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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 6
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 6
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   215 PM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
     SOUTHEAST KANSAS
     SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 215 PM
     UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL EXPECTED WITH SCATTERED VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST
   OF OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA TO 35 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WEST PLAINS
   MISSOURI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP RAPIDLY IN
   THE 21Z TO 22Z TIME FRAME FROM CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA EAST
   INTO SOUTHWEST MISSOURI AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. THE PRIMARY MODE
   INITIALLY WILL BE SUPERCELLS WITH VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS
   AS PRIMARY THREATS...HOWEVER A COUPLE TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
   WITH TIME...STORMS SHOULD BECOME MORE LINEAR IN NATURE WITH DAMAGING
   WINDS AND PERHAPS A QLCS TORNADO AS MAIN THREATS.

   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 25035.


   ...BUNTING/MEAD
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