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SPC Tornado Watch 251

WW 251 TORNADO LA CW 170055Z – 170800Z

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Tornado Watch Number 251
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
755 PM CDT Thu May 16 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Louisiana
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 755 PM
  until 300 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
    mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A broken squall line will move east into southeast
Louisiana this evening and progress east across the Watch area
tonight.  In addition to the risk for a couple of tornadoes, severe
gusts (60-75 mph) capable of wind damage may accompany the more
intense portions of the squall line.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
north and south of a line from 5 miles north of Lafayette LA to 35
miles east of Boothville LA. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).


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 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 27035.


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