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   ZCZC SPCPWOSPC ALL
   WOUS40 KWNS 291009
   ARZ000-LAZ000-MOZ000-MSZ000-TNZ000-TXZ000-291800-
   
   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0409 AM CST TUE JAN 29 2013
   
   ...THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED
   OVER PARTS OF THE OZARK REGION AND THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS
   EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT...
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
   DEVELOPMENT OF DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES...SOME
   STRONG...OVER PARTS OF THE OZARK REGION AND THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
   VALLEY THIS EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT.
   
   THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
   
          MUCH OF SOUTHERN...CENTRAL AND EASTERN ARKANSAS
          FAR NORTHERN LOUISIANA
          FAR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
          NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
          FAR SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE
          FAR NORTHEAST TEXAS
   
   ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM...THE SOUTHERN
   PLAINS AND THE SRN EXTENT OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY NORTHWARD
   TO THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI...TENNESSEE AND LOWER OHIO VALLEYS.
   
   A STRONG STORM SYSTEM TRACKING THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO THE
   MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION WILL RESULT IN STRENGTHENING WINDS
   THROUGH THE LOWER AND MIDDLE TROPOSPHERE. A MOIST AIR MASS WILL
   CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTHWARD TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT AHEAD OF A COLD
   FRONT AND DRY LINE ADVANCING EASTWARD.  ALTHOUGH THE ENVIRONMENT
   SHOULD ONLY BE MARGINALLY UNSTABLE...THE STRENGTH OF THE DEEP LAYER
   WINDS WILL SUPPORT A THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES. 
   
   THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND SPREAD EAST AND NORTHEAST
   THIS MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON ACROSS OKLAHOMA...PARTS OF NORTH
   TEXAS AND EASTERN KANSAS. DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES WILL BE
   POSSIBLE WITH THIS ACTIVITY INTO THE AFTERNOON.  A MORE SIGNIFICANT
   SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING THROUGH
   TONIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF ARKANSAS...FAR NORTHEAST TEXAS...NORTHERN
   LOUISIANA...SOUTHEAST MISSOURI INTO WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST
   MISSISSIPPI AND PARTS OF FAR WESTERN TENNESSEE WHERE DAMAGING WINDS
   AND TORNADOES ARE EXPECTED TO BE MORE WIDESPREAD.  THE SEVERE
   WEATHER THREAT WILL SPREAD FARTHER EAST LATER TONIGHT INTO PARTS OF
   THE CENTRAL GULF COAST STATES...TENNESSEE VALLEY AND POTENTIALLY THE
   LOWER OHIO VALLEY...WITH A CONTINUED THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND A
   FEW TORNADOES.
   
   STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS DEVELOPING
   SITUATION. THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO REVIEW SEVERE
   WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA
   WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER
   TODAY.
   
   ..PETERS.. 01/29/2013
   
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