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EXPIRED Tornado Watch #0494 for Southern and Eastern Louisiana, Southern Mississippi
  • A couple tornadoes possible
  • Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

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EXPIRED Tornado Watch #0494

Locations Affected

  • Southern and Eastern Louisiana
  • Southern Mississippi
  • Tornado Watch Summary

    The post-tropical remnants of Beta will continue to move northeastward across the region, with strong low-level shear and a moist environment conducive for a risk for a couple of brief tornadoes.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • A couple tornadoes possible
  • Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Tornado Watch Details

    SEL4
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Tornado Watch Number 494
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    235 PM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Tornado Watch for portions of 
      Southern and Eastern Louisiana
      Southern Mississippi
    
    * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 235 PM
      until 1000 PM CDT.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      A couple tornadoes possible
      Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
    
    SUMMARY...The post-tropical remnants of Beta will continue to move
    northeastward across the region, with strong low-level shear and a
    moist environment conducive for a risk for a couple of brief
    tornadoes.
    
    The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
    north and south of a line from 60 miles southwest of Natchez MS to
    15 miles north of Mc Comb MS. For a complete depiction of the watch
    see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
    
    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.
    
    &&
    
    AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
    surface and aloft to 0.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
    gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 400. Mean
    storm motion vector 20020.
    
    ...Guyer

    National Risk Overview

    Thursday, September 24
    TORNADO: 2%
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Friday, September 25
    TORNADO: 2%
    HAIL: 5%
    WIND: 5%
    Saturday, September 26
    ANY SEVERE: low
    Sunday, September 27
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Monday, September 28
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Tuesday, September 29
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, September 30
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, October 1
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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