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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 274
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WW0274 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 274
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   420 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northeastern Arkansas
     Extreme southwestern Kentucky
     Extreme southeastern Missouri
     Extreme northern Mississippi
     Western Tennessee

   * Effective this Saturday morning from 420 AM until NOON CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Clusters of severe thunderstorms -- both ongoing activity
   over the Ozarks moving into the watch area and later development in
   northeastern Arkansas and western Tennessee -- will pose a risk of
   damaging wind and sporadic hail the remainder of this morning.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles west northwest
   of Walnut Ridge AR to 45 miles east of Jackson TN. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 272...WW 273...

   AVIATION...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 550. Mean storm motion vector
   28035.

   ...Edwards
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