis-Covington-Marion-Lamar-Forrest-
241 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northeast
Louisiana, and south central Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Tonight and Friday

EXCESSIVE HEAT
THREAT...Limited
TIMING...This afternoon and again Friday

Heat stress is possible today as afternoon temperatures in the
lower 90s combine with high humidity to produce heat indices near
105 degrees.

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.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday night through Wednesday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations is not expected through next Wednesday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jackson MS
241 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

LAZ024-025-MSZ047-048-053>055-059-181945-
Catahoula-Tensas-Warren-Hinds-Claiborne-Copiah-Simpson-Jefferson-
241 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northeast
Louisiana, central Mississippi, southwest Mississippi, and west
central Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Tonight and Friday

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THREAT...Marginal
TIMING...Through the remainder of this afternoon

EXCESSIVE HEAT
THREAT...Limited
TIMING...This afternoon and again Friday

Isolated severe storms will bring the risk of some damaging winds
and locally heavy rainfall. Heat stress is possible today and
Friday as afternoon temperatures in the lower 90s combine with
high humidity to produce heat indices near 105 degrees.

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.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday night through Wednesday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region remainder
of the afternoon.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
400 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

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181100-
Vernon-Rapides-Avoyelles-Beauregard-Allen-Evangeline-St. Landry-
Calcasieu-Jefferson Davis-Acadia-Lafayette-Upper St. Martin-
Vermilion-Iberia-St. Mary-Lower St. Martin-West Cameron-
East Cameron-Tyler-Hardin-Jefferson-Orange-Northern Jasper-
Northern Newton-Southern Jasper-Southern Newton-
400 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Louisiana, south central Louisiana, southwest Louisiana, west
central Louisiana, and southeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Max heat index values will be in the 105 to 110 range this
afternoon. A heat advisory is in effect through 7 PM.

Isolated to scattered afternoon thunderstorms are expected.
Frequent lightning will be the main concern.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Another hot day is expected Friday with heat index values ranging
from 103 to 108.

Isolated to scattered storms are expected through the period.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
400 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-181100-
Sabine Lake-Calcasieu Lake-Vermilion Bay-
Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City
LA out 20 NM-
Waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from  Intracoastal City to Cameron LA from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from
20 to 60 NM-
400 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Gulf of Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Isolated to scattered showers and storms are expected through the
period.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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