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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 16
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
105 PM CST Wed Jan 19 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Far southern Arkansas
Western to northern Louisiana
East and southeast Texas
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 105 PM
until 700 PM CST.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible
Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A continued increase in thunderstorm coverage is expected
through early evening. Wind profiles should become more favorable
for a few supercells and potential clusters, posing a primary threat
of hail and wind.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles northwest of
Monroe LA to 10 miles west southwest of Galveston TX. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 55 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector