Tornado Warning for central Newton County in Southeast Texas and northwestern Beauregard Parish in southwestern Louisiana until 1:30 PM. Radar detected strong rotation and a possible developing tornado just south of Call. This storm will cross Highway 87 south of Bon Weir and potentially pass near or just south of Merryville, LA. This storm has the potential to become a problem maker as it moves into Southwest LA.

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1243 PM CST THU JAN 21 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN BEAUREGARD PARISH IN SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA…
EAST CENTRAL JASPER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
CENTRAL NEWTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…

* UNTIL 130 PM CST

* AT 1243 PM CST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR CALL…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR…
TROUT CREEK AROUND 1255 PM CST.
BON WEIR AND BIVENS AROUND 110 PM CST.
MERRYVILLE AROUND 120 PM CST.
JUNCTION AROUND 130 PM CST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS…IN A
MOBILE HOME…OR IN A VEHICLE…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL
SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.