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Tornado Watch 83
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WW0083 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 83
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   540 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA
     EAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 540 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SCATTERED SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO SPREAD EAST ACROSS WATCH
   AREA THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...WITH SOME TENDENCY TO MERGE INTO BROKEN
   LINES/SMALL CLUSTERS OF STORMS.  THESE MAY PRODUCE A FEW TORNADOES
   IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 75 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS TO 20 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF NATCHITOCHES
   LOUISIANA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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 79...WW 80...WW 81...WW
   82...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27035.


   ...CORFIDI
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