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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 78
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 78
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1110 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHWESTERN LOUISIANA
     NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA
     WESTERN TENNESSEE
     NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 1110 PM
     UNTIL 600 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST OF
   SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA TO 30 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF JACKSON
   TENNESSEE.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REPLACES
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 76. WATCH NUMBER 76 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT
   AFTER 1110 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 75...WW 77...

   DISCUSSION...TWO PRIMARY TSTM COMPLEXES WILL MOVE ACROSS WW AREA
   OVERNIGHT AMIDST FAVORABLE DEEP SHEAR...
   1. INITIAL SMALL QLCS THAT WILL OFFER ADDITIONAL DAMAGING-WIND
   THREAT AS IT MOVES ACROSS PROGRESSIVELY WEAKER INSTABILITY IN WRN
   TN...BEFORE WEAKENING...AND
   2. LARGER/NEAR-FRONTAL QLCS THAT WILL MOVE ACROSS ARKLATEX REGION
   AND CENTRAL/ERN AR...ALSO POTENTIALLY PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND. 
   BRIEF/QLCS TORNADO ALSO CANNOT BE RULED OUT BUT IS NOT PRIMARY
   THREAT.  AIR MASS BEHIND WRN TN ACTIVITY MAY RECOVER N OF I-40 IN
   LOW-LEVEL WAA ZONE...AND AT LEAST MRGL BUOYANCY IS EXPECTED TO
   LINGER FARTHER SW ALONG/AHEAD OF COLD FRONT.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26035.


   ...EDWARDS
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