St. Mary Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:31 AM CDT on August 29, 2014

...Significant weather advisory for Vermilion...St. Mary and Iberia parishes until 1015 am CDT...

At 929 am CDT...National Weather Service meteorologists detected a strong thunderstorm along a line extending from 13 miles east of Burns Point to 16 miles west of Burns Point to 17 miles south of freshwater city...moving northwest at 35 mph.

The strong thunderstorm will affect areas in and around...Burns Point...Ellerslie...freshwater city...Cypremort Point...Cote Blanche Island and Glencoe.

The primary threat from these storms is wind gusts 35 to 45 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.

Lat...Lon 2947 9183 2957 9204 2957 9257 2993 9230 2994 9168 2944 9132 2952 9151 2943 9148 2963 9167 2973 9163 2970 9188 2982 9188 2982 9197 2972 9213 2963 9211 2957 9170 2940 9185 2940 9186

931 am CDT Fri Aug 29 2014

...Tropical funnel clouds possible...

A very moist and unstable tropical airmass is in place across the area. Meanwhile...the vertical wind profile over the area is light and variable. These conditions are favorable for the development of tropical funnel clouds...especially where rain cooled boundaries...known as outflow boundaries...and the seabreeze collide.

These tropical funnel clouds are usually short-lived and rarely reach the ground. If The Funnel cloud becomes more severe and does reach the ground...minor damage may occur.

Stay tuned for later statements and updates on this weather situation.