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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 82
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
920 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
  Parts of west central and northwest Louisiana
  East central Texas

* Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 920 PM
  until 300 AM CDT.

* 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...Clusters of severe thunderstorms will continue to spread
northeastward from east Texas into Louisiana.  This area will be on
the northern edge of the storm environment that will be more
favorable for supercells, possibly with a couple of tornadoes.
Otherwise, damaging winds and isolated large hail can be expected
with the more intense storms.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles north northwest of
Natchitoches LA to 65 miles west southwest of Natchitoches LA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 80...WW 81...

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 24045.

...Thompson



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