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Tornado Watch 542
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Very Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 542
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   155 PM CDT Wed Oct 27 2021

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southeastern Louisiana
     Southern Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 155 PM
     until 1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...A pre-frontal squall line will continue eastward across
   southern Louisiana and Mississippi through the afternoon and
   evening.  Additional warm sector supercell development is also
   expected through the afternoon.  The strongest storms will be
   capable of producing a couple of strong tornadoes and damaging
   winds.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 30 miles northeast of Mc Comb MS to 45
   miles west southwest of Boothville LA. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU2).

   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 540...WW 541...

   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 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24030.

   ...Thompson
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