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SPC Tornado Watch 249

WW 249 TORNADO LA TX CW 161940Z – 170300Z

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Tornado Watch Number 249
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
240 PM CDT Thu May 16 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

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

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until
  1000 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...Clusters of storms will continue to develop and spread
east-southeastward through early tonight along a composite outflow
boundary sagging southward across east Texas.  The potential for
supercells with large hail of 1-2 inches in diameter and a couple of
tornadoes will increase with new storm development south of the
outflow.  Otherwise, embedded supercells and bowing segments will
pose a threat for damaging winds of 60-70 mph, as well as a couple
of tornadoes with embedded circulations.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
north and south of a line from 40 miles southwest of College Station
TX to 5 miles east southeast of Lafayette 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 600. Mean
storm motion vector 28030.


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