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Tornado Watch 55
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WW0055 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 55
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   830 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     EXTREME SOUTHWEST INDIANA
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
     NORTHWEST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 830 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   CARBONDALE ILLINOIS TO 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DYERSBURG
   TENNESSEE.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 51...WW 52...WW 53...WW
   54...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN INCREASING FROM NRN AR INTO SE
   MO/SRN IL IN A ZONE OF STRENGTHENING WAA.  MODERATE INSTABILITY IS
   STILL PRESENT ACROSS THE AREA...AND LOW-LEVEL SHEAR IS ENHANCED
   ALONG A STALLED OUTFLOW BOUNDARY.  TORNADOES WILL BE
   POSSIBLE...INCLUDING AN ISOLATED STRONG TORNADO...AS WELL AS LARGE
   HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25040.


   ...THOMPSON
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