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SPC Tornado Watch 514

WW 514 TORNADO AR LA TX CW 081500Z – 090300Z

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Tornado Watch Number 514
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1000 AM CDT Mon Jul 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southern Arkansas
  Western and Central Louisiana
  East and Southeast Texas
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Monday morning and evening from 1000 AM until
  1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Several tornadoes likely
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Gradual daytime destabilization and a strong atmospheric
winds associated with the northward movement of Tropical cyclone
Beryl will be favorable for low-topped supercells capable of
tornadoes through this afternoon and early evening. This risk will
mostly be focused across east/southeast Texas and far western
Louisiana this morning, but it will expand north-northeastward
across additional parts of east/northeast Texas, western/northern
Louisiana, and eventually southern Arkansas through late afternoon
and evening.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
east and west of a line from 20 miles southwest of Port Arthur TX to
45 miles west northwest of El Dorado AR. 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 0 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 16040.


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