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Tornado Watch 135
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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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
     East Texas

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 500 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   * 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
   rotating storms.

   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).

   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.

   &&

   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.

   ...Grams
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