Severe Weather Briefing Update

April 2, 2017


Update: 6:55 p.m. 


The storm should be past Central to the east by 6 a.m.  The worst will occur north of Central.  Heavy wind and rains are expected along with possible hail.  


North of I 10 will receive heavier rainfall.  Rain in the Central area is expected to be 2-4 inches.


Mayor Shelton and IBTS Director David Ratcliff sat in on GOHSEP conference call.  MOHSEP will update Mayor Shelton as necessary.  



6:06 p.m.

Severe Weather Briefing - Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:00PM

Please see below main points from the National Weather Service Conference: 

According to the NWS, this a 'potent weather situation' developing over the next 24 hours. It is mainly concentrated in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.  


All modes of severe weather remain possible such as:
- damaging winds
- tornadoes - could have strong and long track tornadoes
- hail - could see gold ball size
- overnight heavy rainfall potential


Any storms developing could become severe.  

Storms ahead of the current Texas clusters have potential of producing tornadoes.

EBRP is under the following risk now until 7:00AM Monday:
- an enhanced risk of severe weather - most northern EBRP is under a high risk
- a high risk for tornadoes
- a high risk for damaging winds
- slight and moderate excessive rainfall / flash flood potential

- Rainfall - remains generally 3-6" (6-7" possible for localized small areas)
- EBRP will likely see river flooding Monday into Tuesday and Wednesday
- Heavy rainfall should be out of the area by Monday morning commute, but showers are still possible
- NWS will update slides around 4:00PM - 5:00PM this afternoon
- This is a developing weather system and will likely change throughout the afternoon and overnight areas

MOHSEP will continue to monitor all aspects of the forecasts. 

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