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Tornado Watch Number 98
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
210 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

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

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 210 PM
  until 900 PM 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 environment across the region continues to become
increasingly favorable for a severe risk including the possibility
of a couple of tornadoes. Storms should continue to gradually
increase and expand northeastward through the late afternoon and
evening hours.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 45 miles north northwest of Galveston
TX to 30 miles east southeast of Fort Polk LA. 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.


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 550. Mean
storm motion vector 24025.

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