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Tornado Watch 224
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WW0224 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL4
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 224
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1000 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PARTS OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
          WESTERN KENTUCKY
          SMALL PART OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
          PARTS OF NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI
          MUCH OF WESTERN AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 1000 PM
   UNTIL 500 AM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES NORTH OF CROSSVILLE
   TENNESSEE TO 25 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF PINE BLUFF ARKANSAS.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
   
   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 217...TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 221. WATCH NUMBER 217 221
   WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 1000 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 215...WW
   218...WW 219...WW 222...WW 223...
   
   DISCUSSION...WITH EXPECTED INTENSIFYING LOW LEVEL JET AND
   ACCOMPANYING AVAILABLE UNSTABLE AIR MASS THE POTENTIAL FOR
   SUPERCELLS WILL CONTINUE MUCH OF THE NIGHT.  IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING
   WINDS AND LARGE HAIL...TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY
   SUPERCELL.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.
   
   
   ...HALES
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