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Tornado Watch 79
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WW0079 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 79
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   150 AM CDT MON APR 14 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
     NORTHEAST LOUISIANA
     WEST CENTRAL AND CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING FROM 150 AM UNTIL 800 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   GREENWOOD MISSISSIPPI TO 20 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MONROE
   LOUISIANA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 78...

   DISCUSSION...AN ONGOING SQUALL LINE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SEWD FROM
   AR INTO NW/W CENTRAL MS THIS MORNING WITH A CONTINUED RISK FOR
   DAMAGING WINDS BEFORE THE LINE WEAKENS.  A SEPARATE BAND OF WARM
   ADVECTION STORMS WILL SPREAD ENEWD FROM LA INTO CENTRAL MS THROUGH
   THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.  GIVEN THE OBSERVED STRONG LOW-LEVEL SHEAR
   AND SUFFICIENT MOISTENING FOR STORMS BASED NEAR THE GROUND...THERE
   WILL BE A RISK FOR A TORNADO OR TWO WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS IN THE
   SW PART OF THE CLUSTER.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...THOMPSON
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