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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 47
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 47
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   135 PM CDT FRI MAR 18 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHERN LOUISIANA
     WEST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
     NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 135 PM UNTIL
     800 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF MAINLY LARGE HAIL ARE
   EXPECTED TO SPREAD EASTWARD FROM NORTHEAST TEXAS ACROSS SOUTHERN
   ARKANSAS AND NORTHERN LOUISIANA INTO WESTERN MISSISSIPPI THIS
   AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 75 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST
   OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS TO 35 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF JACKSON
   MISSISSIPPI.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 55
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26030.


   ...WEISS
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