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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 338
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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 338
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1245 PM CDT Fri Jun 16 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Extreme Eastern Arkansas
     Northeast Louisiana
     Much of Mississippi
     Southwest Tennessee

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM until
     900 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity this
   afternoon over the watch area, posing a risk of locally damaging
   wind gusts and some hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
   statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles northeast of
   Memphis TN to 55 miles east southeast of Natchez MS. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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.

   &&

   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
   29030.

   ...Hart
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