SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 42



WW 42 SEVERE TSTM LA TX CW 071810Z – 080200Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 42
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
110 PM CDT Sun Apr 7 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Central and Western Louisiana
  East Texas
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 110 PM until
  900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...An intense squall line over east Texas will track across
the watch area this afternoon, posing a risk of damaging wind gusts
and some hail.  An isolated tornado is also possible along the
leading edge of the convection, as well as with the isolated cells
forming out ahead.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 105
statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles northwest of
Port Arthur TX to 20 miles northeast of Alexandria LA. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 41...

AVIATION...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 500. Mean storm motion vector
24035.

...Hart

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