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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 296
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 296
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   710 PM CDT Sun May 28 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     South-central and eastern Louisiana
     Far southwest Mississippi
     Southeast Texas

   * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 710 PM
     until 100 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...An intense southeastward-moving line of storms will
   continue to spread into additional parts of central/southern
   Louisiana, southeast Texas and far western Mississippi this evening.
   Corridors of damaging winds will be the primary concern, but some
   large hail and possibly even a line-embedded tornado could occur.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
   statute miles north and south of a line from 90 miles west southwest
   of Fort Polk LA to 25 miles south southeast of Natchez MS. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 293...WW 294...WW 295...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean storm motion vector
   29035.

   ...Guyer
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