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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 1
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL1

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 1
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   350 PM CST FRI JAN 8 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA
     SOUTHEAST TEXAS
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 350 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SEVERAL AREAS OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH A RISK FOR
   LARGE HAIL ...AND POSSIBLY A TORNADO OR TWO...EXPECTED TO AFFECT
   SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 110
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   LUFKIN TEXAS TO 55 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
   AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
   THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
   AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24040.


   ...CORFIDI
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