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Tornado Watch 494
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 494
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   235 PM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern and Eastern Louisiana
     Southern Mississippi

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 235 PM
     until 1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...The post-tropical remnants of Beta will continue to move
   northeastward across the region, with strong low-level shear and a
   moist environment conducive for a risk for a couple of brief
   tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 60 miles southwest of Natchez MS to
   15 miles north of Mc Comb MS. For a complete depiction of the watch
   see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
   storm motion vector 20020.

   ...Guyer
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