SPC Tornado Watch 697



WW 697 TORNADO AR LA TX 301735Z – 010100Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 697
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1235 PM CDT Sat Nov 30 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southern Arkansas
  Northern Louisiana
  East Texas

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM
  until 800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
    inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...Multiple bands/corridors of storms will increase across
the region, initially across far east Texas, southern Arkansas, and
northwest Louisiana early this afternoon, and by mid-afternoon
across additional parts of northern Louisiana. Conditions are
favorable for supercells/organized line segments capable of damaging
winds/hail and a couple of tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
east and west of a line from 65 miles west southwest of Natchitoches
LA to 25 miles north of Monticello AR. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU7).

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 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.

...Guyer

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