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Tornado Watch 76
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WW0076 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 76
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   515 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWESTERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHWESTERN LOUISIANA
     EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA
     CENTRAL....NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 515 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 150 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
   WACO TEXAS TO 20 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS. 
   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...CONTINUE...WW 73...WW 74...WW 75...

   DISCUSSION...SVR POTENTIAL EXPECTED TO INCREASE ACROSS THIS REGION
   DURING NEXT FEW HOURS AS HODOGRAPHS ENLARGE...WITH DISCRETE
   SUPERCELLS...CLUSTERS AND LINEAR/MIXED STORM MODES ALL POSSIBLE. 
   INSTABILITY FIELDS WILL RANGE FROM MARGINAL TO FAVORABLE IN PATCHY
   FASHION...BASED ON RATES OF RECOVERY FROM EARLIER CLOUD/PRECIP PLUME
   THAT HAD BEEN OVER CENTRAL/N TX.  THAT PLUME -- NOW OVER PORTIONS
   ARKLATEX REGION -- ALSO MAY CONTINUE TO SPAWN ISOLATED/EMBEDDED
   SUPERCELLS AS IT SHIFTS NEWD.  DRYLINE/COLD-FRONTAL SVR THREAT WILL
   SHIFT INTO THIS SAME AREA LATER THIS EVENING.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27030.


   ...EDWARDS
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