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Tornado Watch 52
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WW0052 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 52
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   150 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
     SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
     NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 150 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 100 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF DE
   QUEEN ARKANSAS TO 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TEMPLE TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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...WW 51...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORMING RAPIDLY ALONG A DRYLINE
   EXTENDING FROM SOUTHEAST OK INTO CENTRAL TX.  STRONG INSTABILITY AND
   SUFFICIENT EFFECTIVE SHEAR WILL PROMOTE SUPERCELL STORMS CAPABLE OF
   LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.  LOW LEVEL WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
   STRENGTHEN SOMEWHAT LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WHICH MAY
   INCREASE THE RISK OF ISOLATED TORNADOES.

   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 25030.


   ...HART
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