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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 261
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WW0261 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Low Very Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 261
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   625 PM CDT FRI JUN 5 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EASTERN ARKANSAS
     NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
     SOUTHWESTERN TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 625 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE OZARKS HAVE AGGREGATED INTO A
   COMPLEX THAT SHOULD CONTINUE TO GET BETTER ORGANIZED FOR A COUPLE
   MORE HOURS THEN LEVEL OFF AS IT MOVES SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THIS PART
   OF THE MID SOUTH.  DAMAGING GUSTS ARE THE MAIN CONCERN. 
   ISOLATED...MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL ALSO IS POSSIBLE.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 85
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF BATESVILLE ARKANSAS TO 50 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OXFORD
   MISSISSIPPI.  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...CONTINUE...WW 258...WW 259...WW 260...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 32035.


   ...EDWARDS
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