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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 40
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WW0040 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 40
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   625 PM CDT FRI MAR 28 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     SOUTHERN WEST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 625 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES EAST
   NORTHEAST OF MEMPHIS TENNESSEE TO 35 MILES SOUTH OF OXFORD
   MISSISSIPPI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 36...WW 37...WW 38...WW
   39...

   DISCUSSION...LOOSELY ORGANIZED SQLN IN ERN AR EXPECTED TO MOVE
   GENERALLY E INTO AREA THAT RECEIVED MODERATE SFC HEATING EARLIER
   TODAY ACROSS NRN MS AND FAR SRN PARTS OF WEST TN. APPROACH OF CNTRL
   TX SHORTWAVE TROUGH...AND ATTENDANT INCREASE IN MID-LVL FLOW...MAY
   PROVIDE CONTINUED POTENTIAL FOR STORM ORGANIZATION/SUSTENANCE GIVEN
   PERSISTENT LOW-LVL...MOIST SSELY FLOW AND RELATIVELY COOL MID-LVL
   TEMPERATURES.

   AVIATION...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 25035.


   ...CORFIDI
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