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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 488
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WW0488 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 488
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   945 PM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTHWESTERN ARKANSAS
     NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 945 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER
       POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM ENID OKLAHOMA TO 30
   MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS.  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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 486...WW 487...

   DISCUSSION...SVR WIND/HAIL THREAT WITH KS/OK BORDER-AREA CONVECTION
   AND TSTMS BETWEEN END-JWG ARE EXPECTED TO SHIFT ESEWD ACROSS THIS
   REGION THROUGH REMAINDER EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT. 
   DAMAGING GUSTS ARE LIKELY...ALONG WITH ISOLATED LARGE/DAMAGING HAIL.
    A TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT...THOUGH STORM MODE IS BECOMING LESS
   FAVORABLE.  REF SPC MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1661 FOR METEOROLOGICAL
   DETAILS.  THIS EFFECTIVELY REPLACES WW 486 IN OK AND ADDS COUNTIES
   IN OK/AR.  STILL-VALID KS PORTIONS OF WW 486 MAY BE EXTENDED LOCALLY
   BEYOND ITS SCHEDULED 03Z EXPIRATION.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 29035.


   ...EDWARDS
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