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Tornado Watch 101
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WW0101 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 101
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   720 PM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Extreme southeastern Arkansas
     Southwestern through northeastern Louisiana
     Western Mississippi
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 720 PM
     until 300 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...The threat for severe weather, with clusters of
   thunderstorms, is expected to spread northeastward across the watch
   area through the remainder of this evening and overnight, before
   diminishing late tonight.  A few tornadoes are possible, along with
   damaging winds and isolated large hail.  See SPC mesoscale
   discussion 370 for initial meteorological details.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 40 miles west southwest of Intracoastal
   City LA to 25 miles northeast of Greenville MS. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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...This tornado watch replaces tornado
   watch number 98. Watch number 98 will not be in effect after 720
   PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 99...WW 100...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
   storm motion vector 23030.

   ...Edwards
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