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Tornado Watch Number 180
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
150 AM CDT Sun Apr 30 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
  Southeast Arkansas
  Southern and eastern Louisiana
  Western Mississippi
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Sunday morning from 150 AM until 900 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Multiple corridors of intensifying thunderstorms are
expected overnight ahead of a cold front. A very moist environment
and strong deep-layer/low-level winds will support the possibility
of a couple of tornadoes aside from a more prevalent damaging wind
risk and some hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 35 miles west southwest of Intracoastal
City LA to 75 miles northeast of Monroe LA. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


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 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.

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