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Tornado Watch 70
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WW0070 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 70
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   230 PM CDT THU MAR 31 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME EAST CENTRAL ARKANSAS
     CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 230 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES AND A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
   MISSISSIPPI THROUGH THE AFTERNOON/EVENING...AND ALSO CONTINUE ACROSS
   SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE.  THE MAIN TORNADO RISK WILL BE FOCUSED CLOSER
   TO NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI THIS EVENING...THOUGH AN ISOLATED TORNADO
   OR TWO WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH STORMS FARTHER SOUTH AND WEST. 
   OTHERWISE...SUPERCELLS WITH LARGE HAIL WITH LARGE HAIL ARE
   EXPECTED...AND THERE WILL BE SOME POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH INTO
   THUNDERSTORM CLUSTERS WITH A DAMAGING WIND RISK LATER THIS EVENING.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH OF OXFORD
   MISSISSIPPI TO 30 MILES SOUTH OF JACKSON MISSISSIPPI.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 68...WW 69...

   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
   450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...THOMPSON
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