WW 101 TORNADO AR LA MS CW 300020Z – 300800Z

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Tornado Watch Number 101
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
720 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Extreme southeastern Arkansas
  Southwestern through northeastern Louisiana
  Western Mississippi
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 720 PM
  until 300 AM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...The threat for severe weather, with clusters of
thunderstorms, is expected to spread northeastward across the watch
area through the remainder of this evening and overnight, before
diminishing late tonight.  A few tornadoes are possible, along with
damaging winds and isolated large hail.  See SPC mesoscale
discussion 370 for initial meteorological details.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles west southwest of Intracoastal
City LA to 25 miles northeast of Greenville MS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update


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...This tornado watch replaces tornado
watch number 98. Watch number 98 will not be in effect after 720
PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 99...WW 100...

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 450. Mean
storm motion vector 23030.


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