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Tornado Watch 205
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WW0205 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 205
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   415 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN ARKANSAS
     WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     EASTERN MISSOURI
     NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     WESTERN TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 415 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...STRONG/LOCALLY SEVERE STORMS CONTINUE SPREADING
   NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI...AND NORTH-NORTHEAST
   ACROSS MISSISSIPPI.  SEVERE RISK CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY INCREASE
   ACROSS THE WATCH AREA AS STORMS APPROACH...WITH RISK FOR LOCALLY
   DAMAGING WINDS AND A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY TO PERSIST THROUGH EARLY
   EVENING.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
   ALTON ILLINOIS TO 30 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OXFORD MISSISSIPPI.  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 202...WW 203...WW 204...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 21035.


   ...GOSS
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