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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 85
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 85
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   135 PM CDT MON APR 11 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     PARTS OF SOUTHWESTERN ARKANSAS
     SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA
     PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 135 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN DEVELOPING NEAR AND JUST NORTH OF
   THE RED RIVER EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...WITH CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT NEAR
   AND SOUTH OF THE RIVER INTO NORTHERN -- AND EVENTUALLY EASTERN --
   TEXAS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.  VERY LARGE HAIL CAN BE
   EXPECTED WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS...ALONG WITH LOCALLY DAMAGING
   WINDS AND POSSIBLY A TORNADO OR TWO.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTHWEST
   OF FORT WORTH TEXAS TO 55 MILES SOUTH OF DE QUEEN ARKANSAS.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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...CONTINUE...WW 84...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 26035.


   ...GOSS
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