SPC Tornado Watch 10

SPC Tornado Watch 10

WW 10 TORNADO AR LA MS TN TX 120955Z – 121700Z

Tornado Watch Number 10
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
355 AM CST Fri Jan 12 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern, central and eastern Arkansas
Northern Louisiana
Northern and central Mississippi
Southwestern Tennessee
Northeast Texas

* Effective this Friday morning from 355 AM until 1100 AM CST.

* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
mph likely
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to become
better organized the next few hours and sweep eastward across the
watch area through the remainder of the morning, offering severe
gusts (some potentially over 70 mph), a few tornadoes, and isolated
hail. Isolated severe thunderstorms also may form ahead of the
line, with all the same hazards possible.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 95 statute miles
either side of a line from 30 miles southwest of Texarkana AR to 25
miles east of Tupelo MS. For a complete depiction of the watch see
the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).


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…This tornado watch replaces tornado
watch number 9. Watch number 9 will not be in effect after 355 AM

AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.


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