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WW 33 TORNADO LA TX CW 141540Z – 142100Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 33
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
940 AM CST Tue Feb 14 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southwest Louisiana
  Southeast Texas
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Tuesday morning and afternoon from 940 AM until
  300 PM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will track across
the watch area late this morning and early afternoon, posing a risk
of damaging winds and a tornado or two.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
north and south of a line from 50 miles northwest of Port Arthur TX
to 50 miles east northeast of Lake Charles LA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 32...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 25030.

...Hart

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