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Tornado Watch 103
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WW0103 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 103...CORRECTED
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   500 PM CDT FRI APR 24 2015

   CORRECTED FOR SIGNIFICANT TORNADO PROBABILITIES

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
     NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
     EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 500 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SCATTERED STORMS DEVELOPING IN THE WARM SECTOR ACROSS E TX
   AND NW LA WILL POTENTIALLY BECOME SUPERCELLS WITH THE RISK FOR
   TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS THROUGH THIS EVENING. 
   OTHER SEVERE STORMS WILL LIKELY MOVE EWD FROM N CENTRAL INTO NE TX
   LATER THIS EVENING...WITH A TORNADO RISK AS WELL.  A STRONG TORNADO
   OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY WITH STORMS MOVING ALONG THE
   STALLED FRONT CLOSE TO I-20 THIS EVENING.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF EL
   DORADO ARKANSAS TO 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUNTSVILLE TEXAS.  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 100...WW 101...WW 102...

   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
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25035.


   ...THOMPSON

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