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Tornado Watch 58
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WW0058 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 58
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1240 AM CDT FRI APR 4 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHEAST LOUISIANA
     WESTERN AND NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1240 AM UNTIL 800 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH OF MEMPHIS
   TENNESSEE TO 40 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF MONROE LOUISIANA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 55...WW 56...WW 57...

   DISCUSSION...BOW ECHO CONVECTIVE SYSTEM NOW OVER S CNTRL AR EXPECTED
   TO CONTINUE ENE INTO NRN MS THROUGH LATER THIS MORNING AS REGION IS
   GLANCED BY SRN FRINGE OF STRONG SHORTWAVE TROUGH AND ATTENDANT JET
   STREAK MOVING ENE ACROSS THE MID MS VLY. 50+ KT WSWLY DEEP SHEAR AND
   MOISTURE-RICH ENVIRONMENT AHEAD OF CONVECTIVE SYSTEM SUGGEST A GOOD
   POTENTIAL FOR EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS/SUSTAINED CIRCULATIONS WITH A RISK
   FOR A COUPLE TORNADOES IN ADDITION TO DMGG WIND. AN OCCASIONAL
   TORNADO THREAT ALSO MAY BE POSED BY MORE DISCRETE STORMS EXPECTED TO
   CONTINUE FORMING IN CONFLUENT SSWLY LOW-LVL FLOW AHEAD OF THE BOW
   SYSTEM. FINALLY...ONE OR TWO STRONG TO SVR STORMS ALSO MAY FORM AND
   MOVE ENE ALONG OUTFLOW BOUNDARY NOW MOVING SSEWD ACROSS NE AR.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...CORFIDI
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