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Mesoscale Discussion 96
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0096
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0306 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2023

   Areas affected...Far Southeast TX/Upper TX Coast...Far Southwest LA

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 27...

   Valid 242106Z - 242230Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 27 continues.

   SUMMARY...The threat for tornadoes continues across far southeast
   TX/Upper TX Coast and far southwest LA.

   DISCUSSION...Recent surface analysis places the low about 15 miles
   northeast of HOU, coincident with the tornado-producing,
   line-embedded supercell moving out of Harris County and into
   Chambers County. The warm front continues to extend eastward from
   this low, with mid 60s dewpoints south of the front across far
   southeast TX/Golden Triangle vicinity. Low-level moisture has not
   penetrated as far inland across this region as it did across the
   middle TX coast, likely confining the surface-based buoyancy to
   immediate coastal areas. 

   Recent trends have shown several other cells with low-level rotation
   and attempts at more robust low-level updraft organization.
   Low-level winds remain very strong and will remain supportive of
   line-embedded supercell tornadoes for the next several hours.

   ..Mosier.. 01/24/2023

   ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

   ATTN...WFO...LCH...HGX...

   LAT...LON   29309526 29949501 30439391 30419341 29819335 29489436
               29029508 29309526 

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