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Tornado Watch 1
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   SEL1

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 1
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   520 AM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southeast Louisiana
     Central and Southern Mississippi

   * Effective this Saturday morning and afternoon from 520 AM until
     100 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Storms will continue to develop and progress
   east-northeastward ahead of a cold front. Although low-level
   moisture and instability are not robust, low-level shear is very
   strong and will support organized/bowing linear segments capable of
   wind damage and potentially a couple of tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 30 miles north northwest of Baton
   Rouge LA to 25 miles north northeast of Meridian MS. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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.

   &&

   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 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

   ...Guyer
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