Weather for Abbeville, Louisiana
Lat: 29.97N, Lon: 92.12W
Wx Zone: LAZ052 CWA Used: LCH
Louisiana Drought Monitor
The Louisiana Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Louisiana land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.
Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.
Louisiana Hydrologic Information Statement
Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.
000 FGUS74 KLCH 062049 ESFLCH LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262- 072100- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA 249 PM CST SUN MAR 6 2016 ...SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL EXPECTED THIS WEEK... A LARGE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL ENTER THE WESTERN U.S. MONDAY...EVOLVING INTO A STRONG CLOSED LOW OVER NORTHERN MEXICO BY TUESDAY. MEANWHILE...SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER WESTERN TEXAS RESULTING IN SOUTHERLY WINDS BECOMING ESTABLISHED ACROSS TEXAS AND LOUISIANA. THESE FEATURES WILL BE VERY SLOW TO MOVE EAST THIS WEEK...COMBINING TO PRODUCE DEEP SOUTHERLY WINDS THAT WILL BRING COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE OVER THE REGION. NUMEROUS DISTURBANCES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL TRAVEL OVER THE AREA...PRODUCING SEVERAL PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL FROM TUESDAY THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY. THE LATEST FORECASTS INDICATE RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN 6 AND 12 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE AS WELL. DESPITE THE INITIALLY DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA...REPEATED PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL QUICKLY LEAD TO SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD FLOODING POSSIBLY BY MID-WEEK. A FLOOD WATCH IS EXPECTED TO BE ISSUED BY MONDAY AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION TO AREAL FLOODING...SEVERAL RIVER LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SEE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING AS WELL. THE NECHES...SABINE AND CALCASIEU RIVER BASINS COULD POTENTIALLY EXPERIENCE MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING LATE THIS WEEK INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR UPDATED FORECASTS AND ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS AS TIMING AND IMPACTS BECOME FURTHER REFINED OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. $$ 24