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Tornado Watch 132
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 132
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   520 PM CDT TUE MAR 18 2008
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTHERN...CENTRAL...AND EASTERN ARKANSAS
          FAR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
          FAR SOUTHWEST INDIANA
          WESTERN KENTUCKY
          THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL
          FAR NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI
          FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
          WEST TENNESSEE
          NORTHEAST TEXAS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 520
   PM UNTIL 200 AM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF TYLER
   TEXAS TO 50 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF FORT CAMPBELL KENTUCKY.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
   
   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 130. WATCH NUMBER 130 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER
   520 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 131...
   
   DISCUSSION...EXTENSIVE WSW/ENE-ORIENTED QLCS WITH EMBEDDED
   SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY ALONG AND N
   OF STALLING FRONT.  EJECTION OF SW TX UPR SYSTEM WILL MAINTAIN
   FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR ADDITIONAL SUPERCELLS GIVEN STRENGTH OF
   BOTH LOW-LEVEL AND DEEP SHEAR.  WHILE ANA NATURE OF FRONT WILL KEEP
   SOME OF THE STORMS SLIGHTLY ELEVATED...INCREASINGLY RICH MOISTURE
   INFLOW AND DEGREE OF NEAR-SFC DIRECTIONAL SHEAR SUGGEST CONTINUED
   RISK FOR TORNADOES IN ADDITION TO LOCALLY DMGG WIND.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22040.
   
   
   ...CORFIDI
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