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State Of Emergency Declared By Governor Jindal Due To Severe Storms Across South Louisiana, USA

State Of Emergency

Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency due to severe weather across South Louisiana.  A very strong storm system quickly moved across the state this morning.  The National Weather Service (NWS) issuing a series of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Severe Weather Statements, Tornado Watches and Tornado Warnings as part of this event.
 
More dangerous storms are possible tonight and tomorrow.
 
Thousands of people were left without power as a result of the storms.
 
Power lines and trees are down in multiple locations.  Flash flooding and storm-related debris blocked many roadways.
 
A declaration of emergency is necessary to allow state agencies to respond to requests for assistance from local governments.
 
“More severe weather could be on the way starting tonight,” said GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis.  “We urge everyone to take action now and get a game plan before the storms arrive.  Watch for notices from your local emergency managers and first responders.  Because conditions can change rapidly during this type of event, monitor the ALERT FM App and local media for warnings or advisories.”
 
Meteorologists with the NWS say storms could develop after midnight into tomorrow morning.  Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. The flooding risk will continue as more rain will quickly runoff contributing to the current flooding.
Courtesy of weeklycitizen.com

Storm near Caribbean likely to become tropical cyclone

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The National Weather Service sent a hurricane hunter airplane to investigate a low pressure system southwest of the Caribbean which is forecast to have a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.
 
The system is producing gale-force winds, but satellite images show showers and thunderstorms have diminished since this morning, so the NWS doesn’t consider it a tropical cyclone yet.
 
The storm is about 550 miles east of the southern Windward Islands, moving west-northwest at 15 to 20 m.p.h.

Tropical disturbance moving toward Mariana Islands

The National Weather Service is monitoring a tropical disturbance that was reported this evening to be about 480 miles southeast of Guam moving slowly toward the Mariana Islands.
 
It’s too early to tell if the system will pose a direct threat to the islands, according to NWS. However, Guam is expecting heavy showers with isolated thunderstorms and increased winds on Saturday and Sunday.
 
NWS reports that the Joint Typhoon Warning Center has issued a tropical cyclone formation alert for the system. According to a special weather statement from NWS, the system has been developing over the past 12 hours and conditions are favorable for further development.

Major Snowstorm To Strike Parts Of America
Winter Storm
A winter storm is expected to arrive in full force Sunday into Monday night, striking the area with sleet and intense snow accumulations of 6 inches or more.

The storm is predicted to affect millions of people as it makes its way from the West Coast to New England.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Pittsburgh issued a winter storm warning for the area that went into effect Friday.

Lee Hendricks, NWS spokesman, said Fayette County residents can expect to wake up to rain and sleet Sunday morning, with possible snow accumulations in the afternoon.

Hendricks said the storm system is actually bringing in milder temperatures that will hit the mid-30s before falling into the upper 20s throughout the afternoon and late evening.

Hendricks said the snow is expected to taper off into flurries late Sunday night into Monday morning with temperatures dipping down to 5 or 10 degrees in the evening.

According to Hendricks, the remainder of the week appears to be dry until Thursday.

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Snow Storm Expected For New York Area On Thursday, America

Winter Storm

The National Weather Service in New York issued a winter storm watch for the tristate area for Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

The alert is in effect for several counties in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, including all of New York City.

A winter storm watch means significant snow, sleet, or ice may accumulate and may impact travel, according to the NWS.

Forecasters expect 4 to 8 inches of snow, winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, temperatures in the single digits to teens, and visibility at times to be limited to one quarter to one half mile.

“The accumulating snow, along with areas of blowing snow, will be capable of producing hazardous travel conditions,” the NWS said.

The Fox 5 weather team will be updating the forecast.