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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 359
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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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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 359
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1220 PM CDT FRI JUN 26 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHERN ARKANSAS
     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
     SOUTHWEST INDIANA
     WESTERN KENTUCKY
     SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
     NORTHWEST TENNESSEE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1220 PM UNTIL
     800 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY OVER
   THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON...WITH AN INCREASING RISK OF DAMAGING
   WIND GUSTS IN THE STRONGEST STORMS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHWEST OF FLIPPIN ARKANSAS TO 10 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   OWENSBORO KENTUCKY.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 27030.


   ...HART
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