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Tornado Watch 15
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WW0015 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   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 
     Southeast Louisiana
     Southern Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * 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).

   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 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.

   ...Hart
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