SPC Tornado Watch 1

WW 1 TORNADO LA MS 191120Z – 191900Z

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Tornado Watch Number 1
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
520 AM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Louisiana
  Central and Southern Mississippi

* Effective this Saturday morning and afternoon from 520 AM until
  100 PM CST.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Storms will continue to develop and progress
east-northeastward ahead of a cold front. Although low-level
moisture and instability are not robust, low-level shear is very
strong and will support organized/bowing linear segments capable of
wind damage and potentially a couple of tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 30 miles north northwest of Baton
Rouge LA to 25 miles north northeast of Meridian MS. 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 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.


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