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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 290
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WW0290 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL0

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 290
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1220 AM CDT Sun May 28 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Arkansas
     Northern Mississippi

   * Effective this Sunday morning from 1220 AM until 800 AM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Multiple mostly linear clusters of storms will continue to
   move east/southeastward across the region overnight. Damaging winds
   will be the main risk, but some severe hail will be possible a
   tornado risk cannot be entirely ruled out.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles west northwest
   of Russellville AR to 20 miles north northeast of Columbus MS. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 282...WW 284...WW
   285...WW 286...WW 287...WW 288...WW 289...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean storm motion vector
   30035.

   ...Guyer
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