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Tornado Watch 162
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WW0162 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 162
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1130 PM CDT SUN MAY 10 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL ARKANSAS
     NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
     NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 1130 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ONGOING OVER THE ARKLATEX ARE
   EXPECTED TO ADVANCE EAST AND NORTHEAST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA
   OVERNIGHT.  EMBEDDED SUPERCELL STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED AND
   WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE TONIGHT WITH A RISK FOR A COUPLE OF
   TORNADOES...DAMAGING OUTFLOW WINDS AND SEVERE HAIL.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LONGVIEW
   TEXAS TO 60 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 161...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 22030.


   ...MEAD
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