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Mesoscale Discussion 260
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0260
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0256 PM CDT Fri Mar 15 2024

   Areas affected...central Gulf Coast vicinity

   Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 53...

   Valid 151956Z - 152130Z

   The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 53

   SUMMARY...Isolated hail and strong gusts remain possible across far
   southeast Louisiana into southern Alabama and the western Florida
   Panhandle the next few hours.

   DISCUSSION...Convection continues this afternoon along a surging
   cold front/outflow boundary. The boundary has surged southeast a bit
   quicker than previously anticipated, resulting in slightly more
   elevated convection. Nevertheless, favorable thermodynamics and
   moderate vertical shear have been sufficient for organized
   convection. A few stronger cells have occasionally shows MRMS MESH
   to around 1.25 inches. Gusts to around 60 mph also will be possible,
   especially across southeast Louisiana where the front is quickly
   shifting southeast. General trends are expected to persist for
   another few hours into late afternoon/early evening across WW 53.

   ..Leitman.. 03/15/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   30998970 31798628 32138497 31228511 30638561 30108646
               29808851 29458973 29469055 29569105 29999090 30279022

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