SPC Tornado Watch 447

WW 447 TORNADO LA TX CW 270940Z – 271700Z

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Tornado Watch Number 447
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
340 AM CST Thu Dec 27 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Central and southwest Louisiana
  Southeast Texas
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday morning from 340 AM until 1100 AM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...A line of thunderstorms will move across the watch area
this morning posing a risk for isolated damaging winds and a couple
of tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 10 miles north of Palacios TX to 50
miles east southeast of Fort Polk LA. 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 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.


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