906  
WWUS84 KLCH 131854  
SPSLCH  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
154 PM CDT FRI JUL 13 2018  
 
LAZ027>032-041-042-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-140100-  
VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-CALCASIEU-  
JEFFERSON DAVIS-WEST CAMERON-EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-  
ORANGE-NORTHERN JASPER-NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-  
SOUTHERN NEWTON-  
154 PM CDT FRI JUL 13 2018  
   
..TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUD SIGHTED
 
 
AT 130 PM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS RECEIVED A  
REPORT OF A FUNNEL CLOUD IN THE VICINITY OF ERATH.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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