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Tornado Watch 61
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 61
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1040 AM CDT Tue Mar 22 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern and Southern Louisiana
     Central and Southern Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1040 AM until
     700 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph likely
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A tornado/damaging risk will progress east-northeastward
   into and across additional portions of southern/eastern Louisiana
   into much of central and southern Mississippi through the afternoon.
   A few strong/intense tornadoes (EF2+) are possible, particularly
   with any semi-discrete supercells that develop to the east of a
   quasi-linear band of storms. This risk is supported by an increasing
   moist/unstable air mass in the presence of very strong
   deep-layer/low-level shear.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles east northeast of Greenwood MS
   to 20 miles south southwest of Houma LA. 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 60...

   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 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 21040.

   ...Guyer
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