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Tornado Watch 97
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WW0097 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 97
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   150 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     MUCH OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARKANSAS
     EXTREME NORTHERN LOUISIANA
     EASTERN OKLAHOMA
     NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 150 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL TORNADOES AND A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80
       MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH OF HARRISON
   ARKANSAS TO 60 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 94...WW 95...WW 96...

   DISCUSSION...COMPLICATED SCENARIO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT THREAT
   FOR SURFACE-BASED STORM DEVELOPMENT WILL INCREASE IN THE NEXT FEW
   HOURS LONG THE SURFACE WIND SHIFT IN ERN OK/NE TX...AND NEAR AN
   OUTFLOW BOUNDARY ACROSS CENTRAL AR.  THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL
   BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS WITH TIME...AND WILL SUPPORT A
   STRONG TORNADO RISK BY LATE AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY
   NEAR THE RESIDUAL OUTFLOW BOUNDARY IN AR.  OTHERWISE...THE MORE
   INTENSE SUPERCELLS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY LARGE HAIL AND
   DAMAGING WINDS.

   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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...THOMPSON
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