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   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0407 AM CDT THU APR 03 2014

   ...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE OZARKS REGION TO
   PARTS OF THE MID-SOUTH AND LOWER OHIO VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON AND
   TONIGHT...

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK is forecasting the
   development of tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds from the
   Ozarks region to parts of the Mid-South and lower Ohio Valley this
   afternoon and tonight.

   The areas most likely to experience this activity include:

          most of Arkansas
          southern Illinois
          southwestern Indiana
          western Kentucky
          northern Louisiana
          southern and eastern Missouri
          northwestern Mississippi
          western Tennessee

   Elsewhere, severe storms are also possible from the mid-Mississippi
   Valley to western Ohio and southwestward to central Mississippi,
   eastern Oklahoma and southeast Texas.

   A strong disturbance 3-7 miles above ground will move northeastward
   out of the Four Corners and Rockies today, causing winds to
   strengthen over the outlook area.  As that happens, a cold front
   will overtake a dryline from north to south across parts of eastern
   Kansas, Missouri and eastern Oklahoma.  When the front and dryline
   encounter sunshine-heated and richly moist air to their east,
   thunderstorms should erupt and become severe, with help from that
   increase in surrounding winds.

   The greatest threat for very large and damaging hail will be with
   the early, western storms in Missouri and Arkansas this afternoon
   and evening, while the damaging-wind hazard will ramp up this
   evening and possibly overnight in the Mississippi Valley. 
   Tornadoes--some strong with EF2 or worse damage--also are possible. 
   A separate band of severe thunderstorms, also offering tornado and
   severe-wind risk, may form tonight over parts of the Mississippi
   Delta region--in and near the southern part of the moderate-risk
   area.

   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.

   ..Edwards.. 04/03/2014

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