WW 164 TORNADO AR LA MS TX 262145Z – 270400Z

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Tornado Watch Number 164
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
445 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Arkansas
  Central and northern Louisiana
  West central Mississippi
  Southeast Texas

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 445 PM
  until 1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Squall line will begin to accelerate eastward through the
evening hours, with some increase in the damaging wind risk
expected.  A couple of tornadoes and large hail will still be
possible, especially with embedded circulations and any
sustained/discrete storms ahead of the line.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles north of Greenville MS to 55
miles southwest of Fort Polk LA. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).


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 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 25035.


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