Current Watches and Warnings
Louisiana, Upper St. Bernard
Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:11 PM CDT on April 27, 2015
Expires 2:00 PM EDT on April 28, 2015
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi...
including the following areas... in southeast Louisiana...
Ascension... Assumption... East Baton Rouge... East Feliciana...
Iberville... Livingston... lower Jefferson... lower Lafourche...
lower Plaquemines... lower St. Bernard... lower Terrebonne...
northern Tangipahoa... Orleans... Pointe Coupee... southern
Tangipahoa... St. Charles... St. Helena... St. James... St. John
The Baptist... St. Tammany... upper Jefferson... upper
Lafourche... upper Plaquemines... upper St. Bernard... upper
Terrebonne... Washington... West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
In southern Mississippi... Amite... Hancock... Harrison...
Jackson... Pearl River... Pike... Walthall and Wilkinson.
* Through Tuesday afternoon
* a potent upper level storm system will impact the region through
Tuesday acting on an abundance of moisture to produce several
rounds of showers and thunderstorms during the period. Heavy
rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches had already occurred over many
areas today... and additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches
can be expected through Tuesday with isolated amounts up to 6
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.
Statement as of 4:24 PM CDT on April 27, 2015
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at New Orleans...
a record rainfall of 1.74 inches was set at New Orleans today. This
breaks the old record of 1.24 set in 1949.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:34 PM CDT on April 27, 2015
... NWS damage survey for 04/27/15 tornado event...
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 0.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
Start date: April 27 2015
start time: 10:23 am CDT
start location: 2.7 NW Kenner
start lat/lon: 30.0254/-90.2789
End date: April 27 2015
end time: 10:23 am CDT
end location: 2.2 NW Kenner
Survey_summary: tornado touched down at the levee of Duncan
Canal north of W esplanade Ave. Bent two wooden power poles
near the apartment complex. Tracked to the east-southeast with
mainly light tree damage and one area of light roof damage on
grandlake Blvd. Then crossed canal no. 17 and lifted the roof
off of the back porch of a house on Tulane Dr. On the opposite
side of Tulane Dr another house had a small portion of its roof
ripped off. Continued to the east-southeast and crossed W
Louisiana state Dr and bent over one wooden power pole and snapped
a second. Tornado then uprooted a hard wood tree in front of a
house on W Loyola. Most significant damage then occurred at the
corner of Loyola and W esplanade. Multiple wooden power poles and
a few trees were snapped. Tornado then quickly lifted as it
crossed W esplanade. In addition to the tornado sporadic light
tree damage occurred south of the track and a large portion of
the facade of a hotel on the corner of Loyola and I 10 service
Road... all due to straight line winds.
EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.
Additional storm surveys will be done tomorrow.
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