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Tornado Watch 536
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WW0536 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 536
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1110 AM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA
     SOUTHEAST TEXAS
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1110 AM UNTIL
     700 PM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTHEAST OF FORT
   POLK LOUISIANA TO 40 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS.  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 534...WW 535...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE OVER WW REGION THROUGH LATE
   AFTN IN RESPONSE TO MODERATE SFC HEATING AND ASCENT ON SRN FRINGE OF
   SLOWLY PROGRESSIVE OK SHORTWAVE TROUGH. AMPLE /40 + KT/ DEEP SHEAR
   ALREADY IN PLACE FOR SUPERCELLS SHOULD SLIGHTLY STRENGTHEN AS TROUGH
   CONTINUES EWD...WHILE RICH LOW-LVL MOISTURE INFLOW CONTINUES AHEAD
   OF SE TX SQLN. THE STORMS WILL THEREFORE POSE A RISK FOR DMGG
   WIND...TORNADOES...AND POSSIBLY MARGINALLY SVR HAIL. WHILE THE
   STRONGEST UPDRAFTS SHOULD REMAIN WITHIN THE LINE...PERSISTENT
   LOW-LVL CONFLUENCE AND CONSIDERABLE UPR-LVL DIFLUENCE IN
   WEAKLY-CAPPED ENVIRONMENT AHEAD OF IT SUGGEST GOOD LIKELIHOOD FOR
   DEVELOPMENT OF STORMS E/SE OF THE LINE. THESE...TOO...MAY POSE A
   RISK FOR DMGG WIND AND TORNADOES...AND COULD REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL
   WATCH FARTHER E LATER TODAY.

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...CORFIDI
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