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Mesoscale Discussion 136
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0136
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0606 PM CST Wed Feb 08 2023

   Areas affected...far northern parts of southeast of
   southern MS

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 32...

   Valid 090006Z - 090130Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 32 continues.

   SUMMARY...The most appreciable tornado risk ---featuring the
   possibility for a couple of tornadoes--- will be focused across far
   northern parts of southeast LA into southern MS during the 6-8 pm
   period as the wind profile gradually strengthens amidst a
   moist/adequately unstable airmass and supercellular mode is probably

   DISCUSSION...Surface analysis shows 66-68 deg F dewpoints residing
   across the warm sector over southeast LA into southern MS.  The
   Slidell, LA (KLIX) VAD data shows a gradual strengthening in the
   wind profile mainly in the 1-3 km layer.  Although buoyancy will
   slowly lessen through the evening, around 1000 J/kg MLCAPE is
   currently analyzed per objective analysis.  The combination of a
   moist boundary layer, moderate buoyancy, and supercellular mode
   suggest a continuation and perhaps increase of the tornado risk
   through 8 pm across parts of southern MS to near the LA/MS border
   north of Lake Pontchartrain.

   ..Smith.. 02/09/2023

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   30969055 31539020 31688987 31508962 30729020 30799043

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