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Special weather alert issued for Orange County

Issued by The National Weather ServiceLake Charles, LA

Tue, Jul 21, 12:18 pm CDT

  • … TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE…
  • AT 1210 PM… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECEIVED A REPORT OF A FUNNEL CLOUD IN THE VICINITY OF GUEYDAN.
  • 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 DO NOT REACH THE GROUND. IF THE FUNNEL CLOUD BECOMES MORE SEVERE AND REACHES THE GROUND… MINOR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR… AND A TORNADO WARNING WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED.
  • STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND UPDATES ON THIS WEATHER SITUATION.