Covington, LA

2:20 PM CDT on October 18, 2019 (GMT -0500)
Savannahs "JAKIE THE WEATHER DOG" | | Change Station

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Gusts 2.0 mph

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Pressure 29.84 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 2400 ft
Heat Index 76 °F
Dew Point 58 °F
Humidity 61%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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7:04 AM 6:26 PM
Waning Gibbous, 78% visible
METAR KHDC 181915Z AUTO 07005KT 10SM OVC024 21/12 A2984 RMK AO2 PWINO
Pressure 29.84 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 2400 ft
Heat Index 76 °F
Dew Point 58 °F
Humidity 61%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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7:04 AM 6:26 PM
Waning Gibbous, 78% visible
METAR KHDC 181915Z AUTO 07005KT 10SM OVC024 21/12 A2984 RMK AO2 PWINO

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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 1:05 PM CDT Oct. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

This product covers southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi

**disturbance becomes tropical storm nestor**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for lower Jefferson,
      lower Plaquemines, and lower St. Bernard

* storm information:
    - about 260 miles south of New Orleans la or about 280 miles
      south of Gulfport MS
    - 26.3n 89.5w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 55 degrees at 22 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

At 1:00 PM CDT, tropical storm Nestor is expected to continue to move
northeast through Sunday, followed by a turn toward the east-northeast
by early Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Nestor will
approach the northern Gulf Coast later today and tonight, and move
inland across portions of the southeastern United States Saturday and
Sunday, as it becomes a Post-tropical cyclone. Nestor is expected to
move offshore of the coast of North Carolina into the western Atlantic
by late Sunday. Maximum sustained winds along the coastal sections of
southeast Louisiana Friday afternoon and evening morning are expected
to range from 25 to 40 mph with gusts of 40 to 55 mph.

Heavy rainfall will also be possible across extreme southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi with rainfall totals
forecast between one half and one and one half inches, with higher
amounts possible.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect with inundation of 1 to 3 feet
expected at the time of high tide overnight tonight.

Prepare now for damaging winds, minor coastal flooding, and heavy
rainfall across locations in the tropical storm areas.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
coastal southeast Louisiana. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across extreme eastern coastal sections of southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small
      streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen and
      overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can
be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.


If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in New Orleans la around 5 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


105 PM CDT Fri Oct 18 2019

This product covers southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi

**disturbance becomes tropical storm nestor**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for lower Jefferson,
      lower Plaquemines, and lower St. Bernard

* storm information:
    - about 260 miles south of New Orleans la or about 280 miles
      south of Gulfport MS
    - 26.3n 89.5w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 55 degrees at 22 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

At 1:00 PM CDT, tropical storm Nestor is expected to continue to move
northeast through Sunday, followed by a turn toward the east-northeast
by early Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Nestor will
approach the northern Gulf Coast later today and tonight, and move
inland across portions of the southeastern United States Saturday and
Sunday, as it becomes a Post-tropical cyclone. Nestor is expected to
move offshore of the coast of North Carolina into the western Atlantic
by late Sunday. Maximum sustained winds along the coastal sections of
southeast Louisiana Friday afternoon and evening morning are expected
to range from 25 to 40 mph with gusts of 40 to 55 mph.

Heavy rainfall will also be possible across extreme southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi with rainfall totals
forecast between one half and one and one half inches, with higher
amounts possible.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect with inundation of 1 to 3 feet
expected at the time of high tide overnight tonight.

Prepare now for damaging winds, minor coastal flooding, and heavy
rainfall across locations in the tropical storm areas.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
coastal southeast Louisiana. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across extreme eastern coastal sections of southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small
      streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen and
      overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can
be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.


If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in New Orleans la around 5 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1044 am CDT Fri Oct 18 2019

This product covers southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi

**noaa hurricane hunter aircraft finds the system stronger**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for lower Jefferson,
      lower Plaquemines, and lower St. Bernard

* storm information:
    - about 280 miles south of New Orleans la or about 320 miles
      south of Gulfport MS
    - 25.9n 90.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 55 degrees at 22 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

At 10:00 am CDT, potential tropical cyclone sixteen will move
northeast across the central Gulf of Mexico toward the northeast
Gulf Coast through tonight. Maximum sustained winds along the
coastal sections of southeast Louisiana this afternoon and
evening morning are expected to range from 25-40 mph with gusts
of 40 to 50 mph.

Heavy rainfall will also be possible across extreme southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi with rainfall totals
forecast between 0.5 and 1.5 inches, with higher amounts possible.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect with inundation of 1 to 3 feet
expected at the time of high tide overnight tonight.

Prepare now for damaging winds, minor coastal flooding, and heavy
rainfall across locations in the tropical storm areas.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across extreme eastern coastal sections of southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can
be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on
a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong
winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in New Orleans la around 5 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



1044 am CDT Fri Oct 18 2019

This product covers southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi

**noaa hurricane hunter aircraft finds the system stronger**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for lower Jefferson,
      lower Plaquemines, and lower St. Bernard

* storm information:
    - about 280 miles south of New Orleans la or about 320 miles
      south of Gulfport MS
    - 25.9n 90.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 55 degrees at 22 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

At 10:00 am CDT, potential tropical cyclone sixteen will move
northeast across the central Gulf of Mexico toward the northeast
Gulf Coast through tonight. Maximum sustained winds along the
coastal sections of southeast Louisiana this afternoon and
evening morning are expected to range from 25-40 mph with gusts
of 40 to 50 mph.

Heavy rainfall will also be possible across extreme southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi with rainfall totals
forecast between 0.5 and 1.5 inches, with higher amounts possible.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect with inundation of 1 to 3 feet
expected at the time of high tide overnight tonight.

Prepare now for damaging winds, minor coastal flooding, and heavy
rainfall across locations in the tropical storm areas.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across extreme eastern coastal sections of southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can
be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on
a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong
winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in New Orleans la around 5 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1044 am CDT Fri Oct 18 2019

This product covers southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi

**noaa hurricane hunter aircraft finds the system stronger**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for lower Jefferson,
      lower Plaquemines, and lower St. Bernard

* storm information:
    - about 280 miles south of New Orleans la or about 320 miles
      south of Gulfport MS
    - 25.9n 90.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 55 degrees at 22 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

At 10:00 am CDT, potential tropical cyclone sixteen will move
northeast across the central Gulf of Mexico toward the northeast
Gulf Coast through tonight. Maximum sustained winds along the
coastal sections of southeast Louisiana this afternoon and
evening morning are expected to range from 25-40 mph with gusts
of 40 to 50 mph.

Heavy rainfall will also be possible across extreme southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi with rainfall totals
forecast between 0.5 and 1.5 inches, with higher amounts possible.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect with inundation of 1 to 3 feet
expected at the time of high tide overnight tonight.

Prepare now for damaging winds, minor coastal flooding, and heavy
rainfall across locations in the tropical storm areas.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across extreme eastern coastal sections of southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can
be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on
a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong
winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in New Orleans la around 5 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



1044 am CDT Fri Oct 18 2019

This product covers southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi

**noaa hurricane hunter aircraft finds the system stronger**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for lower Jefferson,
      lower Plaquemines, and lower St. Bernard

* storm information:
    - about 280 miles south of New Orleans la or about 320 miles
      south of Gulfport MS
    - 25.9n 90.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 55 degrees at 22 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

At 10:00 am CDT, potential tropical cyclone sixteen will move
northeast across the central Gulf of Mexico toward the northeast
Gulf Coast through tonight. Maximum sustained winds along the
coastal sections of southeast Louisiana this afternoon and
evening morning are expected to range from 25-40 mph with gusts
of 40 to 50 mph.

Heavy rainfall will also be possible across extreme southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi with rainfall totals
forecast between 0.5 and 1.5 inches, with higher amounts possible.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect with inundation of 1 to 3 feet
expected at the time of high tide overnight tonight.

Prepare now for damaging winds, minor coastal flooding, and heavy
rainfall across locations in the tropical storm areas.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across coastal southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across extreme eastern coastal sections of southeast
Louisiana and eastern coastal Mississippi.
Potential impacts include:
    - rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

Elsewhere across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, little to
no impact is anticipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
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* other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can
be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on
a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong
winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in New Orleans la around 5 PM, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Coastal Flood Advisory
Issued: 10:56 AM CDT Oct. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 9 am CDT
Saturday...

* coastal flooding... inundation 1 to 2 feet at the time of high
tide on both this morning and again late tonight and early
Saturday morning.

* Impacts... minor inundation of low lying areas around tidal
lakes, bays, and the lower reaches of rivers and bayous. A few
mainly secondary roadways could become covered in water.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.