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Tornado Watch 51
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WW0051 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 51
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   115 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
     EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS
     SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
     EASTERN OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 115 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     NUMEROUS LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 95 MILES NORTH OF SPRINGFIELD
   MISSOURI TO 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MCALESTER OKLAHOMA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 49...WW 50...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM THIS AFTERNOON ALONG
   A COLD FRONT AND DRYLINE EXTENDING FROM SOUTHEAST KS INTO EASTERN
   OK.  STRONG HEATING AHEAD OF THE FRONT...COUPLED WITH STRENGTHENING
   LOW LEVEL WINDS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON/EVENING...WILL POSE A RISK OF
   SUPERCELL STORMS.  VERY LARGE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE...ALONG WITH A
   FEW TORNADOES.  IF DISCRETE SUPERCELLS CAN BE MAINTAINED...STRONG
   TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE.

   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 25035.


   ...HART
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