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Mesoscale Discussion 8
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0008
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0952 PM CST FRI JAN 08 2016

   AREAS AFFECTED...EXTREME SERN TX THROUGH SWRN INTO S-CNTRL LA

   CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 1...

   VALID 090352Z - 090515Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 1 CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...THE THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL AND
   PERHAPS A BRIEF TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST BEYOND THE 05Z
   EXPIRATION OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 1 OVER PORTIONS OF
   SWRN INTO S-CNTRL LA.  AS SUCH...A NEW WATCH WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED
   PRIOR TO THIS TIME.

   DISCUSSION...03Z MESOANALYSIS PLACED A MESOLOW NW OF BPT WITH AN
   ASSOCIATED WARM FRONT EXTENDING ESEWD TO NEAR LCH THEN TO ALONG THE
   IMMEDIATE COAST OF S-CNTRL AND SERN LA.  RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT
   TSTMS HAVE TENDED TO WEAKEN OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS WELL TO
   THE NORTH OF THE WARM FRONT ACROSS NWRN LA.  HOWEVER...THESE DATA
   SHOW SEVERAL INTENSE STORMS WHICH ARE EXHIBITING MID-LEVEL UPDRAFT
   ROTATION FROM BEAUREGARD AND VERNON PARISHES IN SWRN LA TO THE SHELF
   WATERS OFF THE EXTREME SERN TX AND SWRN LA COASTS AS OF 330Z.

   WAA/ISENTROPIC ASCENT COUPLED WITH INCREASED DCVA PRECEDING THE
   MID-LEVEL TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO FOSTER BROKEN BANDS OF TSTMS
   MOVING INLAND ACROSS PORTIONS OF SWRN AND EVENTUALLY S-CNTRL LA
   OVERNIGHT.  THE GREATEST RISK FOR SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF SEVERE HAIL
   AND PERHAPS A BRIEF TORNADO WILL EXIST ALONG AND TO THE SOUTH OF THE
   WARM FRONT WHICH WILL ATTEMPT TO MOVE INLAND.

   ..MEAD.. 01/09/2016


   ATTN...WFO...LIX...LCH...

   LAT...LON   30649381 30869347 30929298 30479152 30249090 29529037
               29159051 28919065 28969120 29189194 29429288 29599352
               29669373 30059398 30649381 

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