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Tornado Watch 43
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WW0043 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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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 43
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   705 PM CDT SUN MAR 13 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     ARKANSAS
     EXTREME NORTHERN LOUISIANA
     WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI
     SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 705 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SEVERE STORMS PRODUCING A FEW TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND
   DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD EASTWARD FROM ARKANSAS AND FAR
   NORTHERN LOUISIANA ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER INTO WESTERN PARTS
   OF MISSISSIPPI AND TENNESSEE TONIGHT.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 110 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   BATESVILLE ARKANSAS TO 45 MILES SOUTH OF MONTICELLO ARKANSAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
   WATCH NUMBER 42. WATCH NUMBER 42 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 705
   PM CDT. 

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...WEISS
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