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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
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).
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
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