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BCS Championship: Bad weather headed for New Orleans
National Weather Service ^ | January 9, 2012

Posted on 01/09/2012 3:33:21 PM PST by topher

Most of Southern Louisiana is currently covered by rain showers that are headed eastward to New Orleans.

The concern should be that by the end of the game tonight severe weather may be over the Superdome.

With all the probable drinking and celebrating, this may make for a bad combination.

It will not be Chamber of Commerce weather for this event.

This weather was on the Texas border this morning, and has been moving Eastward all day...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: alabama; bcs; collegefootball; louisiana; lsu; neworleans; weather
Alabama and LSU fans need to be aware that by the end of the game that the weather may be less than favorable.

Hopefully, the word can be spread to the fans before/during the game so that precautions can be taken.

Drinking and driving is bad enough, but drinking and bad weather as well as driving may make for an even worse combination.

1 posted on 01/09/2012 3:33:28 PM PST by topher
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To: topher

Where’s FEMA?


2 posted on 01/09/2012 3:35:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: topher
Hazardous Weather Outlook from NWS: font color=red>
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
245 PM CST MON JAN 9 2012

GMZ530-532-534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577-LAZ034>037-
039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-102045- LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS-MISSISSIPPI SOUND- LAKE BORGNE-CHANDELEUR SOUND-BRETON SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO PORT FOURCHON OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO PORT FOURCHON FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MS TO STAKE ISLAND LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA- WASHINGTON-ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE- EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES- ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON- ORLEANS-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE- LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON- LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-NORTHERN TANGIPAHOA- SOUTHERN TANGIPAHOA-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-PEARL RIVER- HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
245 PM CST MON JAN 9 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...SOUTH MISSISSIPPI AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT A SURFACE LOW OVER THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO IS EXPECTED TO TRACK NORTHEAST ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA LATE TONIGHT. THE THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE FROM WEST TO EAST MAINLY TONIGHT. A FEW STORMS MAY BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. THERE IS A CHANCE OF ONE OR TWO STORMS BECOMING SEVERE AFTER MIDNIGHT AS INSTABILITY AND VEERING WINDS WITH HEIGHT INCREASE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA AND THE RIVER PARISHES. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI TUESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON. A SURFACE LOW IS EXPECTED TO TRACK NORTHEAST FROM SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA TO WEST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI. THIS LOW WILL DRAG A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE DAY TUESDAY. THE AIR MASS WILL BECOME MORE UNSTABLE AND WILL BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR ROTATING STORMS. AS A RESULT...THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY.

IN ADDITION...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE ISOLATED FLOODING ISSUES WITH WIDESPREAD 2 TO 4 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS BEFORE THE RAIN ENDS TUESDAY EVENING.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED AS STRONG WINDS DEVELOP OVER THE COASTAL WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER OPERATIONS...MAY BE NEEDED EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

$$


3 posted on 01/09/2012 3:38:13 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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4 posted on 01/09/2012 3:40:58 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: topher
Image updates about every 15 minutes:


5 posted on 01/09/2012 3:41:16 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: topher

Looks like the Tigers are already turning the tide on O-bama.

Sure is going to be a soggy wet ride home for the bama fans and players.

GEAUX LSU!!


6 posted on 01/09/2012 3:42:13 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: topher

Thank you so much, mommy. I’ll be sure to bring my raincoat.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 3:42:13 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: All; dfwgator
This is more to let folks know that the nice weather in New Orleans may turn into something nasty (thunderstorms/heavy rains) only after they have gotten drunk on account of the game.

There is a supposedly 100,000 people in New Orleans not attending the game -- but tailgating all day [and probably until 4 or 5am early Tuesday].

A word to the wise is sufficient.

8 posted on 01/09/2012 3:44:11 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

Those areas of red are definitely of concern bump!


9 posted on 01/09/2012 3:44:48 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: topher

There is a land called “ Iloathefootball” and I am its queen. I detest this mindless fanaticsm. People are being told ‘dont have a life threatening problem’ in downtown N.O. tonite or you might not make it because of traffic! There is no other news, no weather except that which affects football, just ‘borg mind’ robots.
I hope the streets flood-like they always do -then maybe priorities will change.
Thousands of dollars for a SEAT at a GAME, but the area is still begging for sympathy and federal help!
Sick- I just want it all over.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 3:44:50 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: AlmaKing
As I posted in #8, there are an extra 100,000 folks in New Orleans NOT GOING TO THE GAME just to tailgate and get drunk.

For those who are not aware, New Orleans can be a dangerous place at the time of Mardi Gras (murders, rapes, etc -- just a normal day in the Big Easy).

Hopefully, the nasty stuff may not arrive until 1am or 2am (or later). But it possible for lightning/bad storms by the time of the end of the game...

11 posted on 01/09/2012 3:49:13 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: ClearBlueSky

My, what a nasty person you are.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 3:49:13 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ClearBlueSky

That

is

close

to

being

heresy!

Run!!!!!!!


13 posted on 01/09/2012 3:50:59 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: ClearBlueSky

I pretty much agree with you on football. I am sick to death of it here in Houston! The rain that just left us and is coming your way......... was fabulous! I measured almost 7 inches here in the middle of Houston. Yea rain boo football!


14 posted on 01/09/2012 3:51:21 PM PST by Ditter
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To: ClearBlueSky

“Thousands of dollars for a SEAT at a GAME, but the area is still begging for sympathy and federal help!”

A major sporting such as this is pumping millions into the local economy.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 3:54:17 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ClearBlueSky

sniff... I am the college football Queen .


16 posted on 01/09/2012 3:55:31 PM PST by katykelly
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To: topher

Uhhhh ... isn’t the game inside? Now they had some bad conditions in the Superdome once before, but that was the democrats fault, not Gods.


17 posted on 01/09/2012 3:57:41 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: topher

Oh, good grief. It’s New Orleans - they know about rain.


18 posted on 01/09/2012 3:57:57 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ClearBlueSky
We'll do an opera thread next week .. and it's life threatening ALL the time !


19 posted on 01/09/2012 3:58:04 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Oh My, ClearBlue,
As football is a major religion in Lousiana and the “big game” is there tonight.
I’d bet the farm that you, being a little less than a football enthusiast, will be glad when this and the Saints are done?
Yeah, I know how it can B.


20 posted on 01/09/2012 4:12:37 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: ClearBlueSky

Back to the Lifetime Channel for you! I’m sure there’s a good creepy stalker movie on tonight.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 4:13:10 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: ClearBlueSky
“Thousands of dollars for a SEAT at a GAME, but the area is still begging for sympathy and federal help!”

So wouldn't a big event like this be good for the economy there??

No one is forcing anyone to spend money to go and eat at restaurants or stay in hotels.

22 posted on 01/09/2012 4:19:14 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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23 posted on 01/09/2012 4:32:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dfwgator
Where’s FEMA?

Katrina Redux.

Forget FEMA - send in Shep Smith and the media Hanky Wringers.


24 posted on 01/09/2012 4:34:23 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: topher

LOL. Why the concern? What happens inside the Superdome, stays in the Superdome. Lighten up and enjoy the game.


25 posted on 01/09/2012 4:38:57 PM PST by kabar
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To: VicVega

Hope the band, cheerleaders and players have a safe trip home and all the fans too.


26 posted on 01/09/2012 4:40:28 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: topher
Most will be walking back to hotels and bars after game. here are some web-cams.

http://neworleanswebsites.com/cat/en/lc/lc.html

27 posted on 01/09/2012 4:47:02 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Qwackertoo
Hope the band, cheerleaders and players have a safe trip home and all the fans too.

Goes without saying, just trophyless.

28 posted on 01/09/2012 4:47:56 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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29 posted on 01/09/2012 5:01:38 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: VicVega

’ Puddy Tats Drown in Red Tide”
“ Louisiana-Under Water Again”
I never thought football could be so much fun!
Trash talking, braggadocious, obnoxious LSU fans are choking on smelly humble pie today. Locally the nasty comments have begun about ‘toothless, red-neck hicks’.
Typical, low-class LSU punk types. Those ‘hicks’ BEAT you, so I guess it doesn’t take much.
Oh- I’m going to ENJOY teasing all those purple and gold types who were in my face this weekend.
MEOW! Guess kitties don’t do well in water! LOL


30 posted on 01/10/2012 7:06:25 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ClearBlueSky
Pure and simple, Alabama played a great game.

The LSU nation loves to trash talk but accept our loses like adults.

But as for you, I really hope you get over whatever issues that are challenging you.

Take care of yourself.

GEAUX SAINTS

31 posted on 01/10/2012 7:26:56 AM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
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