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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 161
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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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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 161
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   600 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Western and northern Arkansas
     Southeastern Oklahoma
     North-central and northeast Texas

   * Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 600 AM
     until 100 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     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...Severe thunderstorms are expected to expand in coverage
   and intensify through the remainder of the morning, along and ahead
   of a cold front.  Please see SPC mesoscale discussion 558 for
   initial meteorological details.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles southeast of
   Dallas TX to 20 miles northwest of Flippin AR. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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...This severe thunderstorm watch replaces
   severe thunderstorm watch number 160. Watch number 160 will not
   be in effect after 600 AM CDT. 

   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
   24035.

   ...Edwards
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