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Tornado Watch 2
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WW0002 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   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 
     Southern Arkansas
     Louisiana
     East Texas
     Coastal Waters

   * 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
       mph possible
     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).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   ...Guyer
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