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Tornado Watch 123
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   SEL3
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 123
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   145 PM CDT THU APR 9 2009
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PARTS OF WESTERN ARKANSAS
          PARTS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS
          PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
          MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 145 PM UNTIL
   900 PM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 3.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   CHANUTE KANSAS TO 45 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DE QUEEN ARKANSAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
   
   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.
   
   DISCUSSION...POTENT TROUGH AND STRONG SURFACE LOW MOVING EWD ACROSS
   OK AND N/S DRY LINE IN ADVANCE JUST E OF I35 CORRIDOR.  AIRMASS IN
   ADVANCE OF DRY LINE RAPIDLY DESTABILIZING AND WITH STRONG SHEAR
   PROFILES AND LARGE ASCENT WITH TROUGH...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL
   RAPIDLY DEVELOP NEXT SEVERAL HOURS ERN OK.  IN ADDITION TO VERY
   LARGE HAIL...TORNADOES POSSIBLY STRONG WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY
   SUPERCELL THAT DEVELOPS.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24040.
   
   
   ...HALES
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