... Cluster of strong thunderstorms moving northwest affecting West
Baton Rouge Parish... Pointe Coupee Parish... West Feliciana Parish...
At 459 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
cluster of strong thunderstorms 7 miles northeast of Melville... or
about 4 miles southwest of Batchelor... moving southeast at 5 mph.
The cluster of strong thunderstorms will affect areas in and
The primary threats from these storms are frequent lightning... pea to
dime size hail... and wind gusts to near 40 mph... which could down
tree limbs and blow around unsecured small objects. Seek shelter in a
safe home or building until these storms have passed.
Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. If outdoors... stay
away from isolated high objects such as trees. Move indoors if
possible. When indoors... stay away from windows and doors and avoid
using telephones unless it is an emergency. Try to unplug unnecessary
electrical appliances before the thunderstorm approaches.
Be prepared to take quick action if a warning is issued. Stay tuned
to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite local media outlets for
further details or updates from the National Weather Service.