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Tornado Watch 105
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WW0105 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 105
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   955 PM CDT FRI APR 24 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHERN LOUISIANA
     WEST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
     EXTREME NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 955 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80
       MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...BOW ECHO WILL MOVE EWD ALONG A STALLED FRONT NEAR THE
   LA/AR BORDER FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...WITH A CONTINUED RISK FOR
   DAMAGING WINDS/LARGE HAIL...AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF TORNADOES WHERE
   THE BOW ECHO INTERACTS WITH THE FRONT.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 125 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF EL
   DORADO ARKANSAS TO 55 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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 102...WW 104...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26045.


   ...THOMPSON
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