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Tornado Watch 125
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WW0125 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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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 125
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   135 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS
     NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
     EXTREME SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
     NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 135 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE ONGOING IN MULTIPLE BANDS FROM NORTHEAST
   TEXAS INTO NORTHERN LOUISIANA AND SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS.  THESE STORMS
   SHOULD STRENGTHEN THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR
   LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.  EMBEDDED ROTATING STORMS WILL ALSO
   BE POSSIBLE...WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES THIS
   AFTERNOON.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   DE QUEEN ARKANSAS TO 45 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF EL DORADO
   ARKANSAS.  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 124...

   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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...THOMPSON
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