Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA's National Weather Service   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center
navigation bar left  
  navigation bar end cap


 
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state and local government Web resources and services.

Tornado Watch 26
< Previous WW         Next WW >
  | | | | |  
WW0026 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
Note: Click for Watch Status Reports.
   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 26
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   755 AM CST Tue Feb 7 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern Louisiana
     Southern Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday morning and afternoon from 755 AM until
     200 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 3 inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Ahead of an approaching upper system, a relatively moist
   air mass and cool temperatures aloft over the region will yield
   initial supercells capable of large hail and a few tornadoes. A
   damaging wind risk may increase later this afternoon as storms
   spread eastward across southeast Mississippi toward southern
   Alabama.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 45 miles south southwest of
   Alexandria LA to 60 miles east southeast of Pine Belt MS. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 25030.

   ...Guyer
Top of Page/Status Messages for this watch/All Current Watches/Forecast Products/Home
Weather Topics:
Watches, Mesoscale Discussions, Outlooks, Fire Weather, All Products, Contact Us

NOAA / National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Storm Prediction Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072 U.S.A.
spc.feedback@noaa.gov
Page last modified: February 07, 2017
Disclaimer
Information Quality
Help
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities