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Tornado Watch 103
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WW0103 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate 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
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   755 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
     SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
     WEST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 755 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

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

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH OF POPLAR BLUFF
   MISSOURI TO 15 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF MEMPHIS TENNESSEE.  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 97...WW 98...WW 99...WW
   100...WW 101...WW 102...

   DISCUSSION...A CLUSTER OF INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL AR WILL
   SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD INTO WATCH AREA.  LOW LEVEL SHEAR WILL CONTINUE
   TO INCREASE THROUGH THE EVENING...MAINTAINING THE RISK OF ISOLATED
   TORNADOES.  LARGE HAIL WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN THE STRONGER CELLS.

   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 24035.


   ...HART
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