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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 209
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 209
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   240 PM CDT Thu May 11 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southwest Arkansas
     Northern Louisiana
     Southeast Oklahoma
     East and Northeast Texas

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Multiple corridors of thunderstorms should continue to
   intensify this afternoon, initially across east-central and
   northeast Texas into far southeast Oklahoma. Bouts of large hail
   will be possible, while damaging winds should increase later this
   afternoon into evening as storms linearly organize and move
   east-northeastward across the Ark-La-Tex region.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
   statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles west of
   Huntsville TX to 40 miles north northeast of Texarkana AR. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 208...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   24025.

   ...Guyer
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