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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 183
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 183
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   810 PM CDT THU MAY 19 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 810 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...INCREASINGLY WELL-ORGANIZED CONVECTIVE SYSTEM...WITH
   MULTIPLE BOW ECHOES OF DIFFERENT SCALES...WILL POSE A PRIMARY RISK
   OF WIND DAMAGE AND ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR A BRIEF TORNADO OR TWO AS
   IT SWEEPS EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.  SEE SPC MESOSCALE
   DISCUSSION 656 FOR INITIAL METEOROLOGICAL REASONING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES SOUTH OF
   LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA TO 5 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF BOOTHVILLE
   LOUISIANA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS.
   A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM MOTION
   VECTOR 27035.


   ...EDWARDS
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