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Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 2:11 PM CDT Apr. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Monday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of Louisiana and southeast Texas... including the
following areas... in Louisiana... Acadia... Allen... Avoyelles...
Beauregard... Calcasieu... East Cameron... Evangeline... Iberia...
Jefferson Davis... Lafayette... lower St. Martin... Rapides... St.
Landry... St. Mary... upper St. Martin... Vermilion... Vernon and
West Cameron. In southeast Texas... Hardin... Jefferson...
northern Jasper... northern Newton... Orange... southern Jasper...
   southern Newton and Tyler.

* Through Monday evening

* rainfall amounts of one to four inches is possible in the watch
area... with locally higher amounts.

* Primary impacts will be flash flooding of low lying locations
especially in urban areas with poor drainage or along low
lying rural roads. Flooding of streams... creeks and bayous can
be expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.




Record Report
Issued: 5:04 PM CDT Apr. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Lake Charles...

a record rainfall of 3.33 inch(es) was set at Lake Charles today.
This breaks the old record of 2.34 set in 1957.



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