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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 15
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
330 PM CST Sat Jan 21 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until
900 PM CST.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes possible
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
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to develop over southeast LA
this afternoon and spread northeastward across the watch area.
Large hail and damaging winds are possible in this area, but the
risk of a few tornadoes should increase by early evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 10 miles south of Alexandria LA to 35
miles east southeast of Gulfport MS. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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 13...WW 14...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 24030.