SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 161

WW 161 SEVERE TSTM LA TX CW 100325Z – 100800Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 161
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1025 PM CDT Thu May 9 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Southwest Louisiana
  Southeast Texas
  Coastal Waters

* Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 1025 PM
  until 300 AM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will spread eastward across the watch area
during the next few hours.  Large hail will be possible in the more
isolated storms, with damaging winds possible in the larger
clusters.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles north and south of a line from 35 miles west northwest
of Port Arthur TX to 50 miles east southeast of Lake Charles LA. For
a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 158...WW 159...WW 160...

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
26035.

...Hart

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