SPC Tornado Watch 83

WW 83 TORNADO LA MS CW 181840Z – 190200Z

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Tornado Watch Number 83
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
140 PM CDT Thu Apr 18 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southeast Louisiana
  Eastern and southern Mississippi
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 140 PM until
  900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
  Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 75 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Line of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue
eastward towards the Alabama border through the rest of the
afternoon into early evening. Damaging winds and a few embedded
tornadoes are expected.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
east and west of a line from 10 miles southeast of Boothville LA to
70 miles north northwest of Meridian MS. 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 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.


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