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Tornado Watch 56
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WW0056 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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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 56
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   855 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

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

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 855 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL 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 120 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTH OF TEXARKANA
   ARKANSAS TO 35 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF LONGVIEW TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 52. WATCH NUMBER 52 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 855
   PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 53...WW 54...WW 55...

   DISCUSSION...SUPERCELL CLUSTER NE OF DALLAS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
   EWD ACROSS NE TX...WHILE NEW STORM DEVELOPMENT COULD OCCUR IN THE
   NEXT FEW HOURS NEAR AND E OF THE NE TX/NW LA BORDER.  AN INFLUX OF
   UPPER 60S DEWPOINTS WILL MAINTAIN MODERATE INSTABILITY INTO THE
   OVERNIGHT HOURS...WHILE VERTICAL SHEAR WILL REMAIN SUFFICIENT FOR
   ORGANIZED/SUPERCELL STORMS WITH THE RISK FOR A COUPLE OF TORNADOES. 
   LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED WITH THE
   STRONGEST STORMS.

   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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...THOMPSON
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