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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 474
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1215 PM CDT Mon Aug 28 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Far southeast Texas
* Effective this Monday from 1215 PM until Midnight CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
SUMMARY...A risk for brief tornadoes and locally damaging winds will
persist through this evening with multiple bands of storms
associated with Tropical Cyclone Harvey.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
north and south of a line from 30 miles south southwest of Port
Arthur TX to 35 miles east southeast of New Orleans LA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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...This tornado watch replaces tornado
watch number 473. Watch number 473 will not be in effect after
1215 PM CDT.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 55 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 23020.