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Tornado Watch 605
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WW0605 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 605
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   350 PM CDT SAT SEP 1 2012
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          CENTRAL THROUGH NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL ARKANSAS
          THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL
          NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI
          WEST TENNESSEE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 350 PM UNTIL
   1100 PM 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 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   DYERSBURG TENNESSEE TO 40 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LITTLE ROCK
   ARKANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
   
   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...CONTINUE...WW 602...WW 603...WW 604...
   
   DISCUSSION...TSTMS ARE BEGINNING TO FORM ALONG LOW-LVL CONVERGENCE
   AXIS MARKING SRN FRINGE OF CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH EX-HRCN
   ISSAC.  ATTM IT APPEARS THAT THE STORMS ARE BEING SUPPORTED BY
   NARROWING CORRIDOR OF DEEPLY-MIXED ENVIRONMENT EXTENDING E FROM OK.
   THE STORMS THEREFORE INITIALLY MAY BE SOMEWHAT
   OUTFLOW-DOMINANT...WITH DMGG WIND THE MAIN SVR THREAT. WITH
   TIME...HOWEVER...SOME OF THE STORMS MAY TAP RICHER...MORE
   STRONGLY-SHEARED LOW-LVL ENVIRONMENT OVER ERN AR/W TN. THIS MAY
   FOSTER AN INCREASING RISK FOR LOW-LVL MESOS/TORNADOES IN ADDITION TO
   CONTINUING RISK FOR DMGG WIND WITH SMALL BOWS/LEWPS IN EVENTUAL BKN
   SQLN.
   
   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 550.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25030.
   
   
   ...CORFIDI
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