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Halo 06-30-2003 12:10 AM

Tropical Storm Bill Updates
 
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/alerts...canelocal.html

TROPICAL STORM LOCAL STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
740 AM CDT MON JUN 30 2003

CORRECTION FOR TYPO IN HEADER...SHOULD READ TROPICAL STORM LOCAL
STATEMENT.

...TROPICAL STORM BILL MOVING STEADILY TOWARD THE LOUISIANA
COAST...

...HEAVY SQUALLS APPROACHING LOUISIANA COAST...

...ISOLATED TORNADOES POSSIBLE...


...WATCHES AND WARNINGS...

...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF COASTAL
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA FROM EAST OF MORGAN CITY EASTWARD
...INCLUDING THE PARISHES THAT BORDER LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...

...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL
MISSISSIPPI...

...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI...

...TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT...

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THE LOCAL ACTION STATEMENT IS PRIMARILY FOR THE LOUISIANA
PARISHES OF ASSUMPTION...ASCENSION...EAST BATON ROUGE...
IBERVILLE...JEFFERSON...LAFOURCHE...LIVINGSTON...O RLEANS...
PLAQUEMINES...ST. BERNARD...ST CHARLES...ST. JAMES...ST. JOHN THE
BAPTIST...AND ST. TAMMANY...TANGIPAHOA...TERREBONNE...WEST BATON
ROUGE.

AND THE MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES OF HANCOCK...HARRISON..AND JACKSON.

...STORM INFORMATION...
AT 7 AM CDT...TROPICAL STORM BILL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.2
NORTH AND LONGITUDE 91.6 WEST. THIS LOCATION WAS ABOUT 90 MILES
SOUTH OF MORGAN CITY. BILL WAS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH AROUND 14
MPH.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME
STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST POSSIBLY REACHING HURRICANE STRENGTH JUST
PRIOR TO LANDFALL LATER TODAY.

...STORM SURGE INFORMATION...
TIDES ARE CURRENTLY ABOUT A ONE TO TWO FEET ABOVE NORMAL ALONG
THE LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI COAST...AND LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN. THE
NEXT ASTRONOMICAL HIGH TIDE ALONG THE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA COAST AND
MISSISSIPPI COAST WILL OCCUR LATE THIS MORNING OR EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON.

TIDES WILL INCREASE TO 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE MORNING OR
EARLY AFTERNOON. RESIDENTS IN COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
AND MISSISSIPPI...ESPECIALLY THOSE OUTSIDE THE HURRICANE PROTECTION
LEVEES IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND ALONG LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...SHOULD
EXPECT SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE FLOODING TO DEVELOP BY LATE MORNING OR
EARLY AFTERNOON. RESIDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE TO HIGHER
GROUND BEFORE FLOODING DEVELOPS ON LOW LYING EVACUATION ROUTES.

...WIND...
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH CONTINUE ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST
WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN SQUALLS. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS...WINDS
GREATER THAN 39 MPH...EXTEND WELL TO EAST AND NORTHEAST OF CENTER OF
BILL. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS...PRIMARILY IN SQUALLS...SHOULD
START SPREADING OVER THE COASTAL PARISHES OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA THIS
MORNING ...PRIMARILY FROM PLAQUEMINES PARISH WESTWARD THROUGH
TERREBONNE PARISH. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS SHOULD SPREAD OVER THE
REMAINDER OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI DURING THE
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.

...RAINFALL...
SIGNIFICANT SQUALLS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. PERIODS OF HEAVY
RAINFALL WILL ACCOMPANY THE SQUALLS. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF 6 TO 8
INCHES IS LIKELY TROUGH TONIGHT. SOIL CONDITIONS ARE SATURATED...AND
THE HEAVY RAINFALL WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE RUNOFF AND POSSIBLE
FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING. DUE TO THE THREAT OF HEAVY
RAINFALL AND FLOODING...A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL SOUTHEAST
LOUISIANA AND EXTREME SOUTH MISSISSIPPI.

...TORNADOES...
CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING MORE FAVORABLE FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES AS
HEAVIER AND MORE FREQUENT SQUALLS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL
STORM BILL MOVE ONSHORE TODAY.

...PRECAUTIONARY ACTION....

PEOPLE ARE URGED TO RUSH PREPAREDNESS MEASURES TO COMPLETION AND
URGED TO FOLLOW ADVICE GIVEN BY STATE AND PARISH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
PERSONNEL.

RESIDENTS IN COASTAL MISSISSIPPI AND COASTAL LOUISIANA...
ESPECIALLY THOSE LIVING NEAR THE IMMEDIATE COAST AND OUTSIDE OF
HURRICANE PROTECTION LEVEES...SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR STORM SURGE
FLOODING. BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND WELL BEFORE STORM SURGE
INUNDATES EVACUATION ROUTES BY LATE MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON.

RESIDENTS OF INLAND AREAS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH
MISSISSIPPI LIVING NEAR RIVERS...STREAMS...BAYOUS...AND OTHER FLOOD
PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF FLOODING TO
DEVELOP THROUGH TUESDAY.

THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW
ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE AREA OFFICE ABOUT TROPICAL STORM BILL WILL BE
ISSUED AROUND 1030 AM CDT.



[Edited on 6/30/2003 by Halo]

JOESAM2002 06-30-2003 12:18 AM

Tropical Storm Bill Updates
 
Last year I picked up this neat little weather station for my computer. It\'s called Weatherbug and it\'s free. Log on to Weatherbug.com and download it. It works great.

tweeky 07-01-2003 07:02 AM

Tropical Storm Bill Updates
 
I hope all you guys made it through Bill unscathed. I haven\'t heard from y\'all this AM yet.

billybignuts 07-01-2003 09:26 AM

Tropical Storm Bill Updates
 
It just turned out to be a little \"blow job\" and alot of rain.


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