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Tornado Watch 514
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   Tornado Watch Number 514
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1000 AM CDT Mon Jul 8 2024

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern Arkansas
     Western and Central Louisiana
     East and Southeast Texas
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Monday morning and evening from 1000 AM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Several tornadoes likely
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Gradual daytime destabilization and a strong atmospheric
   winds associated with the northward movement of Tropical cyclone
   Beryl will be favorable for low-topped supercells capable of
   tornadoes through this afternoon and early evening. This risk will
   mostly be focused across east/southeast Texas and far western
   Louisiana this morning, but it will expand north-northeastward
   across additional parts of east/northeast Texas, western/northern
   Louisiana, and eventually southern Arkansas through late afternoon
   and evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles southwest of Port Arthur TX to
   45 miles west northwest of El Dorado AR. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


   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 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 16040.

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