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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
Much of Mississippi
* 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).
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
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