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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 135
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
500 PM CDT Wed Apr 22 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern and western Louisiana
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 500 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Multiple supercells and clusters will evolve east this
evening within an environment conducive to potentially intense
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles north northwest of
Huntsville TX to 35 miles north northeast of Alexandria LA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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...This tornado watch replaces tornado
watch number 133. Watch number 133 will not be in effect after
500 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 134...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.