Lake Charles, LA

2:10 PM CDT on March 30, 2017 (GMT -0500)
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Active Advisory: Flood Warning

Elev 33 ft 30.22 °N, 93.20 °W | Updated 14 seconds ago

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80.1 °F
Feels Like 79 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from North
Gusts 5.0 mph

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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.81 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Heat Index 79 °F
Dew Point 45 °F
Humidity 29%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:04 AM 7:30 PM
Waxing Crescent, 10% visible
METAR KCWF 301850Z 30008KT 10SM SCT050 22/13 A2981
Pressure 29.81 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Heat Index 79 °F
Dew Point 45 °F
Humidity 29%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:04 AM 7:30 PM
Waxing Crescent, 10% visible
METAR KCWF 301850Z 30008KT 10SM SCT050 22/13 A2981

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Flood Warning
Issued: 10:06 AM CDT Mar. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the West Fork of the Calcasieu River at Sam Houston Jones State
Park.
* Until Sunday evening... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 am Thursday the stage was 4.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 5.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to
rise to near 5.5 feet by after midnight tomorrow. The river will
fall below flood stage by Saturday evening.
* Impact... at stages near 6.5 feet... portions of South Perkins Ferry
Road become impassable. Recreational areas in Sam Houston Jones
State Park are under water, including the playground and campsites
nearest the river.
* Impact... at stages near 5.0 feet... low spots on South Perkins
Ferry Road have water on it. Water is over some boat docks on South
Perkins Ferry Road and over boat ramps at Sam Houston Jones State
Park. Extensive Marshland flooding will occur upstream and
downstream from the park.


Lat... Lon 3032 9329 3030 9332 3028 9331 3028 9323 3032 9323



707 am CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

... Flood Warning extended until Sunday morning... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Calcasieu River near salt water barrier.
* Until Sunday morning... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 am Thursday the stage was 4.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 4.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will crest today near 5.5 feet then fall to below flood stage by Saturday evening.
* Impact... at stages near 5.5 feet... access roads including River
Road in North Lake Charles and Mims Road in Westlake become
impassable to some vehicles.
* Impact... at stages near 5.0 feet... River Road in North Lake
Charles and Mims Road in Westlake are flooded. Extensive Marshland
flooding will occur.
* Impact... at stages near 4.5 feet... water covers portions of River
Road in North Lake Charles.
* Impact... at stages near 4.0 feet... minor Marshland flooding
occurs. Flooding also begins on River Road in North Lake Charles.


Lat... Lon 3035 9332 3017 9335 3014 9328 3029 9303 3036 9309



707 am CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

... Flood Warning extended until Sunday evening... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Calcasieu River at Old Town Bay.
* Until Sunday evening... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:00 am Thursday the estimated stage was 4.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 4.0 feet.
* Forecast... continue rising to near 5.5 feet this afternoon and
then slowly fall but remain above flood stage through tomorrow.
* Impact... at stages near 6.0 feet... goos Ferry Road becomes
impassable.
* Impact... at stages near 5.0 feet... water over lowest portions of
goos Ferry Road. Cars should be moved to higher ground.


Lat... Lon 3030 9329 3019 9321 3025 9308 3031 9303 3038 9314