SPC Tornado Watch 416



WW 416 TORNADO AR LA OK TX CW 312000Z – 010300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 416
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
300 PM CDT Wed Oct 31 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southwestern Arkansas
  Northwestern Louisiana
  Extreme southeastern Oklahoma
  Much of east Texas
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 300 PM
  until 1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will increase in coverage/intensity through
the evening along a cold front across central and northeastern
Texas, while other storms will continue to form ahead of the front
across southeastern Texas.  The storm environment will become more
favorable for rotating storms through the evening, with an attendant
threat for a few tornadoes, damaging winds, and isolated large hail.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 35 miles north northeast of Texarkana
AR to 70 miles west southwest of Houston TX. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

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 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24030.

...Thompson

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