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Tornado Watch 287
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   Tornado Watch Number 287
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1000 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Arkansas
     Northern Mississippi
     Western Tennessee

   * Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 1000 PM
     until 500 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Isolated significant damaging wind gusts to 80 mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A fast-moving convective line will continue to move
   southeastward across eastern Arkansas into western Tennessee,
   including the Memphis metro area. The most intense storms will favor
   areas along and south/southwest of an arcing outflow boundary, with
   widespread damaging winds a distinct possibility aside from some
   line-embedded tornado risk. These storms will eventually move into
   northern Mississippi overnight.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 35 miles south southwest of Jonesboro
   AR to 50 miles northeast of Tupelo MS. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


   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.


   281...WW 282...WW 284...WW 285...WW 286...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
   storm motion vector 30035.

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