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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 40
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 40
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   150 PM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Much of Arkansas
     Northwest Louisiana
     Southeast Oklahoma
     Northeast Texas

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

   * Primary threats include...
     Numerous tornadoes expected with a few intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter likely
     Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Intense thunderstorms are expected to track across the
   watch area this afternoon and early evening, posing a risk of
   tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds.  Strong tornadoes are
   possible.  Multiple rounds of severe storms are expected across this
   region.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 70 miles south of Longview TX to 20
   miles northeast of Flippin AR. For a complete depiction of the watch
   see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 39...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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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