#LAwx Tornado Watch

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 550
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
245 PM CST SUN NOV 16 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM UNTIL
1000 PM CST.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF BATON
ROUGE LOUISIANA TO 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF INTRACOASTAL CITY
LOUISIANA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

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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DISCUSSION…BROKEN SQLN WITH SCTD EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS/LOW-AMPLITUDE
LEWPS ALONG SSW/NNE-ORIENTED SFC TROUGH ON WRN BORDER OF WW EXPECTED
TO EDGE SLOWLY E ACROSS SRN LA THIS EVE AS A WEAK SFC WAVE EVOLVES
NEAR BATON ROUGE. LATEST SFC DATA INDICATE THAT RICHER LOW-LVL
MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ASHORE E OF THE TROUGH…WITH SFC
DEWPOINTS RISING INTO THE MID/UPR 60S F. AT THE SAME TIME…GRADUAL
TIGHTENING OF UPR HEIGHT GRADIENT/WEAK HEIGHT FALLS WILL SUPPORT A
MODEST INCREASE IN 40-50 KT WSWLY DEEP SHEAR. THIS SETUP MAY YIELD
SPORADIC STORMS CAPABLE OF LOCALLY DMGG WIND AND A TORNADO OR
TWO…ESPECIALLY ALONG AND S OF I-10/12.

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Posted on November 16, 2014, in Louisiana, Tornado, Tornado Watch and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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