CATEGORY: SEVERE

Significant flash flooding strikes New Orleans Saturday

Very heavy and persistent rains Saturday afternoon led to widespread flash flooding across the New Orleans Metro area.  Some areas reported over 6 inches of rain with most of that coming within a 3-hour span. Much of New Orleans was left in gridlock due to the flooded streets and heavy rainfall. Some business did report...

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Monday storms bring high flood risk, Flood Watch issued

The combination of a stalled frontal boundary slowly dissipating over the area and an abundance of Gulf moisture is likely to lead to multiple storm complexes throughout the day Monday. Due to the slow movement of these storms, rainfall rates may easily exceed 2-3 inches per hour. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for...

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Heavy rains and flash flooding possible again Sunday

As we saw yesterday, we do not need Flash Flood Warnings to see problems.  One storm dropped nearly 5 inches of rain across Mid City in New Orleans which quickly lead to knee deep water in parts of the city. Today, we have more widespread rains which are moving west to east.  If you’re caught...

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Summer storms can produce strong impacts with little warning

Every summer in South Louisiana it rains almost daily and in some cases those storms can bring serious impacts with little to no warning. Today was one of those days where multiple afternoon thunderstorms were capable of producing damaging winds, small hail, dangerous lighting and flooding rains. The combination of intense summer heating along with...

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Flash Flood Watch in effect for all of South Louisiana today

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for all of South LA through the day on Thursday. The threat for heavy rainfall will continue throughout the day into this evening when the watch is expected to expire. A total of 5-7 inches of rain has fallen within the past week all across the state so...

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A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the Lake Charles/Sulphur areas in Southwest Louisiana this morning. Very heavy rainfall continues to train from the Texas/Louisiana state line along I-10 into the city of Lake Charles. Travel is not advised in these areas. A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for all of South Louisiana...

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Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday

A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect through the day.  Regardless what this map shows, the Flash Flod Watch also covers coastal Alabama and the west Florida panhandle as well (Pensacola and Mobile included).  Rich, tropical moisture remains in place as precipitable water values are between 2.1 and 2.4 inches across the region.  Precipitable...

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Funnel clouds spotted in Southeast Louisiana

A trained storm spotter in the Thibodaux area just sent us these pictures of a funnel cloud.  With such a rich, tropical air mass in place, these are not too uncommon.  For the most part, they do not touch the ground, but if they do, they can cause at least minor damage.  If you see...

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Waterspouts and Flooding Strike South Louisiana

Waterspouts and widespread flooding ravaged the region on Tuesday. As our latest system moved across the coast, waterspouts spawned easily and torrential rains dropped upwards of 5-6 inches across the...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Parts of South Louisiana

A Severe T-Storm Watch has been issued for most of SW and South-Central LA. This line of storms is marching southeast and remains to severe limits with damaging winds, hail and deadly lightning...

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