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WW 1 TORNADO LA TX CW 081935Z - 090300Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 1
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
135 PM CST Mon Jan 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

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

* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
  900 PM CST.

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

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to strengthen this afternoon
and evening while posing a threat for tornadoes, damaging winds, and
large hail. A strong tornado appears possible given a rather
favorable environment.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
north and south of a line from 65 miles west northwest of Houston TX
to 15 miles east southeast of Lafayette LA. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU1).

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.

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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 450. Mean
storm motion vector 23045.

...Gleason/Hart

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