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   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1142 AM CDT THU APR 03 2014

   ...SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE 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
          far southwestern Indiana
          western Kentucky
          northern Louisiana
          central and southern Missouri
          northwestern Mississippi
          western Tennessee

   Elsewhere, severe storms are also possible from the lower-Missouri
   Valley to western Ohio and southwestward to central Mississippi,
   eastern Oklahoma, and eastern 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, Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma,
   potentially into northeast Texas 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 with the greatest risk of
   occurrence across central and southern Missouri southward through
   most of Arkansas.

   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.

   ..Mead/Edwards.. 04/03/2014

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