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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 160
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 160
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1125 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Western Arkansas
     Southwest Missouri
     Eastern Oklahoma

   * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 1125 PM
     until 600 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Organized bands of strong to severe thunderstorms ongoing
   across east-central Oklahoma and southeast Kansas late this evening
   will continue eastward into eastern Oklahoma, southwest Missouri and
   western Arkansas overnight. A modestly unstable environment and
   strong deep-layer/low-level shear will support the potential for
   damaging winds, severe hail and perhaps a tornado.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
   statute miles east and west of a line from 30 miles north northeast
   of Springfield MO to 40 miles southwest of Poteau OK. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 159...

   AVIATION...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.

   ...Guyer
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