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Tornado Watch 195
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 195
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   950 AM CDT WED MAY 28 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN LOUISIANA
     SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 950 AM
     UNTIL 500 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 30 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
   INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA TO 35 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   GULFPORT MISSISSIPPI.  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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING ENE ALONG STALLED
   OUTFLOW BOUNDARY ACROSS SRN LA AND MS INTO THIS AFTN AS
   MODERATE...MOISTURE-RICH INFLOW CONTINUES INTO REGION. CURRENT SFC
   AND RADAR DATA SUGGEST THAT THE BOUNDARY SHOULD REMAIN QSTNRY
   THROUGH THE DAY...SERVING AS FOCUS FOR ADDITIONAL STORM DEVELOPMENT
   AND FOR STORM MERGERS AS DEEPER WIND SHIFT/SURGE OF WLY FLOW NOW IN
   SW LA CONTINUES EWD. WHILE LOW-LVL DIRECTIONAL SHEAR WILL NOT BE
   PARTICULARLY STRONG /0-1 SRH UP TO 200 M2 PER S2/...GIVEN VERY MOIST
   INFLOW...SEASONABLY STRONG/VERTICALLY-VEERING MID-UPR LVL FLOW...AND
   THE LIKELIHOOD FOR STORMS TO REMAIN WITHIN VORTICITY-RICH ZONE ALONG
   STALLED BOUNDARY...A RISK WILL EXIST FOR  INTERMITTENT LOW-LVL
   CIRCULATIONS/POSSIBLE SHORT-LIVED TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24020.


   ...CORFIDI
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