Pointe Coupee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 7:43 PM CST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Red River Landing.
* Until Sunday, February 10.
* At 6:00 PM Saturday the stage was 55.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 48.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 55.8 feet by
Sunday, January 20. The river will fall below flood stage Sunday
February 10.
* Impact... at 54.0 feet... all river islands along The Reach from Red
River Landing to Baton Rouge will be inundated. Recreational camps
and river bottom land will be under water. Water approaches Angola
farm land.
* Impact... at 51.0 feet... all river islands along The Reach from Red
River Landing to Baton Rouge will be inundated. Recreational camps
and river bottom farm land will be under water.
* Impact... at 48.0 feet... access roads will be inundated and
evacuation of all river islands must be complete. Protection of
people and property in the river bottom land on the river side of
the levees must be complete.
* Impact... at 46.0 feet... river traffic will become dangerous. A levee
crevasse would flood adjacent farm land. Significant flooding of
Raccourci Island will continue and evacuation of the island is
recommended.
* Impact... at 45.0 feet... between the 40 and 45 foot stage flooding of
Raccourci Island becomes significant. At the 45 foot stage
evacuation of the island is recommended.


Lat... Lon 3074 9137 3071 9159 3102 9170 3103 9153




Special Statement
Issued: 4:33 PM CST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Much colder air for southern Mississippi and southeast
Louisiana Sunday morning...

A strong cold front is moving through southern Mississippi and
southeast Louisiana late this afternoon. Much colder air is moving
into the area in the wake of the front. Temperatures that were
near 70 earlier in the day have already fallen into the lower 40s
northwest of McComb and Baton Rouge. This much colder air will
continue to move across the area overnight on strong northwest
winds.

Overnight lows tonight will fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s
north and west of Lake Pontchartrain and over southern
Mississippi. Readings in the mid 30s are expected to south of the
lake. Combined with the gusty northwest winds, this will produce
wind chill values in the upper teens across southwest Mississippi,
and in the 20s across the remainder of the area Sunday morning.
High temperatures on Sunday will struggle to get out of the 40s.

People participating in outdoor activities tonight and Sunday
should be prepared for the much colder weather and dress
accordingly.


433 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

... Much colder air for southern Mississippi and southeast
Louisiana Sunday morning...

A strong cold front is moving through southern Mississippi and
southeast Louisiana late this afternoon. Much colder air is moving
into the area in the wake of the front. Temperatures that were
near 70 earlier in the day have already fallen into the lower 40s
northwest of McComb and Baton Rouge. This much colder air will
continue to move across the area overnight on strong northwest
winds.

Overnight lows tonight will fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s
north and west of Lake Pontchartrain and over southern
Mississippi. Readings in the mid 30s are expected to south of the
lake. Combined with the gusty northwest winds, this will produce
wind chill values in the upper teens across southwest Mississippi,
and in the 20s across the remainder of the area Sunday morning.
High temperatures on Sunday will struggle to get out of the 40s.

People participating in outdoor activities tonight and Sunday
should be prepared for the much colder weather and dress
accordingly.



Public Information Statement
Issued: 7:29 PM CST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Public information statement...

... NWS damage survey for January 19th tornado event...

.Washington Parish tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 1.20 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 01/19/2019
start time: 9:45 am CST
start location: 5 NE Franklinton / Washington Parish / la
start lat/lon: 30.9108 / -90.0896

End date: 01/19/2019
end time: 9:47 am CST
end location: 6 NE Franklinton / Washington Parish / la
end lat/lon: 30.9149 / -90.0702

Survey summary:
a weak tornado touched down just west of Buford Creek Road and moved
east northeast crossing T c Brumfield Rd and James Creel Rd. A home
on Buford creek Rd had much of its roof removed. A nearby Mobile
home was destroyed and a pickup truck rolled. Several houses on
James Creel Rd had considerable roof damage and a large storage
building destroyed. Several large trees were also uprooted.