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With severe storm approaching our region, we are excited to share the latest developments in our Center providing real-time rainfall & flood forecasts ahead of the storm

With severe weather approaching our Acadiana region tonight, check the latest forecasts on rainfall available from the HRRR model. Also, check out beta-version flood forecasts that our Center produces for the pilot Coulee Mine Watreshed in Lafayette. We produce these forecasts using a suite of coupled hydrologic and hydraulic models driven by real-time rainfall forecasts. Our plan is to extend such forecasts over many more watersheds in the region.


18-hour rainfall forecast provided by the HRRR model



Spatial extent of flood inundation over the Coulee Mine Watershed calculated based on a 18-hour forecast window