WW 181 TORNADO LA MS CW 301230Z – 302000Z

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Tornado Watch Number 181
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
730 AM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Louisiana
  Central and southern Mississippi
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Sunday morning and afternoon from 730 AM until
  300 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...Bands of severe storms will continue east-northeastward
through the morning and early afternoon hours across much of
Mississippi and east/southeast Louisiana. Strong low-level shear and
moist air mass will support the possibility of tornadoes along with
damaging winds and some hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 85 miles north northwest of Meridian MS
to 30 miles south of New Orleans LA. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).


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 600. Mean
storm motion vector 23035.


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