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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 5
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
130 PM CST Sat Jan 1 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern and central Mississippi
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 130 PM until
800 PM CST.
* 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
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...Multiple discrete supercells should develop within the
pre-frontal warm sector posing a primary threat of tornadoes.
Otherwise, a linear cluster should develop farther west along the
front in the Ark-La-Tex and pose a threat for damaging winds and
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 60 miles west southwest of El Dorado
AR to 15 miles east northeast of Columbus MS. 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...CONTINUE...WW 3...WW 4...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.