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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 234
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WW0234 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL4
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 234
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1245 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
          SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
          WESTERN KENTUCKY
          SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
          WEST TENNESSEE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1245 PM UNTIL
   700 PM CDT.
   
   HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70
   MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF BATESVILLE ARKANSAS TO 25 MILES EAST OF CLARKSVILLE
   TENNESSEE.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
   
   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.
   
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 230...WW 231...WW
   232...WW 233...
   
   DISCUSSION...SCATTERED INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS ARE CONTINUING TO
   DEVELOP AHEAD OF STRONG MID LEVEL VORTICITY MAX OVER NORTHWEST AR. 
   INITIAL THREAT FROM THESE STORMS WILL BE LARGE HAIL. 
   HOWEVER...PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA OVER KY/TN WILL NEED TO BE
   MONITORED FOR POSSIBLE UPGRADE TO TORNADO WATCH THROUGH THE
   AFTERNOON AS RAPID SURFACE DESTABILIZATION OCCURS.
   
   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24035.
   
   
   ...HART
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