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Tornado Watch 538
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WW0538 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 538
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   140 PM CDT MON OCT 13 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

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

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 140 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF MC
   COMB MISSISSIPPI TO 40 MILES SOUTH OF HOUMA LOUISIANA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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...WW
   536...WW 537...

   DISCUSSION...SRN END OF EXTENSIVE SSW-NNE LWR MS VLY SQLN SHOULD
   CONTINUE ESE AT 15-20 KTS ACROSS WW AREA THROUGH THIS EVE. WHILE LOW
   TO MID-LVL FLOW WILL BE SOMEWHAT VEERED RELATIVE TO POINTS FARTHER
   N...COMBINATION OF RICH...LOW-LVL MOISTURE...STRENGTHENING DEEP
   SHEAR/ASCENT ON SRN END OF SRN PLNS UPR TROUGH...AND WEAKLY-CAPPED
   ENVIRONMENT PER 18Z RAOB DATA SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR SEMI-DISCRETE
   STORMS CAPABLE OF DMGG WIND BOTH WITHIN AND POSSIBLY AHEAD OF
   SQLN...AND A CONDITIONAL RISK FOR TORNADOES.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...CORFIDI
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