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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 90
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 90
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   240 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHERN LOUISIANA
     THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL
     WESTERN AND NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
     WEST TENNESSEE
     NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 240 PM UNTIL
     1100 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF
   WALNUT RIDGE ARKANSAS TO 45 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF EL DORADO
   ARKANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 89...

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED TO FORM/STRENGTHEN ALONG SSW-NNE
   PRE-FRONTAL CONFLUENCE AXIS NOW EXTENDING FROM NW LA TO N CNTRL AR
   AS SFC HEATING AND MID-LVL COOLING/ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH LEADING
   EDGE OF POTENT NRN OK UPR VORT OVERSPREAD REGION. WHILE LOW-LVL
   INSTABILITY PATTERN WILL REMAIN SOMEWHAT DISORGANIZED IN WAKE OF
   MORNING ELEVATED STORMS/DEBRIS...SOME POTENTIAL MAY DEVELOP FOR ONE
   OR TWO SFC-BASED STORMS WITH AN INCREASING RISK FOR A TORNADOES AS
   LOW-LVL MOISTURE CONTINUES TO SPREAD NNE ACROSS ERN AR/WRN MS AND
   500 MB WSW FLOW STRENGTHENS TO AOA 50 KTS. WERE SUCH A SCENARIO TO
   MATERIALIZE...PARTS OF SRN/ERN AR...NE LA...AND WRN MS COULD REQUIRE
   UPGRADE TO A TORNADO WATCH LATER IN THE DAY.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...CORFIDI
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