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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 2
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
610 AM CST Mon Jan 2 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Monday morning and afternoon from 610 AM until
200 PM CST.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Multiple bands of strong to severe thunderstorms will
steadily progress east-northeastward across the region this morning,
with the possibility of semi-discrete supercells increasing ahead of
multiple fast-moving convective lines and clusters. Damaging winds
will be the primary risk, but a few tornadoes will be possible as
additional moistening/destabilization occurs by late morning and
midday in conjunction with strengthening low/mid-level winds.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
east and west of a line from 5 miles north northeast of Texarkana AR
to 40 miles south southeast of Lake Charles LA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 1...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.