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Tornado Watch 17
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WW0017 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 17
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   725 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN LOUISIANA
     SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 725 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CST.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A FEW LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 125 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA TO 30 MILES SOUTH OF INTRACOASTAL CITY
   LOUISIANA.  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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 9...WW 11...WW 13...WW
   14...WW 15...WW 16...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO PERSIST AND POSSIBLY INCREASE OVER
   SRN LA AND ADJACENT MS THROUGH EARLY FRI AS REGION IS GLANCED BY SRN
   FRINGE OF SECONDARY UPR IMPULSE /NOW OVER OK/ ROTATING THROUGH BASE
   OF LARGER-SCALE MIDWESTERN TROUGH. QUALITY OF LOW-LVL MOISTURE
   INFLOW AND MODEST LOW-LVL CONFLUENCE/FORCING FOR ASCENT THAT WILL
   DIMINISH LIKELIHOOD FOR STRONGLY-LINEAR CONVECTION SUGGEST A
   CONDITIONAL RISK FOR A TORNADO OR TWO...IN ADDITION TO DMGG WIND AND
   PERHAPS SVR HAIL.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...CORFIDI
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