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Tornado Watch 216
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 216
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   620 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN LOUISIANA
     THE TEXAS GULF COASTAL PLAIN
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 620 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SQUALL LINE NOW MOVING TOWARD THE TX GULF COASTAL PLAIN
   EXPECTED TO CONTINUE GENERALLY E THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...WITH SOME
   SOUTHWARD DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE OVER TIME.  MORE ISOLATED STORMS MAY
   FORM IN THE VERY  MOIST LOW-LEVEL FLOW AHEAD OF THE LINE.  THE
   STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF DAMAGING WIND AND POSSIBLY A FEW
   TORNADOES...IN ADDITION TO A FEW INSTANCES OF SEVERE HAIL.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   VICTORIA TEXAS TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF FORT POLK
   LOUISIANA.  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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 212...WW 213...WW
   214...WW 215...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...CORFIDI
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