FLASH FLOOD WATCH
Issue Date: 202 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018
Expiration: 0600 GMT 22 2018
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of Louisiana and southeast Texas, including the
following areas, in Louisiana, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu,
Rapides, and Vernon. In southeast Texas, Hardin, Jefferson,
Northern Jasper, Northern Newton, Orange, Southern Jasper,
Southern Newton, and Tyler.
* Through midnight. Rain amounts of 3 to 5 inches possible over
central Louisiana into the lakes region of interior southeast
Texas, with isolated higher amounts. Rain amounts of 1 to 3
inches possible for southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas with
isolated higher amounts.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Issue Date: 1104 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018
Expiration: 1715 GMT 22 2018
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
A cold front will stall near interior southeast Texas and central
Louisiana later today. This front will be the focus for the
possibility of locally heavy rainfall into Thursday. Rainfall
amounts northeast of a Marksville to Beaumont line will average 1
to 2 inches with locally higher amounts likely. These rainfall
amounts may cause some street flooding and ponding of water in low
lying areas. Occasional cloud to ground lightning will also be
possible with the storms over the entire area. A storm or two,
primarily over the Lakes Region of Texas as well as west-central
Louisiana, could be severe this afternoon and tonight with
damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes possible.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday
The cold front will eventually move into the forecast area over
the weekend, bringing with it another round of showers and a few
thunderstorms. Brief heavy rainfall and occasional cloud to ground
lightning will be the main hazards.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed.
Issue Date: 1023 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018
Expiration: 0622 GMT 22 2018
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a
* Flood Warning for
the Calcasieu River Near Glenmora.
* from Thursday morning until further notice...or until the warning
* At 9:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 10.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above flood stage by tomorrow morning and continue
to rise to near 14.5 feet by Saturday early afternoon.
* Impact...At stages near 15.0 feet...Flooding of secondary roads
near the river and its tributaries begins, including Ashmore Road.
Strothers Crossing Road near Calcasieu and Price Crossing Road near
Hineston have several feet of water over them and subject to
* Impact...At stages near 14.0 feet...Some roads upstream from
Glenmora, including Strothers Crossing Road near the community of
Calcasieu and Price Crossing Road near Hineston have two to three
feet of water over the road and are subject to being closed.
Flooding of forested areas near the river will also occur.
* Impact...At stages near 12.0 feet...When the river is rising and
the gauge reading is forecast to reach 12 feet or higher. Roads
upstream from Glenmora, including Strothers Crossing Road near the
community of Calcasieu and Price Crossing Road near Hineston have
water on them and are subject to being closed. Also, flooding of
forested areas near the river will occur.
LAT...LON 3115 9275 3105 9265 3090 9262 3090 9269 3113 9279
Issue Date: 950 AM CST WED FEB 21 2018
Expiration: 500 PM CST WED FEB 21 2018
. LOUISIANA PARISHES INCLUDED ARE
ACADIA ALLEN AVOYELLES
BEAUREGARD CALCASIEU CALDWELL
CATAHOULA CONCORDIA EVANGELINE
FRANKLIN GRANT JACKSON
JEFFERSON DAVIS LA SALLE MADISON
NATCHITOCHES OUACHITA RAPIDES
RICHLAND ST. LANDRY TENSAS